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Fresh update on "influenza" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"There in Pennsylvania and Chester County. That's a suburb right outside. Of Philly. Now what's the schedule like today? Will Joe Biden and says he doesn't want to have large rallies because of the Corona virus, So we'll have some virtual events again today. Bridget Kamala Harris is in Arizona. So is President Trump, who continues. His frantic pace here will have rallies in Phoenix and Tucson reminder. He's saying I'll have 11 rallies in the final 48 hours of the campaign heading Into Tuesday. No Mike Pence's out. There still is. Well. He's in Michigan and Wisconsin today. Of course, the six days now until Election Day I'm Glenn Schuck here of the 10. 10 wins Election desk. New Yorkers reacting to the mayor's advice to make the tough and painful decision to stay home on Thanksgiving. Mayor De Blasio says he is following that advice himself. When there's a vaccine for Corona, will you roll up your sleeve? Bob wants to kiss Cove it goodbye. You think this is the way to do it? The backs Well, unless you tell me another way. I mean, you want to live with a mask on your face with the rest of your life. But his governor Murphy has predicted there is anti vaccine sentiment out here. What are you afraid of? With getting the vaccine getting some toxin? In my body. The governor's goal is to get 70% of New Jerseyans vaccinated within six months, But John is on the fence comes out. It's available on January You're going to let other people get it first. Yeah, I think so. To be honest with you. I think I'll wait a little bit. Definitely. So other people are like sort of beginning pigs. I guess if that's what you want to look at it John Mon tone 10 10 wins in New Jersey Well this morning we want to talk a little bit about the flu vaccine and more on Corona. Joining us live on the 10. 10 wins news Line, New York City Health Commissioner Dr Dave Choksi. Thank you so much for being with us Doctor. Thank you for having me. So we've been telling people roll up your sleeve. Get your flu shot more important than ever because of Corona. Have New Yorkers been listening? That's right, Bridget. A little more than a month ago, we asked to your actors to do something very simple, but also very important this year, which is to get their flu vaccine really plays to see save it. Since then, in record numbers, New Yorkers have rolled up their sleeves to get the vaccine. Over 1.2 million New Yorkers have received this year's flu vaccine. That's more than 300,000 more than the same point last year. Wow and a lot of kids getting their shots. That's right. It's particularly important for Children. You know, anyone above the age of six months should be getting their flu shot and over half a million Children have gotten vaccinated against the flu. Already this year, we have more work to do to protect Children to protect seniors on DH, So I'm confident that New Yorkers will continue to do that. And your continued message about getting that flu shot. That's right. What we're saying is that this year's flu vaccine could be the most important one that you'll ever get. It's important not just to protect yourself, but to protect everyone around you. And if there's one thing that we've learned through this pandemic, it's that New Yorkers will do the heroic things not just for themselves, but for our neighbors for communities for our family members. On getting the flu vaccine is part and parcel of that. And about those kids who have been getting vaccinated. Commissioner do you have Ah comparison number from last year? Yes. So it's about 100,000 Children, Mohr compared to the same point last year. So this year we're at over 500,000 last season, we were at about 400,000 around the same point. Gotcha. Okay, Let's talk a little bit about Corona. Since I have you on the line. Does it look like the predictions of a twin dem IQ are proving true this fall? Well, we're gonna have to monitor this closely. What you mean by a twin Demming, of course, is if influenza the flu a cz Well, aske over 19 affect New York City at the same time on DH. This is something that we worry about. But what I always say is that we have a way to help prevent that on DATs to get the flu vaccine. We already have a safe and effective vaccine. On go. I want to make sure that people do take that. That simple step you can goto dot gov slash flu tto find a place close to you to get that vaccine. Okay? And, um, other than getting the flu vaccine as we await the corona vaccine, do you? Ah, Second, the mayor's advice on people staying home for the holidays to stay safe, so they don't get Corona. Yes, I do. You know, the mayor announced this because we have to be. We have to be vigilant heading into these coming months. You know, as the weather turns cooler, as people are spending more time indoors, a cz we see cases increase, you know, around the country and around the world. On DSO. Sometimes That means that we have to make these difficult decisions with respect to travel with respect to the holidays, But we think that that's an important thing that will help us stay at a at a better level. When it comes said Spread. Yeah, and ah, commissioner about that better level, so the rate still relatively Low in New York compared to other states. But you know there is a lot of travel obviously between New York and New Jersey and Connecticut are hospitals preparing for a big rise in cases as the weather gets colder? Hospitals are preparing, you know, none of us want to return to the days of of March and April. You know, as a doctor, I can say that those those things they're seared in my memory and we want to do everything that we stand at that off. It starts with with prevention, taking the steps that we know work. Where your mask keep that 6 FT of Distance. Stay home. If you're feeling ill wash your.
What happens to all the other COVID-19 candidates when the first one is approved?
"Now we have staff writer John Cohen. He wrote a story this week about an interesting question what happens to all the other covid nineteen vaccine candidates when the first one is approved. Hi John. Hi. Sarah. How are you? I'm good. He could be let's be honest. We're both sick of the pandemic. Yeah. Absolutely. Let me leave my house that my child leave the house. That's all I want to normal. Yeah. Normal. Let's talk about vaccine candidates. How many are in studies now under study now and what does the trial landscape look like at this moment? Know they're forty two in human clinical trials according the WHO list? The World Health Organization doesn't update list that was as of October second in there about two hundred in development. Of, the forty two in clinical trials tanner in the last stage of efficacy trials, the phase three, we're going to be mostly talking about what's going on in the US those numbers reflect worldwide vaccine development that's global. The US has four efficacy studies underway right now, and these are all part of what they like to call warp speed all part of operation more speed. Yeah. Yeah and so they're going through trials going through all the same steps, but that could change once one of them gets. Approval, why would something changed about? You know what's going on with the other CO bids scenes? The concern is that the mediocre might be the enemy of the better or the best the way that we've set things up in the United States the food and Drug Administration has a mechanism called an emergency use authorization. It's received a lot of attention because of hydroxy chloroquine because of rim, Desa there, and because of convalescent plasma and because of diagnostic testing, all of those have used this pathway for. Approval and authorization essentially is short of a full approval and it says, Hey, were in an emergency we only minimal data that gives us an idea of this stuff working and then we'll let it be used widely. So why are we worried about the other possible covid nineteen vaccines? If for example, one gets a UA by November I the FDA has said in a document issued in June that the EU a could be issued for fifty percent efficacy. That's a pretty low standard to begin with. As. Soon, as you authorized the use of one vaccine, first of all, this is an ongoing study because they're going to use data for an e you a most likely from an interim analysis someone of axion efficacy trial is scheduled to take six months. An Independent Safety Monitoring Board looks at the data at certain pre scheduled time points in the case of these efficacy trials they look at. The data early based on what they call? It's are basically the end points of the study. The studies are primarily asking the question. Do they prevent symptomatic disease that the number one question they're asking? So that's an event. If somebody gets a symptomatic disease and these trials are scheduled to have one hundred and fifty events to reach their final conclusions, but they're going to take peaks at the data. At fifty events, a net one, hundred events roughly at fifty events a company. If it had strong evidence that the people in the vaccinated group as opposed to the Placebo group were doing better, they could seek you a based on fifty percent efficacy at that moment they ethically in a quandary because the people who are still in this trial, blindly a receiving either vaccine or placebo ethically you could. Argue you've gotTa Blind and tell the people who are receiving. Placebo. We've got a vaccine that looks good. Do you want to get it? So you've undermined that study from reaching it's real and points of one hundred fifty events What's more? Every other study underway has to let the participants know that the US has issued and ethically you have to give people the option of taking a vaccine. The FDA's blessing. People might walk out a trials who are in trials. If you were staging a new clinical trial, you may well have to compare your vaccine to the one that has received the authorization. Well, it's much easier to prove that something is better than nothing. But what if you have a vaccine that's fifty percent effective and that becomes the competitor not a placebo well. Then, this new vaccine let's say it has sixty two percent efficacy. You're comparing sixty two percent to fifty percent not fifty percent zero. It's really hard to see that small difference or even if they're equivalent, let's say they're both fifty percent. So you need a much larger study and it needs to go on for a longer period of time and it costs a lot more money we. Don't have. It's not likely that people involved in trials for other vaccines or even the people in the placebo arm of the one that does get approved would have access to the sack seen. That's a critical consideration. If supply doesn't meet demand, then we have an easy you were only giving outlets twenty million doses to the top priority people healthcare workers then for the people in other. Clinical trials they have no other option. Then the issue is not this great ethical dilemma, but remember were speeding things up with operation more speed in order to pump out three, hundred, million doses of vaccine from one company by as early as the end of January. So this problem, it's not here today because supply doesn't meet demand, but it sure could be here in late. January and. February march April who knows what we're going to have in terms of efficacy data and who knows what we're going to have in terms of trials in their enrollment. Remember we have a couple of trials that have been stopped because of side effects. When you put a trial on hold that means it's not going to reach its end point for even longer and that's happening right now with two of the warp speed vaccines. In your story, we don't want just one vaccine. There's some good reasons to continue to investigate and to look further afield even after one is approved, can you talk about some of those? For one thing we may need different vaccines for different populations. The elderly we know with influenza, they need a much higher dose because their immune systems don't work as well as they age we may need one that's tailored for pregnant women. Pregnant women are GonNA, tolerate a risk factor much much lower than everyone else. You might need a vaccine that simpler to deliver for some parts of the world that doesn't have a cold chain issue or you need to keep it at. MINUS SEVENTY DEGREES CENTIGRADE. You might need a vaccine that's cheaper for many countries even though it's maybe sixty two percent versus sixty, eight percent effective, it might be a better deal at the end of the day because more people can get it for the amount of money you have on top of all that we want a lot of vaccines because more vaccines means more supply we have an insurance policy of something goes wrong at a manufacturing plant. If a side effect crops up when it goes into wider use, we have this backup of other vaccines. So there are loads of reasons why we want a whole portfolio vaccines ultimately to prove safe effective. That's the. Case that you have to make to participants people who might be involved in trials. Do you think it's going to be effective? Do you think people are gonNA still volunteer to get a vaccine or not vaccine that hasn't been approved? You put your finger on a really important issue and that's who enrolls in a vaccine trial why it's not like you have cancer that's going to kill you and you're enrolling in a trial because you've exhausted all medicines and you're hoping beyond hope that this new treatment will work and Save Your Life. That's a completely different motivation to join a trial. Then a vaccine when you are healthy, you're joining this to prevent something from. Happening so ethically, you can argue that well, that person most of these people are doing it for altruistic reasons the really doing it to help other people and you can ethically approach people in a study and say, Hey, look this one vaccine got EU a based on the early data that it's fifty eight percent effective. We'd like to keep you in this trial and it's a blinded study and we promise at the end of the study is one of the bioethicists I interviewed said we promise at the end we're going to give you the better vaccine, but will you stick with this for a while so that we can figure out if the vaccine that isn't For us is worth pursuing going back to your cancer example. There are cases where a clinical trials is happening the people in the treatment group are doing so well that it's no longer ethical to continue to deny that treatment to the placebo arm. That's not what's happening here. It is a different equation, some ethicists. That, even in a vaccine study, a person has a right to know if they're a participant whether they're receiving a placebo vaccine if there is convincing and compelling evidence that the vaccines working but keep in mind too and this is something that I think a lot of people have a hard time getting their heads around wearing a mask and social distancing goes a long way toward protecting you from this virus maybe even more than fifty percent effective vaccine 'cause then you're walking around. With none of this protection or you're not taking it as seriously exactly and that's called behavioral inhibition. If a vaccine leads to behavioral discipline habituation and people dropped their guard, stop wearing masks stop social distancing they may be putting themselves at more risk even though they have a vaccine in their bodies
Fresh update on "influenza" discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"We need kind of fair response to almost anything cabins, but we also need to keep our public spaces online. For folks who are living in apartments. So need that vital space to walk the dog or run their Children out when they're doing their home schooling uterus you Washington Medicine set up a vaccination program for people with a higher than normal risk for flu. We really worried that people who are at risk for poor outcome so those individuals who may have COPD or asthma if they get influenza and co Did that really sets up a deadly combination doctor. Her bead uber with Harbor View Medical center says on Ly emergency room patients will be offered a flu shot if they haven't received one already growing a virus cases continue to increase in the Puget Sound region. Thurston Pierce, King and Snohomish counties are all reporting rising case rates as of Tuesday. 140,000 people in our state have contract ID Corona virus and 2300 have.
