August 19th, 2020 3-5PM ET
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Bill Gates: US fumbled coronavirus response because ‘we believe in freedom’ Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Tuesday said the United States fumbled its coronavirus response in part because “we believe in freedom.” The billionaire’s comments were in regard to questions about some Americans’ seemingly politicized aversion to wearing masks and the country’s slow initial response to COVID-19 in an interview with The Economist. “We believe in freedom, individual freedom. We optimize for individual rights,” Gates said. He added that a Biden presidency would not necessarily convince anti-maskers to start wearing masks because they would oppose a mandate from a different president. “I don’t think a change in administrations will get people to wear masks. … It’s hard to see how we build that trust network and improved behavior. It’ll mostly be incremental,” Gates explained. He also said the country was unprepared from the outset of the virus. Testing efforts were slow to gain momentum once the virus appeared within U.S. borders, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s test contributed to that initial failure. The U.S. did excel in one thing, however: funding for research and development (R&D), which is where other countries could use some improvement.
Fauci: Covid-19 Vaccines Unlikely To Be Mandatory While the Trump administration has predicted a Covid-19 vaccine could be available in 2021, it won’t be mandated by the federal government, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “I don’t think you will ever see mandating of a vaccine particularly for the general public. If someone refuses the vaccine in the general public you cannot force someone to take it,” Fauci said on Tuesday in a virtual townhall organized by the website Healthline. A recent Gallup poll found more than a third of Americans are unwilling to get a Covid-19 vaccine. There is no contingency plan to tackle resistance to Covid-19 vaccination in the future, Fauci said, adding that hospitals can implement policies where anyone who is unvaccinated will not be allowed person-to-person contact with patients. Mandatory vaccine requirements generally fall under state health authorities, who can also make recommendations like the yearly flu vaccines. It should be clear by the end of 2020 whether some of the Covid-19 vaccines that are currently in phase 3 trials are safe and effective for public usage., The National Institutes of Health announced last month that a vaccine developed by the Boston-based company Moderna had begun the phase 3 trial with 30,000 adult volunteers who had not been infected with Covid-19. A vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical AstraZeneca is also in phase 3 trial.
Coronavirus vaccine should be mandatory in Australia: PM Australia should make any coronavirus vaccine compulsory for its 25 million citizens bar medical exemptions, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday, wading into a heated ethical debate. After reaching a deal for the country to manufacture a “promising” vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, Morrison said getting the jab should be “as mandatory as you can possibly make it”. “There are always exemptions for any vaccine on medical grounds, but that should be the only basis,” he told radio station 3AW in Melbourne. Anticipating a backlash from vocal anti-vaccine activists, Morrison said the stakes were too high to allow the disease to continue unchecked. “We’re talking about a pandemic that has destroyed the global economy and taken the lives of hundreds of thousands all around the world,” he said, while stressing the government has not yet made a decision. The Australian government estimates that up to 95 percent of the population would need to be immune to the virus for it to be irradicated. “We need the most extensive and comprehensive response to this to get Australia back to normal,” Morrison said, after announcing the vaccine would be free to all Australians.
Anderson Cooper to MyPillow CEO: ‘You really are like a snake oil salesman’ CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday slammed MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, an ardent President Trump supporter, for pushing an unproven therapeutic treatment for coronavirus, sales of which could benefit him. “You really are a snake oil salesman. I mean, you could be in the Old West standing on a box telling people to drink your amazing elixir that there’s no proof [of],” Cooper told Lindell in an interview. Lindell is pushing oleandrin as a potential therapeutic for COVID-19. Last week, he was added to the board of Phoenix Biotechnology, which makes oleandrin, receiving a financial stake in the company, CNN reported. Lindell confirmed to CNN Monday that Trump participated in a July meeting at the White House regarding the use of oleandrin, an extract from the plant Nerium oleander, as a potential coronavirus treatment.
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Wear a mask in the men’s room: Urinals can spray you with viruses, including COVID-19, in 5 seconds! When you’re in the privacy of a bathroom, social distancing isn’t usually a concern. Despite that, a new study finds public restrooms can still expose you to viruses like COVID-19 with every single flush. Researchers in China say public toilets, and especially men’s urinals, can spray you with virus-covered particles in a matter of seconds. A team from Yangzhou University is running computer simulations on how fast these cringeworthy clouds reach users. Their study reveals every flush is potentially exposing people to both feces and urine-based virus droplets. They add this is particularly dangerous amid the coronavirus pandemic, which typically spreads through fluid droplets. Any flush involves a series of gas and liquid processes which end with that famous swirling motion taking your waste away. The force of that exchange however, tends to release aerosols (tiny droplets) back into the air.
Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
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Coming COVID-19 vaccination wave will generate $20B in sales next year: analyst With leading COVID-19 vaccines moving into late-stage testing and rollouts possible in late 2020 or early 2021, analysts are starting to make predictions about what the market will look like—including Bernstein’s Ronny Gal, who’s projecting some big 2021 numbers. In all, Gal predicts the market will be worth $20 billion next year. After 2021, it’s “hard to model” because little is known yet about the vaccine candidates, he wrote in a note to clients. The analyst predicts “six players” will compete in the field for years, with the market eventually dwindling down to down to $5 billion to $6 billion per year. So far, federal purchasing agreements “have largely covered the U.S.,” he wrote in a note to clients. The government has inked deals to buy enough doses to immunize three quarters of the country’s population, even if some of the candidates don’t pan out.
Moderna stands to earn $300M for quick vaccine approval, up to $6.6B for extra doses: filing Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine deal with the U.S., announced last week with a $1.525 billion price tag, would be worth far more if all options are exercised—and if the mRNA biotech meets an aggressive timeline for the shot’s arrival.The company stands to gain up to a whopping $8.125 billion, according to a Moderna securities filing that details the price for follow-up doses and the windfall for an early FDA approval. The base agreement calls for 100 million doses of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, for $1.225 billion. But the drugmaker is eligible for a $300 million bonus if it’s able to score an FDA emergency use authorization or full approval by Jan. 31, the filing shows. The tie-up also allows the government to purchase up to 400 million additional doses through four contract options, each comprising 100 million doses. Each 100 million-dose chunk would cost the U.S. government $1.65 billion, making those vaccine doses cost $16.50 each. If the government exercised all options, that’d be another $6.6 billion in revenues on top of the first round of $1.525 billion.
Iowa county says clinic failed to report 3,000 COVID tests An Iowa county said Tuesday that a clinic failed to report up to 3,000 negative coronavirus test results, as concerns about inaccuracies in the state’s official pandemic data continued to mount even as schools use it to determine their fall plans. Webster County Public Health department spokeswoman Kelli Bloomquist said her agency uncovered the clinic’s failure to report negative tests last week, and the clinic belatedly submitted the 3,000 results. The county didn’t say why the clinic was not reporting the negative results. The state system rejected the submissions, but a subsequent review confirmed that many tests had not been entered, Bloomquist said. The new information dramatically reduced the county’s 14-day positivity rate, which the state is using to determine whether school districts must return for at least 50% in-person instruction. The Fort Dodge Community School District announced late Monday that the lower positivity rate would allow school to start on Aug. 25 as initially envisioned. Last week, the district announced a plan to delay the start date given the seemingly high level of community spread following a major outbreak at a prison. Separately, Humboldt Community School District Superintendent Jim Murray said he learned Tuesday that the county positivity rate of 22.6% — highest in the state — will be lower once unspecified data errors are corrected. He said the district would not seek a waiver to start online.
When Teachers Call the Cops on Parents Whose Kids Skip Their Zoom Classes If there’s one thing the public school system shouldn’t be doing right now, it’s making life even more hellishly difficult for parents. And yet many teachers in the state of Massachusetts are contacting the authorities to report parents for suspected child abuse when kids fail to show up for Zoom classes. “Massachusetts school officials have reported dozens of families to state social workers for possible neglect charges because of issues related to their children’s participation in remote learning classes during the pandemic shutdown in the spring,” The Boston Globe reported on Saturday. The infuriating article is worth reading in full. The Globe spoke with several parents who have received calls and visits from the state Department of Children and Families (DCF). The department has the power to remove children from their homes and place them in foster care if agents suspect that kids are being mistreated, abused, or neglected—and DCF considers distance-learning no-shows to be possible abuse cases. DCF lists numerous circumstances in which teachers should feel obliged to call the cops, among them kids appearing tired or hungry during Zoom sessions.
Pharmacists can give childhood shots, U.S. officials say Pharmacists in all 50 states are now allowed to give childhood vaccinations under a new directive aimed at preventing future outbreaks of measles and other preventable diseases. Alex Azar, the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, took the step using emergency powers he has during the U.S. coronavirus epidemic, which was declared a public health emergency. The directive announced Wednesday will temporarily preempt restrictions in 22 states starting this fall. The move is designed to help prevent vaccination rates from falling during the pandemic, Azar said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that orders for childhood vaccines from doctors’ offices plummeted in late March and early April as their offices closed or saw fewer patients, raising concerns that vaccination rates would fall. But a survey of pediatricians in May suggested that most offices were open and able to give recommended shots, and more than half were able to take on new patients if needed. Another CDC report from late last month noted New York City saw a rebound in kids getting their shots. National 2020 numbers from the agency are not expected for another year.