40 Burst results for "Wuhan"
Chinese Chang'e-5 Is Collecting Rocks From The Moon With Rocks
"Right now. Chinese robotic craft was collecting samples on the moon touchdown in an area where powell and even the sputnik missions have never ventured china. Space administration says for two days will drill. It will collect samples the goal to bring back about four pounds of dust of rock. And debris later this month and those samples amazingly will be the first road back to the earth and forty four years. It's been a while since we've done that. Lunar exploration wow. We haven't collected any moon rocks in forty four years. I'll bet that they've changed a lot since back. Then you know they've probably graduated moon. College met another moon rock and had some little moon of their own then. They started moon roof drinking and developed a problem gambling and then the one moon rock tells the other to get his goddamn act together and he's all like oh my god damn business anyway. It will be nice to catch up with those moon rocks and you got to admit this is pretty slick china to do this now. Just when everyone discovered that they lied about their numbers and the extent of the outbreak in wuhan. Excuse me china did you lie and try and hide cove when it started. Oh i would love to answer your questions but we have to go get on the move.
Fresh update on "wuhan" discussed on Buck Sexton
"Florida at the top and bottom of the hour news radio tell you F L A Does the intelligence show that the Chinese president made the call to minimize the threat of covert 19. The intelligence shows that the Chinese Communist Party's senior leaders, including President G, were aware and lied to the rest of the world about what they knew. And when they knew it about covert 19. They Made the conscious decision to shut down their economy to shut down their country travel in and out of Wuhan where this originated, but they allowed travel from move on to the rest of the world. They knew that and they've taken advantage of that. What does the intelligence show about foreign efforts to steal Covad 19 vaccine research? Well, so that's you know, adding insult to injury. It shows that China is attempting to has been attempting to Access our research into covert 19. So the pandemic that was created by China's actions they've attempted to steal our research hero that about China. Who is going to do everything in their power to go back to the old days. Where we would just suffer in silence while China the Chinese Communist Party gets away with all kinds of theft and provocations and aggression, that's going to be the move the Biden administration poles, you know that If there's a bite administration, it's going to be one that China is all on board for they're going to think it's just fantastic. Forget about the fight over trade. Forget about trying to Even that playing field? Nope. Whatever China wants. They're going to get from Joe Biden G. It's not like all of us saw that one coming, including 100 bide. What a surprise..
One year after coronavirus symptoms were first detected in Wuhan, China
"One year since Corona virus symptoms were first detected in Wuhan, China, The city is essentially back to normal, largely because of strict regulation. Many questions still remain countless families who lost loved ones here. Wonder if the government knew earlier about the illness. Many of them already feel that way, and they feel more lives could have been saved if they had been told sooner. In American expat, who never left Wuhan this year and endured the historic 76 Day lockdown, said China's harsh draconian measures were worth it. And he surprised but thankful at how normal life is now.
Fresh update on "wuhan" discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Ray of sunshine comes from the moon. And i know i know some of you thinking. How can you ever ray of sunshine from the moon because the moon reflects light from the sun. That's what moonlight is. Don't you remember third grade science. I actually don't remember it either. I just googled his now anyway. Here's what's happening on the moon right now right now. Chinese robotic craft was collecting samples on the moon touchdown in an area where powell and even the sputnik missions have never ventured china. Space administration says for two days will drill. It will collect samples the goal to bring back about four pounds of dust of rock. And debris later this month and those samples amazingly will be the first road back to the earth and forty four years. It's been a while since we've done that. Lunar exploration wow. We haven't collected any moon rocks in forty four years. I'll bet that they've changed a lot since back. Then you know they've probably graduated moon. College met another moon rock and had some little moon of their own then. They started moon roof drinking and developed a problem gambling and then the one moon rock tells the other to get his goddamn act together and he's all like oh my god damn business anyway. It will be nice to catch up with those moon rocks and you got to admit this is pretty slick china to do this now. Just when everyone discovered that they lied about their numbers and the extent of the outbreak in wuhan. Excuse me china did you lie and try and hide cove when it started. Oh i would love to answer your questions but we have to go get on the move. Also i just want out there but maybe this isn't the best time for.
"wuhan" Discussed on Front Burner
"All right so before we go today. Some news about ontario's pandemic response a new scathing report from the provinces auditor. General found a lot of issues with how the ford government rolled out. Its plan bonnie list that there were quote delays and conflicts and confusion and decision making that overall there was a lack of emergency preparedness. Not enough lab capacity and to disorganized public health system also found the premier. Doug ford paid a consultant. One point six million dollars to develop an organizational command structure for the covid nineteen response that was quote overly cumbersome. None of the top leadership roles in that structure were given to public health officials. She expressed concern that. All of these laws might have led to a wider spread of the virus on wednesday for seventy had serious problems with a report in that quote. This does nothing but undermine this entire health team in that quote. He won't stand for this. That's it for today. i'm jamie thanks.
Fresh update on "wuhan" discussed on John and Ken
"Figure out why life is normal in Wuhan, Wuhan with the virus came fallacy. It's about time that all of these people of California woke us up to see what is going on and how these California Democrats are destroying this state. For them and their Children. And I am a Democrat that one person in Sacramento was standing up to this restaurant, shutting down kids staying home. It's terrible, and it's bad and something needs to be done. If any one of these so called leaders that we have in Los Angeles tried to come and dying in one of these restaurants after this is all over, they should be run out of there like Frankenstein out of the town. It's ridiculous. They should all be run out of town and No restaurant should allow them to come in and dying. Did you hear she looks you'll her reasoning for the restaurant outdoors, man. It was to save the worker. Those people are forced to be waiters. They can go sit at home on their own. They believe the government closed the restaurant ruin the business is to make their little life state first that you collected check from my tax. Dirtbag like to let everybody know about the greatest tapestry called Jos. It's restaurant on PCH, and they're defying that piece of garbage. Gavin Newsom's orders him He's our card, even at the French laundry, So the owners of Joe's rename the place French lobby, every restaurant owner in the county should do the scene. We're living the plot of Footloose. Obviously, these.
"wuhan" Discussed on Front Burner
"How normal wuhan is right. Now how normal. It seems people get on buses and subways. Every morning they go to work. They hang out in restaurants and bars. They fill these places There's regular entertainment. Some people wear masks and virtually. No one does any sort of distancing and it doesn't seem as though anyone is actually suggesting that you should sure there are more bottles of Hand sanitizer but that's pretty much it and he you know. This is such a huge contrast. To what i remember when i was in china as all of this was breaking out at the end of january up until that point china had been kind of trying to keep all of this very quiet but at the end of january. Everything just broke loose. Those infected are in china thailand and japan but all have a connection to the chinese city of wuhan. The new study out of the uk suggests the numbers could be vastly underestimated and china declared a very very strict lockdown in wuhan and it was going to go into effect in a matter of hours. The the railway station was closed. Everything was closed patients in isolation units being treated by doctors in biohazard suits pharmacy struggling to keep masks on the shelves. I'm really worried. I'm really scared. It'll become the next stars all of a sudden. This place was under some kind of martial law was it was extremely grim in that place at that time people were stuck inside. They were They were literally locked inside in some cases with the doors. Welded shut sealed. Shut people who were suspected of being sick or dragged away to some kind of medical facilities with multiple. I'm verified videos showing the quarantine squads at work find five ten. I don't want to be taken away. like that. child can be hoods and there were shortages of food. There were shortages of medical supplies and and medical treatment so it was such a huge contrast to go back there now and to see this place which was as they say extremely pleasant and extremely normal right and you mentioned that that lockdown in january even far more strict than than what we're seeing here. You know the idea that people were literally welded inside their homes. Have to say when. I saw images that you recently got from. Wuhan i was. I was taken aback. Had like a physical reaction to the images that you got people. Just in bars drinking With their friends. I definitely did not expect to see that. It was very very surprising. Even in china where things are quite locks. And i've been in beijing for a while now and and this city is pretty much functioning normally but you do get stopped every once in a while to have your temperature taken or to show someone. There's an app that you have to have on your phone which does some sort of calculation and figures out whether you've been to places that are in danger and it gives you a green or yellow or red sticker that happens in beijing. Nobody really stopped me in wuhan to ask me for that sort of thing. I know that you went to the seafood. Market that suspected to be where the virus originated or or at least spread widely. And what does it look like now. It's closed up. It is boarded up. It has a very nice wall all around it with some paintings and some potted plants and Basically there's no sign that it was a seafood market. You do see inside. The the shuddered stalls that were.
Fresh update on "wuhan" discussed on Slate's The Gist
"That's how you pronounce it right. He's german moral. Yeah carl carl. Carl carl germany karl Who was the first one who actually looked at droplets that came out of your nose and your mouth and he did some measurements and thought that the maximum distance they could travel was about two meters. And that's been shown multiple times since then so that's where the six feet comes from. Unfortunately we've since learned that the primary way that the virus is transmitted isn't through those large droplets as through aerosol transmissions which travel much much further over ten meters which is over thirty feet. So that basically renders the six feet not useless but not a not a great rule of thumb but that hasn't stopped people from keeping to recommend the six feet rule which was actually based on the two meter rule which is not exactly six feet but also not exactly the size of the droplets involved so they got the distance and the droplets is both wrong. But i guess let's proceed and let's defer to that nevertheless. Yeah so. We're actually talking about aerosol transmission which was discovered much much later so actually the story of the aircel transmission discovery was written up in nineteen seventy nine. So that's how long we've known like these completely. Microscopic droplets can transmit buyers what happened. There was a plane that had fifty four people aboard. It was stuck on the tarmac for three hours because the engine had failed. And within seventy two hours seventy two percent Of the passengers got a very severe flu and one person had been sick on the plane And so that's where people realize. Oh you know you can be sitting away and an enclosed space. People get sick even if only one person's sick so that's where we get the aerosol transmission the fifteen minutes comes from preliminary data from wuhan at the start of the corona virus outbreak. Where basically they average they looked at data in the first few months of covid and averaged the of time and how long it took people to get infected and came up with this fifteen minute god line number so they saw that you know people who had very quick contacts very casual that they didn't normally transmit the virus but when people had what they said quote unquote meaningful amounts of contacts of. You live together if you eat together. If you travel together there was much greater chance of transmission and so when contact tracers in china were trying to figure out. How do we deal with us. Our numbers are through the roof. How do we figure out all these contact. Networks the fifteen minute guideline was developed there to help them try to figure out okay which types of interactions should we be focused on but i think this is crucial. It was always an average. It was always a rough guideline. It was never meant to be gospel. And since then we've actually the science of has been pretty intense in the last few months with a lot of really good scientists trying to analyze this and figure out what's going on. I think the reason we still have the fifteen minutes is not because of the properties the magical properties of the corona virus but because of the magical properties of the human brain. Which is that. It's much easier to tell someone six feet fifteen minutes then it as well. There's a lot of uncertainty. And you probably shouldn't do this. And the likelihood of this is pretty high and you can get infected within thirty seconds or you could not get infected within half an hour. Because they're all these variables in play And people just completely shut off. So i think it comes down to communicating as opposed to being in this particular case. So if i can. I want to ask you do you know. The original wuhan studies that fifteen minutes indoors and outdoors. And also you said it was a median time of was at median time of fifteen minutes or was the median time for transmission somewhere very low and they determined that anything more than fifteen minutes was extremely dangerous. The original studies that prove to be that this positive. I'm really wanting to dig in on. What even they said yes so unfortunately. The original original was published in chinese. However i will Tell you some of big picture things. So they found when they looked at over. Seven thousand early cases In this was in the hubei province. They found that all cluster cases that most of them basically and by most i mean like overwhelming majority occurred indoors and that they only found outdoor airborne transmission in one single cluster case but but we have to also realize that in china. Everyone was wearing masks even at the beginning of this outbreak right because that's actually just much more widespread Because of air quality just because of cultural norms the virus started from very different starting point And they also found that about eighty percents of clusters. Now we're talking about clusters Not not just transmission to one person but when we see significant clusters but percent occurred inside apartment homes and about thirty four percent more on public transportation and restaurants were also not very good There's a very very famous now study. That looked at restaurant transmission that specifically found that one person who was sick at one table ended up infecting someone at every single table within the flow of the vent. That was right next to his table. Yeah i just one day. Want to travel to china and go into that restaurant. That would be just like this. Is it but So we've gotten actually a lot more nuanced since those very early analyses and there's a team from mit. That's actually just released. A preprinted and you. And i did a did a pre print that bullshit near the beginning of this that looked at what they call cumulative exposure time so basically trying to answer this exact question. How do figure out like what what's going to happen with something that they call. Cumulative exposure time which involves all sorts of variables including how many people are sick. How far away are you. What's the amount of time etc etc etc. And they went much deeper into what we now know about how covid spreads and they looked at so first of all outdoor transmission. Much less likely than endure transmission. I think we were all clear on that. But the fifteen minute guideline they were trying to figure out. If you're inside does that fifteen minute guideline actually make sense. And it's very cool. If you look up this paper they actually on the mit website. They have an interactive model. Where you can input all of these things for yourself to try to figure out how big your risk is in different situations something. That's fun to play with. Well fun were terrifying. I found it taryn mine for some people might be fun. Yes compelling and so you look at things like okay. What's the rate of ventilation and air filtration. How big their. What's your breathing rate. So your transmission is going to vary greatly if your talking quietly if you're whispering if you're singing we know that one of the first super spreader events in the us was acquired practice so the breathing rate and the respiratory activity. What exactly's going on whether people are using face masks if they are using face masks. What kind of face masks and how. Infectious are the aerosols. So if you think about all of those variables that's why you're head starts hurting. And you realize that's where they.
