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Fresh update on "world health organization" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Treated as adults? Well, then acted. There's no reason to have parties. We're asking you to be responsible. ABC News learning the CDC stopped releasing new health guidance about the covert 19 pandemic last week. The CDC has rigorous systems in place to ensure that all scientific information it shares is both accurate and has been fully reviewed by subject matter experts across all relevant disciplines within CDC prior to public dissemination. You're in Wisconsin. The surge comes as 1.2 million residents have already started the voting process by mail. Momenta President Trump aims to capitalize on when he visits here Saturday, The World Health Organization has announced nearly $1 billion in new pledges for the effort to battle the Corona virus pandemic and make sure poor countries get treatments and vaccines. 16 major pharmaceutical companies. They're promising toe work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The scale of manufacturing and insure all countries have access to affordable cove in 19 tests, therapies and vaccines. Camo news time 7 14 traffic and weather every 10 minutes on the forest right here. It's time for Kierra Jordan. We're working with the crash on South found four or five just south of state route 5 to 2. It's not blocking its on the shoulder, but it's a visual distraction, and we're seeing almost five miles of often on slowing as you're working your way into that area. It's also what's causing our delay on westbound 5 to 2 between 195th and 405. North found four or five has been busy between Talbot and the Newcastle area. North bound I Fi that's going to be slow going through Tacoma City Centre. The next round of DeLay starts around three 75th and continues the highway 18 and then often on slowing out of federal way into ceatec. North. I was going to be slow in Seattle between the West Seattle Bridge and Seneca eastbound 5 12. I think something's catching your eye near Meridian because we continue to see this back of that starting little west of 94th. And then it breaks free near Meridian is just an odd spot to see this break in traffic. State route. 162 is busy between pioneer and highway for 10 North bound 167 is going to struggle from 4 10 all the way into Pacific and then a struggle again between 180th and 405. Our next Cuomo traffic up.
WHO to probe 'sexual exploitation' by aid workers in DR Congo
"Take you back to those allegations. We were talking about earlier in the programme of sexual abuse by eight workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo Investigation by the new humanitarian news agency on the Thompson Reuters Foundation has collected interviews for more than 50 women. Who say they had to have sex to get work with relief agencies that during the recent Ebola outbreak we had earlier from two women who said it was doctors from the W Wait Show World Health Organization who demanded Six from them. That organization has responded, saying it is outraged by the allegations in the report, and we'll investigate. Let's talk to our correspondent in Geneva, which is where the W H O has its headquarters. Emergent folks. So imagine shocking. We heard the testimony of these women earlier. What is Thie is saying Well, so moved very, very quickly to respond to this investigative report and basically had to because you know the issue off sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation among the humanitarian community. We know Was in the headlines and we thought was being very seriously addressed. Years ago. Now we have allegations again. And so the W H o respondents said We are outraged. We will have an immediate investigation threatening immediate dismissal for anyone. Proven to be involved and saying that the betrayal of people in the communities we serve is reprehensible. We do not tolerate such behavior. So they moved quickly. Nevertheless, I think it's obviously in the middle of a pandemic where the W H O is in the headlines all the time. It is absolutely not the kind of news story the W H would like to be dealing with right now.
Fresh "World Health Organization" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
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Why 1 million coronavirus deaths is only just the beginning
"Yesterday Norman the world clock devote one million deaths from covid nineteen since this began less than a year ago it's been reported by the Johns Hopkins University. Dashboard, which is a pretty morbid side that keeps keeps an eye on all this sort of stuff apart from the one million deaths we've got thirty three point three, million cases in counting. And it's amazing to think that this all started from one person probably about less than a year ago. Yeah. Ten months ago November, that's the smart money is one person in China from a Bat Or Bats and moved into on ESPN. Is, an extraordinary number. And this is not necessarily going to slow down as many countries go into the second way. So we're at one million. What's the chance? Do you think we'll get to two million? Oh, I think that we'll get to two million without too much trouble unfortunately. We've got view of the United States figures on that Hopkins sites the United States numbers are going back up. There were going down a couple of weeks ago or through a few weeks ago and other going back up. Second Wave Solidifying in Europe France, not come back to France and a minute. So I think that we will get to the the the second million sadly tragically and low to middle income countries are really just getting going with this and there that just don't have the medical facilities that we do into in terms of helping people who've got severe illness. So unfortunately, this is going to go on. So when you look at also where the number of deaths really have. occurred it seems like about ten countries account for more than seventy percent of the debts. Obviously, the US is the big one there nearly a fifth. That's about two hundred and something thousand followed by Brazil India Mexico the UK Italy, where do you think that the new deaths will likely come from? Where is the the virus currently growing? It's going to come from those countries probably because they're the one seeing second wave in the second wave could well be worse than I. I wouldn't be surprised if that looks pretty similar. In some other countries, you're not necessarily going to know what's happening because they're not doing enough testing to really be sure how much corona virus they've got many people are dying of it. So I think it's in countries with doing testing that you're going to see the effect and it's likely I mean you see a million? It's likely that it's seven to ten million in reality. Because we are underestimating the amount of coronavirus around. So one million is just what we know about seven to ten is probably what the real figure actually is, and that's really scary. You mentioned the the second wives coming through a lot of countries and where in Europe, in particular saying a lot of cases suddenly jump up a lot from where they were. But. We're not actually saying the death toll yet follow. Why do you think that is all and do you think that it's likely that that's going to continue that trend so one reason you see a delay in the deaths appearing is that it takes a couple of weeks. People become seriously ill, and then we can be seriously over quite a long time. So that's one reason why it's a delay. There's probably a reduced death rate as well because the getting better at treating people in intensive care with decks meth zone, which reduces death rates by twenty percent nursing tummy not using ventilators and also the older people are so socially isolating themselves wearing masks. So they're tending not to get infected, and so the bias infections towards younger people who tend not to die of covid nineteen of Ova can get long-term effects we've spoken about. On Kurna cast before and you mentioned France before what did you want to say about France? France. Is reporting an upsurge and the authorities there are really getting worried in its report there that for example, one of the senior doctors and France as told newspapers that they're worried that there's going to be enough medical personnel to be able to deal with the the record number of cases that are appearing in France and that they may run out of intensive care beds. And it's patchy and it's also into an underprivileged areas such as Marseille where there's a lot of overcrowding and there's the worry that the capacity of the French hospital system to cope with could be welcomed a very good hospital system. So you mentioned testing before and there's been quite a few announcements recently about testing the other day we saw one from the World Health Organization about rapid testing and I think we also saw demonstration at the White House by President, trump what's the rapid testing? All about what what's it hoped that it'll achieve take overseas before we get to Australia, what the World Health Organization has done through the gates. Foundation is purchased one, hundred, twenty, million test kids rapid test kits. and. These test kits. One of them in particular is a bit like a pregnancy test where you do a swab, you shake it in some liquid and then you Putin liquid on a test strip and you went fifteen minutes into the. Shows the line or to bend your positive for the virus and it's pretty accurate. It's not quite as accurate as the PTR tests the wonder doing the moment but you don't need the artery. You don't need cars to take your samples to a laboratory then get an Aq- and wait for the results. This is done on the sport fifteen minutes. You've got an answer. So it's a way in resource poor environments to get an answer and it is cheaper than doing the PC artists. In countries like Austrailia, these tests could be used as a way of controlling the pandemic moving forward. What are we going to do in states like Batori and you South Wales even Western Australia with US tonight breaking the ship off the coast of port hedland where everybody's vulnerable to new infections coming in from overseas in particular? HOW ARE WE GONNA? Make sure there's no virus circulating that we're not aware of and mass testing particularly where people gather in large numbers is one way to actually see whether it's almost like screening the population see if you're missing any virus. And you can't really do mass screening with the existing resources because you're just going to clog up the system. If. It's instant testing people are more likely to agree to it because they don't have to hang around. They don't have to isolate themselves until they get a positive result. And it's a way of quickly finding out what's going on in an affordable way. Do you know any plans by the Australian government to get any of these rapid testing kits and and instigate that that type of program with therapeutic goods administration has stralia has approved several of these I think it's four or five of these rapid testing kits so that all they're already available in Australia. The one ones that w chose bought, which is like the pregnancy test. By Abbott, his is still under consideration for approval and there's no reason why wouldn't be approved. So the the tests are available here and available affordable price. The ideal here would be one that self contained. We don't need a little machine sitting on a desk some of them do you have to put it into machine? This one is a shake squeeze onto a strip and just wait for the result and there are others do that as well. So there's no reason why not? No in Victoria the DAUGHERTY institute is testing a way of doing mass testing using the PR test, which is the old test if you like the accurate using using saliva and they're testing that in the thousand members of the police force just to work. Out, what is the most efficient way of collecting the saliva? So you could mess testing with the old way of going about it, but the rapid testing is probably more flexible,
Fresh update on "world health organization" discussed on America's Morning News
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Coronavirus death toll surpasses 1 million worldwide
"A worldwide death toll from Corona virus has eclipsed a million people in about 1/5 of those deaths or here in the U. S. By far the leader in lives lost amid the pandemic. Dr. Margaret Harris is a spokesperson for the World Health Organization. And she says the toll is almost certainly a vast undercount because of inadequate or inconsistent testing or reporting. We're pretty sure that they're unfortunately many, many more deaths because not every country counts death the same way and many people may well have done In their homes or in institutions without necessarily being tested or
Fresh update on "world health organization" discussed on Sean Hannity
"I did OK now I've seen everything. Jeff Katz, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is joining us. Can we talk a little bit about the role that the World Health Organization and China have played in this? They've never been honest with the outside world related to this, there's still not being honest. And yet President Trump when he points it out, somehow is the bad In the time of crisis. You find out that the value of transparency and the ideas we have in America, Liberty and freedom really matters that information didn't flow packs enough and days and hours mattered and information about human human spread. In its transmission form and the nature of the disease mattered. This isn't about appointing political blame. This is about saving the lives of Americans and citizens all across the world in the country's high data they don't share with us what's really going on or they're not transparent. People will lose their lives simply unacceptable. So the World Health Organization has a responsibility to demand that every country comply with international health rules that out and when they don't they gotta go imposed cost on them for not having done so weekdays. 3 to 6 on use Radio W. R V. Hey, I'm staff Sergeant Mark Anthony Madrid, Half Sergeant Smith and Staff Sergeant Allen that Sergeant William Lewis and I am proud to defend my family and our nation. Thie Air Force Reserve is part of the story of this great nation, Grateful that I have a chance to wear the uniform of the heroes that went before.
Grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case will be released, Kentucky AG says
"Briana Taylor. KCBS says the grand jury proceedings in the case will be released to the court tomorrow. It's not clear yet when the recording will be available to the public. The only person the grand jury charged in the case is a former detective for firing his gun outside of Taylor's apartment. Analysts say the recording will likely include what theater Knee general's office presented to the grand jury. Also any witness testimony less than a nine months since the first confirm casualty Cove in 19 has now killed more than one million people worldwide. About 1/5 of those death in the United States, the leader in lives lost amid the pandemic. Dr. Margaret Harris is a spokesperson for the World Health Organization have a lot to learn from the countries that have really taken the missions that need to be taken and have turned this around. It's not too late to turn this around. While they're waiting for a vaccine, health experts say, continue to mask up in social distance those of the best tools they say to drastically reduce the spread. Of
Fresh update on "world health organization" discussed on Larry Elder
"The issue. Obviously of Corona virus came up and in my opinion, Donald Trump couldn't handle that a lot better. He should have mentioned the things that Nancy Pelosi said. Come on down in Chinatown is not a problem, and Dr Fauci as late as March 8, the president should have said. On 60 minutes doubted the effectiveness of masks. And the World Health Organization just parroted the lies that were told to them by China. So how am I supposed to deal with something when you have leaders on you're on the other aisle saying Come on down in Chinatown. I'm not sure where we're going. Bring a man mask even matters. And then this business about the Obama by in response to a tch one in one and the president said their response was not good. And he's right. You don't have it in your blood. You could have never done that. You I know how to do the job. I know how to get the job. But you didn't do very well in swine to h one n one. You were a disaster your own short since our 14,000 people died, Not 200,000. There was economically. You know, you've made a point, but unanswered and there was no one there is. No, we didn't shut down the economy. This is his economy has been he shut down. Here's where Prager Trump says your top advisor Ron claim who was with you in the White House and is with you now admit it. That the on ly reason your response to this swine flu H one n one was not a disaster was because of luck. Uh, I just had a couple things. I mean, I was in the White house in 9 4010. I was working Vice President Biden. I wasn't involved directly in the H one n one response..
