Former CDC Director on challenges US faces as coronavirus spreads

Former CDC Director on challenges US faces as coronavirus spreads


>>John: OUR NEXT GUEST SAYS>>John: OUR NEXT GUEST SAYS
IT IS TIME TO ADAPT TO A NEW IT IS TIME TO ADAPT TO A NEW
NORMAL HAS THE COUNTRY CONFRONTS NORMAL HAS THE COUNTRY CONFRONTS
THE REALITIES OF CORONAVIRUS AND THE REALITIES OF CORONAVIRUS AND
SAYS THERE IS A LONG ROAD AHEAD. SAYS THERE IS A LONG ROAD AHEAD.
JOINING US NOW IS THE FORMER JOINING US NOW IS THE FORMER
DIRECTOR OF THE CENTERS FOR DIRECTOR OF THE CENTERS FOR
DISEASE CONTROL DR. TOM FRIEDEN. DISEASE CONTROL DR. TOM FRIEDEN.
WILL COME BACK TO FOX NEWS WILL COME BACK TO FOX NEWS
SUNDAY AND ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, SUNDAY AND ON A PERSONAL LEVEL,
GOOD TO SEE YOU. GOOD TO SEE YOU.
BOTH OF US WERE THERE, GOOD TO BOTH OF US WERE THERE, GOOD TO
SEE YOU. SEE YOU.
SO LET ME ASK YOU FIRST OF ALL SO LET ME ASK YOU FIRST OF ALL
READY YOU THINK WE ARE HEADING READY YOU THINK WE ARE HEADING
WITH THIS WITH A NUMBER OF WITH THIS WITH A NUMBER OF
INFECTIONS ARISING, WHERE ON THE INFECTIONS ARISING, WHERE ON THE
INFECTION CURVE ARE WE? INFECTION CURVE ARE WE?
ARE WE EXPECTING TENS OF ARE WE EXPECTING TENS OF
THOUSANDS OF CASES IN THE NEXT THOUSANDS OF CASES IN THE NEXT
FEW DAYS AND WEEKS ARE WE FEW DAYS AND WEEKS ARE WE
EXPECTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS EXPECTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
OF CASES? OF CASES?
>>FIRST OFF, WE ARE IN>>FIRST OFF, WE ARE IN
DIFFERENT PLACES IN DIFFERENT DIFFERENT PLACES IN DIFFERENT
PARTS OF THE U.S. AND DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE U.S. AND DIFFERENT
PARTS OF THE WORLD AND THAT’S PARTS OF THE WORLD AND THAT’S
WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT THAT STATE WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT THAT STATE
AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND
GOVERNMENTS HAVE A KEY ROLE HERE GOVERNMENTS HAVE A KEY ROLE HERE
IN TRACKING WHAT’S HAPPENING IN TRACKING WHAT’S HAPPENING
LOCALLY NOT ONLY WITH A VIRUS LOCALLY NOT ONLY WITH A VIRUS
BUT WITH THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM BUT WITH THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
AND ADVISING PEOPLE ON WHAT TO AND ADVISING PEOPLE ON WHAT TO
DO. DO.
HERE IN NEW YORK CITY, WE ARE HERE IN NEW YORK CITY, WE ARE
TELLING EVERYONE STAY HOME. TELLING EVERYONE STAY HOME.
AND IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE THE AND IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE THE
HOSPITALS ARE GETTING HOSPITALS ARE GETTING
OVERWHELMED, SAYING IF YOU HAVE OVERWHELMED, SAYING IF YOU HAVE
MILD ILLNESS, DON’T GET TESTED. MILD ILLNESS, DON’T GET TESTED.
IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANYTHING. IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANYTHING.
YOU GO OUT THERE TO GET TESTED, YOU GO OUT THERE TO GET TESTED,
YOU MAY USE UP TESTING SUPPLIES, YOU MAY USE UP TESTING SUPPLIES,
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, EFFORT OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, EFFORT OF
THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND IF THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND IF
YOU ARE NOT INFECTED, YOU MIGHT YOU ARE NOT INFECTED, YOU MIGHT
GET INFECTED. GET INFECTED.
SO MILD ILLNESS, THEY STAY HOME. SO MILD ILLNESS, THEY STAY HOME.