Abuse and Ethical Lapses: What Happened When Justin Sun Acquired BitTorrent
"You recently wrote an epic article called Hype Man of the century for the verge, and it was just an sun, the founder and CEO of Tron. Tell us what that stories about. The story is about how he? Basically, came to America in in some ways to put it short. He acquired this company that's very famous in the US Silicon. Valley bittorrent. And through the acquisition sought to sort of expand his empire by adding new features that could help promote his crypto currencies and. So the story is really about his aquisition and how he suddenly straddled this difficult relationship between the US and China and How in some ways, the decisions he made flew in the face of you know. What I suppose, you could say seasoned businessman would. Decide. To do in those cases. So he pursued ethically and legally dubious software projects and the workplace in the United States in San Francisco change dramatically, and so the story is told through eighteen current and former employees who spoke to me only if I wouldn't use their names in the story, none of them sought to None of them wanted to face retaliation from Uber millionaire like Justin, son So we agreed a one of the sources however is on the record in the story and a I reached out to justin son to try to interview him. Twice and also sent him a long list of detailed questions based on the allegations, observations of all the people who talk to me for the story, and the product is this narrative that takes you through this wild ride inside of Tron. When Justin son came to San Francisco. So, let's talk a little bit more about son and let's go into his background a little bit just. So people got a sense of where he came from what was his upbringing and how did he come to become a millionaire? Well he was born in Qinghai which is a province in China and it's not a super well-known province He moved around a bit when he was a kid he among other things went to a academy for studying go the It's like a combination between chess and checkers. It's a pretty complicated game And he? He says in his autobiography, which is called the brave new world or brave new world that he wanted to be go master in his parents essentially said, well, look if you're GonNa do this, you got to commit like you can't back out of this and so he was thrust into this world of go in the city of Wuhan. There's a famous essay writing contest in China that is sort of a a way you can get into some of the most prestigious colleges there and he. wrote this essay that captured the attention of of the judges and helped him get into a prestigious college and so. He he however was by his own admission, not a great student. He was he played a lot of video games and stuff and. Went to college and then went to do graduate program at Penn State in the states. In East Asia Studies and it was there. That he was an early investor in Bitcoin and according to him or in according to the Lore. And Legend on the Internet invested a significant portion of his to in Bitcoin and made a lot of money and then began trying to hatch ideas for various tech projects among them was pay well, which was sort of his big hit that. Head ten million registered users and Was a sort of a mash up of. Tinder and also stream rooms and it was all audio base. That's what was sort of different and unusual wasn't really a visual APP. That said it. It eventually edged into the territory of this sort of I suppose you could say pornography and in in the long run shutdown by the Chinese authorities for. Quote. Disrupting. Socialist values that APP was among many that were shut down for those reasons. But. He made quite a bit of money off of that and he got involved in ripple among others and he made money quite quickly quite early on and. made his foray into
Fresh update on "wuhan" discussed on Business Beware
"Why you move dot com the head An intelligence watchdog is slamming China. The director of national intelligence says that China's policies led to the worldwide Corona virus pandemic. In an op ed for the Wall Street Journal director John Radcliffe called China the greatest threat to American National Security and said that the U. S needs to take that threat more seriously. He tells the CBS News that China's ruling party knew about the initial spread of the virus and chose to lie to the rest of the world about it. The intelligence shows that the Chinese Communist Party's senior leaders, including president G. Were aware and lied to the rest of the world about what they knew and when they knew it about forbid 19. They made the conscious decision to shut down their economy to shut down their country traveling in and out of Wuhan, where this originated, but they allowed travel from move on to the rest of the world. They knew that And they've taken advantage of that from the USA Radio News Ohio Bureau I'm Dan Iraqi as the college football season comes to a close and bowl season begins at the end of the month. The 2021 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl will be played in January 2021 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, but there won't be any fans allowed inside the venue. Except the immediate family of team members due to the ongoing Corona virus pandemic. The event being played in Arizona usually attracts people from all over the country, drumming up lots of business for local restaurants and shops. For us a radio news I'm Timberg. Welcome to your both sides. Minute. I'm your host, Mark Green today, with Mary Matalin and Bob Shrum coming right up since no one has ever been nominated when the presidency in 100 years with his little public experiences, Donald Trump or Ben Carson? Are they entertaining but ultimately irrelevant. Today, my new dad through poverty, I burned everything. On and then we played catch. I broke Mr Lewis's window and then somehow my hand my hand and then my dad even let me drive his car hospital. Vala, right. It was.
Why are scientists obsessed with coronaviruses G strain?
"Salman one of the things that we get a lot of questions about is whether the coronavirus ease mutating and we know that it ease and one of the big reasons why this is concern is. Because with all over the world, scientists are working on vaccines and treatments against the virus. But if it mutates and the parts of the virus mutating other parts at those treatments targeting than, they might not work. So CSI rise put out some new research about the g strain of the virus, which is sort of the dominant strain now and whether the vaccines. That are currently in development still going to work against these dominant strain. That's right and the reason why this particular strain if you want to call it, a strain of virus has survived the full name of it is the D six, one, four gene mutation defy but turns you on Cadillac yeah, it's probably more transmissible and it's a mutation that's tended to. Survive around social distancing. So we've socially distanced the Wuhan version of the virus at the beginning was probably controlled by social distancing, which preferentially allowed mutants of the virus which were war transmissible walk contagious to survive, and this is one of them and it seems to be comedy certainly dominating in Australia. There is another strain on top of this that's dominating Aware. which is also probably more transmissible out. The fact is that this mutation is on the spike protein as you'd expect it to be because despite protein is the docking mechanism if you like for the virus to get into our bodies by the h two receptor sceptre, this lock and key mechanism in the body. Now, if this was in an area, which is also targeted by the vaccine, because the vaccines do target the spy proteins. And the spike protein has changed too much than the vaccines might not be effective against the. Six one, four gene mutation, and that's been the worry and particularly with other mutations on top. So as an accident of evolution, could it be that despite protein becomes resistant to vaccines and what they did in this study was a study of ferrets in the Csiro where the exposed this to a vaccine which has got similar viral backgrounds in terms of covid nineteen. To the other vaccines around and they found that in fact, neutralizing antibodies where generated numbers the sort of antibodies that could kill the virus, which generated two forms of the virus that have the D- six, one, four, g mutation. So that's good news. The also did some modeling on that and they found that from their modeling that supported the fact that the. Vaccine was going to actually cover this new strain as well. It doesn't mean to say they won't be mutations in the future that could mutate around the vaccine but at the moment we seem to be okay. Yeah. One of the things that was kind of comforting for Australian context at Laces they will look you that we're looking at a stray leeann isolate. So USTRALIAN samples of the virus that are actually currently circulating hia and the research was done here and so far it's still seems like so good in terms of the vaccines that are being developed us, right so The exposed the ferrets to viruses within without the the mutation, and the also did it in the modeling. So another thing that's come out research wise in terms of protection is that they've studied Tasmanian healthcare who had the virus a few months ago and they found that they don't have antibodies after about three months. Is this a worry attempts of how long were immune to the virus? If we do catch it that's A. Matter of strong debate amongst immunologists and infectious disease experts around the world. The current thinking is no. It doesn't matter what matters is has the body's immune system memorized the virus and memorizing the virus happens in t cells smell former white blood cell, not the white blood cell that produces antibodies. So you don't need to have antibodies for the body to have memorized the virus. So the real question will be is whether or not. No antibodies protect them against future infection and we'll just have to wait and see on an international basis and it's been unclear from the reinfection you've seen overseas with this relates strongly in one way or another to the existence of antibodies over the long term because in some of these reinvasion cases, they don't have an accurate assessment of their antibodies. So the presence or lack of antibodies isn't a wire in and of itself. But it could hint at the fact that immunity isn't very long lasting. So I think that the lack of antibodies don't know what that means and we won't know what that means until we've looked at reinfection rates and the results of vaccine trials and whether or not. It really matters whether you've got antibodies in your bloodstream or not. It's really whether or not the T. cells of memorize the virus that will be seen in. Whether or not the vaccine lasts and whether or not people who've had covered nineteen disease stay immune to reinfection so far there haven't been that many reinfection internationally give them that we for tens of millions of cases, but we'll see.
COVID-19 & the Medical Supply Crisis
"Marzan. Juliette. It's so great to have you on the dispatch. Thanks for being with me. We're glad to be here. Thank you so much. So you know in the piece that you guys wrote for the AP, which is just it's phenomenal and very detailed and seven months of reporting and so much work went into that Juliet I was hoping you could. help us understand a little bit of the process of your reporting. How did you begin and and how did you guys go about this massive subject I need. It really was one step at a time I. Mean it started when Martha we're looking around the country and we were seeing Cova. Spreading across the states and we were seeing reports of nurses, wearing garbage bags, and this advice to make your own mask or where abandon a- and we knew. That doctors and nurses didn't have what they need, but we didn't know why exactly and so we decided. Knowing that China had shut down because of Wuhan obviously manufacturing was shut down as well. We decided to look into import data to see. What's actually coming into the country? Because we knew that the majority of our medical supplies are made overseas and we it was stunning to realize that in March there were only a few shipments of medical grade ninety, five masks when we are seeing this demand, just go through the roof and we are seeing nurses and doctors pleading for protection. And so we really went from there and tried to figure out what the issues were far back they went, and so we really went administration by Administration to see who was waving the flag who was talking about supply chains who was warning about might happen in the case of pandemic, and so it brought back to h one n one but also we reviewed the Bulla after action report. You know we went through and tried to understand you know who was talking about this, and what we found was that supply chains are fragile but everyone knows that their fragile. was information that that people had and in order to fortify them, it just takes a lot and in our story. We spoke with former HHS secretary who said when the snake is not nipping at your ankles your focused on other things. And so for a long time, the US was focused on other things and then all of a sudden we found ourselves in a situation where people are dying and mass and the focus has now been shifted back onto this problem. Right I mean I was. You know how vivid it was. You all started our film was Sandy Oldfield. So you know broken supply chains have real life consequences and You know her story is one that will stick with anyone who watches it Martha talked to me about Sandy and that group of nurses that you guys met. Okay I, will start by saying. If I ever was sick. It would be that central Oldfield, who I would want at my side she sounded like an amazing nurse. Everybody Knew Sandy every lab x Ray the respiratory therapist. She always had a smile for them or a kind word for them. So these nurses in Fresno. Um. We're all exposed to Kobe. Positive. Haitian issue would tell us that she was going to go to work with no fear. That she knew that God was with turn he was going to protect her dozens were exposed. It was hard. Our morale was was pretty low We still weren't getting the PCP. On our on our unit, it was tough to feel safe. I. Even had made a commenter. I said just go to work shit like we have to that. We've already I mean, you don't just not show up you know and we're sick three were hospitalized and Sandra. Oldfield died from coded. She told me the dark is GonNa put me on a ventilator. I said we're going to be right here when you open your eyes. told her I loved her and. Got Was. The last spoke to her. None of them had adequate p. p.. They didn't have a ninety five masks because this patient was symptomatic and the hospital was conserving those and ninety five masks people on a Kobe. Ward. And they were demanding change at the time that they were being exposed on. Very. Scary situation for them very upsetting they you know they they were wondering whether it's really worth it to be a nurse. You know there's doctors or nurses who go into medicine and they wanted to like. Humanitarian Work in war zones, and then there's doctors and nurses who go into medicine and they WANNA provide care in their community and they're not looking for a big risky venture and. And yet KOGO pandemic has put them on the frontlines of some of the most dangerous situations. Medical experts ever have to get into.
Covid-19 has killed at least 1 million people around the globe
"Today, the world reached a new threshold of misery in the corona virus pandemic. At least one million people have now died of covert 19. That's according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. Joining us now is NPR Global health correspondent Narrate Eisenman Henery High, So one million lives gone. I mean, it's incredible to think we're reaching this death toll in less than a year. Yeah, it's been just over nine months since the first death was reported in Wuhan, China, and just looking at these numbers. We're seeing that half of these deaths were just in four countries, right? Right, the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico and with the exception of India, these countries are not among the most populous in the world. But in the case of the United States, which has the highest number of deaths that more than 200 for 1000 in Brazil, with more than 140,000 deaths Both of their president's expressed a lot of skepticism about the threat from the virus. The responses were chaotic and deaths surged in July and August and started to come down a bit but are now rising again. Of these four countries also don't just rank highest on total deaths over the entirety of the pandemic in the past week, they've also had the highest number of new deaths. And are there any new hot spots emerging at this point? In Argentina. The daily death toll has been climbing for months and has now really swerved up. European countries like Spain that saw a lot of death a while back, are seeing another upswing. Now you mention India is a special case. Why is that? Yes, it's the world's second most populous nation. So for a country of that size, India's 95,000 deaths isn't relatively speaking. All that high, which is all the more surprising since India is seeing a huge amount of infection, But among people who are contracting the virus there, the share who are dying doesn't seem to be as high is in some other countries. Monica Gandhi is an infectious disease specialist at University of California, San Francisco, she says. One theory is that people in India tend to dress with thes flowing fabrics. So even though it's hard to social distance people could do one thing during all of this, which is pick up their cloth from there. You know outfit and put it over their mouth and nose. If it reduces the amount of hours you get into that you get less sick. I think it could be driving down the severity of infection. That's so interesting. Yeah. You get a lower dose of the virus. Maybe you're more likely to survive. Another theory. Maybe people in India have been more exposed to previous current viruses, which gives them some immunity. Well, speaking of immunity, I mean as more and more people have gotten infected, does that Offer any hope in terms of seeing a slowdown in new cases or even knew deaths, Monica Gandhi says. Quite possibly, this is what's called Herd immunity, of course, and Gandhi stresses it should not be pursued as a strategy, because if you're reaching herd immunity through widespread infections, as opposed to vaccinations Along the way, A lot of people will still die. Rather, she says. Her immunity is a potential helpful effect. We may notice in the coming months. Then again, it is going to get colder in the coming months, at least in the Northern Hemisphere as winter approaches, So do you think that's going to make the pandemic worse? Well, one researcher Jeffrey Shaming of Columbia University, says evidence does suggest the Corona virus transmits better in cold climates. People spend more time indoors, the virus will have more opportunities. To move from person to person and be more neatly transmissible. That works against us.