Covid pandemic could last for another 2 years says World Health Organisation chief in grim prediction
"Ah, grim prediction from the World Health Organization as the global Corona virus. Death toll approaches one million the World Health Organization saying that could double to two million by the time a working vaccine is distributed. It's not impossible, W. H O director Mike Ryan says. Covert claimed a million lives in nine months. Just look at the realities of giving vaccine out there in the next nine months. It's a big times for everyone involved, but W H O covert 19 chief doctor Maria Van Kirk of saying stemming those numbers is still possible. We have tools in place to be able to reduce transmission and to save lives, urging people not to abandon commonsense
UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus
"Pandemic is a test of international cooperation. One, the U. N secretary general says the world is failing is NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports that failure Was on display at the ongoing General Assembly. The secretary general is trying to use this virtual General Assembly to get countries to work together to fight the pandemic and many other global challenges. But one Security Council debate showed just how hard this will be. You know shame on each of you. I am astonish, and I'm disgusted. That's the U. S ambassador to the U. N. Kelly Craft accusing her colleagues, though not naming, which ones of playing politics with covert 19 members of the council who took this opportunity to focus on political grudges rather than the critical issue at hand. My goodness Craft defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the World Health Organization and said China should be held to account for quote, unleashing this plague onto the world. China's Ambassador John Joon, says the US is just trying to blame others for its own failings. The United the States has been spread in political virus on this information. And for 18 confrontation on division. Up to that point, it had been a rather dry Security Council meeting about global governance in the wake of covert 19. There was a lot of talk about multilateralism and a few veiled swipes at the Trump Administration's America first approach, Kraft said. The U. S has given you n agencies $900 million to counter the pandemic and compared that to others on the Security Council. NYU's year 4.6 million South Africa 8.4 million Indonesia five million. The US does give more to the U. N than other, says Richard Gallon of the International Crisis Group. But this is not just about money. Foreign diplomats had grown accustomed to trump attacking. Yuen arrangements like the Paris climate deal on mechanisms like the Human Rights Council. But they were genuinely shocked the Washington would walk away from the W. H O during a global pandemic. Speaking via Skype, he said diplomats are worried about what he calls a nasty fight between the US and China as Beijing tries to increase its influence in the world body on a day to day basis, Chinese diplomats in New York are often Very assertive, increasingly hard line and sometimes bullying colleagues from smaller countries. The reality is that for most members of the U. N, neither the US nor China Is offering an attractive vision of the future of multilateralism and the world needs multilateral solutions on a range of issues beyond the pandemic, says Latisha Courtois, who represents the International Committee of the Red Cross. She's raising the alarms about the forgotten conflicts from Yemen to this, the hell region of Africa has a triple threat of climate conflict and called it mansions. And for that they need to be a collective approach. The U. N Secretary General Antonio Guterres made the same appeal all week, reminding diplomats that the World Sol a previous period of fragmentation a century ago. The result was the first World War. Followed by the seconds. Over. 19 is casting a dark shadow across the world. And he called the band eh Mika warning that must spur US toe action. Michelle Kelemen. NPR news, the State Department
WHO warns COVID-19 global death toll could reach 2 million
"The World Health Organization has said it's very likely that the Corona virus will have killed more than two million people. By the time a vaccine is ready. Nearly a million people have died with covert 19 already and the W. H O CZE Emergencies Director Michael Ryan said that without a concerted global efforts to fight the disease, it was quite possible Another million would die.
Coronavirus: Two million deaths 'very likely' even with vaccine, WHO warns
"A grim milestone nearly a million deaths from the Corona virus, But the World Health Organization is warning governments not to bet on a vaccine alone and the pandemic. Here's NPR's Margot Door. W Ater notes that even once an effective vaccine is available, it will be many months before it is widely distributed around the globe. In the meantime, the W. H O is urging countries to recommit to using proven strategies to stem transmission of the virus. That includes widespread testing, contact, tracing, mask wearing and physical distancing. Dr. Michael Ryan is head of the emergencies program, he says, unless the world continues to use these tools against the pandemic. The death toll could reach two million before vaccine is readily available not only imaginable, but unfortunately and, sadly, very likely. Maria
Protect healthcare heroes And The Elderly 'from Influenza urges UN
"Amid a potential global shortage influenza vaccines and the ongoing covid nineteen pandemic the U N. health agency has advised to protect the elderly and health workers I the updated recommendations from the World Health Organization who come as the Northern Hemisphere braces for these seasonal bug every year, it claims between two, hundred, nine, hundred, thousand, and six, hundred and fifty thousand lives from respond to related causes in the Southern Hemisphere. Influenza infections have been at historic lows most likely. Because of strict Covid, nineteen health precautions and travel restrictions, W chose Dr Anne Warren said, but there were no guarantees that this would be the case in the global north. This winter she told journalists in Geneva amid rising numbers of Corona Virus Infections. If this follow suit and influenza also is low circulation in the northern hemisphere, we may see we may see less infections and we also hope to see less infections due to the the very high uptake of. The vaccine but we are seeing some sporadic outbreaks in some areas of the world, and so we really fully believed that as societies opened back up, we'll probably start to see blue circulate again back to more normal proportions.
Bach offers pep session for Tokyo Games and talks up vaccine
"International Olympic committee president Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers about the reschedule twenty twenty one Tokyo games Bach talked about the reason for the postponement the corona virus pandemic he says the vaccine should be ready for the games next summer there will be hundreds of millions of doses being available already in the first half off for all for the next year bokeh few details but said the IOC has been in contact with the World Health Organization other experts an unnamed pharmaceutical companies we're sitting together in one vote the only thing we have to do not always set to roll in the same direction surveys show a majority of Japanese companies and the public don't think the Olympics will happen next year or should happen I'm a Donahue
Coronavirus cases rise as Europe begins to see second wave
"Europe's covid nineteen cases are spiking. Here's how four different countries are trying to stop a second wave by Melissa. A resurgence in covid nineteen cases as gripped countries across Europe leaving politicians grappling without a curb. The spread of the virus governments are now strengthening regulations around mask wearing limiting the number of people that can gather in public spaces and honing in on areas with particularly high numbers of cases. This week Europe experienced a record high number of new Corona virus cases reaching seventy one, thousand, three, hundred, sixty, five on September twenty first according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and control more than half of European countries have reported a greater than ten percent increase in the past two weeks. Hans clued the World Health Organization's Regional Director for Europe said at a briefing. Even countries that had largely avoided the first corona virus wave such as the Czech Republic are now seeing surges stricter regulations to try and curb the spread of the virus could remain in place for the entire winter in the United Kingdom, for example, where case rates are doubling by the week prime. Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions yesterday that could last six months warning that the country is at a perilous turning point. Many. Of the new restrictions however look different to those imposed at the beginning of the pandemic rather than implementing uniform nationwide regulations. Many countries are now opting for more localized approaches. Why are governments in Europe locking down by region. Countries are wary of nationwide lockdowns that would have crippling impacts on their economies. Local restrictions allow governments to curb the spread of the virus while keeping parts of the country and the economy open. But restrictions are also different this time because the nature of the pandemic itself has changed new infection clusters appear to be linked to younger people who are less likely to die of the virus. The result is that this latest surge of cases has so far been less deadly than the first back in March and less burdensome to healthcare services. Even if the number of cases are high, the impact in terms of hospitalization and deaths is very different compared to March says Dr Jacobo Mendiola Ross, the Director and coordinator of the committee responding to Corona Virus in Catalonia. Rather than calling for stay at home owners, many new restrictions, target bars, restaurants, or other public venues that young people may be more likely to frequent. But the new restrictions could change if older people began falling ill and greater numbers already, there has been a significant increase in the number of older people testing positive for the virus in France and Spain of the past two weeks leading to upticks in hospital admissions rising case numbers threatened to overrun hospitals and healthcare services if not managed carefully. We are not in the situation we were in March yet says, Dominic Costa Yulia, a member of the French Academy of Science and the Vice Dean of research for the Faculty of Medicine at the Sorbonne University. Here, how four European countries are responding to the recent surge of Corona? Virus. Spain. Spain has been facing a resurgence of covid nineteen cases since July and now has the highest infection rate in Europe. Over the past two weeks one, hundred, twenty, two, thousand, new covid nineteen cases have been reported with close to a third of cases occurring in Madrid the country's capital. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at more than six, hundred, forty, thousand and hospitals are reaching their maximum capacity. On, September Eighteenth eastbound de as a USO. The president of the Madrid region announced a partial lockdown of the thirty seven most affected parts of the region which came into effect on Monday the measures which affect close to eight hundred, fifty, thousand people many of whom live in the poorest parts of the city require individuals to provide justification for trips out of their neighborhoods and has limited the number of people allowed in restaurants or retail establishments. The News of the lockdown sparked protests in Madrid where hundreds gathered on. September twentieth the groups that organized. The protests said in a statement that the government has done little to protect vulnerable people in the city and have instead opted for stigmatisation exclusion and territorial discrimination. France. On September twelve French health authorities reported ten, thousand, five, hundred, sixty, one new cases the highest number since the pandemic began in March since then daily cases have risen to more than thirteen thousand, the cumulative number of covid nineteen cases is now at four, hundred, fifty, three, thousand, seven, hundred, sixty, three, and continues to rise. It has the second highest number of total cases in. Europe after Spain. The government has delegated the task of implementing new regulations to regional authorities. Currently, the outbreaks appeared to be occurring in certain locations and not in others and a nationwide lockdown would have unnecessary economic repercussions Prime Minister Jean Castex has said. In Paris, Marseille and Bordeaux. All major hot spots for the virus authorities have implemented local measures to curb the spread and Bordeaux and Marseille visits to care homes have been reduced. Dancing has been banned at bars, weddings, and local companies have been asked to make their employees work from home if possible in Marseille and Paris, the sale and consumption of alcohol on the streets after eight PM as been banned. Wearing a face mask and public is now mandatory across Paris and many of its surrounding areas riot police units, and gendarmes have been deployed to enforce these measures. However
Trump Tells UN to Hold China Accountable for Coronavirus
"The. Chinese government and the World Health Organization which is virtually controlled by China falsely declared that there was no evidence of human to human transmission. Later. They falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease the United Nations, but it's hold China accountable for their actions. Following, shortly after trump in in the program was President Xi Jinping who both the UN and Davos has long extolled the virtues of globalization and he said that is to blame. covid nineteen reminds us that we're living in an interconnected global village whether Coleman stake. All countries are closely connected on we share a common future. No country game from others, difficulties, or maintain stability by taking advantage of others trumpeters. Do. Countries also went toe to toe to the extent that you can and prerecorded barbs on climate president she extolled China's leadership position in the Paris. Agreement after the US had withdrawn president trump said even without being in that agreement, it has the best carbon emissions record of any of the countries in that agreement. But Melissa, notably missing which we always get at the U.. Are the cuts shots of the audience members. So you understand a little bit more about how speeches are being received because we didn't get that this year. It's hard to know exactly how some of those remarks landed. But certainly, as I mentioned before, no punches were held
COVID-19: What did Sweden do differently?
"Sweden has been the country that a lot of people have loved to hate during the pandemic. It's no lock down strategy was seen as naive and cruel by some. But the World Health Organization has praised Sweden's results. A few weeks ago, Sweden did massive testing and found a record low infection rate. But now rates are creeping up, and Stockholm is considering further measures to contain the virus. Dr. Johan Jessica is a Swedish physician and professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. I asked him if he was concerned about the rise in Corona virus cases. I don't think we should look at it at all. It may be a statistical circuit race, and it's going up and down. It was up a couple of months ago and then down again, So I think we should wait to make any judgment on that. But I mean, you are seeing an increase now. Yeah, there is an increase on people are concerned about Yes. So if cases continue to rise in Sweden at what point would you advise Sweden to strengthen its measures? Like what kind of increase would you need to see before pushing for that? I couldn't say, but it's not the time yet anyway, you know that Sweden has come in for some really tough criticism for its no lock down policy. It's something that Swedish officials and professionals have been saying the rest of the world just doesn't understand. Help us understand the situation in Sweden. Well, we've had a look down. I call it a soft look down and build some voluntary participation by the people. But if you tell people how this disease transmits, and what's the things you should avoid. People will listen to you. People are so stupid. You talked about a soft lock down. Explain what that actually is. It is. For example, As soon as you feel the slightest cold, you trance state and I will not go to work. Work at home. As much as you can avoid crowded places. There are a few legal restrictions a crowd conflict begin their 50 people, for example, on bus drivers are allowed to deny entrance in their buses. If there are too many people in there, so there are a few but mostly bills on military participation. When it comes to the practical advice for the Swedish population. Is the government urging people to maintain social distancing wear masks, masks, not wear masks. Is that not been one of the things that the government's pushing for? Because there's no science to prove that they work. And yet we hear from experts all over the world that there are plenty of reasons and scientific ones to wear masks. But that's the way I've seen here. Sweden has reported nearly 5900 deaths since the start of the pandemic. That's more per capita than both Denmark and Norway. So at this point of pandemic, what do you think explains the difference. I think we'd have a much bigger seeding of cases in Ah, late February and early March. Then our neighbor countries that we started at a much higher number of infected people than they did. Dr. Jessica You played a key role in coming up with Sweden's response of the current virus. What do you know? Now that you didn't know six months ago about the best way to contain this virus? It spreads more in clusters and influence a dozen ransom moves like a wave over the population. But this is his jumps from a group of people to a new group of people. And that wasn't clear six months ago, and that makes, for example, contact race and becomes much more important with a cluster disease like overhead. And how has it reoriented your approach to containing the Corona virus in in Sweden? Contact tracing is now very important, rigorously in all parts of the country, falling off context, testing them. So that had become more important now than it would have been your influence season. So if you believe it sounds like you do firmly that the Swedish approach is largely working, how come other countries have not adopted it, especially other Nordic countries? The problem was much smaller in their country when it all started on DH. There are political reasons will, but I won't go into that. That's one thing. I would say that it's far too early to compare countries to countries Now we have the beginning of this. This would be going on for a long time. And I think we should wait at least a year before we draw any conclusions or what Which strategy worked on which did not looking back right now, in September of 2020 is there anything that Sweden should have done differently at the start of the pandemic? We should have been better at protecting the old and afraid that was the mainstay of the strategy. But it didn't really work actually, for a number of reasons, and why not? We weren't really prepared, I would say. But wasn't that kind of like one of the first headlines about the Corona virus that it's you know people with co morbidity, ease and and the elderly who will be most affected? Yes, but it takes some time to get a ll the equipment on the training And you don't know that from one day to the next, So we were late. I think they're what about Swedes? What's been kind of the Swedish attitude about this approach to containing the Corona virus. Has anybody protested? Oh, yes. Oh, yes. I have been quite a number of people who say that this is wrong. But this is a democracy. People loved their own use. But maybe listen countries and we have no time the U. S reaction that this is against the Constitution. That reaction hasn't been here at all.