Texas 14-year-old wins $25,000 for developing potential COVID-19 treatment
"A. Potential lead on the search for a cure to covid nineteen Marianne then discovered by a fourteen year old girl from Texas the need Cabrera Lou from Frisco. Texas recently won the three m young scientists challenge for discovering a molecule that can selectively bind to the SARS cov to spike protein, and that binding could prevent the virus from entering the host cell and would prove extraordinarily useful in drugs that could treat or cure covid nineteen. Quoting vice the Nika used in silicone methodology methods and experience that make use of computers to screen millions of small molecules. She originally planned for her project to focus on the influenza virus but pivoted once covid nineteen hit and she realized the severity of the pandemic and quotes. Wall. Number of treatments have proved effective in certain cases currently, no specific treatment for Covid, nineteen has been developed on top of that. There are over one hundred and seventy candidate vaccines in development being tracked around the world by the WHO but it's not anticipated, any will be ready for a safe mass rollout until next year at the earliest. As, he could told CNN quote my effort to find a lead compound to bind to the spike protein of the SARS COV to visit this summer may appear to be a drop in the ocean, but still adds to all these efforts. How I develop this molecule further with the help of urologists and drug development specialists will determine the success of these efforts end quote. And, whether findings prove instrumental in the discovery of an effective treatment or not this is Dang impressive for someone who was only in eighth grade when she submitted her research.
Fresh "influenza" from Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis
"Aftermath dot media its aftermath dot media So last hour I was going back over what I had said about dark winter and I I was talking about Well, Actually, I was saying that dark winter's literally a scorched earth policy. It's certainly it is the end game strategy now, couple months ago, if you remember I was on this radio program, and I made a few predictions and I actually throughout the name, Dark winter is part of a program a gain of function exercise that I had talked about it a seminar a year before Dark winter in Atlantic Storm. We're both aligned in predicting the release of a biological pathogen during a massive winter storm. The pathogen was spread on Black Friday, according to This exercise during a major winter storm, of course on the Atlantic coast now, even though the tabletop exercise predicted a pathogen release on Black Friday during a Superstorm nor'easter. Important to point out that the exercise may well be underway now. For the fall and winter of 2020. And this is why I have come to this conclusion now. Black Friday, of course, is two months away. But so is the national election and the overall scenario of this gain of function exercise was to jail engineer and early colder than normal summer. And an early winter in order to allow for the spread of a disease. Influenza pathogen. Some kind, However, as the events are unfolding right now, I'm beginning to see a new objective an early winter. And the advent of a twinned Emmick before the election. Now, back in May, Rick Bright was the former director of the Department of Health and Human Services, Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority. He was a whistleblower and he came forward and he said all over the mainstream news, he said, This will be the darkest winter in modern history. It was combined with a lot of things a colder than normal winter, an early winter and the possibility of covert 19 and the flu coming together as one big major health crisis dark winter, Of course, Geo engineered with an early winter. It creates an early flu season, which combined with Cove in 19 put pressure on first response capabilities, hospitals and almost definitely effect. The outcome of the election. Sometimes you say things.
Study finds COVID-19 bug can survive 28 days on some surfaces
"Raises concerns about how Long Cove in 19 can survive on certain surfaces, including phone screens and countertops. Researchers found that it's 68 F Corona virus remained alive on smooth surfaces for as many as 28 days. Influenza, A virus has been found to survive on surfaces for 17 days.
Fresh update on "influenza" discussed on Making Sense with Sam Harris
"Deaths that should have been ascribed to other respiratory illnesses like copd or asthma pneumonia were being inaccurately coded as Cova deaths, we'd be able to see the rates of COPD and. On monja related deaths go down. Yes. Because we know what to expect from the. Yes that's right, and in fact, reassigning Cova deaths cop deaths to Cova deaths wouldn't affect the excess death calculations. Excess deaths calculation is more objective way of looking at the impact of an epidemic which has been used for one hundred and fifty years if for real time epidemic monitoring and for assessment of historical epidemics. When we didn't have good death records, you know cause of death rather information. So No, I don't think that there is some kind of conspiracy or some kind of Amiss Miss Assessment of the of of deaths in our society. And picking up a little bit on what we said earlier see one of the ironies is that even if a million Americans die, they're probably only going to be about. Let's say ten people for each of those people who knew them personally so that'll be like ten million Americans will know someone who died of Covid and probably a hundred, million Americans. So like one hundred, I'm sorry ten Americans per deceit and who were intimately connected to the deceit, and now let's say are like really upset and worried about Covid, and then even if a million Americans die, there will be, let's say one hundred people who who know of that person. So the only be one, hundred, million Americans who know of someone who died personally, this is a very crude approximation for. Many reasons I don't go into right now but the point is even after the epidemic swept through our society, the majority of Americans will neither have died of it nor know someone who has died of it, and so this is one of the reasons that it's difficult to why president trump can get up there and say, Oh, nothing bad is happening because in the everyday experience of most people in fact, they're not gonNA come up close and personal with this pathogen. Again, for the reasons, we discussed earlier about the fundamental nature of this pathogen, but that doesn't make it less of a threat. It and furthermore one more thing. Where we've been talking about death, but it's very important to highlight the fact that we're also going to see epidemic of disability in our society. That's GONNA persist for a long time. So so most people who get the disease in including, for example, the president survived the condition. But five percent of them we don't know the precise number yet and we won't for Awhile. But probably about five percent will have serious long-term disability, they'll have pulmonary fibrosis they'll have renal insufficiency they'll have cardiac abnormalities they might have neurological abnormalities. So we're going to many millions of Americans who have post, Kovic Syndrome. And, and this does also doesn't include all the children whose parents will be sick or disabled. All the the the the adverse health events, the adverse events on young children whose whose parents have lost their jobs whose parents are dead or sick. You know there's just all of this sadness and badness that come in a time of plague. And there's unfortunately there's no way to escape it i. mean it is it is. It is just an ineluctable truth about about plague that it that it is ruinous that this is what it does to societies it it is one of the four horsemen. For precisely this reason. It seems reasonable. The worry even about Mild so-called mild cases here I think it was one study that showed that there was some. Crazy percentage was like seventy eight percent of of mild cases had detectable heart irregularities as a result are. So it was it just seems fairly clear that we don't know enough about what covert is doing to us, and and in some sense, it's not even principally. A respiratory illness amid vascular illness in oil. Also, as you say, a neurological one, we certainly know about Corona viruses I mean, we we have some evidence their four corona viruses that cause the common cold. In my book I speculate in keeping with. Speculations by others that the one thousand nine, hundred, Ninety pandemic was actually not influenza but may have been a corona virus and time that virus has now become the virus that one of the four corona viruses that causes the common cold it's become more benign. We've evolved as well. Some natural immunity to it. We get the disease as children, and then when we're we exposed as adults, we have a minor illness. There's a whole set of human diseases that behave this way. So it's possible that this current coronavirus you know in in one hundred years or prob- perhaps sooner will. Just emphasize, the virus is not going to disappear. It's GONNA keep circulating among US forever. Only issue is how will we cope with it and hopefully we'll have a vaccine and we haven't talked about that yet and we can. But one one thing that is likely to happen is that the the virus will be period of years become more will evolve to be less lethal and. Probably. We will be exposed to it is children when we as we already know are relatively less adversely affected by it as is also typical of other corona viruses, for example, two thousand and three corona viruses all discussed in my book by the way, and then when we re exposed as adults, they have a benign course. It's a little bit like chicken pox. If you've got chicken pox as a kid, you get a pretty benign condition. If you've never had chickenpox get it for the first time as an adult, you can die from it. so that's why exposure to chicken pox early on might be irrational strategy. So there are lots of diseases like that, and it's possible that this will join you know that that will be the pattern for this particular condition. Well but as you said, it's early to speculate, and furthermore as you also said, and as I was saying, it's a serious condition it is it doesn't just cause death. It causes US disability and and the disease is having as we were discussing earlier in ecological release. You know it is it is just shredding it. You know it is doing what living things do it is just you know spreading across all.
Atlanta - Gov. Brian Kemp, state health officials warn of ‘Twindemic’ of COVID-19 and flu season
"A small bump and Corona virus cases here in Georgia, with cases down 67% since the peak in July. The slight bump over the last two weeks is not of great concern to Governor Governor Brian Brian Camp Camp in in public public health health director director Dr Dr Kathleen Kathleen to to me, me, citing citing more more kids kids going going back back to to school school and and Auntie Auntie Gin Gin tests tests added added his his probable probable cases cases both both now now are are emphasizing emphasizing flu flu shots. shots. This is particularly important This year or trying to prevent twin de mix of covert plus influenza, which could be devastated. Center Parish 95.5 double USB And for the
Fresh update on "influenza" discussed on Coronacast
"Lisa quickly, why aren't we seeing more cases of reinfection in the parts of the world where the viruses really running rampant? It may be that the conclusion is in this research is wrong. So we do retain immunity regardless of the antibodies. So that's the first thing. Second thing is that we may not lead a lot of antibodies to give us some immunity. So even though Wayne's in the first three or four months we've got enough. And remember these reinfection seeing are are over the three or four month period over the six or eight month period by and large although not very many have been reported and there may be more than we know about as well. So you might have a niece him somebody infection to begin with missed completely, and then you're getting a second infection. So it's really a bit of a mystery of this and we just need. To follow it through I can't speak for the general population but I think when we have regionally talking about a vaccine to coronavirus th, the aura around that concept was very much that like you have at once and then you may be, donald you might have to have it topped up every couple of years but this sounds like quite an intensive vaccination strategy if it's going to be effective wealthy, we ever said on. Corona cast. Every couple of years I think we've always said that it's probably going to be a yearly an annual vaccine. Just remember that the first round of these vaccines are going to get approved for by the regulators if their fifty percent effective and they're not fifty and that's not fifty percent effective at preventing infection that's fifty percent effective at preventing covid nineteen disease. So the first generation of vaccines may not be that effective and it wouldn't be surprising if they didn't last that long. There was an interesting article. The other day can't aware now, but they were talking about the tortoise phenomenon or as we say in Glasgow the tour toys phenomenon I'm which is that maybe the second round of vaccines and the University of Queensland Vaccines One of them could come in and overtake the first run vaccines and be much better here. So we shouldn't give up the ghost here. The vaccines could be very effective but I think it's unlikely. They're going to be more effective, criminal current Evans much more than a year and we're talking probably talking manual top ups. So it'd be pretty depressing. GotTa do six monthly top ups. and. His harmless idea that again, we spoken about this so many times now that it's not gonna be like flicking on which the minute of vaccines announced, it's going to be quite a slow re entry into what we think of as normal life coming out of these pandemic and remember this isn't influenza this corona virus and there have been some successful animal vaccines for coronavirus, but they don't last long time either. And you do get common colds every year, and there's not a lot of cross immunity. So how the body reacts to Corona viruses is a bit peculiar to the coronavirus and you can't generalize from other vaccines and other infections. Cinnamon. Let's take some questions from the audience in Ivan's. And asking, what do we know about the efficacy of the Russian vaccine facades cough to which we heard a bit about a few months ago? Is it working or not?.