U.S. surpasses 200,000 coronavirus deaths, eight months after first reported case
"Toll in America today in the United States reached a milestone, according to the researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the team who have been tracking Corona virus since the pandemics origins. The U. S has now surpassed 200,000 deaths. That's the highest number of deaths for any nation, though many researchers agree that other deaths elsewhere are incorrectly attributed to other causes, or that Corona virus wasn't being tested for At the time. The first U. S case was detected back in January, a Washington state man who had traveled to Wuhan, China, Evan Brown, Fox News and
Vaccines and the Future of COVID with Epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford
"This isn't the same rehashed discussion of covert. This is. Well more worth listening to. This is stuff that you need to know. This is medicine we're still practicing. I'm building. Of course, I by friend and Co host zooming in Dr Steven. Tailback he's a quadruple board certified doctor of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease Critical Care and neuro critical care, and he continues to fight on the front lines of the covert battle here in California for which we are eternally grateful. Steve. How you doing? Hey Bill. Good to see you. And R various special guest Dr, George Rutherford. He is the internationally lauded head of infectious disease and global epidemiology at the UCSF School of Medicine. He is also UCSF's professor of pediatrics and adjunct. Professor School of Public Health at California Berkeley. I had a chance to print out Georgia's see. It's one hundred, twenty, six pages long with two hundred and twenty one published papers and so many important accolades. So I'm going to read the whole thing to you now. Only. Kidding. Dr Authored although socially distance. Thanks so much for joining real pleasure. So Professor of epidemiology and biostatistics director at the prevention and Public Health Group. What do you do? Well, I'm an academic. So I teach school right I do research and I provide advice. So the mission of anybody in Academic Vinnie academic medical entity is education research, clinical care and public service. So my clinical care is really the clinical practice of public. Health and I advise the City Health Department San Francisco Department of Public Health, the California Department of Health and some of the various health departments around the state on approaches to controlling the Kobe deputy hammock. You did mention that your research is partly funded by CDC. Yes. That's correct. Yeah. Hell is a bit about that and how that affects your work during these crazy days. So I've worked with CDC for decades and most recently. I've been doing predominantly HIV related work in developing countries as part of the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief I, have a large competent, very competent research group that basically tries to help governments and occasionally universities but mostly governments CDC missions in developing countries to understand what's going on with their. HIV. Epidemics, how things are working to evaluate progress and to discover new ways to try and stop the spread of HIV and try and. Improve. Clinical outcomes of people who already have HIV. So cases per one million population worldwide is running at about three thousand, five, hundred cases per one million in the US is running at about nineteen thousand, three hundred. So did we screw up or do we have a population that's more difficult to manage? Yes and yes, we have six fold higher numbers of cases than we should have and other countries like India may eventually catch up. I think that the US mister major opportunity early on and that was the problem with not having up tests and having the wrong tests and having tested didn't work and trying to control tests and trying to restrict out tests were being used for whom they are being used. I think they've always been you know a whole myriad lack of policy leadership which the states. have taken over and I think first of all the bay area in which the six county health departments acted in concert to move to a shelter in place ordinance early on on March. Sixteenth, and there is a very good reason for March sixteenth it was the day before Saint Patrick's Day, and then later the state moved in the same direction. So I think California's really been a leader in this. Now, you wouldn't know it from the last two months or three months since mid June under there's a huge wave of new infection a disappointed but I think we still are leaders in this. We showed data today in medicine grand rounds at UCSF that looked at numbers of deaths per hundred cases and in New York ten percent in. San. Francisco, it's zero point, seven percent. So it's less than one percent in San Francisco and the next best in a big city is something I one and a half percent did we screw up as a country? Totally? Did we screw up regionally in the north in northern California I don't think. So we scrub stay somewhat I think we made the reopening little to easy S. Really Hindsight Wealth speak that hindsight just for a second I mean in New York they've had four hundred, forty, five, thousand cases in thirty, three, thousand deaths. So they got a hold of this thing long before we did but we've already exceeded the case we're up to seven, hundred, fifty, thousand cases almost eighty percent more than they've had, and we've had fourteen thousand deaths. Half of what they've had when you say that we as a country may have screwed up, do we have a hold of this thing now and how much of it is that the population is not wearing masks enough especially young people who've decided that they're not as susceptible what New York was bad luck and they had continuous importation from Europe and may have had who? knows. Thousands of cases imported from Europe each one of which starts a new chain of transmission. We in San Francisco we probably at tens coming from Asia and you know the first death care was on February six dot and that was diagnosed retrospectively. Womanhood attended a convention in Las Vegas choose living in Santa, Clara County near San Jose and that convention probably people from China. or at least in the in the hotel that's probably where she got it. If she'd come home and hit a large crowd event at the wrong time with very high levels of virus inter nose and throat and spread it around we could have been just as bad office New York but we weren't and that's really a question of luck. So New York at Bath Block. But guess what we do. This was coming since the thirty first of December. That's when the UBA provincial CDC notified the central Chinese CDC that Oh, by the way, we may have a little problem here the central Chinese CD setup team to Wuhan on December thirty first basically started began an immediate investigation started closed down and drain the whole thing under control. That was the starting Bell I. Mean there was basically two months lost now CDC will say, well, we were having we we developed tests. We did this. We did that. Yeah, that's true. But then the FDA threatened to decertify their laboratory that was producing testing. They produce tests in the hundreds, not in the tens of thousands which was what was needed thousands. Of people came from Europe to New York and it got spread around helped by a couple of super spreader events where people in fact, at one person they affect hundreds of people at the same
Trump Said of Virus, ‘I Wanted To Always Play It Down,’ Woodward Book Says
"It s so there's this this new book that's coming out again from journalist Bob Woodward to him. Or lets go to this press conference with Donald Trump Nail answering questions about this book from Bob Woodward and allegations That Trump initially tried to downplay the seriousness of the Corona virus to the American public early on in the pandemic, our country that he do that Okay, please. Good. You have a question question. You address the concerns from woodwork regard whether you down place. Well, I think if you said in order to reduce panic, perhaps that so The fact is I'm a cheerleader for this country. I love our country and I don't want people to be frightened. I don't want to create panic, as you say. And certainly I'm not going to drive this country or the world into a frenzy. We want to show confidence. We want to show strength. We want to show strength as a nation. And that's what I've done and we've done very well. We've done well from any standard. You look at our numbers compared to other countries of the parts of the world. It's been an amazing job that we've done. I think it's very sad in many respects because The incredible individuals working so hard on it, including our vice president. They've done this great job. They haven't been acknowledged by the news media and they should for the job we've done whether it's ventilators, and now you'll see very soon with vaccines and with Therapeutics. The job we've done has been incredible, but we don't want to. We don't want to instill panic. We don't want to jump up and down and start shouting that we have a problem. That is tremendous problems scare everybody and I'll tell you the other thing. We immediately started buying all over the world. We started buying Masks and gowns and everything else and we don't want to cause Pricing to go up to a level that becomes almost unaffordable. So yeah, and that's it. So, in that sense, I agree with it your place. How do you reassure the American public going forward that they can trust what you're saying? Well, I think that's really a big part of trust. We have to have leadership. We have to show leadership. But the last thing you want to do is create a panic in the country. This was a horrible thing. It was sent to us by China should not have happened should never have happened. This is a disgusting, terrible situation that was foisted upon us, and we have to show we just don't want to use the best word is panic. We don't want to have to show panic would not go into show panic and that's exactly what I did. And I was very open. Whether it's to Woodward or anybody else is just another political hitch up, but whether it was Woodward or anybody else. You cannot show a sense of panic or you're gonna have bigger problems than you ever had before. Place trying to reduce panics or in February 7. It's more deadly than your place. Mr President would like a few more more forthright forthright with with the the American American people people More More last last been been saved. saved. You You took took responsibility responsibility at at all all for for some some of of the the 200,000 200,000 deaths deaths that that we've we've had. had. So So I I think think if if we we didn't didn't do do what what we we did, did, we we would would have have Millions of people die. We closed up our country. We close it up very, very quickly. Very effectively. We did a job. We learned about this horrible disease along with the rest of the world, which had to learn about it. And then we opened it up. And now we know the vulnerable. We know who it attacks who it's so vicious against. And I think we've done from every standpoint a incredible job. We shouldn't have lost anybody. Nobody should have lost. China released something that they shouldn't have been allowed to. They should not have released. It came out of China. It went to Europe. It went all over the world should have never happened. That could have stopped it. They stopped it from going into the remainder of China. It started in Wuhan. And they stopped it, but they didn't stop it from coming to our country. Now Now we we had had to to show show calm. calm. We We had had to to show show you you know know if if it it was was up up to to you you or or whoever. whoever. I I have have no no idea idea what what he he said. said. In In the the book book and and again. again. It's It's a a book book that that I gave him some quotes and frankly, we'll see how the book turned out. I have no idea you're asking me questions for the first time. But again, the last thing we can show is panic. Or excitement or fear or anything else We had to take care of that. We had to take care of the situation we were given now. Long before anybody else wanted to do it. I closed our borders. To a very heavily infected China. If I didn't do that, we would have had hundreds of thousands more people die doctor found, she said it many people, said it. It was a great decision. It was a decision I made and I had to make. It was a decision that a lot of people thought I was wrong, Nancy Pelosi said I was wrong. Joe bought, Biden said I was wrong. They all came back. And they said it was the right decision. And I I was was way way early. early. That That was was in in January. January. The The end end of of January. January. Did Did that. that. So So that that was was a a very very good good thing thing we we did did otherwise, otherwise, we we would would have have had had hundreds hundreds of of thousands thousands more. more. But But if we didn't close the country, we would have been talking about millions of people instead of the numbers that we have right now, you mentioned that you were trying to price gouging. But Bob Woodward recognizes its virus spreading through the year on February 7th. You didn't begin project airbridge until March. You didn't use the bed until March starts. You didn't really think it was going to be to the point where it was. All of a sudden the world was infected. The entire world was infected. Everyone was scrambling around looking with Abi. Face masks and all of the other things. We've opened up factories. We've had tremendous success with face masks and wish heels and with the ventilators were now supplying the rest of the world. We have all the ventilators we can use. And remember this Event. Ladies were very important. Not one person that needed a ventilator didn't get it, And he's a very complex, expensive machines to make. We opened up. Something like hadn't been done since the second World War. We honestly we've done an incredible job, but we don't want to. Run around, screaming, shouting! Oh, look at this! Look at this. We have to show leadership and leadership is all about confidence and confidence is confidence in our country. And our people have been great. We've been put through a lot by China by releasing this by having this come here. We will put to a lot. They could have done something about it. And they chose not to. I am very honored to have have presented presented to to you you today today a a list list of of 20 20 incredible incredible people. people. And And we we will will talk talk later. later. I'm I'm sure sure we'll we'll be be meeting meeting later later in in the the day. day. Thank Thank you you In In January January late late anywhere you knew how all right you've been listening to the president doing a Q and a session at the White House and regards to new allegations from a book from Bob Woodward. That's out. We'll have a lot
Schools reopen in former China coronavirus hotspot Wuhan
"Children return to school on Tuesday in the central Chinese city of Wuhan the regional epicenter of the corona virus epidemic according to state media one point four million children who returned to ninety three thousand kindergartens primary and secondary schools as part of a nationwide return to classes life is largely returned to normal in Wuhan where the novel coronavirus was first detected late last year after what critics called an attempt to ignore the outbreak the city underwent a seventy six they looked down who had marked a milestone on Sunday when he's lost confirm case the patient who brought the virus from overseas was released from a city hospital I'm Charles the last month
Where Did COVID Come From?
"So if the corona vars did I get into humans somewhere far south of John as this evidence suggests, why did know a notice? One possible answer is that these spillovers from animals to humans a more common than you might think and they're often difficult to detect. This was certainly the conclusion of Maury Miller from Columbia University who worked with Sangley she from the Wuhan Institute of Technology to test people in rural China for an entirely different current of ours. We went to a place in Yunan where she had found a bat that cause potential harm to humans, and what we found was that three percent of the population that lived near the bats that were infected with these viruses had already been infected. So still over is quite common occurrence. So this isn't the coronavirus. Pandemic. This is brandon. Other one. It is a separate corroded virus. It is not close at all. There are many many corona viruses that bats carry only one percent of them are estimated to cause any kind of disease in humans and what had been believed prior to this was that it always had to go through a secondary animal and Ben get transmitted to humans Shenley she was the first person to discover that Bat Corona viruses could be potentially transmitted directly to humans and we were able to prove that. Yes, indeed. That was so. Why on Earth did you suspect it might infect humans then. That is the work that Shengli she does. So she has collected genetic sequences for various corona viruses that bats carry. This particular one had a spike that is able to directly infect humans. And who did you go out and test? This was Yunan province. And we just tested all kinds of community members, farmers, foresters. And when we found three percent positively, there was no particular demographic profile that had higher risk because we know in general hunters have a higher risk they kill the animals, the animals can scratch them, but they were no higher risk than anybody else in that community. How is that possible? Exactly. So bats are really everywhere. They often live in the rubes of houses people go into caves whereabouts live to collect Bat Guano because it is a very valued fertilizer for crops. There's all kinds of mechanisms of exposure and bats are fairly revered in China. So everybody knows where they are and respects them and thinks nothing of them. Is kind of scary. I mean in in United Province. Why wasn't there a pandemic that began? With this particular corona virus, it appears to not have caused noteworthy disease. This particular are covid nineteen. So many of the cases where a symptomatic. So wouldn't notice. We wouldn't notice that anyone was infected because everyone feels fine. When we start to notice it is when there is an increase in deaths particularly among the elderly from pneumonia but ammonia is a leading cause of death among the elderly particularly in rural areas. So people may not have noticed that there was excess deaths.
Where Did COVID Come From?
"The story that we've been told is that the coronavirus cancer bats and jumped in humans sometime late last year at seafood market in the city of Wuhan. China. It's a neat tail, but the problem is nobody actually knows whether it's true and the evidence is mixed, which is why the World Health Organization said over the past few months there has been a lot of discussion about the origins of Covid nineteen. Or preparations have been finalized and experts will be traveling to China this weekend to prepare scientific plans with their Chinese counterparts for identifying the. Sources of the disease the WHO's director. General Federal. Gabriel's speaking there back in. July. The two people that the WHO, which just the advanced party for a much bigger group of scientists leaving soon for hand to start asking hard questions from the WHO Micron, the answers to these questions are sometimes elusive, and it is quite a detective story to find the source and the intermediate pathways by which the virus can breach that barrier to humans. We spent decades trying to do that any bola we spent years trying to do that with Merce and Sarah's it takes time and it does take meticulous multi sectoral approach to this and. We don't know where that species barrier was actually breached. This is very important because unless we understand like anything if the walls of your castle breached, you need to know where the breaches because you can fix and repair that breach. You can make sure that that is strengthened for the future. So we need to understand was the the track of this virus from the wild animal kingdom directly into humans directly through farmed animals directly into a marcus. When Mark Two hundred, we have to keep an open mind science must stay open to all possibilities. In. This program were exploring the. The evidence and the gaps in the evidence will I hear how the virus might have got from animals and into people will talk to scientists who are questioning the time and place it actually emerged and address whether the virus could have actually come from lap. On the very last day of Twenty nineteen China reported an outbreak of a strange pneumonia in cluster of people with links to the local who on live animal and seafood market two weeks. Later, the cause of the onus was identified as a new corona virus. Now named Saws Covy to the causes the syndrome known as COVID. Nineteen. Since. Then thousands of scientific papers have been published on the outbreak including the genetic sequence of the virus which confirms its close relationship to Corona viruses carried by bats, and therefore also gives us a clue as to where this vars came from Dennis. Carroll heads the Global Viral and project the Coruna viruses first and foremost are a family of viruses. We estimate there between four and five thousand different corona viruses and virtually all of the ones that we've discovered to date about two hundred we found in bats in different parts of the World Asia Africa, and in the Americas. Bats well, we don't know why bat except that bats are able to host viruses like corona viruses without themselves, having any adverse effects, and they will periodically shed these viruses in their feces or in their saliva. So they represent sort of an ideal host because a virus when it doesn't affect another animal, the last thing want to do is to kill the animal off its speaks to its own demise as well. So they've developed a very sympathetic relationship with bats over the Millennia. Are you saying that bats of the origin and when you get corona viruses and other species, it represents a jump from a bat into that species at least at some point in time. Well, I. Let's be very clear. We don't have a definitive answer as to how the COVID nineteen virus entered the human population but we've seen enough examples of the virus moving either directly or indirectly from bats that it's the most reasonable explanation. There was some initial speculation to be confirmed that Pangolin. Another wildlife animal that is a food source in China may have acted as a spillover agent, but more work needs to be done to really clarify exactly what the transmission route might've been. One other avenue to pursue is you read genetic code off of a virus and then you go looking in the database to see what is most closely related to because that can sometimes point you in the right direction of West something came from. Walt story emerges when we do that sort of analysis, many of the different corona viruses circulating in these geographic areas do in fact, have a strong genetic relatedness to the covid nineteen genetic profile. So it speaks to a pedigree shared pedigree. So if that's the case, then you make a case of the fact that these viruses are actually pretty common. You can find the across the very diverse patch of China. Why would they emerge in Wuhan? Well. The source is largely bats that are proximal to Wuhan City, and one of the things we know about bats first and foremost is that they have the ability to adapt and share. Living. Space with human populations and so what we've seen in Wuhan as an example, love high interactive dynamics between bat populations possibly again, secondary intermediary hosts with human populations. If we don't bring a human in close proximity to these infected animals, you will not get a spillover.