Trump tells United Nations to hold China accountable for coronavirus
"To the General Assembly. President Trump demands the U. N hold China accountable for spreading the virus, Chinese government and the World Health Organization. Which is virtually controlled by China falsely declared that there was no evidence of human to human transmission. Democrats
CDC walks back guidance on aerosol spread of coronavirus
"Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention briefly became the first major health organization in the world to say the Corona virus might be spreading frequently through the air over the weekend, the CDC website said that code 19 spreads commonly through particles expelled when people talk or cough or breathe. And that these particles may travel farther than 6 ft. Then today, the CDC dropped that guidance from its website. We're here to talk about aerosols and confusion at the CDC is NPR's pink long Hey, they're paying Hi. I'm Elise. So more please on what the CDC posted and then deleted. Yeah, Absolutely. So on Friday, CDC website was changed to say that parasol spread might be one of the most common ways coronavirus suspending And remember, for a long time. Now, the public has been hearing that the Corona virus mostly spreads through droplets, like when somebody sneezes are costs on you or through touching contaminated surfaces that has been the CDC is position. But the idea that the virus could in certain settings be spreading through the air is something that researchers have been considering for many months now, so super spending events where A lot of people are getting infected at once seemed to be happening and crowded, mostly indoor settings, and researchers say that that's probably because people across the room are breathing in clouds of the air slides. Virus particles wafting through City's website now says that the aerosol guidance was posted an error and they're still working on figuring out what to say about airborne transmission. Still figuring out what to say and do may possibly there because what is there to figure out? I'm remembering back in July, The World Health Organization, for example, acknowledged that airborne spread in some capacity was possible. Absolutely. And they said that that was possible. You know, in some settings on DH, there still are questions about how long the virus lingers in the air. How far it travels through a room how much you need to breathe and to get infected and also very critically. How frequently expensive sway you know, through the air to people more than 6 ft. Away. And like you said, you know, C C and the World Health Organization have for a while now been saying like, Hey, it is not a good idea to Packer room with people who aren't wearing masks. But they have stopped short of saying that the virus is commonly airborne. Lindsay Mar, who's an aerosols researcher at Virginia Tech. She and some colleagues have been pushing for health agencies to recognize that the virus spreads through the air. Those in public health have thought that if they say a virus is airborne, it's going to cause panic in the pen. It could be worse than the disease itself. She says that past researchers haven't spent a lot of time studying how aerosols spread disease, so it's kind of unknown and a little bit mysterious, and she also says that labeling the Corona virus as officially airborne. Might require hospitals to take more precautions and they're currently taking but and not acknowledging airborne sped. She says that public health agencies aren't providing information that might really help stop the virus. So to make this practical, what does this mean for May for you when we're out in public? Yeah, well on a personal level, the recommendations people have been getting for months. Still apply. People should avoid crowded indoor situations. They should wear masks to cover their noses and mouths. The big difference, Smart says, is to make sure that there's good ventilation in all of our public buildings, and this could be as simple as opening doors and windows. It can be adjusting dampers and H vac system so that you bring in more outdoor air. A lot of schools and restaurants in office buildings have been thinking about ways to improve airflow. But when the public health guidance doesn't specifically address airborne transmission, it leaves local health authorities on their own making judgment calls and just briefly worth noting Ping This is not the only guidance the CDC has walked back recently. No, it is not on Latin Last Friday, they reverse some controversial testing guidance they posted on August around whether people without symptoms should ever be tested. The answer is, yes. We've also seen reports of political operatives China and start themselves into CDC science papers trying to spend public health messages to make the president's pandemic response look better. While CDC says those aerosols guidance was a draft that was posted by mistake. It's yet another very public and visible reversal, which doesn't help the agency established the public trust that's really needed right now.
Yemen: Escalation in fighting must stop 'before it's too late
"All those fighting in Yemen must find the courage to bring an end to the bloodshed there and offer people a future where peace is sustainable. That's the message on Monday from veteran United Nations negotiator Martin, graduates, special envoy Yemen who has said that it's time to reflect on five years of war that are ravaged. killed thousands and left millions suffering his appeal on the twenty first of September. The International Day of peace also coincides with prisoner release talks that began last Friday in Switzerland. They are part of a deal agreed in Sweden in two thousand eighteen between the Yemen government based in Aden and the mainly Hutu opposition which controls the capital Sonner, some fifteen thousand prisoners and detainees are the object of that deal reported nine hundred. Government loyalists and some six hundred who tease out to be freed as part of these discussions in a tweet welcoming the talks co managed by the UN and the Red Cross Mr Griffiths urged the parties to conclude discussions released detainees swiftly and bring relief to thousands of Yemeni families. The special envoy warned that the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the limits of suffering in Yemen even further after repeating the UN's call for A. Global ceasefire two Yemenis especially those Yemenis in civil society and women and youth groups I salute you all on your courage and your persistence please continue to advocate for a future of equal citizenship rule of law and accountable governance for your country a future of sustainable peace and to the warring parties I say this on this day. I, hope you reflect and find the courage to take the first step towards giving the. People of Yemen the peace they need and deserve according to the UN. World Health. Organization who Yemen has the world's highest death rate positive case of Corona, virus with nearly six hundred deaths from around two thousand confirmed cases.
COVID-19 cases on the rise as second wave continues in Europe
"The European head of the World Health Organization, is warning of alarming rates of transmission of covert 19 in parts of that continent. CBS's Vicki Barker joins US from London with the latest. This is the World Health Organization's top official in Europe, Hans Clued. And what he said is that weekly cases have now exceeded those that were reported. You know, just when the pandemic first peeked In Europe in March. I mean more than 300,000 new cases last week, and the other epidemiologists are saying that More than half of all U countries are currently experiencing an increase in cases so that dreaded second wave is very much with us here, and we haven't even headed into the winter season yet.
WHO Endorses Protocol For Testing African Herbal Medicines
"The World Health Organization has agreed rules for the testing of African herbal remedies to fight covert 19 In a statement, the D A chose regional office in Brazzaville said it had endorsed a protocol for clinical trials of such medicines. Any traditional remedies that judge safe and effective could be fast tracked for large scale manufacturing. The agency said Sound science was the sole basis for safe and effective traditional therapies.
"world health organization" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"The case count on the continent regularly reached seventy five, thousand victims every year South African President Nelson Mandela partnered with rotary to launch the kick polio out of Africa campaign and the group scrambled fast or as fast as possible with so many children to vaccinate. On. So vast land mass in two thousand. The first synchronized campaigns began in seventeen countries with seventy six million children being vaccinated by tens of thousands of volunteers. The work fanned out across the continent from there including and especially heavy push from two thousand, eight to twenty ten when an outbreak in twenty, four countries in western and central Africa was met by a large scale multinational vaccination of eighty, five, million children. Finally Nigeria stood alone as the only African nation where the disease was still endemic in part because of resistance by religious leaders in the northern part of the country who objected to Western interference in local affairs and claimed that the vaccine was unsafe that opposition broke down partly thanks to muhammed sincere second the emir of the city of Khan. Oh, a hereditary leader descended from a ruling family who appeared at a public ceremony before the kickoff of a seasonal vaccination campaign in two thousand sixteen called for a vial of polio vaccine to be brought to the stage. And with the audience watching broke its seal and drank down its entire contents that year the country recorded its last case of polio and this year Nigeria's who certification is the reward for its efforts. The Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria has gone through some difficult times. But I never once doubted that this day would come says Dr Tunji food show a former cardiologists who's the chair of Rotary International's polio plus committee in Nigeria anytime that we've experienced a setback said rotary and our partners have been able to find solutions and develop new strategies for reaching vulnerable children. Other challenges remain for one thing. There are still the stubborn polio redoubts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, but fund show is cautiously optimistic Afghanistan and Pakistan have their own set of challenges in the fight against the wild poliovirus. But so did the African region and Nigeria he says I cannot put a time stamp on win wild polio will be radically aided in the two remaining countries. The lessons we've learned in Nigeria and the African region show that ratification can be achieved through global commitment. What's more wild polio is not the only kind that causes disease. The oral vaccine contains a live but weakened virus, which in rare cases can mutate and lead to the very disease. It's designed to prevent there have been three hundred, two cases of vaccine derived polio in both endemic and non endemic country so far this year, all localized and not wide spread like wild polio can be again that case count is small by earlier standards but again, too many by the standards of the children and the families who are its victims. Stopping those infections means eventually supplementing the oral live virus vaccine with the injectable variety that uses a killed virus that can never caused the disease. The downside of the killed vaccine. It requires trained healthcare workers to administer the shots as opposed to volunteers who can easily learn to play drops in a child's mouth that final round of vaccinations will be thus more expensive and labor intensive than earlier rounds. But only after the handful of vaccine derived cases are eliminated to will the score of polio at last pass into history fund show and others are convinced that will happen. One thing I know for certain he says is if Nigeria could eliminate the wild poliovirus, any country can eliminate it..
"world health organization" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"The World Health Organization declares Africa polio-free. By Jeffrey Kluger. Nobody will ever know the identity of the thousands of African children who were not killed or paralyzed by polio this year, they would have been hard to keep track of no matter what because in ordinary times they would've followed thousands last year and thousands the year before and on back in a generations long trail of suffering and death instead, no African children were claimed by polio. This year or last year or the year before it was in two thousand sixteen that the last case of wild circulating polio was reported in Nigeria the final country on the fifty four nation African continent where the disease was endemic and with the required multi year waiting period. Now, having passed with no more cases, the World Health Organization today officially declared the entirety of, Africa polio-free. A disease that as recently as the late nineteen eighties was endemic in one hundred, twenty, five countries claiming three hundred, fifty, thousand children per year has now been run to ground in just two remaining places, Pakistan and Afghanistan where there have been a collective one, hundred, two cases so far twenty twenty that's one hundred to too many. But there's no denying the scope of the whol announcement today's victory over the wild poliovirus in the. African region is a testament to what can happen when partners from a variety of sectors join forces to accomplish a major global health goal says John Hueco, general, secretary, and CEO of Rotary International. It is something the world can and should aspire to during these turbulent times. It was Rotary and International Nonprofit Service Organization that kicked off the polio endgame in Nineteen Eighty eight with the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative the GPA. That program aimed to leverage the power of rotaries thirty, five, thousand clubs and one point twenty, two, million members in two hundred countries and territories worldwide to make polio only the second human disease after smallpox to be pushed over the brink of extinction. The job was made easier by the partners rotary immediately attracted the WHO the US Centers for Disease Control and prevention the CDC and UNICEF The bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined in two thousand seven followed by Garvey the vaccine alliance just last year. The thirty two year initiate has dependent on volunteer workers and charitable donations which together have produced an army of twenty million field workers administering vaccines to over two and a half billion children at a cost of seventeen billion dollars. Some countries were a lighter lift and others in the. US The disease was eradicated in Nineteen, seventy nine. Well, before the GPA I began its work other nations followed in nineteen, Ninety Four, the Americas were declared polio free Europe as a whole got a clean bill of health in two thousand two when all fifty three countries in the WHO's deviated European region were declared free of the virus massive vaccination efforts began in India in nineteen, ninety seven, which eradicated the virus in two, thousand, fourteen, but Africa with its vast sprawl of village populations long distances to urban hospitals spotty infrastructure like. Roads and reliable cold chains refrigerated transport networks to keep vaccines. Viable was always going to present special challenges in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, six when.
"world health organization" Discussed on Second Opinion
"This is Dr Michael Wilks with. The pinion over the past few years. Our President has made some incredibly ill informed policy decisions even in the face of clear evidence to the contrary, these decisions have negatively impacted people's lives through policies around covid climate change, immigration health care women's rights, lgbt rights education, and of course, our relationship with foreign countries, but the president's recent decision to leave the sixty year. Old World Health Organization is among the very most irresponsible decision will. Will hurt the US every bit as much as it will hurt the rest of the world the W. H.. O. Is not a perfect organization. It is plagued by politics and infighting and a low budget, but it's still serves a super important function. The whol plays a key role in many decisions that directly or indirectly affect our lives more than ever before our global interconnected world create great risks particularly with regard to the spreading. Spreading of diseases, it is the WHO that is. Our First Line of defense the WHO. I alerted the world to the infection that came to be called covid in early January, and it advised healthcare workers how to protect themselves from the spread. Perhaps it could have been more aggressive with its policies, but if there is a problem, conduct an audit help improve the organization. Don't be a baby and take your toys and walk away. Away and it's not just covid were who plays a vital role. It coordinates the global response to diseases like polio Ebola Malaria HIV TB and yellow fever. The near nation of diseases like polio has saved the US tens of billions of dollars in treatment costs, and the WHO isn't the only Health Organization the US refuses to work with as the US decided to focus inwardly. We have already stopped funding the pan. American Health Organization. Pan. America is the area that is currently home to half of the top ten countries with co Vid. Now aside from helping ourselves, we also have a social responsibility to help resource poor countries by helping to provide education laboratory training tools like p. p. e. and clinical trials drugs to treat emerging and reemerging diseases. When we step back from these responsibilities, China steps in, and they're now in our backyard, working with countries that will old them a big favor. The WHO also directly benefits the US for example each year influenza virus mutates resulting in new variants around the world. It is the W. H. O. that leads the. The flu vaccine development process each year which includes several American researchers and organizations like our FDA and CDC. The US depends on data from the WHO to predict which strain of the flu will spread to the US so that we can make ineffective vaccination in the end the total US funding for the WHO is equivalent to the overhead of about one ass hospital about three hundred seventy million dollars. It would be very hard to get better value for that money. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion..