WE WERE GOING FIRST OFF REALLY WE WERE GOING FIRST OFF REALLY
IMPORTANT TO GET ONE KEY IMPORTANT TO GET ONE KEY
CONCEPT. CONCEPT.
TAKES ON AVERAGE FIVE OR SIX TAKES ON AVERAGE FIVE OR SIX
DAYS FROM THE TIME SOMEONE GETS DAYS FROM THE TIME SOMEONE GETS
INFECTED TO WHEN THEY GET SICK INFECTED TO WHEN THEY GET SICK
IN ABOUT ANOTHER WEEK BEFORE IN ABOUT ANOTHER WEEK BEFORE
THEY GET VERY SICK WITH A SEVERE THEY GET VERY SICK WITH A SEVERE
CASES WE ARE SEEING TODAY ARE CASES WE ARE SEEING TODAY ARE
PEOPLE WHO WERE INFECTED TEN TO PEOPLE WHO WERE INFECTED TEN TO
14 DAYS AGO. 14 DAYS AGO.
THAT MEANS FOR THE NEXT TEN TO THAT MEANS FOR THE NEXT TEN TO
14 DAYS, WE ARE LIKELY TO 14 DAYS, WE ARE LIKELY TO
CONTINUE TO SEE A BIG INCREASE CONTINUE TO SEE A BIG INCREASE
IN CASES IN PLACES LIKE IN CASES IN PLACES LIKE
NEW YORK CITY. NEW YORK CITY.
THAT’S WHY WE’RE WORRIED ABOUT THAT’S WHY WE’RE WORRIED ABOUT
HEALTH CARE BEING OVERWHELMED HEALTH CARE BEING OVERWHELMED
AND KEEPING THEIR HEALTH CARE AND KEEPING THEIR HEALTH CARE
WORKERS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE. WORKERS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.
>>John: SAYS THAT LOCKDOWNS>>John: SAYS THAT LOCKDOWNS
ARE NOT ENOUGH. ARE NOT ENOUGH.
IN READING THE QUOTE FOR HIM, IN READING THE QUOTE FOR HIM,
SAYS WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO SAYS WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO
FOCUS ON HIS FINDING THOSE WHO FOCUS ON HIS FINDING THOSE WHO
ARE SICK, THOSE WHO HAVE THE ARE SICK, THOSE WHO HAVE THE
VIRUS AND ISOLATE THEM, FIND VIRUS AND ISOLATE THEM, FIND
THEIR CONTACTS AND ISOLATE THEM THEIR CONTACTS AND ISOLATE THEM
BUT I WAS TALKING TO SOMEBODY AT BUT I WAS TALKING TO SOMEBODY AT
THE CDC JUST ON FRIDAY WHO TOLD THE CDC JUST ON FRIDAY WHO TOLD
ME THAT THE CDC IS NOT DOING A ME THAT THE CDC IS NOT DOING A
WHOLE LOT OF CONTACT RACING WHOLE LOT OF CONTACT RACING
ANYMORE BECAUSE NOW THE DISEASE ANYMORE BECAUSE NOW THE DISEASE
IS SO WIDESPREAD. IS SO WIDESPREAD.
>>IT DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU ARE.>>IT DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU ARE.
IN A PLACE LIKE NEW YORK CITY IN A PLACE LIKE NEW YORK CITY
WHERE WE HAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS WHERE WE HAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS
OF INFECTIONS, MAY BE HUNDREDS OF INFECTIONS, MAY BE HUNDREDS
OF THOUSANDS ALREADY, FINDING OF THOUSANDS ALREADY, FINDING
THE SOURCES OF CASES AND THE THE SOURCES OF CASES AND THE
CONTEXT ISN’T GOING TO WORK BUT CONTEXT ISN’T GOING TO WORK BUT
WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS DRIVE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS DRIVE
DOWN NEW INFECTIONS, STAY HOME, DOWN NEW INFECTIONS, STAY HOME,
WASH YOUR HANDS, DON’T SHAKE WASH YOUR HANDS, DON’T SHAKE
HANDS, STAY 6 FEET AWAY FROM HANDS, STAY 6 FEET AWAY FROM
EVERYONE AND THEN OVER THE NEXT EVERYONE AND THEN OVER THE NEXT
TWO TO THREE WEEKS, WE MIGHT TWO TO THREE WEEKS, WE MIGHT
EXPECT TO SEE AFTER THAT STARTS EXPECT TO SEE AFTER THAT STARTS
WITH A LACK OF A COUPLE OF WEEKS WITH A LACK OF A COUPLE OF WEEKS
FOR THE PREVIOUSLY INFECTED FOR THE PREVIOUSLY INFECTED
PEOPLE DRIVE DOWN OF CASES AND PEOPLE DRIVE DOWN OF CASES AND
THAT’S WHEN YOU START WITH THE THAT’S WHEN YOU START WITH THE
AGGRESSIVE TESTING, CONTACT AGGRESSIVE TESTING, CONTACT
RACING, ISOLATION AND TAMP DOWN RACING, ISOLATION AND TAMP DOWN
CASES ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY CASES ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY
AND IN THE WORLD WHERE PEOPLE AND IN THE WORLD WHERE PEOPLE
ARE COMING IN, ANYONE WHO IS ARE COMING IN, ANYONE WHO IS
SICK, ISOLATE, ISOLATED AS THEY SICK, ISOLATE, ISOLATED AS THEY
BECOME SICK. BECOME SICK.