Interview With Susan Park
"Or those of you who are foodies and I know if you don't consider yourself a food, do you like food? Some of our most popular episodes are when we bring on people who own restaurants or who are chefs and my guest today. Is kind of a combination. She's not a chef. She's married to a chef. This is Susan g young park, and she and her husband are the owners of a very unusual Taco place near the campus is called. I think I'm saying this right Revolucionario? Is that correct? Yes, it's a revolutionary on North African Tacos on. At one, four, three, six, West Jefferson, boulevard currently were only open on weekends, Saturdays, and Sundays for pick up orders only from noon till three, and actually I am a chef to learn more. Oh okay. Okay. Yeah. Well, you know, I definitely want to do a deep dive. Into, your establishment. But you know since we're recording this in early May and is still during the whole shutdown, and this is a restaurant I gotta ask you because we'll put this out relatively soon. This episode I have to ask you like, how has it been for you guys with the shutdown with the limited time that you're open. How's that going? It's been very, very asymmetric call. Because I also have. Started a nonprofit at the end of February and a lot of people keep asking me how I knew to start early with the Asian. American. Specific food. Bank. It's because I am an Asian American person. Who? WHO also owns also Asian American owner. And I. My restaurant is near USC SO I. Get to talk to a lot of. Asian, American, and Asian international students. So my restaurant very community driven. So. As an Asian American person business owner and somebody who speaks to Asian American students in Asian international students on a regular basis. You know I could feel the of sacks of you know, the the Wuhan Virus China virus. Right one international news broke in in December, and I can feel it affecting my business to I can feel it affecting my business, my in store business just tanked. I made it by with a lot of lot of catering more because they kept asking my customers helped me out catering orders than. And then a lot of a Chinese American students in particular in Chinese. International. Students who come to my restaurant. Started telling me. They just felt really anxious and they had a feeling of like just more isolated, and also I also do a lot of tenants advocacy work I've been in touch with CCD in. Chinatown. MOM since last year I helped him out occasionally with things at the request as I could see for myself, I mean. Koreatown didn't get hit that bad. Early, a chinatown business in Chinatown just tanked. You know at in December and January some restaurants. It was like ninety nine percent down the streets were empty. There's nobody. And then my friends from the San Gabriel Valley started reporting. The business was down in the San Gabriel Valley. And then it rolled into Korea town. So Koreatown was hit a little bit later. By declining sales and then in my restaurant to. So January usually means like a huge surge in business. And a lot of my customers are international students, not as Asian international students, but international students because my husband is also he's a French born Algerian Berber and Berbers indigent people to North Africa. So we also have a lot of European customers in African customers, and because we're North African Taco restaurant, we also have a lot of Mexican Latin next customers so very international. We hear a lot of news from everybody to because we're, I'm a owner operators on that restaurant every day that it's open. So I'm in touch with just. So many different communities. And just business was just was not picking up and beginning in January I started. Reducing, my restaurant hours drastically because it just wasn't worth it. It just wasn't worth it to old. You know just to get all that going and it was like this is not what any you know So then I started my food bank initiative I started I started my bag initiative before a stylish on nonprofit. Net Song early I. Think I met her Nebi. Rarity. A month after I had started my brown bags for all skid row initiative. Because wins, virus news broke of a mysterious virus mysterious You know that's a scare scare tactic. In China and it's highly infectious in know we live in a global village? and. Experts have been warning about pandemics for a long time and America wouldn't be prepared for one. So my first thought in January was to start my Brown Dad's for everyone initiative for skid row because in an era of pandemic, who do you want to help the most? I, I mean, who should you be healthy? It's the most vulnerable people were most exposed. Then it's going to be homeless in the House to people. And who are the poorest of the poor, the an housed I mean, it's the black residents. Elderly residents are skip Vo. So I, the Brown. Doctrines, round that for everyone initiative really took off fast because the idea was catchy. People could wrap their mind around like Paquito, Brown bag lunch. You know. So I, had neighborhood associations like four hundred members hanging. Why? Why can't all of us do like ten Brown bags? That's four thousand bomb. Gad's already
Why South Asia's COVID-19 numbers are so low
"States is approaching five million covert 19 infections. We've passed 160,000 deaths. This virus has paralyzed the richest, most powerful country in the world. And we know this was preventable because at the same time and parts of the developing world countries with far fewer resource is have kept infection and death rates remarkably low. Rhonda's carried out nearly 180,000 tests. Since the start of the pandemic, Erica has applied a combination of mandatory social distancing. A strict lock down and wide scale testing. It's a strategy. We can learn a lot from these apparent success stories this week. We're taking a closer look at Southeast Asia along the Mekong River. As of this recording, five countries with a combined population of 243 million people have had fewer than 5000 cases of covert 19 and 72 deaths. The water Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar doing that the rest of the world finds itself unable to do in controlling this virus. Well, I think if we knew that answer for certain there would be epidemiologists and government officials from all over the world lined up on the door, trying to figure out the secret. That's Hannah Beach. She's Southeast Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. Race wars reached her at her home in Bangkok. And she says, there isn't just one reason that these countries have been so successful. I don't think there's anyone magic bullet, but there is kind of constellation of things that countries Thailand has done, which would seem right. First of all people started wearing masks very early, even when the W H O is dissuading people from doing so. Second of all, it's not really a touchy culture when people greet each other. They do what's called a Y, which is when you put your hands together like you're like you're in a prayer like motion. Sort of all hospitals are good health care's not prohibitive. You know, one of the things that people have been looking at that that it might be some sort of Innate resistance that has been built up, particularly in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam to the current virus. One of the theories that the people in Thailand are looking at is the way in which the novel Coronavirus Cove in 19 evolved. And it started off most likely in bats on DH. Then it went from bad to some sort of intermediary mammal, and then from that mammal to humans, there is there is some speculation, looking both that kind of the genetic origins of the current virus, but also looking at something animals that were at the wet market. In Wuhan, where the outbreak seems to have proliferated that the animal that was thie kind of intermediary animal between bats and humans might have been an animal that was indigenous to this part of Southeast Asia. And that it might have been a pangolin which looks like a kind of like an artichoke cross. Listen, armadillo. If it came from this animal, there is the possibility that something a precursor even this novel, coronavirus had been sort of floating around. In the ecosystem in this region for a long time, and that could potentially explain some sort of resistance that had been built up within the local populations here. And if you look at, for instance, in in southwestern China, which is very close to this region in the number of cases of Corona virus were very, very low. Compared to a place like Wuhan. So again, you know is this is this magic bullet That explains everything We don't know. But it's certainly a factor. That is that seemed interesting. That is interesting. Will you live in the region? You cover the region as you watch these numbers and as you watch the toll in the rest of the world Are you at all suspicious? Do you think these numbers of credible all of these places whether it's Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar If the numbers were so cooked if there were bodies lined up at the morgues. If there were mass graves, we would know there is social media. People talk, people whisper, and we would we would have an idea. S O. I think that's I don't think it's fair to say that the numbers are simply made up. I'm in Thailand right now has fewer than I think 3500 cases. Vietnam, which has had an uptick has fewer than 800 cases. This. Maybe it's off by a couple 100. Maybe if given off by a couple 1000 But if there were bodies at the hospital's piling up from a mysterious respiratory disease, we would know you've spent the duration of the pandemic in Thailand. Let's go back to those first weeks. In January, Thailand confirmed what was believed to be the first confirmed case outside of China. Around the same time the U. S experienced its first case is well. What happened in those earliest weeks? Well, it was interesting that this this first case Thailand has a very good kind of geological service, and in mid January, they confirmed that the Chinese tourists coming from Wuhan, China, which is where the outbreaks believed to have started Had had flown to Bangkok for holiday, which millions of Chinese do every year Bank office in fact, one of the world's most visited cities, and it's one the most visited by Chinese. And at that point, people in Thailand became nervous because there was a mysterious disease up north in China, and there were a lot of Chinese tourists arriving and one thing that didn't happen and we can kind of look back at this. And obviously it's hard to say we know we knew that this is going to be The deadly epidemic that it's become. But in the beginning flights weren't stopped two flights captain arriving from from Wuhan from China, and yes, there were efforts to try to much temperatures of people came in, but there wasn't really that much that was done. Fast forward a few weeks people of their own accord with with government advice started wearing masks and you know there's there's no no sense in Thailand that That wearing a mask is anything but good for public health. There was no there was no no sense that that was somehow infringing upon their individual liberties you've experienced since you there with the ties. Six weeks of pretty strict national locked down. Is it getting any easier now? What's day to day? Life like in Thailand? Now, can you send your kids to school? Can you eat a restaurant? Can you go into stores? You know, I talked to friends back in the states and I feel a little bit guilty because we started our lock down in March and then in Early April. Essentially all international flights stopped. Commercial flights stopped. And so we've been sort of under lock down for months. But beginning in June, the lock down started easing. So all the restaurants all the bars, all the massage parlors, all the all the kind of normal establishments, businesses have slowly been opening up. And now my life is pretty normal. Yes, I still wear a mask everywhere. My kids wear masks everywhere. But schools high schools are back in session on their social distancing. Now they have school kids have school every other week. They wear the masks. They have plastic dividers and things. But there's commerce on DH. There's there's kinda semblance of normalcy, which again makes me feel a little bit that when I speak to people in the U. S, because that's very different from From what? What Americans experiences. You know, we've gone more than almost three months without a case of of local transmission, which is remarkable their cases. Every day, but they're all in people who are coming back from ties were coming back from overseas, whether it's the United States or Europe or the Middle East since that strictest version of the lock down ended Did the economy bounced back is AH are some of the worst effects economically of the lock down starting to ease Because people are spending money again, People are making money again. That's the real tragedy of of Thailand. Thailand did a very good job of controlling the virus and making sure that it hasn't spread. But economists absolutely devastated and the reason is devastated. It's because it's a very tourism reliant economy anywhere. Between 20 and 30% of GDP comes from from tourism, and they're no tourists coming in. So you can. If you want to come on a beach holiday to Thailand, you can't do that right now. So that means that anybody who was a tour guide, our hotel operator restaurant operator. Millions of people have been put out of work. And so the Thai government's really kind of facing a difficult decision right now, which is you can open up. But then if you open up and try to save the economy, you might be also allowing the virus to come in and assistant. It's an issue that Many economies and in many countries are dealing with. But given the success the Thailand has had and being able to control the virus, you know, it makes it that much more. On fraud to even consider bringing people back in and
China's ambassador to US slams Trump for COVID-19 blame
"Back and forth continues with China's ambassador to the U. S. Slamming President Trump for blaming the Chinese government for lack of transparency on covert 19. A bee sees Catherine Folders has the latest warning that tensions with China have reached unprecedented levels. China's ambassador to the United States on Tuesday fiercely disputed accusations that the Chinese government with help potentially lifesaving information about the Corona virus. In the early days of the pandemic. The ambassador said that in late December, Chinese authorities identified a few cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in the Wuhan province, and within days the World Health Organization was notified. President Trump and some of the nation's top disease experts have blamed the Chinese government for initially hiding the most significant component of cove in 19 being that it's easily spread among humans. Democratic
Local TV stations across the US set to air discredited 'Plandemic' researcher's conspiracy theory about Fauci
"TV stations across the country are set to air a discredited researchers conspiracy theory about Dr Pfoutch ING Sinclair broadcast group stations are showing the program America this week that will feature A segment with Judy Mikovits. He's the medical researcher featured in the discredited planned Emmick video that went viral earlier this year, which was banned from platform such as Facebook and YouTube and the segment, she tells the program's host, The doctor, Fauci quote, manufactured And shipped Corona viruses to Wuhan, China. Stand clear, has been criticized in the past for its far right views and programming decisions.