"world health organization" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Their desire to not have their sovereign Over and I think that that sort of the Achilles heel in the trump administration's desire to have a strong. Who because it wants it to be strong other countries but not necessarily strong against the United States? So which would be good for the goose. Shouldn't be good for the Gander or vice versa. Indeed and I guess the way I describe it is that debate show has in a sense being set up for failure. It's asked to a huge amount. It's budget is relatively small. It has authorities on paper but can't actually deliver on them so either. We have to be honest that it's always going to be flawed and always going to be beholden to whether or not it's member states actually follow through on their commitments. Were willing to. We really would have to empower it to and begin to accept some of its authority. But you know the complaints about though Kowtowing to China. It they have some merit. Because you know why couldn't tedious give take sort of grew Harlem Brundtland a little bit? Harsher stance torch China. Now China has gotten more powerful in the interim. So maybe that's the reason but if there is kowtowing going on I guess I would say sometimes that simply bowing to reality giving the symmetry in power between the organization and the member states that ultimately hold the whip hand. It's really no contest Stewart. I want close picking up that thread that point. You made that the. Who is asked to do a lot in given too little to accomplish it? And I WANNA ask in terms of the issue of vaccines. Obviously we're all talking about how the pandemic is really not gonNA come under control until we get a vaccine. There's some optimism that we can a produce vaccine be produced vaccine on what is an incredibly short time line. Maybe as little as eighteen months. Put this a reality. That's underlying all of this. Which is even if a vaccine is developed. It is GONNA be in short supply initially and then the question is what obligations does a country company have to see that any vaccine that is produced is widely available with the. Who have a role in deciding? How vaccines are distributed. It would only have a bully. Pulpit role is my understanding the stage right now. There is no existing multilateral mechanism to ensure the joint developments and distribution along public health lines equitable distribution of lifesaving vaccines mechanisms. Obviously there is sort of a an arms race you could describe it as almost to develop vaccines. There are dozens of efforts going on around the world. Interestingly given how globalized medical researches there's no guarantee that this would happen in the United States or even in a country that would be considered a natural ally or partner of the United States. So there's a lot of uncertainty out there. There's financial uncertainty. How how are you going to get companies? Who are doing this. They need to have some predictable revenue streams right and so the question is how are they gonna get those revenue streams particularly win in public health emergencies? A lot of countries can actually do what's called as they did in the HIV AIDS case Institute compulsory licensing which basically says look. We're just gonNA copy these things regardless of intellectual property. How do with that is also questions of indemnity for reliability? What if these things actually go to market really quickly? But then what happens if if there are a major side effects? And then there's what about regulatory certainty? So there's a whole lot of uncertainty there with those issues but the big issue as you point out is what are the chances of this is gonna be equitably shared. Because won't temptation be as the French would say so? Keep put you save yourself if you can right. So you prioritize your own populations. You put export controls on these things and there's already a lot of indication that that is the win. Number of countries will go. It was reported not sure whether or not to how how much it's been corroborated afterwards but it was reported that that the trump administration that the president had attempted to secure unilateral access for the United States to a promising vaccine being developed or potential vaccines being developed by a German company which exercise the Germans. Quite a bit as you can imagine but it certainly has been the pattern. It certainly was during the Obama Administration during the Previous pandemic h one. That basically there was an effort to initially to say. Hey we're gonNA share vaccines but when it turned out there wasn't there wasn't enough excedence. Anna moved to prioritize it to the American people so it is a huge issue now. The European Union recently has developed a program called access to covid nineteen tools or act. And it's called the active celebrator in the idea. Here is the it's you'd have rapid development and equitable deployment of any vaccines therapeutics. That actually emerged the big problem in. Its if you believe in equity. That's a really really good effort in and the WHO is involved in it providing technical expertise but it is not the sort of prime mover behind it. The difficulty is that neither the United States nor China or India who all have major pharmaceutical industries have agreed to join that to date the president's decision to upset the United States from that was particularly conspicuous in so in this arms race. You've got some folks moving forward very quickly. On sort of a nationalist basis and the ultimate terms are going to be really really unknown. And then you have other folks who are moving forward on in innocence a more cosmopolitan direction. Where I guess by that. I mean that's presumably. There's going to be major moves if this payout from this in terms of a vaccine or or therapeutic treatments there's going to be an effort to try to ensure that these get to some of the neediest areas craps the hardest hit areas but that are somehow distributed along.
"world health organization" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"It has to be said that since the novel coronavirus first appeared in China his become a significant political football in geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China the United States has rightly criticized China for being less than transparent with echoes of the SARS experience less than transparent in terms of actually admitting that there was a problem resisting any indication that this would be transmissible between people at times in sort of quasi authorized way fanning the flames of misinformation including the notion that somehow the US army was responsible for the COVID. Nineteen outbreak again. A lot of vitriol coming from the Chinese side from the American side huge amounts of criticism for China's lack of transparency but then also a lot of frustration with the World Health Organization particularly in the early experience of Covid. Nineteen so for instance. There's a lot of pointing to a tweet at the. Who sent out on January fourteenth saying basically repeating China's line that there was no apparent case a person to person transmission and then later on in the month some quite gushing commentary from the Director General of the World Health Organization address. Gabriel's basically saying that literally. It's no exaggeration that China's setting that model standard for pandemic response and that was obviously in fact. A gross exaggeration given the lack of transparency. On the part of the Chinese that being said the letter that Mr Trump sent to other members basic members of the World Health Organization and he senate right at the beginning of the annual session the opening of the World Health Assembly which is basically the Assembly member states which he chose not to speak to right. Exactly what you chose not to speak to and could have since it was involved a number of heads of state and heads of government including present sheet. I guess I would describe it as a mixture of truths of half truths and of outright mistaken statements. There were a number of the most probably must've regis of the faulty statements. Was this sort of statement that the British Medical Journal. The Lancet had actually published accounts of current ivars outbreak in December in China which landed had. No they didn't even mention the coronavirus until an article. In late January. The letter was while to some degree embodied international broader international frustration with China. As you suggest I think it backfired a bit because it appeared to this threat of basically eliminating US funding permanently from the organization and maybe using funds outside of the organization garnered a lot of criticism. Not just as you might expect from China and Russia for instance but but also from the European Union basically saying that this was not the time to take the dewitt show to task transcends declare war on the on the WHO to order to leave it in the middle of a pandemic. The one thing that the president's letter did arguably accomplished in the in the in the White House has been touting this is that there was an agreement to launch an impartial independent review of the W as performance from initial outbreak. I do have to say that that impartial review. There is a precedent for that during the Ebola west African outbreak where the WTO came under a lot of criticism for not declaring a public emergency of international concern until quite late and then sort of watching the early response. There was also an interim assessment of an independent interim assessment of the debut performance. So in a sense this is following that model but I do think that Having looked at the respective timelines of the trump administration's response to cope nineteen and the response of the World Health Organization. I would have to say that. I'm more impressed with the seriousness. Certainly by late January with which the World Health Organization took the emerging pandemic then. I am of the seriousness. With which the trump administration took the emerging pandemic particularly during those sort of sex or seven critical weeks in February and and into early March during which it was clear that a pandemic was spreading. Well let me show you out on that student if I may just because you've worked in government you understand how government works. Obviously the Chinese had by the end of December announced this corona virus again the president's critique of the. Who is that? It was slowing getting news? Out was to favorite bull to China for from your experience working in government. To what extent do you think the? Us government relies on the word of the WHO on these matters versus other sources. It has for information. Why would have to say that the W chose guidance and alerts would be one important input but frankly speaking you know the the there would always be trust but verify aspect of things and in this case the United States had a number of different sources? First of all at the time of the COVID. Nineteen outbreak right around the turn of the year even though a number of US officials from the HHS health and human services including the Centers for Disease Control and the Food Drug Administration. A number of those had been removed already from China. Partly for budgetary reasons. There were people on the ground including John. It's actually were sending back information and alerts to their home agencies. In addition to that of course we have a boffin shadowy but quite extensive intelligence community and the public reports of what the intelligence community was aware of during that time suggests that the trump administration at the highest levels should not have been taken by surprise by the fact that there was something that looked like it had pandemic potential and in fact that the administration was getting many of those reports. There may have been something going on internally within the I think one of the big disconnects was the sort of public messaging and communication to the American people and of course governors and others in states as to how to begin to prepare for a public health emergency and it took quite a while weeks before the president actually went ahead and declared that you know. Who let's say it wasn't perfect but when we look around the world and we see significance a lot of heterogeneity allow a lot of diversity in how countries have done in responding to this and presumably they all had at least some level of similar information. But which you find are the countries that have done well in the United States is not the only one that has not done particularly well but those that did for instance South Korea. It did a couple of things. In addition to having some social distancing which of course became big in the United States? It very quickly had a surveillance and testing and tracing system up and running. It was sort of dramatic and a lot of just had to do with sort of shoe leather of people sort of tracking down potential people might be carriers or have become infected with the fact that that got started so much later in the United States is one reason why as in Italy as in the United Kingdom one reason why we saw a large outbreak of coronavirus at least certain portions of our country. Let's talk a little bit about the consequences of the president's announcements on the WHO Stewart. I sort of feel like. We're now in a debate. Which is pitting two groups of people those who say Knicks? It don't fix it versus those who arguing mend it. Don't end it. Let's talk about the trump administration's position has the trump administration sketched would do as an alternative. Who were is the administration's message mainly we won't do anything. There are a couple of ideas that have come out from the trump administration also from some outsiders someone allied and supportive with President. One of the ideas that has been bandied about is of creating some sort of an entity that would exist outside of the WHO would ideally be more nimble and be less beholden to China. The difficulty of course is is when you try to consider sort of international work around whether it's sort of club form of governance call it the health twenty rather than the Group of twenty the difficulties trying to avoid having those same dynamics and political and geopolitical competition it has already hamstrung your existing organizations which has certainly been the case. I I should just mention that. One of the biggest disappointments in addition to the W. H. O. In this entire episode has been the failure of sort of apex forums of multilateral cooperation Intergovernmental Corporation like the Group of twenty like the Group of seven like the UN Security Council it. Lets you put it on? Seems to be every country for itself. Exactly what you have is what you really have had in all three of those and it's the US China Rivalry is not the only reason why those forums had largely been missing in action. But it hasn't been a major reason in late March. A major meeting of g seven foreign ministers basically collapsed on the basis of an SS G. Seven this is. These are Western countries them in advance market democracies the ones a basic collapsed because there was disagreement between the United States and the other members to whether or not there should be explicit mention of the Wuhan Corona virus as opposed to simply cope at nineteen in the final communique when it comes to the UN Security Council there. It's basically it was China. China had the rotating presidency also in March and it would not call a meeting of the UN Security Council on the grounds that this was not a security matter but a public health matter that ignores of course that in the past not least in Bulla there have been UN Security Council meetings on a global pandemic but the reason was that the Chinese were afraid of exposure and embarrassment over their poor performance at the beginning of thanks so it has had consequences now in terms of potential fixes to the World Health Organization. There have been a number of different proposals one of them that Number folks feel like the. Who has lost? Its way is you know the. Who needs to get back to basics? And this is a the Wall Street. Journal had a strong editorial on this separate Rico basically it said the WTO lost its way because it got away from simply dealing with pandemics and it got involved in all sorts of somewhat obscure diseases and also got involved in broader attitudes of system strengthening which I mentioned before trying to improve the quality of health care in many of these countries or tried to be in favor of universal healthcare universal access to healthcare. So that is one idea that has been bandied about another one that the trump administration has talked about is. Let's improve the power of the World Health Organization to be able to hold member-states feet to the fire. They need to be able to name and shame. And they point to the example of grew Harlem Brundtland. Who is the head of the? Who DURING THE SARS epidemic win? She basically called out the Chinese government at the time for not being transparent enough and they say we need to be able to have a wgn. That can actually do that. Stewart. Can I ask you up that is? I'm just trying to imagine how a system like that would work if the WHO were to criticize US policy. I mean you know well from have written a book about the reluctance of many Americans sign onto multilateral arrangements in agreements is because they don't want to let outside forces supra-national bodies have a say over. What the United States can or should do. That's precisely the point really. I think that that dilemma. You put your finger on it. The United States and the trump administration has basically said that the. Who needs to be able to call out recalcitrant governments yet? You call them out on the carpet. The difficulty of course is that that could conceivably work in a couple of different ways right it should rebound directly right on the United States and I think this points to a bigger problem of how member states treat the. Who THERE COUPLE PROBLEMS? One of them is we. The international community has loaded up on the. Who An increasing number of things that it's supposed to be doing without necessarily much increasing the budget or for while keeping it flatlined but the other thing is that we've said look at needs to be able to hold governments to account because otherwise global health securities endangered. So he needs to be able to really get in there. And you don't have strong surveillance and be able to rely on non official sources of information as to what's going on. The problem is that the countries of the world and particularly the strongest countries. That were not only or torn between their desire to have an effective international organization that can actually deliver the global good of global health security and.