Blue Whale Song Timing Reveals Time to Go
"During the summer wheels in the northeastern Pacific spend their days feeding on massive amounts of tiny plankton called Krill. In fact, Krill is all they eat. It really is remarkable that such a small animal is able to sustain the largest life-form that's ever existed on this planet. Stanford. University marine ecologist will a strike and to maintain themselves at that body size. They have pretty extreme feeding habits. A blue whale consumes many tons of Krill. Every day eating keeps the ocean giants occupied during daylight hours when they dive hundreds of feet below the surface where krill congregate in dense swarms. But at night when their prey disperse the whales start to sing. You. Say for ten twelve hours straight. The song you just heard was sped up ten times which brings the sound up more into human hearing range speeding up the song enables researchers to more easily study whales deep and resonant songs which can be heard by other whales across vast distances in the ocean. It's very likely that song influenzas related to some sort of reproductive function whether that's attracting a mate or warding off other males since two thousand, fifteen, the Monterey Bay Aquarium? Research Institute. Has Been Recording. The songs of Blue Whales with an underwater microphone attached to the sea floor twenty, four, seven, three, hundred, sixty, five days a year giving an audio feed of all of the sounds being produced in around Monterey. Bay when a strike and his team analyze the blue whales singing behavior across seasons. They noticed an unusual pattern as summer gave way to fall and winter. The whales changed when they sang the song during the daytime than during the nighttime to learn more. The scientists tagged individual whales to keep tabs on both their feeding and singing behavior as summer krill concentrations wayne the whales begin a long southward by gration to their breeding grounds off the coast of Mexico in Central America once they start migrating feeding at death isn't really a part of the equation anymore. So they switch their primary time song production to the daytime knowing when to leave is crucial. It's really critical that the timing of this transition from feeding to migration e sinked. With other things happening in their habitats, the researchers think the seasonal change in singing patterns signals the start of migration, which means we're now able to determine when the population has switched from viewing migration. The study is in the journal current biology. The Blue L. Song Recording is courtesy of John Ryan and the Monterey. Bay. Aquarium Research Institute. Blue Whales are endangered but being able to monitor what they're up to in real time could be boon to conservation efforts if we're willing to listen.
Gov. Brian Kemp, state health officials warn of ‘Twindemic’ of COVID-19 and flu season
"Good afternoon on the media, Cooper, and here's what's happening. I think Take a message from the governor and for me is that everybody continue to follow the prevention guidelines to wear a mask the social distance. Fire's hasn't disappeared. That's Dr Kathleen to me, telling reporters it's important to stay vigilant during this pandemic. The Georgia government is also worried about a possible duel pandemic of flu and the Corona virus to me, told reporters this morning. It was important for people to also get their flu shots this year. She says it could end up being devastated. If there's a really bad flu season, combined with Corona virus flu never been more important to get a flu shot this year. So we realized that people sometimes don't think of flu shot is effective or afraid to get it or just don't bother. This is particularly important this year or trying to prevent twin dynamics of Koven plus influenza. Which could be devastating. We don't know what the presence of employees and they do to a common infection. Georgia Governor Brian Camp is also praising residents following a drop in the Corona virus positivity rate. The governor said this morning. Less than 1300 people are hospitalized with the virus, which is a major drop from his P Kim says. Georgians should not become complacent still were mass practice, social distancing and good hygiene, he added. George's unemployment rate is currently over 5%, but there have been plenty of job gains.
Are big families the centre of Victoria's second wave?
"So let's kick off with Victoria with as close to that seems to have sprung up from the Chechen shopping center cluster and it's moved out into regional Victoria. Now, it's some people in kill being infected. In a cafe and it just shows you the power of an outbreak and how this virus spreads through clusters and Robin more evenly spread such as influenza. And so for example, three of the cases of the fifteen. So caught a lot of cases yesterday where linked to the chat stone, which is club outbreak. This is a situation where you have got spread. It's still growing and they haven't been able to keep the legitimate so far. The chief health officer in Victoria Breath, Sutton explained why Victoria has been harder to do the contact tracing the nail swear because the family groups that are involved or have been involved a much larger. So where the family groups own averaging Australia to two and a half people. There more than six people in some situations, which means that you've got multiplications of complexity in terms of contact tracing. So each type provide you with another maybe ten people that you've got to contact, and if you've got six rather than two or three, it becomes very complicated and home said many times before is where you primarily catch covid nineteen, the covid nineteen virus. I was really surprised to see those statistics about the family size thought that was really interesting but I did wonder whether actually would make it easier if people living in the. Same. Household I thought that maybe it would make it easier to get in touch with them. It just creates far more people you've got to get in contact with, but yes, you're right. You're you're not chasing too many people depends how late you come to the events, and if you've if you're coming a bit later than you might have six people with Tim contacts each then if three or four days later and you haven't caught it in the first two or three days, then each one of those contacts is contained so it just multiplies out. So if people aren't coming forward for testing quickly or the contact tracing doesn't get on top of it quickly then you'd lose control of it to some extent. So fifteen new cases in Victoria. Are we getting out of control again down there I think what does shows is if if you remember a couple of weeks ago, the Burnet Institute released. Their modeling, which showed that if Torey took their food off the break too quickly on the twenty eighth of September, they could return to very large numbers very quickly and they were supporting the fact that the premier did not take the food off the break too quickly and it was fairly measured but it just shows you that if you lose control of an outbreak, this can grow very very quickly. So it doesn't mean it's to control. But. It does mean you're at high risk and it just shows you the burden. It was probably right if you had lifted your foot off the brake, it could be that you'll be dealing with multiple outbreaks because this is no breaking Chattan shopping center during lockdown. Or relative lockdown. So this is not good news, but at least they're across it and they don't seem to have too many cases under investigation at the moment, and that's the real danger in Victoria when they lose the plot and they just don't know where they're getting their infection from. Some out some more data that came up yesterday was that New South Wales had eleven, new cases all in hotel quarantines community transmission, which is really encouraging. But that seems like a large number of hotel quarantine cases. It just goes to show if we didn't have hotel quarantine those cases, it'd be out in the community. That's absolutely right. Our border control. The fact that we are an island has made an enormous difference to. This pandemic you've seen this huge second wave in Europe we would have had bet to So our border controls are incredibly important and it's not surprised by the way that you're seeing it live in cases because I assume that people are coming back from Europe and they're coming back from the United States and as they do so they're coming back from places where they've got second wave sometimes much larger than the first. Wave. So this is a situation where we would expect to be seeing more hotel quarantine hotel warranties could be really tight. It's probably too early for what the prime minister was suggesting, which is that you allow people to go into their own homes because the influx of people who are going to be positive is going to be growing but at least we're keeping the lid on it and I think as far as I'm aware. Of their keeping the only in Victoria and Queensland as well. So they were community transmission cases in New South Wales yesterday but there was also really low numbers of testing and they're still finding virus fragments in sewage. Yes. The way forward here has to be constant surveillance to see if you're missing cases and if you missing cases you've got to go in and you've got to try and do as close to possible mass testing. The still doing that with PR testing, but you could probably do it a bit more flexibly with rapid testing using rap protests are. Reasonably accurate. But you got to get in and find out where the viruses because I don't think we can any longer rely on people coming forward. I. Think there's fatigue I also think there's probably not much cold symptoms around because people aren't mixing as much. But you just cannot rely on the tasting regime. So you find it. I think Hawkesbury was one area in. New South. Wales. They've gone in and trying to extra testing and highlighting it to the local community. But really anybody listen to this wherever you are in Australia we've said it time and time again come forward for testing even if there's been no case in your state for. Weeks and weeks and weeks come forward just in case.
Trump not the first president to be infected in a pandemic
"President Trump is not the first president to become infected in a pandemic sweeping the nation 100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson became infected in the pandemic known then, as the Spanish flu. So did some of his closest aides. Historian John Berry notes that Wilson downplayed the pandemic, even though it disrupted life around the country, Never making a public statement about it. His administration directing national public health officials to say it was an influenza like any other And as a result, more people died, then would have
High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid 'twindemic'
"The nation's top infectious disease experts are urging nearly all Americans to get a flu shot to avoid a twin d'amico of influenza and cold with nineteen Dr Anthony Fauci says everybody six months and older should get a flu shot it's not something that's complicated felt she got he is this week some people are occasionally fighting their drug stores and clinics are out of the vaccine don't give up you should be getting your vaccine CDC flu cheap Daniel Jernigan says roughly half the record one hundred ninety eight million doses have been shipped and more are on the way Sager mag ani Washington
High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid 'twindemic'
"The nation's top infectious disease experts are urging nearly all Americans to get a flu shot to avoid a twin d'amico of influenza and cold with nineteen Dr Anthony Fauci says everybody six months and older should get a flu shot it's not something that's complicated felt she got he is this week some people are occasionally fighting their drug stores and clinics are out of the vaccine don't give up you should be getting your vaccine CDC flu cheap Daniel Jernigan says roughly half the record one hundred ninety eight million doses have been shipped and more are on the way Sager mag ani Washington
High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid 'twindemic'
"That the additional of another respiratory illness on top of the ongoing covert 19 pandemic could overload the health care system. Dr. Michael Me, int epidemiologist at Multicare talks about the importance of getting a flu shot this season. Flu shot is first and foremost, the thing that folks could do to protect themselves specifically from influenza. It's felt that if we protect ourselves from Poland It's both viruses air circulating because they're spread the same way. There's always that low possibility, and therefore the vaccination not only protection from influenza, but would protect you from influenza being combined with something else, Doctor me, it says the flu vaccine will be in high demand, and it's one of the best ways to protect yourself, along with masking, social distancing and regular hand washing. This report sponsored by the Department of Health,
1 in 3 parents don't intend to have their child get the flu vaccine this year
"A traveling finding of the new national poll on Children's health. As many as a third of parents are thinking about avoiding flu shots this year for their kids. The Bower family gets flu shots every year to make sure that we really made every effort to protect ourselves. Doctors say It's critical to get vaccine it this year because the flu and the Corona virus have similar symptoms. And a surgeon. Flu cases could overwhelm the health system. But a new poll finds one in three parents say their child is unlikely to get the vaccine. They're afraid to bring the kid into a providers office. Sarah Clark is the co director of the C S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health where the individual does, In fact, influenza fascinated people are much less likely to have serious applications and hospitalizations. That CBS News correspondent Nancy
Worried that flu season and coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm hospitals, health officials urge public to get flu shots
"Health experts are still concerned that the typical flu season will be much worse due to the pandemic now is more important than ever that people get their flu vaccines were very, very safe and a moderately effective doctor Daniel Salman is director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Corona virus and influenza have similar symptoms. So what should you do if you're not sure which you might have. Dr. Andrew Prakash co directs the Johns Hopkins Centre of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance. He says, contact your doctor, but don't just show up at their office. Let them know what your symptoms are and have them guide you through the process of where you're going to. Go to get tested. And for what? Michelle Bash w T o P NEWS.