Chicago - Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,624 new known COVID-19 cases reported
"Six months it's the first covert 19 case was reported in the Illinois A woman in her sixties traveled toe Wuhan in late December to visit relatives. She developed symptoms days after returning to the Chicago area back in January. Her husband was also later diagnosis with the virus, making them the first known case of a person to person transmission in the United States. Both were eventually released from the hospital and recovered on March 21st. Nearly two months after that initial case, Governor Pritzker declared a shelter in place order. In six months, Illinois has reported more than 165,000 cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health, releasing the latest Corona virus. Statistics in Illinois Deluges Kim Gordon report. There are 1620 for new Corona virus cases and 20 additional deaths. It's 96 more cases since yesterday, which was already a record high for July. Positivity rate is also ticking up a bit from 3.2% on Wednesday, the 3.4% today Indiana also setting a record number of cases at 953. Kim
China says it will retaliate after US orders its Houston consulate to close
"With the Chinese. Let's deal with the hacking situation and the story that broke yesterday and even before this, we had heard that the Chinese were actively trying to steal intellectual property on Research for a Corona virus vaccine and it comes down to the Chinese know that this virus originated in Wuhan. The Chinese know that they misled the world. They misled the United States they misled. Originally, the World Health Organisation, which has become complicity with the Chinese. On multiple levels and the Chinese did a disservice to humanity. Let's look at it through the prism and the lenses of us here in the United States. That if they would have let us know in December Or early January what they knew and if the Chinese would have locked down Wuhan sooner, even just a week sooner. They didn't tell their own people between January 14th in the 21st and there was a massive spread and rule on at that point. They don't even tell their own people or they didn't move to lock things down. And again the Chinese Communist government completely to blame here for mishandling and mismanaging and lying to the world. And with that said the Chinese don't want Toby. Shown up that they don't want to be behind the eight ball. They want to also be the ones that say, Hey, we've got the best vaccine against Corona virus. Instead of all of the other pharmaceutical and research and institutions around the world that are working diligently and feverishly. On a vaccine whether it's German scientists whether it's French, whether it's what we're hearing out of Oxford in the UK Fizer here in the United States and, of course, their branches all around the world, Moderna. You know, that's just a fraction of who's working. Johnson and Johnson here in the United States is just a fraction of who's working on this vaccine. And the Chinese were we heard this two months ago. I talked about this on the program months ago that the Chinese were tryingto hack and steal data from all over the world so they could be first. Was saying, Hey, we got the vaccine. And now we have two Chinese hackers that have been formally charged with trying to steal research on the Corona virus vaccine. Trying to steal from private companies trying to steal from our government agencies as well. And this is what came down from the DOJ yesterday. And these two guys apparently work that the Chinese Ministry of State Security and the Gwang Dong State Security Department To lead a campaign, which the DOJ the assistant attorney General, John Demmer said was a sweeping global computer intrusion campaign. That's the nice way to say hacking intellectual property theft just going in and stealing. Chinese are very, very good at this. That's why they've gotten so far militarily. From a industrial standpoint, they stolen countless countless hundreds of billions or trillions. An intellectual property. Lee. Zhou Yu, 34 years old and dung. Jeez, I got zero J A Z a shot. G, uh 31. According to the reports, they targeted intellectual property and confidential business information. Held by Pharmaceutical companies and those that are steaming full speed ahead toward a corona virus treatment. Treatments. So the therapeutics the testing issues, the vaccines they were trying to rip off and bust into everything. And this is what the Chinese have done again. Defense contractors. Why do you think the latest generation of the Chinese fighter jet looks just like the F 35 Because they ripped off was the Lockheed Martin or north of Groman. They They controlled her back in the late to thousands like 8 4009 And they stole a whole lot of defence information on the F 35 ripped it off. So it's defense contractors. They rip off the pharmaceutical companies. A computer high tech medical device companies. The Chinese even have a history of busting into solar energy companies here in the United States video game development They're ripping off information. They're stealing codes. It's nonstop on what the Chinese do their absolute thieves. When it comes to intellectual property. According to the indictment. These malicious cyber activities began more than 10 years ago. And were ongoing as of the date of the indictment, according to AA de MERS. During that time, the hackers stole terabytes of data from hundreds of targets. Establishing themselves as a prolific threat to the U. S and foreign networks. And these charges from the feds. They say that these Chinese hackers tried to access the accounts of other organizations that we're not government organizations. They tried to bust also into dissident organizations or actual dissidents or clergy, human rights activists. Is it trying to get Intel and so they can punish and and go after anything that's a threat to the Chinese Communist. Regime. That's what this comes down to. Yeah, Lee and Dung they were working on high tech companies. That was their focus, but they had a whole team. They work of others, obviously, but Lee and Dung they were, they were focused on busting into high tech companies here in the United States, also in South Korea, and Sweden and Spain, Australia, Belgium, Britain. Germany, Japan, Lithuania Nothing about a stony and Latvia. But Lithuania and these indictments were filed in U. S District Court in Washington. And shows that Beijing is using fight cyber theft. In a worldwide campaign. To quote Robbe replicate and replace non Chinese companies in the global marketplace. And then there's also said that China is providing the safe haven for these criminals in order for the Chinese government to get all this information that these guys were Pretty much on the Chinese kami payroll. China has not taken its place alongside Russia, Iran and North Korea in that shameful club of nations that provide a safe haven for cyber criminals to exchange or in exchange for those criminals being on call toe work for the benefit of the state. Again to feed the Chinese Communist Party's insatiable hunger. For American and other non Chinese companies. And to steal their hard earned intellectual property, including covert 19 research, according to Des Murs, assistant attorney general It's a huge problem it has been, and that's why the Chinese are as far as they are. So on the heels of that now we go to the next chapter. And that's that the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, has been ordered closed and, you know he's got his finger on this pulse and is spot on and is not a great job and doesn't pull punches. Mince words. And that's Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio. He gets and has gotten the Chinese threat for a very long time. And what Marco Rubio said today in Fox Business interview is that the Chinese Consulate in Houston is a front for a massive spy organization. And the State Department has ordered that consulate in Houston. To shut down, he said. This consulate is basically a front. It's kind of the central node of a massive spy operation. Commercial espionage, defense espionage. Also influence agents try to influence Congress, according to Marco Rubio. And by the way, Senator Rubio is the acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. And he said that this closure of the Houston Chinese consulate was long overdue. And he said the State Department Was completely right Team make this move, and the State Department says that this is absolutely necessary to protect intellectual property here in the United States and private information. And of course, the Chinese. They're going ballistic. They're saying that they could retaliate. That this is uncalled for. This is a gray GIs. We could retaliate. China China When you get there, try to get you to send another virus our way. Is that how you going to retaliate? And Rubio also predicted that China Would then retaliate by closing one of our diplomatic facilities. In China. And if you wanna get a snapshot of what we have in China, Of course, we have the official U. S embassy in Beijing, but we have five consulates around China. We have a consulate in Shanghai. We have a U. S consulate in Gwang Ju. We have a U. S consulate and Cheng do and Wuhan Great and in Shenyang, So we have apparently five other Consulates. On top of our embassy. So the expectation is the Chinese going to retaliate by shutting down one of our places. Hey, what about this fire? What about the Houston Fire Department being called to this embassy or this consulate? Has to shut down by end of business like 45 o'clock on Friday. So the Chinese have to shut this thing down and get out by the end of this week. By Friday afternoon, And last night, there was a fire at the embassy Smoke and Houston Fire department responded. What do you think happened? Where was the fire? What were they doing? Hold on to that thought, because we'll wrap up this whole story with that next. Here on Schmidt, I
"wuhan" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"And with regards to the Wuhan coronavirus and you can slice and dice the numbers and so many different ways and when it's all said and done and who knows when that is going to be and there's going to be investigation after investigation and there's going to be all kinds of different conclusions that are come to and who knows what they're gonna say but the thing is that if you have the does anyone really believe that we're getting the truth now I think that's probably the one of the biggest things trying to get your head around during this whole thing you've got politicians out there who are getting this taste of all this power and they want to do nothing but keep and then you've got it you know are the numbers being fudged are they being the enhanced somehow ended whose benefits are they paying out money the government paying out money because you have Wuhan coronavirus patient in your hospital and then with that patient goes on a ventilator is there more money but who knows who knows of the stories are true in some respects I think they are but it's going to we're going to be hearing for this four years after all this is done some point it's got to come to an end so again Boone County Matt reason probably have more on this here in the news here in just a few seconds but that guy is my citizen of the day do try to break into his house fired some warning shots they had a little altercation the bad guy got the worst of it end of story that that's that's a good story let's say you had some smile about today as we continue on the home of the red seven hundred WLW.
"wuhan" Discussed on Front Burner
"Do so as people start to return to something a little closer to normal life and move on and across. China officials are worried about another spike in the virus. So I spoke to Sean Un. He's a journalist who's been reporting on life and Wuhan and across China and he's in the southwestern city of chunked him. Hi Sean thank you so much for being here so I know that you were just listening. In on my conversation with maxine reactions. Yeah I think It definitely maps onto what I've been talking to you. Know with logos restrictions are under since and of did life is getting more and more of Action Assi Shopping Malls and retail plazas. A slowly reopening in Wuhan city passing out. I'm very excited and happy. For the first day of reopening today I think the able to be healthy and leave the house and meet with other colleagues who are also heli is a very happy thing. It might seem very ordinary but after enduring the epidemic. Being safe is a blessing but I don't think that's a universal phenomenon right now there are still a lot of neighborhoods where you still cannot get out. Can you tell me more about that? Why why are there still alive? Neighborhoods where you can't get out. Yes so apray is very dramatic date and is the day where the when the official lockdowns left it so a lot of people had high hopes in terms of foul. What this would mean to Iowa with me for the outbreak in China in general. But I think that's over hyped and The the situation is that yes of course right now. People could leave now and people from other. Other provinces of cities could go into the city but for those people living in their in their apartments were stuck in there are upon duties that has not changed too much because there are still allow defy a systematic cases in in John and in with people more people coming into on. There's definitely a more complex situation in terms of the contract provisions of the outbreak. Because before this everything was inside on nobody could get out and nobody could get in so they can show the situation a little bit better but now since the the channels open a lot there will be a lot more flow of people and that will inevitably caused some concerns in terms of whether there will be another spike viruses. Yes Sean can you tell me a little bit more about how they're like enforcing this you know? How do they know where these as symptomatic people are you know? How are they able to kind of decide? Witch apartment complexes areas are shutdown versus others. Yeah so for those are neighborhoods that do not have re many cases they have a much more lucent restrictions so they will allow people to get out and winning comebacker would they would check the temperature and for those neighborhoods. That still have room. Many cases are they would definitely have a more strict restriction. And the problem right now. Is that That they are more eysenck. Mattie cases showing up a lot of neighborhoods actually rebranded to high risk areas. Many those compounds word kind of locked up again. Why are there more and more a symptomatic cases showing out so eysenck matic before they were not counted in? The official tally and as the number did not get released onto a I so nobody really knew what was happening. Before April first as in many cases four in total according to those same health authorities there are currently a fifteen hundred forty one such cases in the country right now. Another seventy people tested positive for the virus. But don't have any symptoms that's out from the forty-seven factions recorded just twenty four hours ago so once. That gate is opened a lot. More people being a paying attention to this and you mentioned that people are coming in and out of Wuhan more so tell me a little bit more about that. So today was the first day where people would be able to be on and last night at midnight. The they dismantled roadblocks and it was a very dramatic moment of course and then According to data released by the I think minstrel transportation today About fifty five thousand people from Wuhan left The city and forty percent of them went to the Pro River downtown which hosts big cities like Shenzhen Org. Lonzo were normally be have a lot of people coming from across the country.
"wuhan" Discussed on Front Burner
"Hi maxine thank you so much for talking to me today. I S you have to do this Have you talked to you to a wonderful so before we get to? What's happening today? I just want to put this in a little bit of context. How long have you been stuck in your apartment for says January twenty third a yesterday? Yeah it was about seventy five days. That seems like a long time. Hey so you can even go outside to get a little bit of exercise Ella Beginning No. Can you tell me what it was like for you? For example like how were you able to get food so added? I While wake we still allowed to go out to buy groceries slowly. They like the management getting more strict so the community told us that we can just tell. The community would win nate so then they were contacts fire and this fire will. David Food to us. Then we go down at a gate to get output so the community in your apartment complex there helping order food in like a very centralized way. Also they're sort of policing people's behavior in your apartment complex to make sure that you're not going outside too much is that fair for for me to say Yeah Yeah so every small community will be responsible for your safety so the government will like Sandham. This is the news. Risen you basically regulations Recently sell please make sure that every save. Yeah what's that been like for you mentally to be cooped up in your apartment for seventy five days especially in such a terrible crisis like this while. I have very historical moment for everyone in China in two holidays so at the beginning staying at home we have a leader rate like curiosity like who cares what happening exactly like And also where how leader Bay like access because way don't know like how long were would be the inside as for me personally. I like I try to find something to do to like enjoying my time you know. It's it's Pretty Harley with you what did you do enjoy your time. I I will watch movie. We my boyfriend then way we sometimes play. Pozo in it. Were play poker oak pipe and yet we're joined Ryan and also like Have talk you know. I have to say it's a good time for Kapos who are living together to understand each other better We will talk a lot a different topics you know so I asked some level this help me improve the relationship with my boyfriend of. That's good to hear that is very good to hear. I imagine that might not be the case for everybody right else. I don't know about at least me. Is We closer? I I UNDERSTAND. Though that in the beginning you had a hard time with panic attacks. Can you tell me a little bit about that? So I had a panic attack so this was pretty like new to meet right so I don't know what happened. I just started few anxious in need to be hard to break Luckily in my boyfriend was here so he helped me a lot. So I think probably To March sessile race like I know there's a lot of people got interacted so I feel sorry for them and Also because I don't know when can I get out again so yeah that just happened? I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through that. I know that today. The lockdown was lifted in Wuhan. And what has that meant for you? Are you allowed to go out now? Or Yeah Yeah we we are allowed to go go out and Me AND MY BOYFRIEND. The we went outside and we went to the shop. Way Bought Monju's in yogurt and her new those then we get our scooter fix now way. Renown a riot to eastlake. I just feel like why is now like slowly going back your beer normal routine. The city's going back to their like lively life again. I feel so excited. It's unhappy maxine. I'm I'm so glad that you were able to go and get some noodles and go for a scooter ride today. That must have felt really good. After seventy five days cooped up. I'm wondering if all that time in lockdown has changed your perspective on anything like if there's anything you're thinking about differently now than when the quarantine started while days actually changed my life added attitude laws like I think a lot about like what is that life should be or Wasn't meaning of life and I realize like before I was like kind of prison boo God with France a lot and I used to have a lot of friends but solely I realize like who are the most important people to me yet and also were can live. You're going to have in the future because you know who knows right. This is sort of put things in perspective for you. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with d today. I'm I'm really appreciative. And wishing you a wonderful and healthy future thank you. I believe. We'll be in rural being thank you. I'm glad to talk.