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"Welcome to the president's. Inbox is see for podcast about the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. I'm Jim Linzie director studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This week's topic is the World Health Organization with me to discuss the. Who's role in combating the coronavirus? Pandemic is Stuart Patrick. Stewart is James H binger senior fellow in global governance in director of the international institutions in Global Governance Program at CF CFR. His areas of expertise include multilateral cooperation on global issues. Us policy toward international institutions and the challenges posed by fragile in post conflict. States is most recent. Book is the Sovereignty Wars Reconciling. America with the World Stewart. Thanks for being here. It's great to be here Jim. Thanks so much. I hope you're doing well stewarded. We're all working remotely these days but I hope all with you and yours yet. No doing very well on even got outside into the Managua. He'll national forest of West Virginia. A social distancing. Since it's a pretty big place with not a lot of people this weekend so yeah good. Memorial Day weekend. Thanks good to hear that. Let's talk about the whol and I want to get into the criticism of it. Obviously president trump as in very critical the. Who but my suspicion when most people see the letters. Who they think of the Rock Band not the Health Organization so one of the basic question. Stuart what is the? Who Do right. Who is the world's premier multilateral intergovernmental body to deal with global health broadly speaking and over time it's agenda has expanded significantly beyond the issue of pandemic disease but just just backing up a bit you know the WHO was founded? It's a legacy organization in some ways as you recall the the League of Nations was founded in one thousand nine hundred twenty in nineteen twenty-three there was an addition to the League of nations which is League of Nations Health Organization and that was obviously just a few years after the great so-called Spanish influenza pandemic but the WHO really came into formal being in the aftermath of the Second World War when it was created in nineteen forty eight is a specialized agency of the United Nations. And since then it's done a whole lot of things. But one of them it's been at the forefront of a lot of efforts to eradicate diseases a major victory in in helping radicalized smallpox obviously a major scourge but also has had a lot of disease specific efforts including polio on the ropes. And not quite there yet but obviously a major major progress against player but basically what it does is it provides technical assistance to countries. It tries to help set International Health Standards Aunts or guidance as to what countries should be doing. It's increasingly been involved in helping build up sort of healthcare system capacity. What does that mean Stewart? It will basically what that means is. There are many countries that really lack an overall sort of soup to nuts approach to the health of their citizenry. They often have very weak infrastructure. They don't have anything like epidemiological surveillance. In other words figuring out where diseases are erupting and and how they might be contained. There is also an increase emphasis within the show on noncommunicable diseases these are things like diabetes and cancer is in a lot of the an obesity. Frankly a lot of the sort of illnesses of affluence which unsurprisingly as incomes rise in the developing world. We're starting to see a lot of those things that we've already experienced here in the wealthy west so it's budget for what it does. I have to say it's budget is quite modest. It's probably about a little bit more than five billion dollars for each biennium. It has a two year budget so basically about a two and a half billion dollar budget exact for your dollar budget per year which has a number of health experts pointed out his smaller than a lot of really big American hospitals so how many employees is the. Who HAVE STEWART? It's got about seven thousand employees. Many of them are in. It's got one hundred and fifty different offices. Worldwide Headquarters is in Geneva. And of course a very large portion of the employees are there but it does have employees in one hundred fifty different field offices around the world many in that development world. I'm so it's far-flung but it's not it's not particularly well resourced understood as you describe it. It has played important role in distributing vaccines to stop scourges Fox polio. I think he did more recently. Abullah does A. who actually itself provide healthcare. It doesn't tend to provide healthcare admitted in the wake of a bowl of there is now a very modest deployable force but in general it is assisting the delivery of healthcare capacity and improvement of healthcare capacity in setting up standards in other countries its primary role is not an in the actual delivery of healthcare. Okay so it's not in the delivery of services business exists in some sort of coordinating business which raises the question of. Can it direct member states to do anything? The interest not really direct. No it has some significant on paper significant legal authorities but in a way it does two things and it does one of the much better than the other. The first is that. It's a very good as technical standard setting body and providing scientific expertise in a repository of sort of the latest and best information about how to deal with particular things ranging from how to craft anti-tobacco legislation or how to deal with an outbreak of dysentery. For instance it's not particularly good at is providing direction in getting member states actually abide by many of the legal obligations that they've signed up to let me just say that this is particularly the case in pandemics. You'll recall the SARS outbreak. It was SARS epidemic on which was Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was an earlier corona virus. Sort of a cousin to Code Nineteen. The broke out in Guangdong Province other places in southern China and that was eventually controlled but during the outbreak. There was there was a lot of questions about the poor performance of China in terms of being transparent and in allowing the WHO actually cooperate with in the aftermath of that epidemic. Which although it only killed about eight hundred people worldwide it costs something like forty billion dollars off the global economy in the aftermath of that member states got together and said look we need to strengthen the authorities of the World Health Organization created. These things called the international while they reformed order known as the International Health Regulations and on paper the. Who has a lot of power? It has the power to declare a public health. Emergency of international concern. It has the power to innocence insisted countries provided with the most up to date information about an outbreak. The difficulty is that none of these things are really enforceable. There's no penalty if countries don't do they're supposed to do another thing that the HR is supposed to do is to actually make sure that countries build up the most basic healthcare capacities to sort of predict you know anticipate and prepare for respond to epidemics. But after fifteen years were now fifteen years from two thousand five when they came into being only about half of countries in the world actually complied with their commitment. So it can urge but when it comes to the really politically sticky issues it tends to have to really defer to the goodwill of its member states. Who Don't always show that goodwill so. Who's like most other international organizations in that it can only do what its member states wanted to do. So I also want to make clear that the. Who can't direct the United States? Do anything either? Correct that is correct. Under the W shows sort of legal framework a good example would be the response to covert The W has a lot of guidance that it puts out tending to sort of discouraged countries from putting travel bans for instance or it's against restraining. The experts have particular lifesaving devices etc. Because it feels like those get in the way of public health emergency responses and what we've seen in the case of the current ours of course was a huge number of countries put up travel restrictions. Now which they're obliged to do legally many of them didn't even bother to explain to. W why they were doing it because they're supposed to be sort of a medical or scientific rationale behind it w it remained skeptical out of those moves. It's actually been a source of major controversy with respect to the president and one of his major objections was. Hey they told me right. After they said this global emergency they criticize the United States for imposing travel restrictions. And in fact I saved a bunch of lives is sort of his narrative there so it it gets very when you get into those issues the deal with sovereignty like who controls your borders. The debate has a lot less power than it might on paper and should be clear again. You've written a really good book on America's US sovereignty of the American political systems. You have sovereignty. The United States itself has been very reluctant to accept international organizations they can compel its members particularly United States. Do things correct. Yeah that is correct. What's been interesting here because I I want to be fair. To the United States the United States has hardly been the only country that has instituted a certain number of restrictions or adopted policies contrary to the guidance of WHO and in some cases in in contravention to their obligations even early on in the European Union. You saw the French and the Germans basically banned the export of number of a medical life saving devices and personal protective equipment even to other European Union countries so the United States is not alone in this. Okay I I to get to president. Trump's criticism for we do that. I think it's important to talk just a bit. About how the. Who is funded? We talked a little while ago at the. Who's annual budget is in that two point five billion dollar range? He just talk a bit about where that money comes from to think it's important to understanding the consequences of what the president's proposed to do absolutely like many international organizations the WHO gets its funding from a mixture of sources a small percentage but actually had a not inconsiderable percentage actually comes from private foundations like the gates foundation or the British charity. The wellcome trust but when it comes to the interstate contributions which are the vast majority about twenty percent of the budget that they get is from assessed contributions and about eighty percent is from voluntary contributions. Now assessed contributions are treaty-based. They are legally binding. These are assessed according to a formula. That is roughly comparable to what country? Sheriff GDP is world gross domestic product. So this is similar to basic budget of the UN. For instance said the United States pays about twenty two percent of those assessed contributions but again those assessed contributions are only about a fifth of the. Who's overall budget? The rest are in a sense voluntary contributions which are often earmarked to particular either diseases. Initiatives that the sending country thinks are important so you have people always talk about earmarks in the US budget right where members of Congress are others will place a particular of side while that funding has to go to that specific program only the WHO budget which partly makes it less flexible than it might be much less. Flexible is is heavily earmarked because of that eighty percent voluntary funding. And it's also a little bit difficult as you can imagine planning budgets. If if say the salary that you were getting was twenty percent assessed in other words. You could count on it pretty much every year. The other eighty percent was well. It's sort of a voluntary contribution. Makes it a little bit difficult to plan your own budget personal budget if that was the kind of revenue stream? You're getting okay so looking at the voluntary. Funnier looking funding overall. You note that private organizations can give money to the. Who Indeed to the ten largest contributors to the WHO or the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation accounts for more than ninety percent of the organization's budget and Rotary International which contributes two and a half percent of WHO's budget. What is the relative contribution of China to the Budget Stewart? China's contribution is below that. I don't have the exact figure in front of me but I believe it's along the lines of the Of Sort of three or four percent of the budget at least it's assessed contribution is rather small that the Chinese have my understanding is that they do have an assessment but they have not to this point been very generous when it comes to the voluntary fund. Yes this is. It's it's interesting that that China has in. The past has not been very generous in terms of the voluntary funding that they provided the World Health Organization. There is an interesting wrinkle on that recently that president she at the opening of the World Health Assembly at ten days ago basically offered two billion dollars which significant sum of money for pandemic response efforts that the. Who would be leading in that elicited? Some controversy with the United States because there was the trump administration suggested that the only reason that China was doing that was in a sense to whitewash some of its poor performance earlier on. Let's talk about that Stewart. I don't think that the trump administration collision that the Chinese trying to rewrite the narrative is far fetched prison. She's offer after all did come in the wake of considerable criticism not just from the United States and not just from the west of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic so. Let's talk a bit about President. Trump's criticisms of China most notably the letter he sent to the WHO ago threatening to escalate his temporary halt funding a US funding for who to a permanent ban on US funding to WHO? You sort of walk us you. The gist of the president's criticism. Sure the president has his his letter which better four-page letter had a number of criticisms of China and particularly the coziness between the World Health Organization in China..
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"Social distancing slows the spread of corona virus. So if you have a fever dry cough and shortness of breath call your healthcare provider before going in more info at Corona Virus Dot Gov. Let's all do our part because we're all Hashtag alone together. Brought to you by the Ad Council. Welcome back the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. It wasn't just the. Who China working really hard. And I think they're doing a very good job there intact with world the world our world organization the also in early February president trump was saying that China was doing a great job there Extremely capable and I think President Xi is extremely capable and. I hope that it's going to be resolved again but by March president trump's rhetoric shifted. But we want to look into World Health Organization because they really are They called it wrong. They call it wrong really. By this point. Coronavirus cases were spiking in the US and criticism of the administration building. Medical professionals were pointing to delays in testing and getting protective equipment to health workers and increasingly win. The president and other administration officials were asked about these issues. They pointed the finger at two parties. The president began making the case publicly that China and the World Health Organization didn't do enough to stop the spread to the United States in the first place. Our colleague Andrew covers the White House. He said China hadn't done enough. Had Withholding Information and the World Health Organization by extension have been doing the same thing and sort of deferring to China too much and not questioning their version of events. They seem to be very China. Centric that's a nice way of saying it. But they seem to be very China centric and they received were always on the side of China. And we funded you know so I want to look into it yes? In April that shift in rhetoric became a policy shift trump announced the US would freeze its funding to the WHO while his administration looked into the organizations quote. Mismanagement of the coronavirus response and on Monday trump said that investigation was finished and he tweeted a letter to Dr. Ted Rose detailing administration's findings. Here's betsy the gist of his criticism. Is that the. Who basically ignored reports in December of an emerging pneumonia an emerging new disease and then didn't do enough in those critical early weeks in December and early January to pressure China to come clean about what was going on what this new virus was and what was happening with it. Responding aggressively in the first few weeks is very critical as we have sadly seen and so. That's the gist of his criticism. That the WHO did not pressure China enough and that it in fact accepted what China was itself reporting for example. The letter points to a WHO tweet. That repeated a claim. China's making it mid January that there was no clear evidence of human to human transmission. Human-to-human transmission is really the whole ballgame. Right I mean if this wasn't transmitted from person to person you know we wouldn't be in the situation to begin with right. I mean we wouldn't be wearing masks. The virus wouldn't have spread across more than one hundred almost two hundred countries now. So the the President's point here is if the. Us was warned if foul countries are warned that this was transmitting among humans earlier than maybe they could have done more the WHO did say in a press conference. The same day tweeted China's claim that human to human transmission was possible. Trump was raising some of the same issues that health officials had raised back in January and February but his prescription about what to do about it. Alarmed public health experts in his letter. Monday trump warned that if the WHO didn't make unspecified changes the US would permanently cut off payments to the organization payments make up about fifteen percent of the WHO's entire budget and the US might even pull out of the H. altogether in a statement this week the. Who said it had received? The president's letter was considering it. This letter landed at the W. H. O. On a pretty big day for the organization when it's one hundred and ninety four members come together for a big annual meeting the world health. Assembly would've eating you actually member countries dialed in to discuss the pandemic and they're another major global player made a move. That was pretty much. The Opposite of trump's Xi Jinping is one of the first people to speak Shuzo basins and guns and he gets up and he makes up pretty impassioned plea for continued funding for the WHO and four major countries contributing a amount to the broader pandemic and then he announced this two billion dollar contribution was not specifically to the. Who but it's it's to the broader fight for the SAKE OF BOOSTING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGAINST COORDINATING. I like to announce the following China will provide two billion. Us dollars over two years to help with coordinating with Moose. The same day that the president of the United States was threatening to pull funding. China was pledging. Two billion dollars to the coronavirus fight worldwide. It's a huge contribution and really more than that. It's symbolic because it's China standing up and saying we're GONNA take a global leadership role in this fight. It's interesting because one of president trump's concerns seems to be that China has too much influence over the. Who but by pulling the W funding? Couldn't he be creating an opening? China to have more influence. Yeah I think he's actually given China and opportunity here to exert influence and power. This is China's or stepping into the void left by the United States which is at the same time threatening to pull out of the World Health Organization altogether. This is China saying we're going to step up and fill that void soon. Why would trump do it? I think there's reasons why he's doing it. I mean I. T's been entirely skeptical of broad international organizations for the duration of his presidency from the United Nations to NATO. This is sort of an extension of that too. I think you know. At least his critics would say that. He's trying to deflect blame from what's happening. In the United States. He has come under deep deep deep criticism from lawmakers and public health officials. The skips him an opportunity to sort of say. You know. This isn't my fault. This goes back months to China and the World Health Organization. The White House says that the US not retreating from its global leadership role and White House spokesman called Beijing's two billion dollar. Pledge a distraction from China's own krona virus response but President Trump's letter puts the. Who in a tough spot? This Wednesday the organization said that it is one point three billion dollars short of what it needs to fight the pandemic through the end of the year. That number is so large in part because it can't count on contributions from the US but if the US does pull back from the W. H. O. The loss will go deeper than just money. It would also lose a major player. We have a lot a ton of expertise here. I mean life saving medications. Vaccines are developed by. Us companies by the NIH the CDC has the world's leading public health experts and so not having a cooperative relationship with the the US is incredibly damaging to global health efforts generally anti who You sort of start to devolve into a world of everybody doing their own thing. It's incredible that the mission that the. Who was set up to help solve and prevent or situations like the one that we're in right now with pandemic and this also happens to be the moment that the very foundation of the organization is frame. It is an irony you know. It's both a cause and effect. These battles start to emerge as things go badly. It shows the stress and the tragedy that everybody is encountering.