Protect healthcare heroes And The Elderly 'from Influenza urges UN
"Amid a potential global shortage influenza vaccines and the ongoing covid nineteen pandemic the U N. health agency has advised to protect the elderly and health workers I the updated recommendations from the World Health Organization who come as the Northern Hemisphere braces for these seasonal bug every year, it claims between two, hundred, nine, hundred, thousand, and six, hundred and fifty thousand lives from respond to related causes in the Southern Hemisphere. Influenza infections have been at historic lows most likely. Because of strict Covid, nineteen health precautions and travel restrictions, W chose Dr Anne Warren said, but there were no guarantees that this would be the case in the global north. This winter she told journalists in Geneva amid rising numbers of Corona Virus Infections. If this follow suit and influenza also is low circulation in the northern hemisphere, we may see we may see less infections and we also hope to see less infections due to the the very high uptake of. The vaccine but we are seeing some sporadic outbreaks in some areas of the world, and so we really fully believed that as societies opened back up, we'll probably start to see blue circulate again back to more normal proportions.
Data Begins To Provide Some Answers On Pregnancy And The Pandemic
"All considering our health more during the Koven 19 pandemic, But women who are pregnant as the Corona virus circulates through society may have even more concerns. Are they more vulnerable to the disease? And what about their babies? But in the early days of the pandemic, there was very little research to provide answers. Now a number of new studies and CDC reports are out and the picture is beginning to be more clear. Dr. Denise Jamison is the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University. She's also a member of the Kobe task Force of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr Jamison. Thanks for joining us Thanks so much. I want to start with a big overview. So many women were concerned early on if they were pregnant or just had a newborn of what this could mean for them and their babies. How worried if at all, should pregnant women and mothers of newborns be about Coben 19 at this point based on what science tells us Well, I think these recent findings over the last few weeks should be somewhat reassuring to pregnant women and their families. However, I still think there are many reasons to be vigilant about covert 19. It's still really important that pregnant women take measures to protect themselves, and it's also really important that pregnant women have access to cope in 19 vaccines as soon as they're available. Let's talk about some specific concerns Women had there was a fear that if a pregnant woman was covert positive, she might pass that along to her baby, either in utero or during childbirth. Do we know if that happens? Well, it seems to be able to cross the placenta and infect fetuses during pregnancy. However, the good news is that this doesn't seem to happen very often. And there isn't evidence that when this happens, there's an association with birth defects. The way we found with viruses like Sica, and those babies are generally okay despite being infected for the most part, the babies yes have done well. Pregnant women in general are more susceptible to respiratory infections and Koba 19 is obviously a respiratory disease. Do we know if Kobe has exacerbated respiratory issues and pregnant women? They're probably more likely to have severe disease if they're infected with Cove it But this increased risk is not nearly as dramatic as it is with some other respiratory infections such as influenza. Which seems to be something that it applies to the general population as well. People who are in some way have compromised health often find themselves more compromised when they get Cove it that's correct. Some of these studies are small. What caveats would you have to say about the limitations of what we know so far, Although we continue to learn more every day, I think they're important challenges to all the data. The biggest problem is that most of thie reports don't have an appropriate comparison group, so you have to be able to compare either. Pregnant women with Cove it to non pregnant women with Cove it or you need to be able to compare pregnant Cove it positive women too pregnant Koven negative women. And for many of these studies, they don't have an appropriate comparison group. There were some women wondering if they should avoid getting pregnant during the pandemic. Would you advise that toe? Wait till it's over. To try to have a baby? I would not recommend to delay in pregnancy. I think women can take measures to avoid Cove. It During pregnancy and to protect themselves during pregnancy and when to get pregnant is such a personal and complicated decision on this pandemic will probably be with us for a while, I would not advise delaying pregnancy solely on the basis of the covert pandemic. Dr Jameson and your job. Do you still work with patients? Yes, I am on labor and delivery. Today you are. Have you found that the experience of being pregnant or having a baby during the pandemic has Compromised or reduce the joy of pregnancy and delivery for any women. I hope it hasn't substantially reduced the joy of having a baby. But I do worry that with restrictions on visitation in the hospital and then also the social isolation after women go home from the hospital, I do think it's fundamentally change the experience of having a baby in a way that you wish it hadn't It sounds like yes. I look forward to a day when the pandemic is over, and we have a safe, available effective vaccine and we don't have to social distance. That's Dr Denise Jamison of Emory University. Thank you for coming on the program. Thank you for your interest in this topic.
Apple reveals lower cost watch and updated iPad
"Maybe with the event's title, we should have known it would-be. Short. Tuesday's time flies event flew past at just over one hour, four pieces of hardware, basically, as well as new services and the services bundle we're focusing on hardware today. Surprising, absolutely, no one apple on Tuesday announced apple. Watch series sex running through the hardware. The S six system and package packs a new dual core processor based on the eighth thirteen bionic an iphone eleven it runs twenty percent faster than series five apps launch twenty percent faster. It's the first. Apple. Watch to include the you one ship, an ultra wideband antennas. The series six always on retina display is up to two point five times brighter outdoors than Apple Watch series five. Both the same all day eighteen hour battery life is before and can hit full charge in one point five hours. To features focused on during the devices introduction where the always on all tinder and the blood oxygen sensor. Not sure why always on is important for an intimidator unless you're worried about rock climbing in your sleep Apple says the always on ultimate provides real time elevation all day long by using a new more power efficient, barometric, ultimate her along with GPS and nearby Wi fi networks. This feature allows for the detection of small. Changes above ground level up and down to the measurement of one foot. And can be shown as a new watch face complication or workout metric. More life and death or the blood oxygen sensor and is associated APP. Apple says, series six measures the oxygen saturation of the users blood. So they can better understand their overall fitness and wellness. Oxygen saturation or S P o two represents the percentage of oxygen being carried by red blood cells from the lungs to the rest of the body and indicates how well this oxygenated blood is being delivered throughout the body. And how it works is really cool according to Apple's presentation. The sensors are basically checking the color of the blood as it passes by. That color indicates how oxygenated the blood is, which is free again. Amazing. Speaking of colors for the to apple watches I've owned I've chosen brushed aluminum. It's easy to match with just about anything. But if you have a signature color or don't care about matching or. Planned to have plenty of apple watches on hand to put on your wrist Apple Watch now comes in the couple of colorful colors. For. The first time says apple a new blue color. Silver Space Grey and gold aluminum case options along with the product Red Apple. Watch. With exclusive matching, bright red bands stainless steel models are now available and graphite and an updated classic Yellow Gold Color Apple. Watch edition is available in natural and space black titanium. Series six also says Sayonara to ceramic while apple didn't mention it during the event. A piece from macrumors says, that is no more. As is the way the arrival of new apple watches also meant the arrival of new bands. This time though whole new bands, not just new colors. Sport Band makes way for so loop. No clasp. No buckle. Solo Lupus a continuous end stretchable ban design that says comes into materials, soft silicone and braided yarn. Nine sizes for those. Apples supposed to have a size guide on its site. Checking Apple side it looks like Sport Band is just making room not seeding the field. Both sport? Band and Solo loop available to order as of now, there's also said to be a first of its kind leather link that wraps around the rest held in place with flexible molded magnets. Nikewatch gets everything we've talked about already plus a new Nike face and new colors for the Nike Sport Band and Nike Sport Loop. Same goes for Apple Watch air MAS- as far as improvements the hardware it's stainless steel cases come and silver or space black paired with single or Dubna, tour styles and an assortment of vibrant new colors. Now about the only thing predictions got wrong for Apple Watch as E was its name. leakers had thought that that was shorthand that it'd be called something simple like apple. Watch. Apple Watch S E is the budget chronometers name. Well mid range chronometer Apple Watch series three is the true budget model still out there selling for one hundred, ninety, nine bucks. An apples press release apple CEO Jeff Williams was quoted as saying Apple Watch S E combines elements of the series six design with the most essential features of Apple Watch, all at a more affordable price. No Blood Oxygen Sensor and no, always on display. It does sport the always on all temperature though because apple is taking this sleep climbing thing seriously. Looking at the hardware sports the same size displays as the Apple Watch series five. The S., five system and package and dual core processor deliver performance that's up to two times faster than the Apple Watch series three. The S. E. Packs the fives haptic feedback for the digital crown, and that speaks and here's what the latest speaker and microphone in the watch line. Apple says, watch as e features the same accelerometer gyroscope. altimeter as Apple Watch series six and with the latest motion centers and microphone. It offers robust health and safety capabilities including fall detection emergency, SOS, International Emergency, calling, and the noise. APP. Now, if you decide, the six time is the charm that you're finally ready to buy Apple Watch. The one you buy probably won't have a charger in the box Lisa Jackson vp of environment policy and social initiatives at apple appeared during Tuesday's event extolling the environmental virtues of apples timekeeper. Sometimes. Jackson said it's not what we make but what we don't make that counts. That he's from seeing that says that when she said that apple won't be including USB adapters with this week's watches. As putting them free in the box consumes resources and adds to apple's carbon footprint. Interestingly, people who can afford to buy a charger without giving it a thought. Won't have to do so. A separate piece on chargers Napa Watch from apple insiders as apple, watch, addition, and Apple Watch. Will include a five watt power adopter. Bloomberg's Mark Gherman Kinda cried foul over that on twitter. Quoting his tweet looks like the Apple Watch titanium and Armez model still have the power adapter. So the more expensive versions keep it. makes it seem like it's less of an environmental thing and more cost driven? I can get thinking that as an immediate reaction. Here's the thing though you gotta figure apple sells at a minimum hundreds of entry level apple watches for every single edition or. Sold. Probably thousands. So even though it looks like catering to the wealthy and yeah, there may be a bit of that. Even though it looks like catering to the wealthy dropping chargers, millions of people probably don't need. Might make an environmental difference. No I saw way more than one piece saying not including chargers with Apple Watch is just the beginning. While, it has been rumored that the next round of iphones will also arrived without a charger. Apple doesn't seem to a pulled the chargers from the ipads that are also coming out this week. We'll get to those in a bit. Want to get an Apple Watch for your kid but not give them an iphone worried that mom or dad may have a slip and fall or ended up seriously directionally challenged apple has a plan to watch the whole family. Selling points as far as apple's concerned with family setup, you can stay connected with family members without an iphone from making and receiving phone and facetime audio calls to sending and receiving messages and emails, and even connecting with other Apple Watch wearers over walkie talkie. Parents have the ability to approve all contacts. So kids can safely use the communication features of Apple Watch, according to the company. The activity rings experience has been optimized for kids according to Apple. Emergency SOS is being pushes the benefit though. Apple Watch already does that. And finally school time and downtime or front and Center for children while optimizations focused on health for older relatives take precedence at the other end of the spectrum. Now the news that will make family setup less useful for many. It requires cellular models, of Apple, watch series four or later or Apple Watch S E running watch os seven paired with iphone six s or later running IOS fourteen. Apple also said that kids and older family members of the household using family set up, we'll have their own phone number through a separate cellular plan. So, while you don't need to get GRANDPA and the kids their own phones, each cellular watch will come with a tone cellular plan and. Associated Bill. Family setup goes live today and so by the way does watch Os Savon. that. was kind of surprise more on that a bit later. With such an emphasis on the health, it's not overly surprising that the new Apple Watch Slash Watch Os Combo brings a few new health studies. macrumors runs those down starting with an asthma study being run in conjunction with the Insurance Company Anthem and the University of California, Irvine. Second the peace says Apple has tied up with university health network and the University of Toronto to learn more about how Apple Watch metrics including blood oxygen can be used to manage heart failure. Finally macrumors says apple is partnering with investors at the Seattle, flew study at faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine to explore how changes in blood oxygen and heart rate can be early signals the onset of influenza and Kobe nineteen. The watches by the way are ready to order now. Those opened on. Tuesday, they'll ship on Friday in the US Puerto Rico twenty seven other countries and regions. Apple Watch series starts at three, hundred, ninety, nine dollars adding cellular adds another hundred. Bucks. Same goes for the Apple Watch Nike and Apple Watch Air Mas- that the prices run higher on the AMAS models. The new bands are also available to now they too will ship on. Friday the eighteenth of September. Though only in the US and fourteen other countries and regions. Porters are also underway for Apple Watch as E. It's got a starting price to seventy nine dollars. Interestingly, adding cellular to that one only adds fifty bucks raising the price to three twenty nine. It also ships this Friday and the US Puerto Rico And twenty seven other countries and