"wuhan" Discussed on Made For This with Jennie Allen
"Today we are going to have a great conversation with Rebecca. Franks for move on and she has been on for. Years has been on lockdown for the last six plus weeks. So I'm telling you she's lived. We're all kind of just beginning to live and has such an interesting awesome perspective about it so anyway. Thank you so much for joining us. Rebecca give us a picture of what it looked like for you day in the life before. All this started okay. A day in the life is just real similar to too many their son goes to school. You know we live ten minutes away from where we work. We get into the market. We go to starbucks probably a little too much and Just normal normal stuff. It's just a little more compact here and that we walked. We don't have cars and and it's really easy. Simple life now is talk about when you realize this was gonna be deal and this was going to affect all of life in January so we had just gotten back from our Christmas break. We were offered two weeks. We had some events planned at the school where I work and all of a sudden people were pulling out. Nobody wanted to come to a high and of course we knew about Karenna virus but I was thinking it was not that big of a deal. We went on break for Chinese New Year. And at that point we had no idea that we would not be going back to January seventeenth last day. Anybody went to school or to work and it was the next day that we learned warranty has come in transportation's being shut down. You GotTa stay in Your House. Because this is very very serious. So what did that feel like to you when you heard the news because you had no precedent for this prior? This is unique. You know where you were you stock in what was Wuhan doing that. Maybe was unusual. What will Hamas do any what we were doing? We're a little bit different because we speak the language but don't read it and so we couldn't keep up with all the news. We were told to stay home but we didn't have to and so we didn't so we would get out and walk to Walmart and most shops were closed anyway because Chinese New Year so it wasn't really that unusual but when day we went to the store and the shelves were bare and every line was open and twenty people deep and. We thought something's going on here. This is very weird. And what do people know that we don't know so? We grabbed a few extra things and then a day or so later. Got a little more connected and translated some messages. Oh okay people do that. In three days from ban the city was going to be shut down so we did stock up and not terribly because my husband had to keep reminding me. God's cared for you all along he's not gonNa make your life depend on what you can hold in your basket right now. So don't go there. Don't let fear you know scarcity take on your life right now so we but in a reasonable way and you've got community there. What does that look like just with friends and relationships? And how has that changed for you? It's changed a lot. We have a great community here because at the school that I work. There's about a hundred foreigners or so including you have families and kids. Most most of us are from the states during the first couple of weeks match of our community. I had left returnees New Year. Everybody goes on vacation. We didn't because a billion other people do so a lot of people were gone. And we're used to that. But eventually people started evacuating and we knew from the get-go that we didn't want to evacuate that we wanted to stay because this is our home and so that community dwindled down to five plus kids five adults plus if you extra people that are in our extended community will call him about eight of US foreigners that live in this complex where I live and so we have a new community. Okay so now. Let's talk about the day to day. Now how long have you been in lockdown? So we've been in quarantine and that's when the city shut down everything that started January twenty third. We've been in lock down locked into our apartment complex since February seventeen. Wow okay. How big is your complex? Just give us a picture of that. Like what is that. Look like for you. It's good really huge. Is Probably Ten thousand people that live in this complex and it spans city block. So it's a it's a big space. I mean we're in a thirty three story building. We live on the twenty fifth floor. So there's a lot of people here people on top people. Three generations often living in one apartment so their space to roam in our complex between the buildings. And that's been helpful because we are not physically locked in our building. Wow Okay let's talk about just You have a son and so you've been home schooling and let's talk about what that's been like. You've been doing that for a little while now. You guys have teaching in your in your family. So that's probably a little helpful. Homeschooling my nightmare. I'm not kidding okay. So my husband is a professional teacher. He helps other teachers teach. He's been doing this seventeen years. I can tell you. This has been the most challenging part all of quarantine. You keep me at my house. You can limit my food. I'm fine but break the student homemade guns each word very difficult. It's just a different ballgame a This hope if you're a parent you're doing his. Give yourself some grace because the first two weeks were very very difficult. I don't know what I'm doing but my husband he does and it was very difficult. After that point I think must send resigned to the fact that teachers not coming here anytime soon. And he's not gonNA be able to go back to school so we better make this work. We did and we learned to say win. And I've told the teachers like last week. I was doing one lesson. He didn't understand it not understand on the Mike. We're done and a rotor message and I said we have. We have met our limit. I can't do this. You know. And they understand because nobody asked for this and this is a whole different ballgame. And we're not. I'm not a trained teacher. I don't know how to do classroom management on child so so talk about now I mean. Are you all getting more? Freedom is this is opening up a little bit. What does it look like now? Yeah they've actually given us a date so they get a date. They publicized it in the national papers and April. Eighth is the day that the city of Wuhan will open a couple of weeks ago essential personnel. Were going back to work. So there's traffic on the streets now. We still cannot leave but some people have been gradually getting released in getting special passes to go. Let's talk about your perspective because a lot of us came across a facebook post you wrote and it kind of gave. Here's the good things and it gave us all a little bit of hope. Is You know it felt like we were headed to `isolation? Let's talk about that perspective. And just what has that been like to fight for that with this much time having gone by and to really see the good you know. My husband challenged me to write that post about the good and I'm glad he did. We have been fine through this process. Because we've got our faith and I can not imagine not having these to hang in the middle of all this okay but it's much easier to report the locks on the doors and things like that and so when he challenged me write down all the good that's going on. It was a little bit of shock but once I sat down. I'm telling you I had to edit that post. Because there was so much more wanted to write we were forced just like American and the rest were. We were forced into this pause. Retold the stay in largely forced to stay in and it just may time Kinda standstill. And so that's been the most wonderful thing is knowing what even if I wanted to keep up the hectic pace at I used to. I can't and so it's made me cherish this man sitting across from me and my kid the rim just cherish them. We linger over breakfast. We read over reckless a look at him in the eyes of learning game the other day with them because I have time I didn't ask for this time and I would really prefer to be working because I'm just wired like I am not a homebody but I'm a homebody now because I have to be and God has blessed time not like it's perfect all the time because it sure is not but it is good because we just caught up in the busy of life. I've missed so much around me. My goodness nature. I could talk a long time about the good that I'm really very thankful that this has been forced on me because I appreciate live so much more. Let's talk about what the scariest part was for you like. When were you thinking to yourself? I want to get out. I I want to get back to the states like did that. Ever Cross your mind. And what brought that on the locks the locks on the doors they slowly putting them on a few buildings and then a few more in and they locked gates a lot. I would lose my mind at the thought of just being locked in my building. It's a small apartment. I mean we you know Asian quarters or not large. We'll just say that's when I thought I would lose it and I had a moment of crisis of I can do all things through Christ and at first. This is not this is not. I can't do this but I did. And it just. It's just a big big moment of crisis. Big Moment of fear. Yeah it did not last though because he was seized with Danny semi straight guy did. And we've done it and we've done it well because the virus really started there and there was so little known. Were you afraid of getting it? Were you afraid your son would get it. Was there ever that stage of fear. No not really. I mean it's not out to get you in. It's not a death sentence. We've got trusted friends. I'm not a medical professional. Not GonNa dispensed advice what we have trusted friends who are people who are way smarter than that. We talked to understand how the virus spreads were healthy. And we're smart with what we do and we do stay in. We don't get in the Public. So the virus really never was a concern. And although I don't know anybody personally who has had it here. I know of of others and I've heard so many recovery aces they get it. And then they take care of themselves and they isolate- isolated key so it doesn't get around but frankly no the viruses.
"wuhan" Discussed on $6.99 Per Pound
"In the middle of China and we're part of the WHO Bay province and it's called a Chicago of the East which was like well tight down Chicago of the East I hope that sticks. You wait okay so why so. Obviously Chicago House like go go food. It has lots of Industry. It's because it's just literally because it's the middle of like China and is true. Pago like Wuhan geographically. It's in the central China but it's also a nicknamed the The city of Rivers. Because it's it's it is like a really important transportation hub in China because of its Centrality and it borders Many different provinces. And there's also like there's also like one of the largest call. It is one of the largest college. Towns in the world has more than a million higher. Ed Students it's you know instead of like Silicon Valley in how we have the optics valley. It's a hub for Haydn semi conductor and communications industry. There's also like a huge automobile industry in want so there's so much actually in terms of business potential for the city and it's very appreciative for other has to offer and also people forget that one also like a huge city. It's a city of London people and it's bigger than like New York and pray very much There it's there's it's like apparently a knowledge of music of I've been talking to admit it will hunt. They're telling me that one is also like punk rock. Wow it's because I guess it's a it's there's a lot of young people given that it has a lot of college age students There are these you know bands and punk rockers. That have come on and I think that's also something really incredible about the city It's always been a city of a bit of like rebellious by two way Like a century ago. It was the place where the uprising happened. Where like they basically took down the last Imperial Dynasty of China the Ching Dynasty and like. They're also an artist and musician. That have been some of their formative years on in hunt One of the artists. That awful. Oh He's incredible She made this He made this kind of of theme of the great criticism and the que- Juxtaposing all the Western advertising with like the make culture revolution and one his name. He's like China's one of the first little ardent and key. He created that body of work when he was that. There's something about the city that just invites and also can inspires. The avant-garde types is like seeing as super feisty. When we want you we love our space food. But they shouldn't and social people but can be like pretty hardcore but we want to hardcore I you're not hardcore at all so I don't know where that game from. That's the May and what are I mean? I'm really curious about like number one. I think it's so cool that there are so many young people there I feel like in the US. Maybe there's a lot of misconceptions about John. Right now just because they're just only seeing stats and just like the P. shops that are closed down. They're not seeing the city when it's the most alive What are some of the misconceptions that you wanted to spell about this city? Yeah I mean the the whole bat. Soups they aggravating on so many different levels. Can you explain it by the way for people who may not heard so there was Near story that came out that the reason for the corner virus broke it will Hamas that people were eating bad and And it turned out that the image in the video that was shared was even from Wuhan. It was It was a travel host. That was eating a delicacy in the Pacific islands. How so it wasn't even about run but people just like immediately took association and blew out of proportion underlining ties ocean Asian people. Just eat We are things It's also deeper than that. But I could tell you as honeys I've never ever even seen about or being offered at it will eat other delicious. Will Hunt is clean at the city. So named some of them too. Yeah so like what? Has this huge Breakfast coach so it's called what thou which ran the dialect actually directly translates to the morning one in At breakfast all that. They open super early as early as like six. Am in the morning. We just a lot of noodles like hot dry noodle spicy Superman Bryce Galley Dona like race incrementally sticky rice. All these things that like you can only get it done and when you talk to you. We'll hunt as they all had their favor of Peru than they're like flavor hard-right noodle soup shop. That's like right there in their neighborhood. It's a very intimate and it's part of everyday life in hot So that is like always my favorite thing when I go back and we also there's also this big Barbecue skewer coacher very much like in Korean culture but we like to like midnight like we just like sit at least like Alice. And there's there's like on T. is cooking up the skewers and sometimes like this like really like all these vendors and that it's flavored with human and other spices. And it's yeah it's not about the meat it's usually in not like in Chunky Meat. But it's just a little bit about the spices and just tasting the goodness Sounds so good. They need to bring of it in. New York as a pop up. They'll be amazing working on it. That would be amazing. Yeah yeah well I mean I. Didn't you know as your friend to as a follower of Instagram I've been seeing you post like more images about in to like. Oh this is like my favorite bridge like these are All these little pieces of you that you want other people to know to dispel any of these additional bad Stereotype 'cause I remember now like about the bat thing like Fox News. The anchor was like maybe these people should stop eating while the animals and if there's such inherent racism there And this whole beautiful city is kind of and the people. They're kind of being the humanize into just like this disease I think that really would make Anyone from their who've had such great experiences they're really angry and you talk about how you know you. You're one of the founders of this reboot project but you're not a one man band like you have a group of people that are working together for this. I was just curious. Like how did you guys even meet? And was this Reboot project The reason why you guys started talking more Was the START ON GROUP CHAT? Like how did this really start? Can you take our audience to that moment? When you guys were like wait we needed to do something So my first and foremost lake person who as part of the That was super super helpful and one of the key Still like one of my favorite people and also so key in getting a start. It is my friend. Mia Mea is someone that I met a Columbia And she is So she spent some years. It will haunt us well very much like me. And when the Association of Han Krono Virus I kinda started started trendy in the media. I was talking to her and she's actually stuck in Shanghai the moment in court and team at that time and I was just like this is not okay like we need to do something and I don't want to make it into a very political statement. There's like not a part of me wants you to politicize this approach but we just have to do something and Mia Really worked in the art space for a really long time. So we talked about tackling from more of a cultural artistic Lens..
"wuhan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Symptoms flights from Wuhan were suspended in service to monitor is set up on a tripod at the Taipei main station the busiest subway and train station in Taiwan as passengers criss crossed through the central part of the station the thermometer which looks like a camera D. texter temperatures the temperatures are immediately shown on a computer screen which is closely monitored by station attendant anyone with a temperature of thirty seven and a half degrees or higher would be tested again using an ear thermometer if your temperature is thirty degrees or higher they will not be allowed to board any train at this breakfast bar the owners a couple are taking their own protection measures what a husband is frying aches and making hamburgers for customers on the grill he's wearing a face mask even though he's standing in front of the fire and the stove it is so hot the wife takes money from the customers and makes toast and the whole time she had her face mask on as well the storm I wash my hands frequently when I go home I change my clothes right away because I have two children I use chlorine to disinfect the tables after each night so has it been fewer customers because of the virus your email note because every morning everyone needs to eat breakfast Harnack amounts which enabled me and this has been key in Taiwan's fights each day the health minister chances John holds a news conference to update the public from the central epidemic command center it was activated the day before Taiwan confirmed its first case on January the twenty first an immense personnel were quickly mobilized and funds allocated although nice of the if we hadn't done contact tracing at that time the people affected by covert nineteen would be in the community and that would have had a much bigger impact so we have been proactively testing patients with similar symptoms and actively finding those affected at the close all calls cited Taipei primary school I need mom Jennifer Lynn was dropping her children having reminded them to wear their mask and wash their hands do you think it's inconvenient to be doing all this to be lining up for face masks to be taking so many precautionary measures not the present this is about your own health I think it's okay I can accept the inconvenience my success time on is not being complacent it has travel alerts out for more than twenty five countries and territories and requires people flying in from affected areas to self isolate at home for fourteen days Cindy suit in Taipei despite the emergency restrictions in France aimed at combating the spread of cave in nineteen regional elections are still taking place across the country today and the northern town of IRS is making history it has the first ever political candidates in France maybe even in Europe with down's syndrome Eleanor let loose thirty four is campaigning for more rights for disabled people our correspondent Hugh Schofield has been to meet reelection rally in advance and among the candidates with the town's mayor Frederick Whitfield is a diminutive brightly dressed figure victory skips on to the stage reaming broadly everyone here knows Eleanor learned young campaigner who if all goes to plan is about to become problems is first elected.
"wuhan" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Has moved to like Wuhan style quarantine of over a quarter of its population yeah like they're literally locking down seventeen million people wow what does not now I did see I think it was on Twitter somewhere there was somebody that was I'm an American citizen was returning from Italy in one of these affected areas and she put out on Twitter I don't know who this was but she basically said I just I just landed in Atlanta and no one has screen me no one cares that I just came back from one of the most highly infected areas of the world I'm just I'm going to find my car now like it no one checked her but then I saw this morning that it is because there are there the Atlanta airport confirmed you're right we're not checking people because Italy and the affected areas have a screener for people that are that are going back like if you're leaving Italy incoming United States you get screened by Italy but you don't get screened in the United States okay so she was already screen then yeah she did she that part was left out I think she just thought that would be good screen again right that she would get screened as United States citizen coming back she thought well somebody should care that I'm coming back from one of the most impacted areas of the country of the world yeah does no one care that I'm here and I just come from there and she was surprised that like no one cared yes but so yeah Lana is confirming well I mean we haven't received a directive from the CDC to do anything about any place except for Iran and South Korea course traveled to and from China's done anyway I feel like they should but I mean it does seem like the maybe they would be wanting to they would want to do that stirs screening and there will be these so anyway I just thought that was sort of an issue in my pants boys on again everyone just needs to stay calm your risk of contracting this virus is very very low I feel much better now thank you and I'm doing my hand saying yeah yeah but that was on top of the fingers yeah like Aspin isn't any points that you get cadence yeah com this is not going to impact you and if it does and you're not compromised or elderly you never even know they have it yeah I think that might rats by the way major major things are being canceled all over the country south by southwest festival has been cancelled time ever this is incredible in like how many a thirty four year thirty four years canceling it and even though the Austin public health department stated there is no evidence that closing S. X. S. W. or any gatherings will make the community safer but because this they consider this to be a rapidly evolving situation they are just using extra extra caution there's been a couple of conventions here in Indianapolis that have been canceled and we are you mentioned in an earlier segment about the schools that are shut down for at least the next couple weeks this is below are losing their minds yeah yes and it is absolutely out of control and again I blame the media and you Bernie where do you go to a mock you and Joe are still doing your campaign events you're shaking all the hands holding all the baby's doing all the campaign style stuff very vero but I mean if you think about it in my venture called and you know are actually in the age group that tends to be how do we try to say your old buddy cop and you Bernie are compromised you just dial it is fine well you have a really good look at my I'm just saying I don't know how much longer that's going to continue abortion what do you think you're gonna keep campaigning I'm gonna keep campaigning to the very end did you need to shy away you need a shall ask my wife about my endurance I don't my god I don't ever want that at all about you no no no no no I was not myself believe.
"wuhan" Discussed on Luxury Travel Adviser Podcast
"This relief map can be found in the Three Gorges Dam visitor center. Wuhan China is split between the Han and Yang Zi River in central China. Four hundred twenty nine miles nautical from Shanghai and five hundred twenty one miles by road. Most people today take the bullet train in four hours and it cost roughly forty dollars. This map was the map that we saw when I visited in nineteen ninety eight of Emperor Marquee State of Zing in this video. You'll see our guide who is talking about the tomb of the emperor and the bells was discovered the same way that the tomb where the terra cotta warriors were found. He's tomb was discovered by a farmer was working in his fields. Emperor Marquee rained and was buried in four thirty three B C at the end of the Bronze Age. He wanted to be buried with or chamber tomb with his prized possessions and servants. Today the bells can be seen at the Hubei Provincial Museum and Wuhan in the next video. You'll see that it takes up to five people to play to large range of bronze bells.