>>John: WE KNOW YOU HAVE>>John: WE KNOW YOU HAVE
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THAT AS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THAT AS
WELL IN THE EBOLA CRISIS A WELL IN THE EBOLA CRISIS A
NUMBER OF YEARS AGO AS WELL, IN NUMBER OF YEARS AGO AS WELL, IN
TERMS OF A VACCINE, WE KNOW WE TERMS OF A VACCINE, WE KNOW WE
ARE STILL A YEAR AWAY BUT THERE ARE STILL A YEAR AWAY BUT THERE
IS SOME PROMISING THERAPIES THAT IS SOME PROMISING THERAPIES THAT
SEEM TO BE ON THE HORIZON, ONE SEEM TO BE ON THE HORIZON, ONE
OF THEM IS AN OLD FRIEND WHO WAS OF THEM IS AN OLD FRIEND WHO WAS
USED AS AN ANTIMALARIAL AGENT USED AS AN ANTIMALARIAL AGENT
WENT TO VIETNAM DURING THE WENT TO VIETNAM DURING THE
VIETNAM WAR, HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, VIETNAM WAR, HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE,
SOME EVIDENCE THAT IN SOME EVIDENCE THAT IN
COMBINATION WITH A VERY COMMON COMBINATION WITH A VERY COMMON
ANTIBIOTIC AZITHROMYCIN CAN ANTIBIOTIC AZITHROMYCIN CAN
SHORTEN THE COURSE OF DISEASE SHORTEN THE COURSE OF DISEASE
BUT IT SEEMS TO BE SOME DEBATE BUT IT SEEMS TO BE SOME DEBATE
OVER WHETHER OR NOT THAT SHOULD OVER WHETHER OR NOT THAT SHOULD
BE DEPLOYED. BE DEPLOYED.
PRESIDENT TRUMP VERY BULLISH ON PRESIDENT TRUMP VERY BULLISH ON
IT, DR. ANTHONY FAUCI A LITTLE IT, DR. ANTHONY FAUCI A LITTLE
MORE SUSPECT. MORE SUSPECT.
>>WE ARE TRYING TO STRIKE A>>WE ARE TRYING TO STRIKE A
BALANCE BETWEEN MAKING SOMETHING BALANCE BETWEEN MAKING SOMETHING
WITH THE POTENTIAL OF AN ACTIVE WITH THE POTENTIAL OF AN ACTIVE
AND EFFECT TO THE AMERICAN AND EFFECT TO THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE. PEOPLE.
>>I AM MORE OF A FAN OF THAT>>I AM MORE OF A FAN OF THAT
THAN ANY BODY ELSE. THAN ANY BODY ELSE.
I’VE SEEN THINGS THAT ARE I’VE SEEN THINGS THAT ARE
IMPRESSIVE. IMPRESSIVE.
WE ARE GOING TO KNOW SOON WE ARE GOING TO KNOW SOON
INCLUDING SAFETY. INCLUDING SAFETY.
>>John: THE PRESIDENT HAS>>John: THE PRESIDENT HAS
SAID WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? SAID WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?