Fever confusion: How to tell apart COVID-19 and the common flu
"Many of us will phase, especially this fall and winter is a cove it or is it the flu, CBS's Christine Lazare spoke to a specialist, both influenza and covert 19 are highly infectious respiratory illnesses. And Dr Jason Care. Kino with one medical in Beverly Hills, says the symptoms of both are very similar. We're talking fever, chills, muscle, a cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, runny eyes, runny nose. But there is a key difference. The incubation period for the flu is quick about 1 to 2 days from exposure with Cove it it could be anywhere from two days. 22 weeks where symptoms that we don't see with flu Influenza we do see with covert 19 is a loss of sense of smell and taste for both covert 19 and flew. It is possible to spread the virus for at least a day before experiencing any symptoms. If a person has cove it, they may be contagious for a longer period of time than if they had just the flu. The
Southern Hemisphere Influenza Cases Are 60-70% Below Their Norms
"A doctor at the Ohio University Wexner Medical Center says flu cases in the Southern Hemisphere are 60 to 70% below their norms. That could mean a relatively mild flu season in the US, however, health experts hope people don't skip getting the seasonal flu vexing due to covert 19 vaccinations for the season are
"influenza" Discussed on a16z
"Inhaler go about your day instead of wearing a mask. And what do we think about safety for these things and safety for delivery and safety for the Crisper Part? The crisper part seems utterly straightforward. Because is going after Arne. It's not editing. Your genome could be the delivery. Part now becomes the real question. Can we come up with delivery where it could be done multiple times in weight of safe so AV is typically the gold standard for gene therapy delivery? These ADN associated viruses are approved therapies. Right now these are what we call one and done treatments because your body will develop immunity against this gaps. If this all works out well this could be a universal krona virus or Flu Vaccine. But if you think about re administration every single year you'd probably want something that is less mutagenic. The other big problem is immunity. Necessity of Christopher nucleus is a lot of the common crisper nucleus that we use do come from pathogenic sources. There are people that are developing new forms of New Claes's Cassocks for instance that might have come from non pathogenic sources that could be used in the less committed. Jennifer Fashion Crisper cast. Nuclear is definitely a a hardware platform? If you think of it in the molecular sense all of the concepts that they showed here in this paper you can apply it not only to cast their team but also differ. Nucleus or even liber- nanoparticles non viral approaches. Different ethic peptides. That also shown to deliver cast. Nine nucleus is really well could be combined here and so we can also think about. How do we engineer better crisper system that utilize the same platform but a lot of the stuff and the foundation? That they've developed can be play. Do you think that the hurdles that we just discussed with safety delivery immuno-genetic city we easier faster or more feasible to clear than the hurdles facing a vaccine for copay nineteen or is it just anyone's guess right? Now there's a couple different scenario. So one scenario is were antibody dependent enhancement. Ad is actually a real serious difficult problem. That can't be cracked if that's the case then this looking pretty good. In comparison there's another scenario where Vaccine becomes much more to like an influenza vaccine and so a more traditional approaches work and then this might be harder unfortunately with Kovin. A lot is still unknown. One I'm thinking about is not just planning for what we can do to help. Covert in two thousand twenty and twenty one. But what would we do about the pandemic that could be in twenty thirty or twenty five if you look at the timing between these pandemics using about SARS and Murs and covert the years between them becoming fewer and fewer? If that's the case having a broad spectrum sort of programmable ish approach that could be brought out very quickly. That's particularly intriguing. Though validating crisper approach my take longer and it might span this current one. You know if we get this moonshot right. We can dramatically save time for all future bendix basically sidestep. There's really linear passive vaccine development. Okay so we've discussed the scientific hurdles that therapy like this would still have to overcome but assuming they were overcome. Are there strong business models and incentives for prophylactic treatments or does it suffer from some of the same headwinds as antibiotics and traditional accedes? Yeah I think if you think about the modern record of producing vaccines. It doesn't really inspire that much confidence because if you think about SARS Cov one Mersey Coppola all really provoked these similar arms race to make vaccine if you will and today only if the bowl effort has been successful and the vaccine was approved basically last year five years after the epidemic really happened. Well learn you talked about. Comparing this to antibiotics thing about. Antibiotics is said we intentionally don't give them out because we want avoid resistance and that's what's economics event novel antibiotic so challenging because If you have a great antibiotic it goes lock box and doesn't get used. This is actually upside down for a couple of reasons. One it inherently is engineered to grafter resistance in that a few mutations. And they're going to make a big deal and then secondly I imagine that it would be the type of thing going lock box. It would be heavily manufacturing distributed such that everyone would have available so that I think there would be a real commercial vantage doing something like this so for those two reasons. I think this becomes almost opposite of what we're seeing antibiotics. I think you know thinking about this. Whole economic context governments and institutions spent billions of dollars every year on nuclear weapons that they hope to never use how about we spent a couple of billion to build these plants and teams who equip ourselves to handle the next upper pandemic. Think that's excellent point. Turn it into a national defense issue and not just a health. Market health demands issue. It's interesting to think about. What can we do either to have a response? Already or to engineer something rapidly in response to something being a threat I think the old style sort of military topgun like war where it's GonNa be our fighter jets against other fighter jets becomes less and less of a reality. Bioterrorism becomes probably a much more insidious threat I mean. These vaccines remained the best. Virtually only weapon against these viruses and bioterrorism. So it's GonNa be a mission critical defense mechanism going forward so one last thing and this may be more SCI FI. It's interesting to ask. Could sort of a crisper approach a true broad spectrum antiviral for like all viruses and especially given the nature viruses and how they spread with a population the ability to tackle these things early means that they don't spread which means that we don't have these crazy pandemics anymore that would be the ultimate fantasy. Thank you both. And thank you for joining the A sixteen Z Journal. Club this week to recap. This research shows that it is possible to program a crisper based system to target both krona viruses and influence to prevent infection. There are a number of challenges still to overcome especially as these results are only in a cell culture model but there is huge potential here to create a broad range kroth electic treatment for viral infection and advances in engineering. Biology will take us. There will continue to discuss related themes other a sixteen Z podcast episodes..
"influenza" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast
"I was just I was just waiting. Almost you know thought I'll I'll slide away had been on. I might have slid away on. You have to bear in mind. I was making that plane tail for a bunch of a three twenty fans of your excuses. I delayed on a bit thick right. They're fantastic podcasts. Yes it is fantastic podcasters on that show all right very good Good stuff okay Shall we continue with the our feedback? You know what it looks like. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA knock at all of it. I think which is going to be like a major wellstone. Maybe we'll see give it a go into this. One tried to get to last time and didn't make it so we've got it this time. Rollo private pilot Rollo here. Once again I'm sending this feedback from the far reach. Oh Eight Less maybe you can put that Overlay up from the far reaches of the Western Pacific. I don't believe I've ever heard anyone sending feedback from this part of the world. So I thought it'd be cool to do it for the sake of our friends over at opposing bases which like secret location code names will call this Pacific island Captain Nick Island in honor of the Air Force Base. That's here with the same surname as the old pilot only with a slightly different spelling. Only know what this is the. Ap as Anderson Air Base on the island of Guam anyways. I'm out here with giving away all his secrets. Yano. Anyways I'm out here with my squadron and the irony of it is what that we're operating out of Captain Nick Island while turning. Wrenches on captain next favorite Boeing the old legacy Hornets or as we like to call them baby Hornets. It's incredible that these old were warbirds are still in service. Many countries are including the US. I've now gotten the opportunity to work on the C nine the navy's version of the mad dog the Super Hornet and currently the baby hornet onto a different topic. The other day I went on a hike down a historic trail on the old Navy airfield. Which is no which is no longer in use. The trail took us through an old taxiway and runway threshold overgrown with a jungle. Now we continue down the rugged trail which led us to a World War Two era F for you Corsair crash site. The aircraft allegedly went down sometime in nineteen forty based on the Little Information. I could find online. The main fuselage half of each wing and parts of the landing gear are still there the engine prop and are no longer there. This was a really cool experience and adventure and we could feel the history that surrounds that crash site and the old airfield like always. I've attached a few pictures of our adventure share with the apogee community and we have one up there right now if you're watching the video. That's Rollo setting 'em where the I guess but the Corsair air have an ejection seat. Probably not they probably just Are just bailed out of those things. Right so anyway you can clearly see the The wing spar on the Corsair which has a very distinctive bend to it. Yeah Yeah Wing crank save quite. It's quite easy to recognize even though he's sitting in a pretty poll state. Yep had an F. Word probably say. I don't know what that is very cool. So if anybody's interested you can see more pictures. I posted on instagram. And he says feel free to add my handle to the show notes and it's at A. R. O. D. L. Eight one again. That'll be in the show notes and Let's see this chaotic chaotic time of Corona virus wishing the crew and community unlimited health until next time private private pilot Rollo and again just check out the show notes and you can see the other photos that he has taken of the crash site and some signs et Cetera. From the this beautiful tropical. All right brilliant. Thank you can I do a quick correction? Yes you're on myself The three twenty five Was actually another name for the three twenty one so they when they stretch the three twenty they colder initially the a three twenty dash five hundred and the three twenty five. Give it both James Bond. Eventually it was called the I three twenty one us what that comes from very interesting. I had a little bit role. Okay what am I feel like? We're YEP YEP backup above fifty percents percent in that vicinity ever take twenty percent f McKay. That's the way we do it here. I'm twelfth gusts though. This is an interesting one. Any anybody WANNA game for taking this one. I'll take it because he's got a question for you and says Hi. Abc crew and community. I hope you're doing good. I A quick question for Steph. I noticed it's been a long time since you went flying. I know any reason in particular. Don't you miss it as a J. pilot I cannot be more than two weeks without it I would start shaking sweating. Don't tell my medical examiner. Your secret is safe with us On through that real quick. Yeah it's been a very long time and part of it had to do with Some family circumstances that were happening that we're keeping me busy on my Otherwise free weekends I did a lot of travel over the past year which I'm grateful for now because I think it's going to be a while with without some of that So I kind of satisfied that It sure bug that I was having for a while to get out and see lots of different places in the world and and visit with friends and do all kinds of stuff so I do. Miss it I laid off have been planning to get back into it updated medical and all kinds of other stuff. I need to do and then in touch with the flight school and I don't know if I'm actually going to be able to do that for the next little while I'm going to Call a flight school tomorrow and see if they're still I'm still getting emails from them. Saying they're running specials on things I think trying to to get a business but I don't know if With some of these stay at home orders. If that's going to be allowed so it might be a little while longer That's okay they'll give me time to Study up some things and brush up on on book. Knowledge side of things and I'll get back into don't worry But yeah it's I do miss it so I'll get back there. Don't worry Changing subjects I stumbled upon this article and wanted to know your thoughts about any alternative source of energy for Airliners. Do you think we are going to see any of this in the near future. And he includes a link to a Yahoo dot com lifestyle article Title SAYS FORGOT FUEL tanks. Better forget fuel tanks batteries Batteries this new electric jet concept uses air friction to generate power. You want me to go ahead and read through that gap if you like myself. Article says.