"wuhan" Discussed on Correspondents Report
"To the viral EPI center of Wuhan? Recently cameramen brand coming. We're a TAD anxious family family. Friends and colleagues begged them not to go but as it turned out the assignment took a dramatic turn upon arrival. Here's bill birtles. It's a Wednesday night right and I'm sitting at Beijing Airport with my colleague brand coming masks on an uneasiness pulsing threw me on the way to a city that almost everyone. Everyone wants to get away from the departure gate. Dozens were bucking the trend. These are Wuhan Rin Ako from the city who work or study in Beijing aging making the traditional pilgrimage. Home for Lunar New Year. They're all wearing masks SAMBA wearing respirators. And there's a stony silence as as we all watch passengers from the arriving flight from Wuhan Disembark. One woman being helped by her door looks frail distressed and very sick. Ah but her daughter's campus seems to suggest her mom might be a hypochondriac. Let's hope so. Because we're all getting on that plane to staff in protective gear. Go onto disinfect. The aircraft an ominous sign for sitting on the tarmac about the fly thinking of all the people who told me not to go while some international journalists went down many. I know said I simply want to others weren't allowed. The companies companies believed. It was too much of a risk but British video journalist. I was told he could guard down but he wasn't allowed to stay at night. All he could do was a maximum towels on the ground. That was the advice his company gave him but it was the view of much. Chinese colleagues friends really freaked me out. The viruses is much worse than the authorities. Say They told me some with hospital contacts in central China down the Wuhan said the virus is everywhere now. The official official numbers of why behind what Chinese called aide told me of Beijing TV crew. That went down. There returned to the capital early to end up in hospital hospital. How they doing asked I know he said it's those unknowns that shirt around in my head as the plight Tixx mm-hmm the two hours? We fly silence. Nearly everyone wears a mask a Spanish journalist a few rows ahead of me already. Has the medical blobs on As we descend I look out the window. And the city of ten million people below me and I ponder. How long are we going to die? We arrived to very empty at the airport by the time we get to the baggage carousel. It's almost midnight so I without the recorder and start doing interviews. I'd like to have something up for the morning and so I asked several people from the flight. If they were worried not really they all said and no had any of their friends family and Wuhan They N- affected. That's reassuring assuring I thought and then when we emerged into the arrivals hall we will buy driver. Mr Pong must be one of the only people in Wuhan at least at the airport who was not wearing a face mask. That's not reassuring bear in mind. I've got it in my head from Chinese friends that the virus is everywhere by now in Wuhan. I'm Han but Mr Pong tells meat. He's not scared. Although I do ask him to. Put a mask on for our trip in the car they pull the old trick. You're never supposed to do as a journalist list interview your driver. It's past midnight now and I'm trying to get some color in local voice for me on the mornings. Im Package so. I asked Mr You know anyone who has the virus thousands Trumka Connecticut's our team. Oh yes he tells me. A friend of mine is in the hospital with it. Geez how's he doing not too bad. I spoke to him the other day on the phone says he's feeling better but they weren't release him yet. uh-huh I asked. Does he know he's got it. Yeah he thinks he might have got while playing mah-jongg reckons the air in the room with staffy and there were a lot of people in there so then I ask if he's friend ever been to that seafood and animal market that had been identified as the initial source of the new virus. Hey you works the runs a business there. Mr Puntal me right okay. Well they guy we drive past one of the major hospitals and I pondered the people inside aside who must be suffering terribly from the virus I thought about the nurses and doctors cladding hazmat protective gear. How anxious they must be by this age already? One doctor had died. We thought briefly about stopping me the hospital to see if there was anyone outside to talk to but it's twelve thirty thirty in the morning at this stage and it's freezing so let's come back in the morning and do it properly. I thought so we get to our hotel a massive empty lobby and we do the mandatory temperature chicks before entering and a friendly young woman at reception tells us. The hotel is very quiet at the moment. Which means we get an upgrade? So I'm sitting in a palatial room by one. AM ingesting my interviews. With Mr Peng others hoping I can smash out a three minute pays for. Am on the ground and still sneak in in a few hours sleep a monitoring updates online as I translate the interview in the story and just as on finishing the it had about two thirty. AM and sending off to Sydney. My twitter feed lights up. The Wuhan government has just announced that will lock down the city at ten. Am All flights. All trains in in and out of Wuhan will be suspended. Shit right okay. So what do we do in in our pre-departure safety chat with ABC headquarters. We discussed what we would do. If they locked down the city we would be stuck so we would keep filing until we could find a way out but this is different. They're giving us time to get out before they lock it down seems to me. They deliberately announced that at two thirty. Eddie I am so most Wuhan residents would miss it and they wouldn't be a mad scramble to get out and I decided not to fall for I am. I would have missed it too. So now I'm pondering my options. They're definitely going to lock it down for a while but just how long a few days a few weeks longer. We could be stuck here for months and if it's as bad as everyone says that is plenty of time for us to be exposed to the virus while we're here so I made the call. We better get out to many announce so I scrambled for a flat out before ten. I am an amazingly despite the day before Lunar New Year. I was able to get tickets not to Beijing. They're all sold out but to Shanghai. I spoke to the desk in Sydney. who also thought airing on the side of caution seem sensible and then? I woke up brand. Who was asleep in the room next to me? Completely Unaware. Of all this now Brent came to China after a stint in the middle ace so he's instinct was a little different. Why are we leaving the biggest story in the world he asked he's used to going into places that others fleeing and that's as he said where the stories are so I- hesitated once more a check checked with a mate from CNN? Had also come down to Wuhan. He told me he was being pulled out by his head office as a friend from Sky News TV in the UK Heck we bet ago so I woke up the driver got him to come back and we made the long drive back to Wuhan Airport at four thirty I am. Luckily we will early and we actually had time to interview people people at the airport even to live cross to everyone. We spoke to were wearing masks but they told me they weren't. That worried. Few People Samed would tell me at least on camera that they were concerned but their faces told otherwise especially those parents with small kids and there is a stock extended patriotic cancer. That many particularly young people tell me when the cameras are rolling. But I suspect it's a bit different if you have more time off camera to talk to people. I'm sure our country is strong and can handle. This is what you tend to hear but people do remember SARS in two thousand and three and the disastrous way in which local local and then higher level officials. He'd the extent of the outbreak. Hundreds of people died as departed for Shanghai. Everyone on board had a mask including the hostesses. No one talked on the plane. It was just eerie the day before Lunar New Year is supposed to be festive at time for families is to reunite or travel together. We landed and along with those families with small. Children was scanned by teams in white biohazard gear. We we hadn't slept at all. I needed to find a coffee shop with WIFI to foul stories because this was the biggest story but the shops didn't have any power points points for my dying laptops. So brand is sat on baggage trolleys on the ground in the Shanghai terminal plugged into a wall socket and spent the afternoon writing recording going outside to do TV and eventually retreating to an airport.
"wuhan" Discussed on The Journal.
"Sean is normally based in Beijing. But you actually. She volunteered for the assignment. Because I been interested in infectious diseases for a while. That's a that's an interesting interest. What is it about affects? It's just diseases that interest you. Well it's something that you know you can't see but it really can rapidly change people's behavior and also How they relate to each other strangers friends family members? I really just wanted to see it. So last week she stocked up on face masks and booked booked a flight to Wuhan so I flew there on Wednesday morning into Han and Han is a city located located in central China. Some people call it the Chicago of China because it's a major domestic transportation hub. There's a lot of railways highways on the ground. It looks like a lot of Chinese second tier cities the all the all pretty similar. They all look the same sort of Lego box folks but on the street level Shawn says he felt really different. It was really early quiet. There were very few people on the streets. The weren't aren't that many cars part of the reason is because of Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is the big holiday. In China. Millions of people travel home to see their families. By the time. Sean got to hunt. The city had already started emptying out for the holiday. But that wasn't the only reason the streets were so quiet and talking to residents is a lot of people were staying inside and afraid of coming out afraid of being infected afraid of going to public spaces and they were just avoiding going out in public. Uh the virus that had this giant city on alert has a pretty regal name. The virus is what's known as Corona virus. Chris Corona viruses. Have that name. Because when you look at them under a microscope they have these little spikes on their outer surface in the scientists rather fancifully. I decided it looks like a Crown Corona Virus Stephanie. Ilgenfritz is our health and science editor. And we'll shun was on the ground in Wuhan. Stephanie was keeping tabs on the virus from New York Krona viruses mostly infect animals like bats but they can transmit from animals to humans and they can mutate to become come transmittable between humans as well so this is a corona virus that science hasn't seen before this is a new one. This is one that has not been seen in humans before and in fact they call it two thousand nineteen NCO v which basically just means new corona virus discovered in two thousand nineteen strikes me as surprisingly uncreative move. I don't think creativity usually is a priority for public health officials and you can just call at the lawn virus. That name might end up sticking many of the first people to get sick in on either worked at or visited a live animal market. They're part of the market sells exotic animals for meat stuff like baby crocodiles crocodiles and bamboo rats. There's evidence that the outbreak could have started their though. Scientists aren't entirely sure yet as the virus spread from animals to humans and then from humans to humans it began causing pneumonia like symptoms which can be fatal and this was a story that China had seen before It happened almost two decades ago with another corona virus called SARS just like with the Wuhan virus it really took golf during the Lunar New Year as millions crisscrossed. The country on planes and trains SARS spread to Hong Kong into Vietnam Taiwan and Canada China. But the Chinese government refused to acknowledge that it had a crisis on its hands. It hid SARS cases from World Health Organization investigators going so far as to put patients in hotels or drive them around in ambulances that. WHO inspectors wouldn't see them China's efforts to downplay. The outbreak continued for months until the spring of two thousand and three and April. They acted much more aggressively to shut down the mayday celebrations to to try to contain travel now realizing that traveled have been a problem in the past but it took a long time. How do people evaluate China's performance there on containing the SARS epidemic? What was widely considered to have been inadequate and the government was forced to admit that in fact they could have done better they could have been more transparent and by the time SARS was contained? It had killed almost eight hundred people and infected over eight thousand so far the virus seems to be less lethal than SARS China arguably has more to lose. Well the China has made it a priority to become a global player scientifically. They've invested very heavily and improving their public health systems. And if they can't contain this suggests that they're not there yet. They're not really ready to be a member of the international community the standing of a country. That's able to stand alone. It could damage their reputation in and it could affect international travel and commerce as well in fact it already has yesterday. The Dow fell more than four hundred and fifty points. Its biggest drop drop since October on fears. The outbreak was getting worse but even after the hard lessons of SARS Sean says when this outbreak started local officials imposed poised to make the same mistakes. All over again for weeks. They were minimizing. Saying it's really not that bad and in early early January they want authorities actually ended up pulling eight people for allegedly spreading false. Information about the virus were kind of false information it appeared appear. That was just information that the outbreak was happening. But they didn't give any evidence that they were purposely spreading false information so it seemed like that they were more kind of aggressively containing. Would they would view as negative information coming out than anything else at a meeting of local officials around this time. The Corona virus wasn't even on the agenda. There's a concern that basically local government officials took a wait and see approach. Like don't do anything until they get a directive from on high last last Monday they got that directive Chinese President Xi Jinping said for all those provincial governments. You have to be very proactive about disclosing cases you. You should be hiding anything. After that we start seeing all of these new reports. Hundreds of new confirmed cases coming out from all over the country. When Sean landed in in Wuhan last Wednesday there were about three hundred? Seventy five cases of krono virus in the city in the surrounding province by the end of the weekend that number had climbed to for more than fourteen hundred. And what was the mood like in the city as people were seeing the number of cases. Go up like this. I think what was most marked about my. I time there was that it was kind of Intel. The lockdown was announced. It was fairly quiet so I went to two of the hospitals treating patients. It was just relatives. Essentially waiting outside waiting for news of their loved ones inside whether they were tested positive for the virus or not and and basically passing along food and supplies it was somber but it wasn't really hectic story passing in food. Yeah so and China patients mostly rely on their relatives for food and everyday essentials like towels for example and it was just streams of people bringing in bags of soup and fruit and vitamins and towels in plastic bags and each labeled with their family members names on and then some actually Britain and red lipstick. Because I think they didn't realize that they had to label. It made me think that I needed to figure out who would come and feed me if I ever had to stand hospital.
"wuhan" Discussed on The Journal.
"I heard the news on Thursday morning at three three. AM Reporters Sean. Lee was in Wuhan last week. The city at the center of China's deadly Corona virus outbreak. When she got a call from her editor I was actually asleep? The and he said Hey. We've heard this news that the city was going to be put on lockdown at ten. AM As ten o'clock that morning there would be no trains rain out of Wuhan and virtually no planes. The subways would stop running so with local buses and ferries and my first initial thought was. That can't be right right. There's no way that that would happen. This is city of eleven million people. You cannot do that but then once I realized that it was actually coming. I'm from official sources. That's when I basically just jumped out of bed through some things in a backpack and headed over to the train station. Nearest me in China was about to do the unthinkable. Quarantine a population larger than New York City Today on the show the virus that has the world on high alert and the unprecedented steps China is taking to stop it Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money business empower Caitlyn. I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Tuesday January. Twenty.