WE’VE GOT THIS DRUG THAT’S OUT WE’VE GOT THIS DRUG THAT’S OUT
THERE, WE’VE KNOWN IT FOR ALMOST THERE, WE’VE KNOWN IT FOR ALMOST
70 YEARS NOW, DO YOU THINK IT 70 YEARS NOW, DO YOU THINK IT
SHOULD BE TRIED, SHOULD IT BE SHOULD BE TRIED, SHOULD IT BE
DEPLOYED? DEPLOYED?
>>WE ALL HOPE IT WILL BE GOOD>>WE ALL HOPE IT WILL BE GOOD
TREATMENT BECAUSE THAT WOULD TREATMENT BECAUSE THAT WOULD
MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.
RECENTLY JUST LAST WEEK, TWO OF RECENTLY JUST LAST WEEK, TWO OF
THE BEST ANTIVIRAL DRUGS HAVE THE BEST ANTIVIRAL DRUGS HAVE
BEEN IN COMBINATION AND DIDN’T BEEN IN COMBINATION AND DIDN’T
SHOW ANY IMPACT. SHOW ANY IMPACT.
SO ABSOLUTELY I THINK WE SHOULD SO ABSOLUTELY I THINK WE SHOULD
URGENTLY FIGURE OUT WHETHER URGENTLY FIGURE OUT WHETHER
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND
AZITHROMYCIN HAVE AN IMPACT ON AZITHROMYCIN HAVE AN IMPACT ON
THE OUTCOMES OF DISEASE. THE OUTCOMES OF DISEASE.
WE HAVE THREE GOALS HERE. WE HAVE THREE GOALS HERE.
REDUCE THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS, REDUCE THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS,
IMPROVE THE OUTCOMES AND PEOPLE IMPROVE THE OUTCOMES AND PEOPLE
WHO HAVE AN INFECTION AND REDUCE WHO HAVE AN INFECTION AND REDUCE
THE SOCIETAL AND ECONOMIC HARMS THE SOCIETAL AND ECONOMIC HARMS
OF THIS PANDEMIC. OF THIS PANDEMIC.
>>John: YOU SAID THERE IS TOO>>John: YOU SAID THERE IS TOO
BIG STORIES COMING IN THE NEXT BIG STORIES COMING IN THE NEXT
WEEK, WHAT DO YOU SEE COMING WEEK, WHAT DO YOU SEE COMING
DOWN THE TRACKS? DOWN THE TRACKS?
>>SADLY IN PLACES LIKE>>SADLY IN PLACES LIKE
NEW YORK CITY, I’M AFRAID WE NEW YORK CITY, I’M AFRAID WE
WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN NUMBER WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN NUMBER
OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS INFECTED, OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS INFECTED,
SOME OF WHOM MAKE IT SEVERELY SOME OF WHOM MAKE IT SEVERELY
ILL AND THE POTENTIAL THAT WE ILL AND THE POTENTIAL THAT WE
WILL OVERWHELM SOME OF OUR WILL OVERWHELM SOME OF OUR
INTENSIVE CARE CAPACITY. INTENSIVE CARE CAPACITY.
THAT’S WHAT I’M MOST CONCERNED THAT’S WHAT I’M MOST CONCERNED
ABOUT FOR THE COMING WEEK. ABOUT FOR THE COMING WEEK.
THE MODELS THAT WE’VE SEEN IN THE MODELS THAT WE’VE SEEN IN
THE TRENDS WE’RE SEEING ARE THE TRENDS WE’RE SEEING ARE
EXTREMELY CONCERNING. EXTREMELY CONCERNING.
I SAID IT’S ABOUT SEVEN OR TEN I SAID IT’S ABOUT SEVEN OR TEN
OR 14 DAYS FROM THE TIME OF OR 14 DAYS FROM THE TIME OF
INFECTION TO SEVERE ILLNESS. INFECTION TO SEVERE ILLNESS.
THAT MEANS A SEVERE ILLNESS WE THAT MEANS A SEVERE ILLNESS WE
ARE SEEING NOW WAS A RESULT OF ARE SEEING NOW WAS A RESULT OF
INFECTIONS THAT HAPPENED ALMOST INFECTIONS THAT HAPPENED ALMOST
TWO WEEKS AGO AND IN THOSE LAST TWO WEEKS AGO AND IN THOSE LAST
TWO WEEKS, THERE’S BEEN AN TWO WEEKS, THERE’S BEEN AN
ESCALATING NUMBER OF CASES SO ESCALATING NUMBER OF CASES SO
THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING
TREMENDOUS STRESS ON OUR TREMENDOUS STRESS ON OUR
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, NURSES AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, NURSES AND
DOCTORS, TRANSPORTS, EVERYONE IN DOCTORS, TRANSPORTS, EVERYONE IN
THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAN WITH THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAN WITH
THAT MORE RISKS OF PATIENTS THAT MORE RISKS OF PATIENTS
DYING. DYING.