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"The. Who is part of the United Nations? It was created just years after the UN itself World War Two had just ended and people realize that the world was changing especially when it came to disease risk. It was clear that people and goods were moving around the world and disease was moving with them. Our colleague Betsy McKay covers global health. You had diseases jumping across borders and there was a lot being learned at the time. Also I mean a lot. Science was advancing. But if it's advancing in one country how or other countries going to benefit from it disease had gone global was there should be a global organization ready to respond to it sharing your science to set standards and coordinate the world's fight against infectious diseases and for more than half a century. That's what the. Who has done? It led the effort to eradicate smallpox. It is tantalizingly close to radicati polio. It's been crucial in fighting the ongoing bullet in central Africa. What exactly is the. Who's role in an outbreak? Yeah it's an interesting question. I think thanks to our movies. People think the. Who is much bigger and much more powerful than it is. I think the perception is that when there's an outbreak somewhere around the world that there's this whole army of like chiseled buff on epidemiologists from the. Who who descend you know in private planes and say hi. We're here on the seed. This is our Rodeo. And we're going to take care of it and that's not the way it works. Betsy says the. Who is actually a pretty small organization. It's less of a global disease fighting army in more of a coordinator. It collects resources and expertise from its member countries and gets it to the right place one of the. Who's main tools to fight? An outbreak is its ability to declare. It was called a public health. Emergency of international concern. It sounds like terminology. What it really allows is. It raises the alert level around the world. It helps to marshal resources but it is something that the w takes doesn't take lightly it sounds like they don't take it lightly and it does signal to the rest of the world that the world's international public health body believes that this is a crisis that needs to be responded to rapidly so this winter when the world started hearing about a mysterious pneumonia-like disease that was cropping up in China the. Who had to decide whether this was a global health? Emergency in late January the director general of the W. H. O. who goes by his first name. Dr Ted rose call the meeting of the organisation's experts to make the call so they met and we're left at an impasse. They felt they needed more information from China to declare whether this was a global public health. Emergency the meeting on for two days and the. Who's experts ended in a split half in favor of emergency declaration in half arguing that China had the situation under control and so the WHO didn't declare an emergency? But a lot of outside experts. It did look like an emergency. The Chinese government was stopping trains between cities ordering some residents not to leave their homes and the virus was cropping up and other countries in Japan Singapore South Korea. Some health experts and diplomats began to that there was another reason the W. H. O. was declaring an emergency. The concerns were that China had pressured the WHO into delaying declaring an emergency kind of remains an open question? What type of pressure? If there was pressure what type of pressure there was a source told The Wall Street Journal that China had pressured the. Who Committee to not declare. Emergency but doctor. Ted's denied this. What is clear though is that China has significant leverage over the W. H. O. Every members day does as because its members fund the WHO and the WHO has very little power to force. Its funders to do anything for example if the organization wants to investigate an outbreak. You can't just arrive in. The country has to be invited. It's a very delicate relationship so the WHO tends to use diplomatic tools which are its greatest asset to try to get cooperation from countries. They need to get in there and get the information they need. The question is how do you do that? If you don't have any stick of your own with no real leverage against China Dr Ted Russa's best option to find out more about. The outbreak was diplomacy so after the meeting. Where the W didn't declare an emergency. Dr Ted rose hopped on a plane. Dr Hedgerows went to China. He said at the time that he needed to go to China to meet with the government tried to get more information and try to get a better handle on the situation so he quickly got a visa. When to China met with the president out of that meeting? He said he got a few things. Chinese officials briefed. Dr Ted rose on the outbreak in how China was responding in. Dr ted rose got chinese president. Xi Jinping's permission to bring a group of experts into China and right after that meeting the. Who made the call? Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health. Emergency of international concern. Dr tendrils came back. You know overnight flight back to Geneva and immediately called another meeting of that Emergency Advisory Committee. They met the next day and decided to declare a global health emergency but when doctor tendrils came back from his trip he also did something else which upset a lot of people when he came back he did say publicly that China is is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response. He praised China's extraordinary efforts. The speed with which China detected the outbreak isolated the virus sequencing the genome and shared it with WHO? The world are very impressive and beyond words so is China's commitment to transparency and to supporting other countries criticism. That he in the. Who came under at the time was why are you praising? China which has just locked down imposed massive quarantine sixty million people back then the. Who wasn't recommending mass lockdowns? So to some health experts Dr Rosas public comments seemed to undermine the W Joe's own advice but more importantly many experts didn't feel that China was being all that transparent reporting at the time revealed that the country had downplayed the risks. Early on at first the government claimed that the virus couldn't be passed from human to human and to try to silence whistle blowers who said otherwise and here was the w Joe giving China praise. Who's the leading international public health body? So if w is praising China that is sending a message to China that the world is pleased with your response and with you on this and it's not putting pressure on China. It's not putting any pressure on China to act differently. Health experts discomfort also spoke to a more deep-seated concern about China's increasingly strong influence in public health a global superpower helping to solve health problems. Sounds great but these critics say it also has risks because gives China leverage and geopolitics to I think people are just generally worried about China and China's ambitions on the world stage. And this is part of it. You know if China is able to get its own people into the. Who What does that portend for? International Disease Control going forward particularly worried about China's views and track record on human rights. And so there's concern about how that would play out as its influence. In international disease efforts grow but as the virus spread the. Who's critics had bigger things to worry about than whether China is exerting too much influence. The epidemic was starting to run out of control in Iran Italy and in the US and amid all this the WHO was playing a key role warning nations to prepare for even further spread and sending tests and supplies to poor countries. The WHO's critics began to quiet down. But then one very vocal critic rod the. Who Back into the headlines? That's coming up.
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"World Health Organization says there's no evidence whether or not coronavirus patients can be re infected doctor terror rule it takes a look at the possibility Colorado nurse practitioner Lisa mark first tested positive in March on day twenty one of isolation she got good news just seven days later she got a retest Merck was once again positive for covert nineteen do you feel like you've got inspected twice with corona virus or do you feel like that as they came back negative was a false negative I feel like the test that came back with it was a false negative viral PCR tests based on nose and throat swabs like these are reliable about sixty to ninety percent of the time depending on the test can people get it twice so I don't think we know the answer to that yet doctor Stanley parliament has been studying corona viruses like sars and murders for nearly forty years just like with murders Dr Pearlman believes more severe cold in nineteen symptoms may mean longer lasting immunity so this disease we think that you'll be protected at least for some amount of time especially if you had pneumonia if you have only the upper airway infection you may get infected again what do you make of the Korean CD seizing the coronavirus made Bacchae reactivating in people who they initially thought works you work yeah the question is whether it really is reactivation or it's a low level infection that was not detected for part time and I was detected with cove in nineteen the World Health Organization says we need more evidence about how effective the antibodies are and how long immunity will last after tearing a realist CBS news New York researchers in Ohio recently launched a new clinical trial it aims to keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care Tracy Townsend with our affiliate WBNS in Columbus Ohio has more it turned me around there's no Tim America's is talking about a turnaround from about with corona virus he says the symptoms hit hardest on Easter Sunday I was coughing quite a bit I got very windy it short of rap and my temperature also spiked over a hundred two at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center America says the coughing continued for hours my lungs were starting to shut down so I had to go on oxygen unfortunately I stabilized because Maxine levels were dropping the next stop would have been intensive care instead a Meredith was the go for a clinical trial using inhaled nitric oxide nitric oxide one male seems to help the body actually fight the fires it has anti viral properties Ohio state cardiologists the terrain mesh Imani is investigating giving the treatments in a new way instead of through a face mask we hope to see their breeding patterns of group their need for extra oxygen decrease obviously then avoiding the need to go to the eye yes the scientists say there's already a sort of blueprint because covert nineteen is caused by a form of the sars virus which is similar to the strain that triggered the outbreak in two thousand three and two thousand four I'm still on oxygen when I went into the trip you know and as a treatment so they had a nasal tube that I can oxygen and nitric oxide and and then the following day they took me off of oxygen as I didn't need it Tim is now recovering at home and says he's feeling good Tracy Townsend CBS news Columbus Ohio some public health officials are now turning to drones to help slow the spread of coronavirus Carol Burnett shows us how they work and tells us about some privacy concerns with the tactic Lucas.
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"The World Health Organization because they really are they called it wrong they call it wrong they really they missed the call they could have called it months earlier they would have known and then they should have done and they probably didn't know so we'll be looking into that very carefully they probably did know they were there on the ground and as I said they have a very cozy relationship with China there's a disturbing report that's coming out of Wuhan locals in Wuhan are saying that hospitals we're taking coronavirus patients in body bags a live and putting them into furnaces this can't be independently verified in China but there are several people that are claiming that they live by these incinerators and that the communist Chinese party was burning corona patients alive to make room for new patients in the overcrowded hospital a source close to the funeral industry identified only as mom who said that he had heard reports of people restrained and forced into body bags while they were still moving some people are saying their video clips of screams coming from funeral homes from inside the furnaces which tells us some people were taken to the funeral homes while they were still alive ma also notes the existence of video testimony from an anonymous older woman who had been treated at Wuhan hospital presumably for Chinese corona virus one old lady was saying that they put one guy into a body bag when he wasn't dead yet and took him off to the crematorium because there was no way of saving him end quote video of an older woman speaking anonymously to the camera began circulating on social media in February she said she witnessed the patient next tour at a war on hospital stuffed into a body bag while still alive quote he's not dead his feet and hands are still moving they wrapped him up in a plastic body bag and zipped it up you know we can't verify this I'm not sure that we're going to ever be able to verify this but it wouldn't be surprising this is what they do Taiwan news noted the woman claimed to have suffered from corona virus symptoms but she was in her sixties she did not suffer severe symptoms unlike the man taken away it was estimated in his seventies this is a a a a a video another video from Taiwan news another woman said the man was weak but was still breathing when medical workers found his head then his hands and feet which were still moving she was there this woman was there no other treatment for corona virus patients beside oxygen the woman said she felt older patients the hospital were treated like dead dogs this this is totally is consistent with the way that communist countries I should say socialist countries that China is not communists they claim they're communists but by that definition and if you read the the new book that we released yesterday arguing with socialist you'll understand we gotta stop calling it a communist country it's not it's a socialist country communism only happens in the utopia it only have it's never happened before there is never been a communist country because they never get past the socialism part socialism is the step to utopia socialism is the one where you have to have all the bloodshed and everything else you have to have the training camps because you got to get people to that utopian state where the government doesn't have anything to do with it anymore the people just want to do it themselves well no country's ever gotten there no country ever will get there so this is what a socialist country does this is this is what the Fabian socialist George Bernard Shaw said why don't we just lined people up and say Sir or madam your life can't be worth very much to you and it's certainly not worth anything to us we can't afford to keep you alive anymore justify your existence that's a quote from George Bernard Shaw this is the kind of this is the kind of stuff that if you don't care about the individual you do now on our front until March eighteenth we were still processing Chinese nationals at our border and not turning them back this according from Burke according to Daniel Horowitz from from the blaze March eighteenth we were still processing Chinese nationals at the border and not turning the back they didn't even have a quarantine policy in place for a symptomatic people although the presumption was that by the time they were given over to C. P. B. or ice and then processed and eventually released with a notice to appear it would be longer than fourteen days we we are trying to get our foreign national programs back online before the business comes back online we're trying to bring foreign nationals into our country as soon as possible this is a problem because if you watch what's going on over in Hong Kong and Taiwan you're seeing that they open things back up and they have to travel well people were traveling around the world and they came back home what happened they're now starting to have symptoms again the virus is going up and it looks like they're going into another phase if we open up our country it looks like we won't be opening up our borders well except for our southern border will leave that wide open but it won't looks like we won't be opening up our borders anytime soon we won't be flying any place any time soon because that seems to be the next problem we can isolated here and we can stop but the virus knows no border and if anybody is traveling and coming in from a place where there is the virus then we re introduce it into society and we're facing the same kind of locked down it looks like parts of China Hong Kong Taiwan may be going back into locked down there at least talking about it at this point because of the travel restrictions that have been release and not the travel restrictions of going to work but the cross border travel restrictions that apparently is the problem all right let's take a quick break let me tell you about our sponsor this half hour it is Norton as you know Norton is the top name.
