Wuhan Virus Watch: Dr. Birx says media is “slicey and dicey” in how it creates coronavirus headlines
” I think the responsibility that the press has is to really ensure the headlines reflect the science and data that is in the piece itself.”
Today’s updaate will start with a look at Saturday’s interview of Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx on Watters’ World.
While the segment was wide-ranging, the most interesting part was her critique of the media coverage of the last briefing. Specifically, Birx was asked to comment on President Donald Trump’s query regarding disinfectants.
“We heard from DHS [Department of Homeland Security], one of the scientists on Thursday say that sunlight, increased temperature and humidity could have an effect on killing the virus in the air, on surfaces,” host Jesse Watters said on “Watters’ World” Saturday. “And the president spitballing and he’s asking questions: Would it be possible to maybe target the virus through a cure using certain ingredients or using sunlight?”
“You didn’t believe the president was putting anybody in danger, did you?” Watters asked Birx.
“No, when [he] gets new information, he likes to talk that through out loud and really have that dialogue,” Birx said. “And so that’s what dialogue he was having.”
Watters asked if the media coverage has been fair throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Birx reviewed her vast, international media experience and noted:
“I think the media is very slicey and dicey in how they put sentences together in order to create headlines. We know for millennials in other studies that some people may only read the headlines…and if there is not a graphic, they’re not going to look any further than that.
“I think we have to be responsible about our headlines. I think often the reporting may be accurate in paragraph 3, 4 and 5. But I’m not sure how many people get to paragraph 3, 4 and 5. And I think the responsibility that the press has is to really ensure the headlines reflect the science and data that is in the piece itself.”
Truly, the good doctor does know how to diagnose a disease. The full segment is below:
Canada: One million respirators acquired from China are defective
Canada becomes the latest country to receive defective protective equipment from China.
Canada’s public health authority says around 1 million KN95 respirators acquired from China have failed to meet federal Covid-19 standards for use by front-line health professionals.
As a result, the federal government did not dispense the noncomplying masks to equipment-hungry provinces and territories, said Eric Morrissette a spokesperson for the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The failure of these respirators to meet Canadian requirements is yet another challenge for the country as it fights to secure PPE and medical supplies amid what has become a ferocious global competition.
Nebraska coronavirus restrictions will be eased starting May 4
Nebraska becomes the latest state to start the process of reopening the economy.
By May 4, diners can begin returning to restaurants in the Omaha area and several other areas of Nebraska lightly impacted by the coronavirus, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced on Friday.
The decision to begin relaxing the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, the governor said, was based on “hard data” that hospitals and intensive care units are not being swamped, and not on pressure to reopen the economy.
“If we’re not overwhelming our health care system, we’re winning,” Ricketts said.
The decision also includes a resumption of religious services, weddings and funerals, with restrictions. Tattoo parlors, hair salons and massage studios will also be allowed to reopen. And child care centers will be allowed to have 15 children per room, up from 10.
UChicago Medicine doctors see ‘truly remarkable’ success using ventilator alternatives to treat COVID-19
Recent news about the success of ventilator treatment has been grim: Nearly all coronavirus patients who needed ventilators in New York’s largest health system to help them breathe died. However, Chicago doctors are reporting ventilator alternatives that are successful.
Doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine are seeing “truly remarkable” results using high-flow nasal cannulas rather than ventilators and intubation to treat some COVID-19 patients.
High-flow nasal cannulas, or HFNCs, are non-invasive nasal prongs that sit below the nostrils and blow large volumes of warm, humidified oxygen into the nose and lungs.
A team from UChicago Medicine’s emergency room took dozens of COVID-19 patients who were in respiratory distress and gave them HFNCs instead of putting them on ventilators. The patients all fared extremely well, and only one of them required intubation after 10 days.
“The success we’ve had has been truly remarkable,” said Michael O’Connor, MD, UChicago Medicine’s Director of Critical Care Medicine.