THAT’S VERY CONCERNING AND MY THAT’S VERY CONCERNING AND MY
NEW YORK CITY AND ELSEWHERE NEW YORK CITY AND ELSEWHERE
PEOPLE ARE SCRAMBLING TO SCALE PEOPLE ARE SCRAMBLING TO SCALE
UP THE CAPACITY TO CARE FOR UP THE CAPACITY TO CARE FOR
PATIENTS SAFELY BUT THAT’S NOT PATIENTS SAFELY BUT THAT’S NOT
EASY TO DO, THIS IS VERY EASY TO DO, THIS IS VERY
INVOLVED INTENSIVE CARE. INVOLVED INTENSIVE CARE.
>>John: WE SAW YOU THERE IN>>John: WE SAW YOU THERE IN
AFRICA AND ALL OF YOUR AFRICA AND ALL OF YOUR
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AS YOU ARE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AS YOU ARE
LOOKING AT WHAT WAS GOING ON LOOKING AT WHAT WAS GOING ON
WITH THE EBOLA CRISIS FIRST WITH THE EBOLA CRISIS FIRST
HAND. HAND.
ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT THE ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT THE
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAS CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAS
BEEN SIDELINED SOMEWHAT IN THE BEEN SIDELINED SOMEWHAT IN THE
PUBLIC ASPECT OF THIS? PUBLIC ASPECT OF THIS?
WE HAVEN’T SEEN DR. REDFIELD FOR WE HAVEN’T SEEN DR. REDFIELD FOR
DAYS NOW. DAYS NOW.
>>AT THE TABLE, THEY ARE THE>>AT THE TABLE, THEY ARE THE
LEADING HEALTH PROTECTION LEADING HEALTH PROTECTION
AGENCY. AGENCY.
ONE OF THE CENTERS WITHIN THE ONE OF THE CENTERS WITHIN THE
CDC IS THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CDC IS THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR
IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY
DISEASE, THEY HAVE MORE THAN 700 DISEASE, THEY HAVE MORE THAN 700
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE
EXPERTS IN UNDERSTANDING CONTROL EXPERTS IN UNDERSTANDING CONTROL
OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
AND IN ORDER TO DO MORE AND AND IN ORDER TO DO MORE AND
PROTECT PEOPLE MORE, WE NEED PROTECT PEOPLE MORE, WE NEED
THEIR FULL INVOLVEMENT. THEIR FULL INVOLVEMENT.
IN CENTRAL TO THE RESPONSES IN CENTRAL TO THE RESPONSES
NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE AND IT IS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE AND IT IS
LIKE FIGHTING WITH ONE HAND TIED LIKE FIGHTING WITH ONE HAND TIED
BEHIND YOUR BACK. BEHIND YOUR BACK.
>>John: THE PRESIDENT IS>>John: THE PRESIDENT IS
GETTING HIGH MARKS FROM PEOPLE GETTING HIGH MARKS FROM PEOPLE
LIKE GOVERNOR CUOMO OF NEW YORK LIKE GOVERNOR CUOMO OF NEW YORK
AND GOVERNOR NEWSOM FOR WORKING AND GOVERNOR NEWSOM FOR WORKING
WITH THE STATES I’M TRYING TO WITH THE STATES I’M TRYING TO
COMBAT THIS VIRUS. COMBAT THIS VIRUS.
YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THERE FROM YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THERE FROM
HERE PERCH IN NEW YORK CITY WITH HERE PERCH IN NEW YORK CITY WITH
THIS WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN DOING, THIS WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN DOING,
HOW WOULD YOU GRADE THE HOW WOULD YOU GRADE THE
PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE? PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE?
HE HAS BEEN CRITICIZED BY PEOPLE HE HAS BEEN CRITICIZED BY PEOPLE
AS WELL. AS WELL.