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"The World Health Organization in the middle of the pandemic president trump is thinking about putting what he called a very powerful hold on U. S. funds to the World Health Organization WHL has at times disagreed with what the president has done including initially his ban on person flying in from certain hot spots in China we find it take a look and we go through step by step they said there's no big deal there's no big problem there's no nothing W. H. O. is a United Nations agency that accused Mr trump of bias with the various flight bans imposed and felt they were done too late and would have a limited effect Bob Costantini Washington president had a chat with former vice president Joe Biden on Monday they talked about the response to the pandemic Biden says he offered the president advice about dealing with the crisis I call the White House and sure enough the president want to talk we had a good conversation I laid out what I thought he should be doing about four five specific points that I thought were necessary I indicated that it's about taking responsibility and being the commander in chief Wisconsin other primary election yesterday despite the pandemic so many people requested absentee ballots ahead of ants you could take a week to get results wins news time for fifty UK prime minister Boris Johnson still in hospital I see you this morning in need of oxygen but officials there say Johnson is still not yet on a ventilator per se more from correspondent Ian Pannell in London Boris Johnson remains in intensive care for a second night in prison was fined the corona virus without its leader prince William tweeting that he hopes for a speedy recovery president trump saying Americans will pray for him Joseph full communications chief will Waldron spoke with his friend just last week telling ABC news Boris is a fighter he's a reluctant patient he doesn't wear all this very well the queen sending a message of support to Johnson's pregnant fiance and his family wins news time for fifty New Jersey closing public parks in extending emergency orders more from correspondent Aaron Katersky New Jersey governor Phil Murphy announced the state's worst single day death toll yet two hundred thirty two and closed public parks to discourage gathering we must not just flatten this curve we must crush this curve new Jersey's peak is still likely a couple of weeks away we can not be happy with only reaching a plateau we need to keep strong and keep determined to see that curve begin to fall New Jersey and New York account for more than half of all coronavirus deaths in the United States advocates for the homeless calling on mayor de Blasio and governor Cuomo to house people in vacant New York City hotel rooms to protect them from covert nineteen they say the shelters are too dangerous Alfonso forening who stays at the Clark Thomas men's shelter on ward's island says the beds are only thirty five inches apart and there are no protections in place they don't give us back they don't have identified first the use there is no standard pricing of the bathroom the living waters for days on end and sell a coalition of groups which organize this conference call is demanding the use of thirty thousand vacant hotel rooms for the homeless city councilmember Brad lander governor Cuomo mayor de Blasio like open your eyes see the empty hotel rooms either shelters listen to the homeless new Yorkers who are on this call it is not that hard to do the thing that we are asking Roger stern ten ten wins news wins news time for.
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"The World Health Organization has declared the corona virus outbreak. A pandemic this move comes as the. Who reports some hundred twenty thousand cases in one hundred? Fourteen countries around the globe cases have been rising dramatically in Europe Iran and the United States over the last twenty four hours. Npr's Jason Bowen is here in the studio with the latest. Hi Jason I are. The Corona virus outbreak has been going on for a while so why is the W. H. O. declaring it a pandemic now at this point? The head of the. Who Tapes Today? He said that the WHO is making this designation because they expect the things are going to get worse we expect to see the number of cases the number of those and the number of affected countries. Climb even higher in the. Who was very hesitant to actually declare this pandemic mainly because they were afraid that by doing that it was going to send the signal that all hope is lost a pandemic so there's nothing you can really do about it and not only did they not want to send that message. They strongly believe that. That message isn't true. And so what is the effect of declaring it a pandemic in that case you? It's basically just an acknowledgement of the scale of this. It's not like declaring a public health. Emergency of international concern which they already did that. Designation triggers these bureaucratic protocols where they can help pressure particular countries to be more aggressive and it helps with communications and sharing member-state information things like that. This is really a chance to very clearly say. This health crisis has reached a global scale. Transmission is happening in many parts of the world and they're very concerned about the future of it. So what does this declaration mean in practical real world terms I mean are they effectively saying the Horse has left the barn? This is unstoppable. Does it change the recommendations for dealing with it? What in this debate is part of what they were grappling with whether or not to declare it a pandemic. WanNa be focusing on that. Their position is that the global response to this virus doesn't change at this point in time should not change at this point in time doesn't switch because the pandemic to just mitigation instead of containment switch over to only treating the sick rather than trying to contain the virus in the argument that they have been making is that countries need to isolate cases to stop national outbreaks in their tracks and they point out that ninety percent of the cases. Globally right now just four countries. So they're saying that most countries are in a position to do that. We often hear about pandemics in terms of the flu. I mean there was the h. One N one flu pandemic in two thousand nine. The nineteen eighteen Spanish flu. Millions of people across the globe are infected. Is that necessarily what's going to happen here? You know we really don't know I was talking with shot. He runs the Global Health Institute at Harvard. You know if I hear one more comparison to the flu. I'M GONNA lose my mind. It's not a helpful. Comparisons this virus is very different from the flu in. It's different from other corona viruses like murderers and SARS in. He said that this fire is in a way called it. Falling into the sweet spot of terribleness. He basically said that dealing with it is tricky because it isn't a SARS. It's not as deadliest. Ours is not as scary as a bola and that's led to complacency including in the United States and the. Who is also worried about this? They're basically been badgering governments to really take this more seriously and even today. Who saying most countries have an ability right now to contain it inside their borders test for it isolated and snuff this virus out that is. Npr's Jason Bogan on today's who announcement that the corona virus is officially a pandemic. Thank you Jason. You're welcome..
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"It from NPR and WB you are. I'm Peter Odell. I'm Robin Young. It's here now. The Dow plunged more than a thousand points at opening today over fears of the global spread of cove in nineteen. The disease caused by the new corona virus. South Korea's president called it's new cases two hundred thirty one today. Unprecedented and powerful the total. There is eight hundred thirty three in Italy. There are one hundred and forty two cases also today the World Health Organization the W. H. O. Held a press conference Dr Michael Ryan Executive Director of the W. H. Emergency Program said the spread of Cova. Nineteen is not a pandemic but also said the world isn't ready for a pandemic were strolled. Still trying to avoid that reality avoid that eventuality he said. What does that mean? Let's bring back? Larry Gordon a professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown and director of the. Who's Center on Global Health? Larry Professor Start with that statement. It's not a pandemic yet Many people may not even know what a pandemic is. So what does that statement mean? I mean it's it's actually quite meaningless in the same statement. Mike Ryan said that we have to foresee that we're not going to be able to contain this very easily or if not at all whether you define it as a pandemic is just a form of terminology. Who doesn't even have power to declare a pandemic. The key here is is that there are appearing to be sustained community transmissions in Asia in Europe and also in Iran. We're on the precipice of a major Spread globally. You're saying kind of. Forget that word because why we should be concerned anyway. Regardless of us we should be concerned. Anyway you know whether it meets the threshold of a pandemic or not it would not surprise me if it were an all out pandemic fairly soon but remember. We shouldn't panic because pandemics can affect different places in different ways. The United States is highly capable our state and local health departments the US CDC is literally the best in the world. It is possible for us to contain it and also remember. It's not a highly fatal disease. We shouldn't overreact when we spoke to you in early February. You were a voice warning against those massive quarantines. You said they don't work. We watched as people were quarantined on ships. It didn't work. What are some other things? You're observing that you think can be doing. Let's be proactive. Sure but let me just comment because you so right. We're seeing this. These outbreaks in hospitals prisons nursing homes churches anywhere that people congregate and so the best thing we can do is follows. I mean certainly use personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Don't go near somebody. Who's sick if you're sick either? Stay home or see a doctor immediately from the public health point of view what we need to be really rigorous in finding everybody. That's got flu like symptoms that could be covert nineteen and asked them to be isolated or quarantined in their own homes. How do we do that? Larry because if somebody's got a flu like symptom in the middle of Italy and they don't know who the ground zero patient there was yet. They don't quite know who brought the infection into the country so so every single person because nobody knows who's been contact with somebody who may or may not have symptoms of every single person needs to be tested. Who has a flu system will if I have a flu symptoms? Yes they should be tested. But you're making an important insight. There is a point where you can contain an outbreak. The Way I've suggested so in the United States example health departments have a pretty good idea. Who's infected who's been exposed but there comes a point and the point may have passed in Italy. It may certainly has passed in Iran Korea. Where you can't do that and then you just have to go to. What's public health? People call mitigation in trying to Temporarily closed down major congregate events. You know big sporting events or oh you may even have to close schools for a short period of time. These things can delay but ultimately if this is a fast moving epidemic would probably not going to be able to do it. We're GONNA have to race for a vaccine and the race is on for vaccine so you say certain moments you know. Keeping people contained in their homes for instance some of those moments have have passed maybe in Italy and Iran. What can they be doing if the moment has passed? Is there something you're seeing in other countries outside of the quarantines that they shouldn't be doing my big worry is that you've got it in Iran in a region that is highly unstable new? Imagine foreseeability that it will go to Syria or Ghanistan or sub Saharan Africa. We have weak health systems once that I think you know we're really on the precipice of something really particularly bad. We're seeing people in Syria. They don't have food or shelter. And so what would be a not fatal? Perhaps in another population would be fatal. They're absolutely when you have people that are vulnerable that that are suffering from respiratory and other kinds of infectious diseases. Or you're going to have many more deaths what I'd like to see is for the United States to lead just way we did with the bowl in west Africa where President Obama sought a one billion dollar plus emergency fund. That's Larry Gosden professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown University Director of the World Health Organization Center on Global Health Professor. Thank you so much for speaking with US my pleasure. Thanks so much for having me as we just heard fears of Cova. Nineteen are infecting stock markets around the world. Today let's bring in Jill Schlesinger business analyst for CBS News and host of Jilin money. She's tracking that part of the story. Jill welcome thank you. And it's not just here in the United States where the Dow fell more than a thousand points today at one point the markets were way off sharply in Italy Germany the UK South Korea. What what are you seeing? What's going on? Well you know? I think this really developed over the course of the weekend last week when I spoke to large investors there was sort of consensus that look we know. Growth is going to take a hit and China. Maybe a tiny bit in the glow but this seems to be calm contained. It seems to be that cases New reported cases are are slowing down but then we hear a bunch of cases in South Korea in Italy as well as in Iran and now all of a sudden. There's a new story that's developing. What if this is worse than we thought what if the spread is so easily contained what already somewhat weakened Europe tips into a recession as a result of this. These are the conversations. I've been having this morning. It's why as you say markets on or off about three three and a half percent here in the United States you know look for for some some days over the last couple of weeks. We have seen markets fall because there was some concern about that about the virus. We saw that happen with apple when it lowered its revenue outlook for March. But for the most part as you say investors of sort of shrugged this off but it what point do you think we're at a risk for a real correction in the stock market because the virus usually when you have a correction or the start of selling in the middle of bull run it happens for something that's completely unforeseen now sure that could be something that happens with the Central Bank? It could be that you thought that the Fed was going to do something. The Fed's not going to do something but this is something that investors call an exotic event. Something that happens way outside the scope of what most people would consider. And so you think about a natural disaster or something like this where you can't get your arms around it now. I should say that when the G. Twenty got together this weekend they released reports saying hey you know. We think the growth in China's going to be down by four tenths of a percent a tenth of a percent Across the globe elves are not huge numbers in fact a lot of the analysts. I talked to think it's going to be worse than that but what I think you're starting to understand is that sometimes selling can be quite emotional and this does not mean that. We're all emotional animals all the time but as you see the selling develop over the the evening session last night I could tell there was an acceleration in. Now we're seeing that come to fruition. Could it be the beginning of something? Sure but could we wake up tomorrow morning and people say wait a second. We're not in this for the short term. It's a long term event. Will you're right? Fear tends to be the thing that drives wild swings at least initially in the stock market. And we're GONNA find out how badly the new corona viruses actually hurting the global economy but the US Federal Reserve. We know it's keeping a close eye on this. What might do could step in and intervene. If there's a larger outbreak there is no doubt in my mind that we should take. Jerome Powell. The chairman of the Fed at his word that they are monitoring the situation if the Federal Reserve officials begin to see growth slide in the United States. And they would they would. I would think this would have to be a substantial slowdown not just a a slowdown in a certain sector. But something more pervasive where growth instead of being a two percent comes in maybe below one percent in the first quarter. That's when the Fed is likely to act. I think that it is almost without question that the Fed is going to cut rates if it sees growth side and they said as much in their last meeting and certainly Jerome Powell said that when he testified before Congress recently so yes the Fed will step in. Doesn't mean the Fed can stop markets from falling at least in the short term. A couple other things. I'm watching today. Us oil futures fell five percent on reduced demand. Investors were piling into gold sort of a safe haven and then look what happened in Milan several events at the fashion week. Shut Down There Milan financial center in Italy. Just briefly. What what will you be watching for the next several days? Well I think that in Italy we should keep an eye on the fact that this is northern Italy and you know about thirty to forty percent of Italian. Gdp is in that region. So that's something that's very important. Keep our eyes on tourism on exports on manufacturing and supply chains. So there we're going to be looking at not just China but Japan and Vietnam and Singapore all these areas are going to be impacted and obviously so away. Joel slesinger with CBS news host of July money. Thanks so much of great to be with you..