Thousands hit Southern California beaches to cool off amid coronavirus stay-at-home order
Tests showing sunlight can kill the coronavirus have inspired thousands to ignore the California stay-at-home orders.
Thousands of Californians flocked to open beaches during a heatwave Friday despite Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pleas for them to stay home.
The nation’s most populous state recorded its deadliest day yet in the pandemic, with 115 fatalities in the 24 hours from Wednesday to Thursday. As of Thursday there were more than 40,000 confirmed cases in the state; the death toll stands at 1,597.
But Californians locked down for weeks during the coronavirus pandemic came back to local beaches as the weather warmed, prompting Gov. Newsom on Friday to plead for social distancing during the continued heat wave expected this weekend.
Newsom tweeted Friday: ‘It’s going to be nice outside this weekend. You might be feeling cooped up. Ready for life to go back to “normal.” But can’t stress this enough: CA can only keep flattening the curve if we stay home and practice physical distancing. You have the power to literally save lives.’
California has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order since March 19.
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Much of the media in this country are simply garbage human beings. The same looney Leftists loosing their poop over Trump’s ‘disinfectant’ comment are the same looney Leftists who ate tide pods last year.
BTW: Missouri is also on track to open up May 4th.
Media is now a criminal mafia, and has been for many decades.
Much of the press, media, and social platforms serve two paymasters of the leftist kind, foreign and domestic. Show me the green-backs.
Oh! She must mean lies like this.
Politico: There Isn’t Anyone Who Doesn’t Like Whitmer
This sounds like the stuff they push about Kim in North Korea. Really, Politico? Except for the over 200,000 who want her recalled.
I am surprised that YouTube hasn’t taken this down. ER docs discuss the science of coved-19.
Keep spreading this around, I am. This is the full truth of the matter from real folks on the ground.
Best line: “Academics and reality are two different things”
I may fly to Nebraska for dinner!
” I think the responsibility that the press has is to really ensure the headlines reflect the science and data that is in the piece itself.”
The good Doctor is right, but she is smoking dope if she believes it….
The press has one responsibility…sell ads to make money, the truth be damned.
It’s much more than the press. The CDC itself requires that certain deaths that clearly not Wuhan flu-related be included in the death statistics. I’m talking about people who MUST be included even though they never tested positive. Fauxcahontas’ 86 year-old brother died last week after suffering from terminal cancer. Yet he was reported to have died of the Wuhan flu. Didn’t he really die of cancer? Apparently, this is not subject to the discretion of doctors.
And while the CDC is doing everything it can to fudge statistics, more andmore new studies report that the government is doing everything backwards. And despite government models having been wrong with every single one of their predictions, Dr Fauci continues to barricade the evidence that his “flatten the curve” strategy of social distancing and face masks into the discussion. Refuses to even consider that his NYC-centric model is intellectually flawed by design.
Then you have governors like Cuomo who forces NY nursing homes to accept infected patients.
As a non-doctor, I don’t think it is conspiracy theory to question whether our elites are intentionally trying to kill as many of us as they can. THAT is why compliance to their economy-crushing advice is already fraying. The dam is about to break. Good luck with the neighborhood commissars, spy drones etc… Are they ready to call out the national guard?
I predict that the end is near for this “pandemic” and when we get to the bottom of this, it won’t only be China who has some serious splainin’ to do.
Three People Arrested For Going To Beach In California [Updated]
Prisoners should be let out, but citizens who go to the beach get locked up.
I’ve been reading reports that “thousands” have hit the beaches this week. Yesterday, it was 99 degrees at 7PM in Pasadena. Should be close to that again today.
I ran my virtual half marathon very early yesterday morning and was surprised at how many runners were out there. I’m guessing that many of us are now doing these virtual races. It’s got to be the same with surfers and others who live the beach lifestyle. This isn’t about partisan politics anymore. People are fed up. I know I am. I never ever want to hear the name Fauci or WHO or CDC or “scientific experts” again.