"influenza" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast
"So. We have corona virus outbreaks. We have We have earthquakes. And what's next Maybe was that no swarms of locusts. You're kidding me. You laugh about this however story. They were driving across town and this is the day after the earthquake and I had just washed my car because we were mentioning before the show that it has become policies here in the southeast of the United States. So my car was covered in this nice. You know layer of yellow pollen so I ran through the car wash that I was driving back across town and I drove through. This huge swarm of bugs like it was like a cloud of bugs and I can only assume that they were locusts. Because what else would they be? What else we should mention. Also that they had the same kind of issues with the krona virus infection or threat of in the New York market Believe JFK and several of the surrounding airports I guess it included Laguardia Westchester and others up in the New York City area that had to shut down because of Corona virus Related fears. So yeah. Well that's right Las Vegas the same thing and Indianapolis by so I hear that Las Vegas and midway are both still operating non towered operations and Our good friend and fellow podcasters dispatcher. Mike said that he received something from Acme that said Reminding the dispatchers to remind aircrews landing at these places that they remember to cancel their clearance. Because this is a problem for looking for you yeah and also I guess. I can't technically allow somebody else to proceed via to the airport right. Yes kind of makes it a big mess. Okay now being from the other side of the world I know. Atc's zero is a well now. Well recognized. I'm not sure how come in a well known. It was In previous decades indication in the states that traffic is shut down on. The new service will be provided. But why use a term like that? Which is not self explanatory when it would be easier to say at traffic control has shut down. Do your thing Writing Cup. The suitable FRY. So why use the code word that his own the FAA used Saggio the only country in the world as far as I know that has ATC's zero. So I'm just a little bit confused. Why have a code word for that? Why not just tell people in plain language? Because that's you know I'm a great believer in when you communicating you make it plain and simple Couch it in a tone that is not necessarily self explanatory. I'm I'm just curious. I'd say that's a great question for the opposing. Basis guys your feedback about our H. He would just coach. Just let it slide up this. This did cause problem with a us-based pilots was a few years ago the first time this term really became. Baltimore was used. Yes yes Nobody understood that was. Yeah we talked about on the show and said never heard that before we had the same we had the same question back then Nick But now at least now when I hear it I I know what that is. Yeah well let's see so I was on the show the gun. Wow that's new one on me. That's a good point now. At least the people at Midway said It's now a class. E airspace so that's kind of the taff and all of that so that should help a little bit but you're right on issues to say. Look you guys are on your own. No air traffic control services where leaving the tower. So there's nobody here to control you. Just use more plain language agree would be a better thing by the way Let's see we have Dave Gooch. Said he thinks that Midway is back open now. He believes as of twenty minutes ago. Perhaps Las Vegas is really well. Okay that was from not Dave someone else in the chat room who has forgotten Anthony. Thank you Anthony Yeah so I don't know that's a good question neck but maybe the boys over at the opposing basis can tackle that one. They probably have the same. The same feelings we do. I'd say it in Eight hundred seventy one fifty five twenty two three dash five seventy one whatever? It is the right. So that's the that's the answer not that I have any problem with that. They have to use phraseology sitting there book. Yeah I just think that book to be might be somebody. Throw them away improve. Find Find Nowadays Book of Eh Traffic Control Craig. Measurement and the Youtube Chat Says K. L. A. S. Tower is up on live. Abc just heard a pilot. Say Glad to have you back Roy. Goodness speaking of good news. We have even more good news. We're always loved these kind of good news. Feeling good kind of story. Feel good kind of story there. We go This one this item D. American Airlines reunites passenger with father. Just before he passes. Well that's not. That's the sad part of that. American Airlines has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons but Here's a positive story showing that there is still love with an airline Let's see Laurie. Thomas was on a business on business in Virginia when she received a phone call informing her that. Her ailing father's condition had worsened. She immediately booked a flight back home from Dulles to Colorado Springs where the connection in Dallas unfortunately her flight at of Dulles was delayed which meant potentially missing her connection in Dallas on the verge of tears. She wrote a note to the flight crew asking for help. Here's lorries entire story after receiving an emergency. Call while I'm business. Can we just talked about that Not Wanting to burst into tears in front of passengers. I wrote a note explaining my situation and asking if anything could be done to delay the connecting flight. The flight attendant curiously took my note to the Galley and returned with the following notes. Ansi I guess On instagram. They must have posted some pictures of those upon arrival at Dallas Fort. Worth I was whisked to an awaiting American Airlines ramp vehicle on the tarmac and driven to my gate to terminals away. I made it home in time to spend an extra day with my dad who passed away this morning. Thank you to Deanna. And the captain on American Airlines twenty-seven Eighty four and to the captain and crew on American Airlines. Twenty three forty seven. I'm eternally grateful for your compassion and kindness. Indeed despite what you see making headlines kindness compassion and humanity does exist in the airline industry. Thank you to these American Airlines teams. That went the extra mile. Made this happen. Your work doesn't go unnoticed. Keep it up so and this is you know we hear these stories and I'm sure they probably happened a lot more than just like this. Once in a blue moon is just that we don't always hear about these kind of things and We've talked about these kind of stories before on the show. So I guess this probably happened before this whole corona virus outbreak and The incredible Diminishing of service for all the airlines cancelled flights and everything else. I'm assuming I duNno not that it makes any difference. No it doesn't go quite often. These things are just one or two people who go Make that special extra effort itself and not a whole bunch people you find. There are a few individuals suddenly realized this situation. They make a few calls. They do a few things they follow through on a story. Make sure it all happens. I they haul airline may not do that but it ain't take a few individuals to make a really good story that's for sure. Yes that is for sure well. 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"influenza" Discussed on The Plant Path
"Hey there everybody say John Popham here founder of the School of Evolutionary herbalism and and the other day I did one of our quarterly live sessions for all of the evolutionary herbalism. Students and someone asked a question about. How do we go about holistically treating influenza? And and you know we're here. It's December of two thousand and nineteen. And as I'm sure you know this tends to be the season where people were coming down and with the flu or people were getting. Colds got compromised immune systems. There's all sorts of bugs floating around in the air and so I thought it would be really fun onto to share some of the content that I taught during that Q.. In a Webinar. So you know one of the reasons why I think this is particularly important is because it's willy conventional for people when they get the flu and get especially especially with the accompanying fever for people to really reach for. You know taking something like aspirin to get that fever down and you one of the things that we see is that when we suppress a fever we actually ended up. Prolonging the sickness. There right we can turn what would normally be. Maybe a three day fever into a week long fever through suppressing it and one of the wonderful things about herbal medicine is that we have plants available to us that really support the body in going going about its natural response in the body reacts to a fever and the way that you know. I think it's important for us as herbalists to remember remember that there is a vital intelligence in the body right in the West we often times refer to that as the vital force and and as holistic herbalists. We want to really make sure that we're always honoring and following that flow of the vital force trusting rusting in the intelligence of the body trusting. In the fact that our bodies know how to self regulate into self heal and that our work with plants is really just supporting that process rather than biochemistry overwriting what our body is is trying to do in order to auto regulate an auto self heal so I thought this was a very fitting discussion discussion to be sharing here. Her in the late autumn transitioning in to winter time. So I just wanted to do a little introduction here and I hope. Have you enjoy some of the teachings that I shared here in our evolutionary herbalism quarterly Webinar. And we're going to be talking a little bit here about some some of my approaches to holistically addressing influenza and fever. What is my protocol for the flu? Well there's a handful of things that I generally consider here in the treatment of the flu and I think before really getting into that. I think it's worth kind of acknowledging the an interesting kind of dynamic in in our terminology where we tend to lump colds Flus right. We always say colds flus. Maybe because they people tend to get them around the fallen wintertime. Maybe that's why But really from I guess from a perspective of pathology. They're actually quite different in the sense that there have similarities and they have the differences. You know they're generally both viral infections affecting the respiratory system but one of the big differences is that the common cold generally affects upper respiratory. Right sinuses you get the stuffy nose. The kind of your head feels like it's floating on a balloon in ten feet above your head kind of tired sluggish sometimes a sore throat that generally is about the extent of it great whereas a fever this is typically yes can be upper respiratory but oftentimes flus tend to get much deeper into into the respiratory system so we oftentimes see a cough oftentimes associated with some bronchitis but the main differentiating factor is fever right and so- influenza infection generally speaking always is accompanied by a fever whereas a common cold is not so. That's a really important distinguishing factor. Here and really kind of changes the approach to you effectively treating the flu. The other thing that I think is worth mentioning is that no one has ever died from the common cold but people die every year ear from influenza. Generally it's usually young children or the elderly people that really don't have very strong immune system strong vitality but nonetheless. People do die from the flu quite often and not dimension every now and then there. Are these really big flu. Pandemics that come out and can be very difficult to treat at Cetera. So just wanted to give a little little background there when it does come to actual herbal treatment for the flu. There's a number of factors that I think are important shortened to consider. I is food actually so an old kind of rule of thumb. Is that you fast a fever and feed a cold so this is why during a cold. It's nice to like have a lot of like hot soups and broth often. You want to keep yourself nourished during the cold but during a fever actually eating food is not good. You know generally speaking when someone has a working fever usually they don't really have that much of an appetite anyway but it's good to keep that person in a fasting state. The reason for that is is that during a fever. All of the blood is being pushed out. Out to the periphery and is being circulated to circulate immunological components to keep things moving to try to push heat out doc and ultimately raise the internal body temperature to cook out that pathogen when you eat a meal all of your blood has to flow back into the digestive digestive system and so that can really inhibit the process of fever in pretty detrimental ways so it always say fast asked a fever feed a cold and the the other important thing before I get into kind of practical aspects of how I go about treating is that it's very important understand is that a fever is a vital response. This is an intelligent response of the vital force of the body in response bounce to a pathogen and so you know alip from an allopathic perspective. We see the fever as the enemy from a vital vital EST perspective. We see that the fever is the friend. And it's actually the intelligence of the body at work fighting off this invading pathogen. And so it's really important that we as Vita list we work with the vital force that we move with that intelligence intelligence of the body and don't suppress it or trying to you know biochemical so to speak shut it off which is essentially what get a lot of are over the counter kind of fever reducing or what we would call a Feb- refuge type drugs do aspirin and I be pro fin things like that. Those non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. They work amazing but they turn off that fever response biochemicals speaking. And you know if you think of that. The fever is the body's innate way of basically raising the internal temperature so we'll Adina nature those whatever the pathogen is and so if you shut that down for however many hours during that downtime. We're the fevers. Not Active. Sure you feel better because you don't have a fever because if he doesn't make you feel good right but during that time. That pathogen is reproducing and so the suppression Russian of the fever is going to significantly extend the period of time. One is sick than a fever. That's just allowed to do. Its job now now from an herbal standpoint as I say we want to support the vital force we want to support the body. We want to encourage courage what the body's already trying to do with our plants and this is why we have this amazing category of remedies referred to as dia forensics and the diaphragm medics are really cool category of herbs because they are used to treat a fever and they do so so very successfully. But they're not suppressing it. They're actually helping the fever to do. Its job and they do this through a couple of different ways. And there's really I think of two subcategories of Dia Foretich so on the one hand. We have our stimulant dia. Forensics these are doc pungent hot warming circulatory stimulating type plants. That are GonNa you know again. Help increase that temperature and so really anything that tastes particularly spicy and makes you sweat. That