"world health organization" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Reported a surge in new corona virus cases in Hubei Province to over fourteen thousand people from just fifteen hundred a day earlier. The jump came after authorities decided to include anyone who's been clinically diagnosed in the count. Not just people who've had lab confirmed cases. All of this comes as the world. Health Organization has been criticized for its response to the outbreak are China diplomatic and political editor. Jeremy Page has more. So Jeremy you say there are two main criticisms that have been leveled at the World Health Organization. What's the first one? So the first issue was questioned the timing of the Declaration of Public Health Agency of international concern which the. Who eventually did on January thirtieth? The point of that is to better coordinate global response to these kinds of outbreaks and a lot of public health. Experts feel it should have done that early up and you also saw a lot of governments Starting to take matters into their own hand evacuating citizens from Wuhan The epicenter of the outbreak and also imposing their own travel restrictions on China even though the. Who was advising against those kind of restrictions and the second one has to do with the. Who's praise of China's response to the outbreak? Right that's right. The second thing is about the degree to which the. Who has praised China's response in particular when the director general visited Beijing and met with Xi Jinping? The director general is being very complementary. He's said the China's setting a new standard fag break response. He's praised China's transparency. And this has been quite controversial amongst public health experts because you know there is evidence that Chinese authorities did not immediately reveal An increase in a number of infections in the first half January's there was an issue with transparency that There's also an issue in that you know that the core of the Chinese response is being this massive quarantine some sixty million people who bay province of which is the capital. And it's unclear whether that is going to be effective in the long term. A lot of public health acts experts feel. There's no scientific evidence for quarantine on such a massive scale They can backfire by discouraging people from reporting themselves to health authorities. When they're sick you talked a little bit about China's efforts to contain the outbreak. And questions. About how it's counting those people who have been infected. We just saw this huge spike in the number of new cases. Can you tell me a bit more? What happened there? So we're seeing this big spike in numbers from WHO Bay province because they started today Making public this category of cases that they previously were probably gathering data on but it went making public which is people who've been diagnosed with the virus on the basis of clinical diagnosis. So examination of that you know symptoms medical history Leon but without laboratory tests because they take a long time and also it seems that being a bit unreliable so now saying not that much broader category of cases and the big question now is are we going to see a similar increase from other provinces. Which up until this point also have not made public that broader category so has the World Health Organization or the global community changed how they view China's response to the outbreak and also didn't we see some internal shuffles in China today as well the WHO continues to be very supportive the WJ chief. We had an interview with him yesterday and he continued to China for responding fast early on he actually said that the measures that tank massive quarantining who by did comply with w guidelines though was important to monitor to make sure that human rights are being observed but you are continuing to see foreign governments ignoring the w advice and then yes domestically of course you have. The sackings of these officials notably the The party the Communist Party chief of province and the Communist Party chief of Wuhan City They were replaced today with People who have background particularly in the public security and legal walls so have a track record of dealing with maintain stability which I think shows of. That's a real concern for the Chinese government. You can find all of our coverage of the new colonel virus outbreak up on. Wsj DOT COM on two markets. We're going to stay with the corona virus outbreak and look at the impact that it's had on markets. Yesterday we talked about how the decline in Chinese economic activity caused the price of some commodities like oil and copper to fall. But today we're going to talk about how there are also areas that are doing quite well such as the market for niche raw materials markets reporter. Ivanka chill coty has more the commodities where the prices rallied. Are Those where the drop in Chinese output has actually outweighed any decline in demand? So that's things like thermal coal which is used in generating electricity and manganese which is used by steelmakers. Since the outbreak in China trade has been curtailed. Some minds have been shot down and that's basically squeezed production of these things. If you look at some northern ports in China where thermal coal is sort of shipped down to Chinese cities the price of them will call has gone up three point eight percent this year. And that's gone up to eighty two point four dollars you can compare that to Brent whether prices actually dropped eighteen percent as everyone braces for Chinese demand to slow. And here's what else were paying attention to today. While get a key. Piece of economic data when the Consumer Price Index for January is released this morning now. Inflation has been a big puzzle for central bankers and economists. That's because at a time of record. Low unemployment and sustained economic growth. Prices haven't risen by as much as many had expected in the United States on wall. Street will also get earnings from two big food companies Pepsi and Craft Hines. Finally Kristina. Cook Spent Three Hundred Twenty eight days in space. That's the longest ever mission by a woman. She came back down to Earth last Thursday and yesterday she spoke about what it was like to return. I feel great. I'm really fortunate a lot of people because of the different nervous-system things than changes that go on for microgravity when you're readopting to one g into Earth you might experience the motion sickness and things like that. I'm really fortunate in that. I have not experienced that but what I have noticed is my balance has taken a little while to get used to so the physical act of walking with something to get used to. But I'm feeling great. I think just the all of the new things that I'm experiencing sort of you see your mind. Wake up to the sensory experiences that define earth and the things that are here. Three astronauts remain at the space station including Jessica Amir who was cooked partner in another milestone. The first all female spacewalk. That's what's news from the Wall Street Journal. Thanks for listening..
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"Hour the World Health Organization has declared the new coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency Jim roof is following the story a public health emergency of international concern that's the official declaration World Health Organization director general doctor tendrils ahead I'm get Reese's says this declaration is not about what's happening in China but rather about what's happening or could happen in other countries our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker hello systems and which are ill prepared to deal with it he says the declaration as sure as a unified shared global effort in stopping the spread of this mysterious illness not lies several key areas of focus and breaking the chain of transmission along with supporting countries with weaker health systems and collaboration in developing a vaccine the W. H. O. recommends countries implement measures that are evidence based and consistent and stop rumors and misinformation only way we will defeat this outbreak is for all countries to work together in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation we're all in this together not among the recommendations are travel and trade restrictions doctor general says there is no need at this time for any country to implement any such restrictions and knows some already have will be reaching out to those countries and ask them to reconsider those policies he says China should not be punished in any way in fact China should be praised he says for its response to the outbreak the fact that there are only ninety eight cases as of this report outside of China is testament to that effort in many ways China is actually setting a new standard for how to break the response and it's not an exaggeration meanwhile the six case diagnosed in the U. S. was announced Thursday in Chicago and is the first person to person transmission of the virus in this country I'm Jim rope it's nine after a veteran Republican has sided with his party in opposing Democrats calling for more witnesses that the impeachment trial Jerry bowed lander reports senators have now finished two days of questions for the house impeachment managers and the president's defense team a hundred and seventy five questions by one count the routine called for Chief Justice John Roberts to recognize a senator who would say they have a question in some cases it would be on behalf of several senators the card with the question would then be brought to the Chief Justice who would read the question aloud but one question didn't get asked the presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted the Chief Justice refused to read the question that senator rand Paul wanted to ask he had made clear ahead of time that he wouldn't read a question that included the name of the whistle blower who started the impeachment probe senator Paul could have challenge that but he decided not to the rest of the session went smoothly and involved a lot of impeachment related issues both sides dug in their heels on an issue that soon to come to a vote whether to allow more witnesses lied impeachment manager Adam Schiff says it's a must if we have a trouble no witnesses that will be a new president we should be very concerned about the press so we sat here deputy White House counsel Patrick Philbin countered turning this body into the one doing investigations because has didn't pursue the investigation it's not potentially a wise move for this chamber to take on that task Democrats insist witnesses most notably former national security adviser John Bolton should be heard he claims the president told him directly that military aid for Ukraine was held up in order to get it to investigate Joe Biden Democrats need for Republicans to join them to win the vote but Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander seen as a key swing vote says he will oppose calling witnesses he says there's no need for more evidence the vote is expected after closing arguments and Alexander appears to have given Republicans the vote needed to defeat the Democrats push for more witnesses if it's a tie vote the expectation is the Chief Justice John Roberts would decide against breaking the tie and so Democrats would lose and that would clear the way for Republicans to move quickly to acquit the president and and the trial jury bowed lander Washington twelve minutes now after the hour coming up Monday battle ground hi when American morning returns after these messages if this were just any door and this for just any ignition connected to just any transmission it just any vehicle that perhaps it would be okay to buy from just anyone but this is not just any.
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"The World Health Organization has declared the new coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency Jim rope is following the story a public health emergency of international concern that's the official declaration World Health Organization director general doctor tendrils I had I'll get braces says this declaration is not about what's happening in China but rather about what's happening or could happen in other countries our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker hello systems and which are ill prepared to deal with it he says the declaration as sure as a unified shared global effort in stopping the spread of this mysterious illness not lies several key areas of focus in breaking the chain of transmission along with supporting countries with weaker health systems and collaboration in developing a vaccine the W. H. O. recommends countries implement measures that are evidence based and consistent and stop rumors and misinformation only way we will defeat this outbreak is for all countries to work together in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation we're all in this together not among the recommendations are travel and trade restrictions doctor general says there is no need at this time for any country to implement any such restrictions and knows some already have will be reaching out to those countries and ask them to reconsider those policies he says China should not be punished in any way in fact China should be praised he says for its response to the outbreak the fact that there are only ninety eight cases as of this report outside of China is testament to that effort in many ways China is actually setting a new standard for how to break the response and it's not an exaggeration meanwhile the six case diagnosed in the U. S. was announced Thursday in Chicago and is the first person to person transmission of the virus in this country I'm Jim rope it's nine after a veteran Republican has sided with his party in opposing Democrats calling for more witnesses said the impeachment trial Jerry bowed lander reports senators have now finished two days of questions for the house impeachment managers and the president's defense team a hundred and seventy five questions by one count the routine called for Chief Justice John Roberts to recognize a senator who would say they have a question in some cases it would be on behalf of several senators the card with the question would then be brought to the Chief Justice who would read the question aloud but one question didn't get asked the presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted the Chief Justice refused to read the question that senator rand Paul wanted to ask he had made clear ahead of time that he wouldn't read a question that included the name of the whistle blower who started the impeachment pro senator Paul could have challenge that but he decided not to the rest of the session went smoothly and involved a lot of impeachment related issues both sides dug in their heels on an issue that soon to come to a vote whether to allow more witnesses lied impeachment manager Adam Schiff says it's a must if we have a truck with no witnesses that will be a new president we should be very concerned about the press so we set here deputy White House counsel Patrick Philbin countered turning this body into the one doing investigations because has didn't pursue the investigation it's not potentially a wise move for this chamber to take on that task Democrats insist witnesses most notably former national security adviser John Bolton should be heard he claims the president told him directly that military aid for Ukraine was held up in order to get it to investigate Joe Biden Democrats need for Republicans to join them to win the vote but Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander seen as a key swing vote says he will oppose calling witnesses he says there's no need for more evidence the vote is expected after closing arguments and Alexander appears to have given Republicans the vote needed to defeat the Democrats push for more witnesses if it's a tie vote the expectation is the Chief Justice John Roberts would decide against breaking the tie and so Democrats would lose and that would clear the way for Republicans to move quickly to acquit the president and and the trial jury bowed lander Washington twelve minutes now after the hour coming up Monday battle ground hi when American morning returns after these.
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"World Health Organization traveling to China today to meet with officials there capping our top story happening right now the if the trial of president trump continues as the president's defense team continues there are opening and it's speculation as to what is in former national security adviser Dombal today yet to be released all ahead in the next fifteen minutes hi Michelle the room do you need the other staff Charlotte russe a Bucks county man it is rougher plead guilty to setting off a series of explosives last year in upper Bucks county that had residents on edge for months here is going to be suburban bureau chief Jim our thirty two year old David Surman pleaded guilty to one count of possessing manufacturing weapons of mass destruction and charges stemming from possession of child **** his girlfriend thirty two year old Tina Smith pleaded guilty to possession of explosive materials as part of the plea dozens of other charges were dropped sermon avoid state prison time with a maximum county jail sentence of just five one to two years behind bars followed by ten years probation Smithson's before after years probation bill Smith sermon apologized in court saying they never set out to hurt anyone sermon adding he acted with immaturity but never acted with malice I don't see how anyone could I thought it was fun the prosecutor at the net thank you but clearly were just so grateful that nobody got injured and all that the plea deals almost like twins question whether the two could live together while on probation since are not legally married but have been together since high school Smith's lawyer Robert Goldman they're stronger together and you know love triumphs over this case interest on Jim out work K. winnable you news radio at least eighty one people then tell by the corona virus that likely originated more on China the director general the World Health Organization is traveling to China today to meet with government officials and health experts they're in use medical editor Dr Brian McDonough says now it's about limiting the spread of the deadly violence at this point right now what they're concerned about is controlling the outbreak in China and trying to reduce exposure the United states are the important thing to remember is you have about a ten day to two week period of time where someone can be carrying the virus and spreading to other people at least theoretically so when you're screening people coming in on airplanes they may not have symptoms so those people actually need to be followed or certainly watch to see if they develop any symptoms because if they come to the United States or other countries that's where we have to get them in isolation more than two thousand people around the world have contracted the corona virus cases have been reported in various countries five in the US US prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey obscene sex trafficking investigation says president trump has been as prince Andrew rather has been uncooperative in the inquiry speaking at a news conference outside and steams New York mansion US attorney Jeffrey Berman said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted prince Andrew's lawyers and requested him to be interviewed as part of the investigation Fuhrman said to date.