"wuhan" Discussed on GSMC Health and Wellness Podcast
"And welcome back to TSMC in the one this podcast and moving on. We're going to continue talking about. Wuhan Corona varies. It almost sounds like I don't know like a spell like virus like something Harry Potter would say Any ways okay. That was like a dodge joke that I just made. I know it's a bad one. I Apologize But yeah let's keep talking about this. Hopefully you guys get more deeds about this virus. Chris so I like I just mentioned the previous Pervious segment that. The outbreak is most likely due to these. What markets were there is a lot of cross ause contamination between people and live and dead animals which is like absolutely not okay and if I were to see that Anywhere near me. I would flip and definitely. You're not by my food there but you know. Every country has their own set of regulations. And I'm glad that Chinese authorities or realizing that this is not safe safe. It's a very high risk for people's health and animal's health Some gather you know at least changing the rules now and as of now as of right now when I checked this morning eighty two deaths have been reported in Beijing due to the Wuhan Corona Virus and as more than twenty seven hundred cases confirmed overall so globally over twenty seven hundred. I believe almost twenty hundred people now have been in contact with this burress but have been reported eighty to death so it's an alarming rate in. Its shooting fast. And nearly sixty million people have been affected by partial or full lockdowns and Chinese cities as the country's government steps up. Its response I mean. The most of the cases are in Asia specifically specifically in Wuhan which city in China and it's spreading around Hong Kong. I heard it's touch Through Lanka Australia Africa was definitely spreading. So I think we all need to listen Take some notes again at the very last at the very end of today's PODCAST I. We'll be sharing some preventive expert tips so pay close attention young and here in the. US There are more than fifty confirmed and not. Let me rephrase us. I don't get confused. There are more than fifty confirmed cases and thirteen places outside of mainland China. As I just mentioned like Australia or longtime etc including here in the United States at least five so far have been discovered five people have been in contact with this corona virus which is scary. Because like I mean I'm here in the US. And I don't WanNa be in contact with this deadly disease The states in which they they have been found in Washington Chicago and Southern California. And the the person who it's Kinda creepy because I'm not creepy but when I was in la someone who taught or my friend who lives in Orange County told me that someone in Orange County has been in. Contact title are believed to people. In Orange County have been in contact with the Wuhan Krona virus that these individuals travel to China traveled specifically to to haunt came back to the US and then you know caught the deadly disease which is really scary but the person that had been in contact With the Orange is county health. Care Agency. They said that they've been provided guidance. In order to reduce exposure to the public while waiting laboratory confirmation and that the individual now has been transported to a local hospital and as an isolation in good condition which is good because it must suck being being that person that brings in that deadly disease into your country And I mean it. It's good at. This person is being isolated by obsolete. Absolutely hopefully still being treated in good conditions. Because I mean it's not their fault they got caught with this. It's just now breaking and it's spreading globally. Very Fast Woods definitely scary. It's a little too close for comfort. Because I'm based here in California Northern California and I was just in southern California and a very large crowd And you know lots of people lots of contact people rubbing up against you so yeah I it kind of freaked me out a little bit when she told me that. But I'm just GonNa pray that it doesn't come to your couch and all really freak out but he has so it's definitely spreading B Be be be careful out there and what's even crazier. This is what really like freaked me out a little bit. There's still people under investigation. Who are getting tested for the deadly disease so there have just been twenty seven hundred cases and there's seventy three people people still pending results? So they're testing. All these people and I believe is like thirty something or fifty something I've been tested and those have been negative. which is Great? That's great news. They've been tested. Negative but seventy three people are pending. And I'm just praying and I'm hoping that though seventy three people none of them get con- you know contaminated or get caught with his deadly disease. Does it matter if they live in the US or not in whatever country they're from. I hope that they don't come in contact with his disease. Because this is just terrible I mean having like respiratory issues and like really severe ones and in this specific case as Wuhan Corona Virus. It's leading to many deaths so this is very serious very scary. Very high risk Not Too scary guys. I feel like I'm sounding like I'm on CNN or something or Fox News because the news always tries to like it's very depressing and scary news and that's definitely what I'm not trying to come across as right now but I feel like I may to some becoming across in that way a little bit definitely not trying to scare anybody just trying to inform form and again just take preventative measures to hopefully not you know to stop the spreading and due to all of these people coming into into contact with the Wu Honcker and a virus the US State Department raised. Its travel advisory for China to level three which means reconsider reconsider travel due to the Wuhan Kurna virus and the US State Department raise. Its travel advisory specifically for Wuhan Wuhan the city of on China to level. Four which means don't travel at do not even go there don't even think about. It turnaround cancelled that flight. That's the US is saying but to the whole country of China. They're saying reconsider. It's not safe. You could be contaminated but to Wuhan. It's an absolute flute now. Even Chinese authorities are imposing quarantines restricting travel throughout the country They're not letting anyone in or out which is good and Like I said it's a partial lockdown or even a full lockdown in some areas because obviously Chinese authorities are trying to keep from this disease spreading and trying to just keep it at least within the country within that city. So you know it's almost like we're doing our part. They're doing their part as well and unfortunately like doctors and experts are saying that as of right now there is not yet any clear evidence that people can Han transmit the Wuhan Krona virus before they begin exhibiting symptoms so really you could be contaminated and not even knowing I feel like that's what happened to those five individuals who came back from China. They probably visited maybe in December or maybe sooner November came back again. This is just hypothetical speaking like this is what could have happened. These individuals probably traveled to China a couple months back and then had just recently end January started experiencing those symptoms of like Shortness of breath fever coughing and like new MONJA. Although in kidney failure all those like really severe symptoms probably started experiencing those a couple months after travelling and to Asia. And that's experts are saying that you don't really get the symptoms right aware you could be contaminated and then later on start exhibiting those symptoms. So it's definitely scary and just be safe out there. My friends is not this some serious heavy stuff stuff and I just really hope that this is not continue to spread because I mean it's it's hard it because how do you know like you're sick right like the symptoms. Sound the same as a common cold. How can you differentiate between the common cold old or you have this deadly disease? That's pretty scary. And I think that's what doctors and experts are working on right now. They're trying to decipher like what exactly is happening to the chemistry chemistry within your body are there any other signs that we can detect early on to help prevent you know of this of the spreading of this outbreak of the Wu. Hunker on a virus. And we're going to go into another break right now when we come back. We're going to dive into some preventative methods to well. Hopefully not ever come into contact with the Wuhan Corona virus tired of searching the vast jungle. PODCASTS now listen close and here this out. There's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searching. 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"wuhan" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"The outbreak Wuhan China there due to arrive here in southern California and on Terrio airport tomorrow we have a plane with two hundred forty people mostly state department personnel and other US citizens are being re got back into Ontario International Airport someone or do you know county supervisor and Port Authority commissioner Curt Hagman says the charter flight is due to stop first in anchorage Alaska where passengers will undergo a health screening when they arrive at Ontario they will not go through the passenger terminals instead they'll be sent to an empty hanger and they will not be released or see anybody else in the public and tell their clear trend the proper authorities said they don't have the black so well prepared for this is nothing no threat to the public this in at least one confirmed case of this new corona virus in LA county and another in Orange County both people got sick after traveling to will run in an email a U. S. state department spokesperson declined to confirm details about the evacuation flight saying only that they've been in contact with potential passengers regarding logistics and anticipated screening procedures Claudia pesky tech KNX ten seventy newsradio public health officials maintain the rest for a widespread outbreak of the mysterious China respiratory virus remains very low in this country despite a handful of cases here the novel coronavirus so named because of its shape under a microscope has made thousands ill in China though his killed some it is not clear yet just how lethal this virus actually is we do know it's hot Sybil for there to be transmission from one person to another but that may not be the main route of transmission Dr barber for air Drexel Los Angeles county department of public health what we do know is that the United States is uniquely positioned to really respond well to any outbreaks there are only two confirmed cases in California so far in LA and orange counties Charles Feldman can extend seventy newsradio officials in yolo county near Sacramento believe they sell the gruesome cold case involving the deaths of five infants district attorney Jeff pricing says Paul Perez is in custody suspected of killing five of his own children between nineteen ninety two and two thousand one the science and power of DNA has shown that monsters and killers cannot hide for ever any longer when a fisherman pulled up the badly decomposed remains of baby from a yolo county saloon and two thousand and seven many doubted that the case would ever be solved investigators used D. N. A. evidence to identify one of the babies then connected him to Paris right rising has not said if he will pursue the death penalty in the case eleven fifty judge can't like we are back to square one on Wall Street the Dow fell four hundred fifty four points wiping out whatever gains it had made so far this year the nasdaq.
"wuhan" Discussed on The Guardian's Science Weekly
"The The Guardian. The first reports emerged on year's Eve mysterious respiratory virus that should in fact dozens of workers envisages to a seafood marketing. We central China. The virus had similarities artists to SARS which killed more than seven hundred people when it struck the region in two thousand and two in the three weeks since then. The crisis escalated rated with the number of cases tripling in the past week and dozens currently in hospital in a critical state referred to as the. WE'VE HON virus. It infects affects the lungs and can lead to difficulty breathing. Fever coughing. Andy Monja. The city of Wuhan is now on lockdown with eleven a million residents barred from leaving outbound transport has been suspended head of the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday which normally sees millions traveling across. Ask the country to visit family and friends. Experts say that we now standard tipping point where we could either see. The outbreak brought into control all see it accelerate into a global pandemic so the the key information for understanding the transmissibility of the viruses. This is starting to come out now and over. The next few weeks will be the critical information. And what we're trying to understand. Something called the reproduction number. which is the average number of secondary cases that each infected person generates.
"wuhan" Discussed on The Economist: Babbage
"A new strain of the Kuroda virus has broken out in the city of Wuhan in China. Now China is desperately trying to keep a learn the spread of the virus but so far it seems to be losing battle yet. Another country is was on alert over the new strain of corona virus by so petty through the Placebo Avocados Political Ron avenues tonight. US airports on high alert screening passengers jurors for symptoms of a deadly new virus. Chinese health authorities have advised people to stop traveling in and out of the city to prevent it from spreading further and airports around the world screening arriving passengers for signs of infection. The disease has already spread to some other. Chinese cities and a handful of cases have been identified abroad including in Japan and the United States so Khurana viruses we know there are seven of them which infect humans they include Cyrus which stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Merce which is Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome. And now this new so this is the third one which is quite dangerous. Soviet chunk is the economists healthcare correspondent so far there have been seventeen deaths reported did with about five hundred and fifty cases and surely there are many more which have not yet been found this very preliminary so as more data okay the emerges this rate will be going up and down until health authorities really zero in on exactly how deadly this is this. Can you compare the different corona viruses. How does this differ from SARS at this point it the virus seems to be a close relative to Cyrus it just looking at the genome differences? That this new virus seems to have a very wide range of symptoms in some people. They're quite mild in the other people. they're quite severe people requiring intensive care and hospitals oxygen more like Cyrus with SARS. The symptoms were almost moss universally severe and the story didn't move on in central China. That's right we'll harness the epicenter. The vast majority of cases reported. It's our our are are from there but also because the authorities they're really looking for those cases and also diagnosing them The viruses being sequence so Health authorities can use tests. Twenty five people have dad versus You know some other respiratory infection for for example there are also trying to find original source of the outbreak We know this virus came from animals. So at some point it mutated into perform that could infect humans one that actually can spread from human-to-human which has become really dangerous. We don't now yet which animal it is. It's probably some wildlife that's where East viruses often come from. They have come from bats. Merce is from cameras so We'll probably not fairly soon as the disease. Detectives are doing their work. So that's what your thoughts honor doing. What about in China more widely? The Chinese authorities appear to be very committed to curbing this outbreak they have been Very recall positive. With the World Health Organization sharing data they shared the genome of the virus. Very quickly which has helped other countries identify edify passengers from China who have come in with the virus and how our health authorities going to try and tackle the disease. It's really just traditional a public health measure so It's the kind of stuff you do when there is a measles outbreak or a salmonella food poisoning outbreak. Here for example So what they do is just try to find the source of the outbreak. Stop it from infecting our people and also try to find the people who have been in contact with those who are already sick and monitor them for signs of infections. In some cases they have to be quarantined chained to prevent them from spreading the virus. Further do we have any idea how easily this virus can be spread. Not yet we know for sure that it can spread from human to human that. It wasn't clear about a week ago but we really need more data to find out whether it's something very contagious Like measles for example or it is Far less contagious like merce. One of the Corona viruses is which is transmitted mostly through close contact. So if we've sequenced the genome of the virus can we create a vaccine for it. There are several vaccine candidates currently in development against Rana viruses. But the thing to remember remember as it takes quite a long time to actually develop them into vaccine that can to people And obviously clinical trials of vaccines. Take a long time because they you have to be tested for safety and efficacy sort of the next steps so the next steps are just to keep monitoring the situation countries are already as you said setting up tracking at airports How many patients they'll find is unclear because the virus seems to have long latency? See so you know between the time get infected and the time your symptoms become serious gathering more data as more cases are found on the progression of the disease east to find out how long it takes to develop symptoms. You know how long it takes the progress from no symptoms or very mild symptoms to severe your symptoms which would be an indication of how quickly it can spread because if people feel well they can spread the fire for longer. Andy outbreaks will become cam. Bigger as time goes by and more cases progress to the severe state of the deceased it will also become more clear of just how dangerous injuries it is. For whom is most dangerous. At this point it seems to be affecting mostly middle aged and older people It seems to be most dangerous for people who already behalf preexisting conditions and we should also remember that the Chinese New Year is coming coming up with Without in the massive increase it's an travel both domestically and internationally in and out of China so all these are outstanding questions the answers to which will become clear in the next probably ably week or two. Thank you very much slayer thank. You can Biotech startup is hoping to revolutionize the way drugs are brought to market and take on the business model of Big Pharma. Historically to sell the truck pharmaceutical companies had to develop the medicine four white population and hold costly clinical trials. But the new new company plans to streamline the process and slash the price for patients. Natasha loaders the economy healthcare editor Natasha. Tell me more about this company so so each year Rx is a Boston based biotech firm. the just launched this month with two hundred million of finance from a bunch of venture capitalists tests and The West Coast and they want to do something quite interesting. They want to basically make cheap drugs so three good. Why might they do it where? The pharmaceutical industry doesn't E. K. R. X. Feel that the existing phone model is broken and that when drugs are put on the market. The price is too high. What they're worried about is in America? Even if you have health insurance you pay kind of really big out of pocket. Costs Drugs now in the old days. Canoe when drugs were chief wasn't such a big issue but you know a lot of the modern generations of cancer medicines and more specialised drugs accosting several hundreds of thousands of dollars. You know they feel that so very well. The science being brilliant but if you actually get it to people then it's not doing any good. So what do they want to do differently. WHAT THEY WANNA do differently is essentially? They're going to issue what's called copycat medicines and so we're not gonNA be innovated in their own right in the sense of discovering bring a new target in a disease and then designing a molecule for what they WANNA do is they want to look at. I guess existing drugs and then do you fast copies essentially now. The pharmaceutical industry already does this. They just charge for them. So you may have Two or three drugs in a particular. Take your category doing pretty much. The same sort of thing and They all the cost about the same will not not very much different More equal wants to do is charge Margalla last how much less. Well they say it depends on how you know affordable the drug needs to be they say could be a third of existing price say could be less. How much does it cost to make drug today? The industry would like us to believe figures of about one point. Four billion per drug. Now you'll see half is not you'll see figures like two point eight billion per drug they include the cost of capital. You when you invest in a drug you have to kind of tie. You'll capital for a long time. And so they justify that two point eight billion by saying well you know. These are real costs to develop drug in terms of like how much comes out of your pocket which is more meaningful all sorts of number for people when they compare. How much does it cost to designer an airplane versus drug while one point? Four billion is the cost. Now that cost includes the cost of failures right and so it doesn't cost one point. Four billion each drug. It costs less than that. And some of them and file. Now what is the failure rate in the industry. The industry would like you to believe that failure rate is about nine out of every ten drugs that enter the pipeline. Only one in ten get through. I think that's a little bit pessimistic. So they want to reduce that cost they say that the actual cost of developing each drug. Assuming it doesn't tell is about three hundred seventy five million of thought about ten million Khan really be moved for manufacturing and things like that. I'm the rest of it. They think they can trim down on that cost her. They actually going to do it though they get into by using precision medicine means essentially what they're gonNA do is they're going to design design very efficient trials possibly even running them in other countries. They'RE GONNA buy in molecules from other people so say you want to copy a particular it killer a drug that has some particular action you might scattered around thumbs all over the place you know maybe in China even and You you might By in a cheap molecule. That looks like it might work and you might do some kind of a pretty focus clinical trials on so that's the sort of thing that talking talking about. Obviously there's a lot of skepticism. It's an exciting.