is a stimulant diabetics. I Fredericks all of our really hot spicy peppers. Erbil Eli Cayenne is a big one here very powerful stimulant diabetic Ginger singer even black pepper. These are all stimulant diaphragm. Really anything that's going to move the blood. Bring the blood up to the surface now. The stimulant diabetics are really used oftentimes during an earlier phase of of a fever so generally when someone feels cold and this is because the Hypothalamus has set your Basil Body Body temperature from its baseline like whatever ninety eight point six or whatever it might be saying okay instead of ninety eight point six as standard one. Oh four as standard standard or one. Oh two or one three or whatever it is but so that's baseline but you're at ninety eight something and so you feel cold right so you get kind of Pale skin low energy. You feel. Chivalry feel cold and this is when you want to give a stimulant diabetic. The other type is the relaxing diaphragm. And these are remedies that are typically used later. You're on a fever when the fevers peaking when you feel hot your skin's red skins dry oftentimes. There's a lot of tension both psychological psychological and also physiological in the sense that your muscles start to get a little achey. Your back hurts. Your head hurts. Everything feels Kinda kinda tight. You're having a hard time sleeping and you feel hot right This is where we use relaxant dia forensics. Then what these are doing is they're actually relaxing constriction in the capillary beds just under the skin as well as the pores of the skin so I always say relaxant diverge close all the all the windows in a room and crank the heat up in that room gets really really hot. Well a stimulant diabetic traffic is like turning the heat up. A relaxant. Diabetic is like opening up the windows. Right and so that's really what those remedies are doing. They're opening up the pores opening up the capillary beds. So all that internal heat can release and ultimately break that fever classic remedies here. It'd be low billy. Korea pleurisy root bone set is a major remedy here. peppermint elder flower Yaro some of those have mixed emulate and relaxing diaphragm. Proper special. Like Yaro I find this kind of working in both ways so these are some really great remedies to consider that are working with in treating the fever side of influenza. Now the last part I wanNA say about diabetics is that it's really important that these are drink as hot teas. That is really what brings out that diabetic property much more as that hot T- taking a tincture it. It'll work but not that well if you are only have a tincture and there's been a lot of situations where I've had to treat fevers and all I have this tincture. What I usually do is boil some water or just get some hot water you you know not just like hot out of the Faucet but you know like tea drinking hot and I'll put the tincture in there and just have someone drink that because think of it hot water? What does it do volatile? Is it steams moves up an out and that's the whole energy of a fever. It's the whole energy of a diuretic addicts were pushing things up and radiating things out. It's like that fire element right. We're pushing up out so yes so dia forensics the other the other element of this is You know I just want to kind of spotlight on bone set a little but here Bone set is very very important. Influenza remedy I think it's the most important influenza remedy it has antiviral viral properties. Which of course is beneficial but it is an incredibly reliable relaxant diabetic specifically for the deep deep aches and pains in the muscles and the bones during a fever bone set has very specific for that and it works very very well so I just want to mention a bone set that's Taurean portfolio Adam. must have remedy for the treatment of influenza. The other aspect of this here is working with antiviral plants..
"influenza" Discussed on This Podcast Will Kill You
"The other that I'm focused on or that we are focused on in the foundation is influence, and as you mentioned right now much of the effort for influenza is on seasonal influenza vaccination the goal and the the focus of our influence of clean development efforts is really on on universal influence of acting. So this idea is that a vaccine that is effective against the strains of influence. There are speculating and then as well as the strains of influenza that may emerge, particularly the concern is for pan-demic influenza or influence that is dramatically different than the than what of the circular strains are. So this is a tall order and our efforts at through our partners are in preclinical stages. Primarily at this point. But I think this is the what what we're really aiming for with with influenza. And maybe the last thing I'll talk about is is the work that I'm doing with our partners again on micro peel resistant, most of the efforts and most of the focus globally when people are talking about Anna microbial resistance has really been on Pacific bacterial and past growing bacterial pathogens, but specific to the efforts that I wanna mention today are trying to understand the burden of disease due to resistant, pathogens, and and bacteria in particular. And in our efforts are focused really on neonatal newborn subsidies, and and pathogens are bacteria that are causing subs- mortality in these populations. Then become our potential target..
"influenza" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Enhancing, tools of synthetic biology, are very very very widespread today, a very small number of highly trained people could if they wished making credibly deadly pathogens, and it's been done back in two thousand and eleven which is a long time ago in the arc of synthetic biology technology, researchers at the university of Wisconsin and elsewhere made a strain of influenza that was as deadly as the deadliest this. We'd ever seen was called h five and one that particular strain kills sixty percent three out of five people who get infected with swine. Flu kills one out of five hundred people, and we fear swine flu with very very good reason, we should all be scared of swine. Flu kills one out of five hundred this. Monster kills three out of five three hundred out of five hundred. Right. So a lot scarier. Now what happened? They basically took this university of Wisconsin, and experiment. They they didn't use this term. But I'm going to say weaponized that that strain, and they created a strain or a substrate that is vehemently contagious now that was only a tiny group of people the world were capable of doing that in twenty eleven they were people who were not bent on killing people. They were scientists. They probably had the best possible motivations that. We're probably doing it. And sure they in fact, they said publicly, so they could understand what might go wrong in nature. But the point is the things that only a tiny brilliant. Handful of people can do in twenty eleven or twenty eighteen will be doable by ten thousand people in a fairly short number of years. Let's say all bio grad students because the tools are getting better and the technologies and techniques are getting better. So rapidly crisper didn't exist in two thousand and eleven crisper which radically enhanced the ability of. People to edit gene codes now, they can now crisper does exist and a lot of grad students and life sciences, and probably rather soon-, essentially, all of them are going to be masters of crisper and another data point, which is really interesting the human genome project cost three billion dollars and took thirteen years to sequence a single hap- Lloyd genome, which is almost like half Agena, right? That ended in two thousand and three and all that long ago. Right. Two thousand and three that ends today. A single lab tech can do quite a bit more work than that in a day. So we're talking about and probably for about a thousand dollars rather than three billion dollars. So we're talking about three million axe price, compression, and I don't even know how many billion exceleron in the amount of work one person could get done because of the acceleration in the tools. These tools are continuing to accelerate their accelerating faster even. Than Moore's law. So we really need to think about what can five people do today. All of whom are good guys, all who are brilliant. None of whom have single odious is thought that fifty people will be able to do tomorrow that fifty thousand and eventually five hundred thousand people will be able to do. I mean, there will be things that are happening. There will be things happening in highschool bio labs as part of standard experiments thirty years from now, let's pick an arbitrary number certainly thirty years from now that nobody in the world is capable of doing right now. And I think we need to start worrying about this today rather than twenty two point nine years from now, I mean, even if you just look at the history of computing, you will see only governments could create computers, and they were unreliable and buggy in the forecast by the sixties companies could create computers, but very large ones. We're still buggy. Sometimes it took a lot of maintenance an expertise to keep them running by the eighties. Everybody could have a computer. But you still kinda had to be a. Hobbyist, and you still had to wanna make it work and figure out how to make it work and then fast forward to today where most of the world carries a computer in their pocket, which is our full than the most powerful computer on the face of earth during the eighties up. Yeah. So I mean, that's a positive right to grant. Now, imagine apply apply that same trajectory to everything..
"influenza" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Thank. You very much Ellison it's really a pleasure to be here with, you this afternoon talk a little bit about. Influenza and it's multifaceted components, of influenza and then we'll have some time for question but as, we mentioned inside you could ask me questions about. Anything besides influenza if you like but let's focus on influenza for the time being I think Alison made a good point in describing why influenza is really different than. Almost any other common viral infection that which we, are confronted with in. Our lifetime it's a virus that is historically an evolutionary early not a human. Virus it's a virus of waterfowl that over centuries and beyond adapted itself to. Human so that, influenza viruses are out in the environment above and beyond the humor Species so the idea that we're ever. Going to get rid of, influenza is a non starter so the question is how do we, prevent infection with influenza again differently from other viruses. There are two major types of influenza when you think about it it's the seasonal flu that you know we talk about influenza viral and infectious disease people like myself. Often say the only thing that you could predict, about influenza is that. It's unpredictable but the fact is the one thing that is predictable about influenza. Is that we're going to have an influenza outbreak every single winter for sure A more unpredictable issue is the issue, of a pin damage so what's the difference between seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza seasonal influenza occurs every winter what happens is that the virus because it's an, RN a virus that tends. To mutate readily it changes generally a little bit we refer to that as a drift. From season to season, which is the reason why we recommend that you get a new? Updated vaccine each season what are the disease do you know of. That we recommend you get a new vaccine every year there isn't any for example. Measles essentially never changes so the measles that I got infected with I'm old enough to have gotten. Infected with measles when I was Gile is exactly the same measles that's in the vaccine that I vaccinated my children with and that's decades later So when it changes it drifts in contrast every once in a while it. Changes so much Weaver to that as a shift and? The reason why that's generally. A major public health problem is? Because there would be no background immunity in the population to prevent a major outbreak whereas with. Seasonal flu even if no one God vaccinated each season I, say that and I get heartburn because I want everybody to get vaccinated but even if. No one got vaccinated? There would be enough residual immunity in the community so that each season it. Would never be. A catastrophic, outbreak because enough people. Would be protected from the previous year so, having said that as a background the burden each year of flu is serious in the United States there are anywhere between a low of twelve thousand deaths, to a high of Fifty six thousand deaths. There are hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations we, tend to get immune to, that in the sense of metaphorically immune because it happens. Every year but as you know there are several tragic deaths each year most of the vulnerable people are the ones that are at highest risk elderly. People with underlying disease, pregnant women infants but also otherwise well people, can be impacted now you heard Alison just mentioned that we had a very. Bad influenza season this season it was, the worst that we had in well over a decade and maybe in, any time of being recorded and I'll get to that in a moment with regard to pandemics. The mother of all pandemics was nine, hundred eighteen when fifty to one hundred million people were killed in. That year globally we've also had a few other pandemics that were a problem But not that serious one. Thousand nine hundred fifty seven thousand nine hundred sixty eight and then two thousand nine the first pandemic. Of this century now, one of the problems that we have. With influenza and this is something we have to just be aware of given the nature of the fact, that, it, changes from season, to, season we don't do..
"influenza" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"So if you're not getting the oxygen breathe into your bloodstream and into your cells getting get into your bloodstream but you're cells are not using it efficiently okay and then you mentioned influenza am i correct i expect that to be even more controversial but there is a pattern there that that when when when with ac current was first hardest for power in for lights and power in eighteen eighty nine that's when we had our first big modern influenza epidemic and the second one was the spanish influenza so called spanish influenza of nineteen eighteen which coincided to the months basically of the the intense use the first intense use of radio wave on this planet by the united states is so what that the radio waves use continuing grew but the spanish flu died away yes we had an we had another epidemic in the fifty seven fifty eight when very powerful radar stations were were tried it out all over the fair causing the flu radiation continued with the flu went away if the radiation was causing the flew flew go away but but the the pattern of flu changed in eighteen eighty nine it has never been the same in other words fluids now an annual disease every winter this did not exist came in and it didn't really go out it just got normalized that's correct all right hey we scott and quincy scott thank you for calling us at six one seven two five four ten thirty i invite anyone to call now who may have a question or an observation here six one seven five four ten.