The last time scientific government was attempted we ended up with the Jewish holocaust. There was no legitimate “process” involved in that either. But there were plenty of elite US apologists for Hitler back then and today, we have people like that McKinsey guy interviewed by Tucker Carlson a couple of days ago who wrote a book defending China’s slavery and other crimes against humanity. Basically, we just have to accept them the way we are. We are too judgmental. And that is how holocausts occur. The road is paved by intellectuals who are smarter than we are and take for granted how stupid we are.
The phrase I’m sick of hearing is “We’re all in this Together”. What an absolute slap in the face to small business owners and all the others financially devastated by this nonsense.
Oh, hear, hear!!! I’m one not in it. I have Social Security and enlisted military retirement. That’s it. But as marginal as the total is, it is still a hell of a lot more than those out of work here (Florida, LOW unemployment checks) are having to live on. So my income has not changed, but because my tax refund is electronic, I got a who’s-paying-for-it check a little while ago. Yes, I can use it, but a piece of it is going to my favorite I’m-there-often-and-they-are-“family” restaurant servers.
On the other end of the scale we have all the elites, experts, gurus, and politicians, who couldn’t identify the problems many blue collar workers face every day if they stood in the middle of it. Come to think of it, they do stand there during the stump, but they still don’t know who they are talking to.
“…barricade the evidence that challenges his “flatten the curve” strategy of social distancing and face masks be excluded from the discussion.
THE END IS NEAR!!!!!!!!!
…….for the DEMS-Panic.
And, yes they would, and they have!!!!!!!!!
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We should all be open now.
I live in central OK – OK County but the City of Edmond. Per the recent health department info, there have been 24 cases of C19, with 1 death and 21 recovered. So 2 active cases in my large zip area.
I am starting to go out – carefully, with distancing and masks, but still trying to recover my life. Why not!
About the UV light and disinfectant issue…
– There is a study out there that discusses a scope with a UV light attachment to go into the lungs. Of course I can’t access it anymore.. it seems to be banished by Twitter and You Tube.
– about using a disinfectant with C19 – here is an article from MSM about using hydrogen peroxide as a therapy.
Vaporized hydrogen peroxide has long been considered effective in removing viruses. Researchers in 1997 discovered that the compound could completely inactivate a range of exotic animal viruses.
Experts said inhaling the vapor using a nebulizer has been the most convenient to receive hydrogen peroxide to fight viral infections. The microscopic mist can easily reach deep into the nostrils, sinuses and lungs, which are commonly affected by respiratory diseases like COVID-19.
“Effective hydrogen peroxide nebulization quite literally, ‘chops the head off of the snake,’ and the virus present elsewhere in the body can then readily be mopped up when the new virus influx has been terminated,” Levy said.
The health expert recommends using the nebulizer with hydrogen peroxide for 10 to 15 mins, 4 times a day, until the symptoms of the infection improve.
“As it is a completely non-toxic therapy, nebulization can be administered as often as desired,” Levy noted. “If done on a daily basis at least once, a very positive impact on bowel and gut function will often be realized as killing the chronic pathogen colonization present in most noses and throats stops the 24/7 swallowing of these pathogens and their associated toxins.”
So – do we consider MSN to be spreading conspiracy about bad science? Or, does President Trump hear some possibilities and mention them to make sure that they are considered to be an options.
Is this why Trump has suspended the daily Wuhan flu briefings’?
Apparently Dr. Fauci may have a big honking conflict of interest here. He was the guy in charge of the NIH in 2014 when they gave the Wuhan lab $3.7 million. Obviously, he had to have approved it. Imagine that question being asked during the briefings. Trump had to have known this since Giuliani is his personal lawyer. Let’s see if this has legs.
The sooner Dr. Fauci is out of the picture, the sooner we get back to work. Now we know why Fauci doesn’t want to focus on China.