"influenza" Discussed on WiLD 94.9
"Some megan oh oh my god no what i'm reading a headline here a second wave of flu maybe on the way come on the cdc has warned here's what it says the bulk of this year's deadly flu season was dominated by the i didn't know it had this name but it's the h three and two virus i knew it was new it had an agent and then and there i didn't know what had a three and a two that's tough stuff fearsome so is dominated by h three end to virus and influenza a strain that is more severe less receptive to the vaccines we found that out then other types of disease as the season winds down influenza b is now coming up on influenza on setting the scene for a possible second wave of flu after i just got done bragging i you know world tour of bragging about how i made it through this winter without catching the flue and i've been on planes i you guys know i threw away washing the hands several radio appearances daycares preschools that's the only schools i would agree to do and i got through it so i'm not done this thing still could get me you guys can still get a flu shot why i'm not gonna give sean it's almost april this doesn't feel right it's not too late go get your flu shot really quick here there's a guy jinshan is his name he's a magician i think we might have had him on before the sounds of he's gonna be on local tv he was wondering if we if he could come on the radio show i just i'm not sure how magic translates on the radio and i might be wrong in this i felt like we had him come in i tugged on the rope nobody knew it was going on because it's magic don't you have to see the him pulling the coin out of my air.
"influenza" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Which the cdc is now accounting for six and ten flu cases federal health officials say the associated with the beast rain can't be justice appear as influenza a especially for young children and the elderly now data from the cdc shows one hundred and thirtythree children have died from the flu since october so there you go if i think you could still get your flu shot although they found that they didn't have anything that was ultimately very effective against this particular strain at least the last during they didn't maybe they'll do better this time it was not as good as they wanted it to be no water down about the military funding justify it in your head that way.
"influenza" Discussed on 1A
"Lens but the whole thing about being exposed to the flew in the past from what we've been discussing earlier it sounds like debts bb just lucky on justice part right well first of all let me just point out that when we measure how effective a vaccine is we actually measured you get the vaccine or you don't get the vaccine in and we file you to find out if you get disease or not and clearly the current vaccine's provide some protection even a bad year it may be single digit protection but it surely better than nothing there is also a growing body of data that says in somewhat controversial how much of it does the vaccine reduces the severity of illness particularly in older populations which may be the case one thing i wanted to spell here though there's been discussion on this program about handwashing is god knows handwashing is godly and of itself her mother's taught us that but when you actually look very carefully at influenza transmission very little of it likely occurs from contact with doorknobs or hands and so forth it's really large droplets or or aerosols that occur in his we have more data on that is becoming more apparent so keep washing your hands don't stop there is a lot of other infectious agents for which that is very important but it's likely not a big part of influence of prevention in terms of one of the things that she mentions having had influenza before one of the challenges we now have is that may turn out that in your childhood those very first exposures you had influenza virus may have set the entire course for the rest of your life and how you're going to respond either vaccines or future influenza infections because it turns out that those memory cells are created very early in life in what turns them on returns them offer and a dozen turn them on may actually be only loop affected in a limited way by subsequent vaccines or illnesses so this again is a very complicated area and so if you've got infected by the rights rain at an early age in life you may actually have some amazing protection that goes for a long time for which the vaccine will have only a very limited impact and.
"influenza" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"So i think there's a lot of different uses of the word flew on i think of the virus influenza but i know that a lot of people confuse it with you know riskier tori infections as well as cut confections everyone thinks the fluids the flu a cold is cold the really gave the reality is that there's so many different viruses that caused these were spiritual infections so influenza you know there's a few of them and they're just a subset of all the different viruses that's jeff quote epidemiolgist than a researcher at the institute for clinical evaluate sciences and also practices of family physician a trona western hospital in toronto and we are talking about the flu today influenza variety of the flu because a it is flu season and be the flu israeli were talking about influenza definitely causes many deaths every year in the u s it's been estimated so the problem is that there is such a wide range some years agree mild and some years or fear severe um so i think in the average is something in the order of 10 to 20 thousand deaths each year it also causes probably 10 times more hospitalizations causes lots of visits to emergency departments and two physician offices and also causes a lot of people to take time ma from work or school so it's been estimated about somewhere between five and ten percent of the population we'll get infected by influenza each year in terms of when it happens and how it happens can talk about that for a minute why is influenza seasonal flu season flu season and how does that actually work its way through population i think those are very good questions that we don't have all the answers to just yet we do know that you know generally influenza season fall somewhere between november and march generally exactly when it's going to happen is very unpredictable um so some years it starts late january or february a some years starts earlier so as early as types late november or early december and so what the causes it we don't actually no we think that he might be related to whether a.
"influenza" Discussed on This Won't Hurt A Bit
"Yeah but i want to talk about some other types of flu bird flu and swine flu here bet that what's the tail yeah what is the deal with that there are certain types of infections that are called so onomic infections basically meaning that humans can get them from animal spats dr greg moran again there is a cycle of influenza virus and actually it's within the animals that its felt that most of the rearrangement of the genes takes place that helps influenza to change year after year after year so it can keep reinfected people who mentioned the 1918 flew the spanish arthur ain't unable area okay so that was a flu that was particularly bad for many reasons that primarily because that was a swine flu so i talked earlier about how there's this thing called antigen draft rate a human influenza virus undergoes a small mutation and then it infects you again and you don't have immunity to it now something really big and much worse than that can happen called antigene shift so it's a chef like a pivot complete change of directions and this is when a flu virus that infects humans crosses with a fluvirus at infects pigs or birds sergei for the period now too good for the avenue and so now you have this mingling of two different virus species think of it in a way like that and now your immune system this is not like just putting on a little mustache and tricking you this is a completely different very very lent very pathogenic virus so there's a couple ways that this can happen this mixing of the human virus with the pig virus or the bird virus it can either be a direct mixing of those two are in a strains or what can happen is the pig can actually be sort of like the vessel for the mixing of the bird and the human and the reason why that happens is super call it's because pig tr.
"influenza" Discussed on This Won't Hurt A Bit
"Three for to work were to get the flu and then i say i say said at the flu shot now two days later i'm sick smokers the flu shortens because you were already seen before it you know it's interesting is these small little mutations that the viruses go through and they change the surface proteins these are just very small mutations have special name it's called antigen drift so the antigens of the proteins on the outside and drift as if that they're changing a little bit every year so that's what floors a smart i'm gonna change a little bit all the time so these humans in these other things that i might infect won't be able to block me really phosperous their immune system is never seen me before 'cause i have the funny is on mmhmm yeah so i think if they just drifting along little changes at a time but over time just one little changes enough to kind of make it into what your body thinks of as a new virus that it doesn't recognize and what's the reason for your visit posse pie law ties leuchter tourism late and where will you be visiting asked see glad in his brain pretty much snicked underground the grant to okay and what's your country of origin at fries cancer death of the governor the bill could get a guy so what exactly do you die from when you have the flu you're not dying from the flu i don't know maybe you are say people who die from the flu 'cause it actually does kill people it really does but usually people who die from the flu are people who have some sort of illness at baseline so it's elderly it's babies it's people who have lung disease it's people who are immunosuppressed that's usually what happens is very rare that a a young healthy person gets influenza and then dies but there can be other complications of having the flu for example for it you can get what's called a super infection like a bacterial super infection because your body is trying to fight influenza and the bacteria psycho their defense system is down now as much sin they get in there and they cause pneumonia and then on top of having influenza.
"influenza" Discussed on This Won't Hurt A Bit
"Really bad cold it's like a cold where you think you're gonna die yes that's the flu and it's also a characteristically a very sudden onset where you were just feeling fine going about your normal day and then all of a sudden boom it hits you also i did get a flu shot this year and i also got the flu yes so explain that one great way and that if your hair lean dyerberg did you get like the the bogus shot the one that's really like say when he birdied the jail cbo sharia i did know okc here's how the flu vaccine works every year a group really smart people who study influenza they sit around and they say what are the most likely strains of influenza to get people really sick six months from now because we know that influenza seasonal they could look and see patterns of which viruses are going up and frequency which viruses are going down and frequency that's dr greg moran he's a professor of emergency medicine who's also double boarded in infectious disease at ucla and they use mathematical models than to try to predict what are these statistically most likely strains that are going to be causing the majority of influenza in the coming flu season sydor and a crystal ball oh i can't and this mode and mirrors throw some light predict the future deal acl seasonally pick about enforced strains of influenza and they say these are the ones were putting in the vaccine this year so how come there's no vaccines for colds almost by definition a cold is not gonna hurt you as much as a influenza virus and there are so many cold viruses it's just not worth the time in.
"influenza" Discussed on This Won't Hurt A Bit
"My name if you want to could you say it's loyola jackson and this hoarseness came along with that too in how old are you ms jackson i'm sixty seven years ago i can totally relate to her because that's basically how i felt a few days ago so if you are somebody who was not at work that week and they're like i was out the flu all all week and it sucks and then they tell you like what what happened what was the flu what will tell me your symptoms it's going to be like the woman said the diarrhea vomiting headaches fevers and chills an aching is sore throat but yeah just thrown up and diarrhea and and just had kind of stuff innis and just feel in the worst you've ever felt yeah so i think that's the the common misconception about what the flu is but why don't we start off by telling you what the flu is not and then we'll tell you what the flu is listed that's a misconception yeah i think feeling click crap well no feeling like kraft true but most people would say like oh nausea vomiting diarrhoea we wouldn't usually associate that with influenza influenza is different that's usually more of a respiratory thing in kids it's more nausea vomiting diarrhoea and sometimes in adults but that's not usually the predominant symptom but the all lloyd said she was throwing up you as ira yeah she was so it can often can help them as of the flu it can happen can happen but a lot of people who just have nausea vomiting and diarrhoea don't have influenza especially adults that's less common lock myself a few weeks ago was in his room vomited and roman endure around victoria and that's not flu.
"influenza" Discussed on This Won't Hurt A Bit
"Are we going to get this thing started we going to do this yep yep we're going to do it now why we're gonna do it because this vis vis vis vis vis vis vis vis vis vis vis vis vis vis while her and bed look the cough cough i feel terribly i assume are making those kaduna noises to attract my attention brexit flew through flu took can talk about flew why are we talking about the flu gis celtic you might have visit fluids yeah you you had the flu right a couple of days ago well i'm real dedicated to the show thank you and so i signed up to a two get influenza so i can experience it and had to do for everyone when everywhere in licht every doorknob you could find until you got sick i went to work i looked the patients gross sitting i do that there's some rules in on supposed to be doing that but i think there's a lot to talk about with the flu right yeah so many questions that people have what it is what it's not i mean you have me right here right who had influenza few days ago but do you want to hear from a real patient yes okay let's take lesson so tell me about what you've been feeling the last few days i started out billy like i had a sore throat and then as a got on progress in my bones started to eight km me i was like hot and cold hot and cold hot and cold then i had this really bad call i was just call for until i was shelton i was knowledge the actually even think so i was so nauseated a throwing up and then i had to diarrhea too i was just so sick it was different from when i had the coal before how is this different than a typical two goals and uh i took my with it mike medicine episode in at wayo and in time voted it last by the minute you know with nothing like this this was crazy now you've gotten some medications in hey feeling i'm feeling better than i.