>>THIS IS NOT A TIME FOR>>THIS IS NOT A TIME FOR
GRADING. GRADING.
THIS IS A TIME FOR ALL OF US TO THIS IS A TIME FOR ALL OF US TO
WORK TOGETHER FOR EVERY PART OF WORK TOGETHER FOR EVERY PART OF
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT,
INDIVIDUALS, PEOPLE TO PULL INDIVIDUALS, PEOPLE TO PULL
TOGETHER AGAINST A COMMON ENEMY. TOGETHER AGAINST A COMMON ENEMY.
A DANGEROUS MICROBE. A DANGEROUS MICROBE.
THERE IS SOMETHING EVERYONE CAN THERE IS SOMETHING EVERYONE CAN
DO, STAY HOME, WASH YOUR HANDS, DO, STAY HOME, WASH YOUR HANDS,
DON’T GO OUT OF YOUR SICK, DON’T GO OUT OF YOUR SICK,
SOMETHING OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM SOMETHING OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
NEEDS TO DO, PREPARE FOR NEEDS TO DO, PREPARE FOR
PATIENTS AND ALSO KEY PEOPLE WHO PATIENTS AND ALSO KEY PEOPLE WHO
NEED THEIR MEDICATIONS FOR NEED THEIR MEDICATIONS FOR
HYPERTENSION OR DIABETES OR HYPERTENSION OR DIABETES OR
OTHER ILLNESSES, KEEP THEM SAFE OTHER ILLNESSES, KEEP THEM SAFE
AND ON MEDICATIONS THROUGH AND ON MEDICATIONS THROUGH
TELEMEDICINE MY REFILL TELEMEDICINE MY REFILL
PRESCRIPTIONS, ALL OF US CAN PRESCRIPTIONS, ALL OF US CAN
PLAY A ROLE IN ONE THING WE HAVE PLAY A ROLE IN ONE THING WE HAVE
TO DO MORE IS TO UNDERSTAND THIS TO DO MORE IS TO UNDERSTAND THIS
VIRUS AND HOW IT IS SPREADING VIRUS AND HOW IT IS SPREADING
AND HOW TO CONTROL IT BETTER. AND HOW TO CONTROL IT BETTER.
THE BETTER WE UNDERSTAND IT, THE THE BETTER WE UNDERSTAND IT, THE
BETTER WE CAN PROTECT PEOPLE. BETTER WE CAN PROTECT PEOPLE.
>>John: IF I CAN COME BACK TO>>John: IF I CAN COME BACK TO
WHERE WE STARTED, DO YOU BELIEVE WHERE WE STARTED, DO YOU BELIEVE
WE WILL SEE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WE WILL SEE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
CASES FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS CASES FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
OF CASES HERE IN THE OF CASES HERE IN THE
UNITED STATES? UNITED STATES?
>>I THINK WE ALREADY HAVE MANY>>I THINK WE ALREADY HAVE MANY
TIMES MORE CASES THAN HAVE BEEN TIMES MORE CASES THAN HAVE BEEN
DETECTED. DETECTED.
IN PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY, WE IN PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY, WE
ALREADY HAVE TENS OR HUNDREDS OF ALREADY HAVE TENS OR HUNDREDS OF
THOUSANDS OF INFECTIONS. THOUSANDS OF INFECTIONS.
THERE IS NO DOUBT FROM THE THERE IS NO DOUBT FROM THE
INFORMATION WE ARE SEEING. INFORMATION WE ARE SEEING.
THE CHALLENGE IS WHAT CAN WE DO THE CHALLENGE IS WHAT CAN WE DO
TODAY THAT CAN SLOW DOWN THIS TODAY THAT CAN SLOW DOWN THIS
EXPONENTIAL PHASE OF THE EXPONENTIAL PHASE OF THE
INCREASE, THIS ACCELERATING INCREASE, THIS ACCELERATING
PANDEMIC AND THAT IS POSSIBLE BY PANDEMIC AND THAT IS POSSIBLE BY
PEOPLE STAYING HOME, AVOIDING PEOPLE STAYING HOME, AVOIDING
SOCIAL CONTACT. SOCIAL CONTACT.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND
WHAT EACH ONE OF US DOES CAN WHAT EACH ONE OF US DOES CAN
PROTECT ALL OF US. PROTECT ALL OF US.
>>John: ONE REAL QUICK>>John: ONE REAL QUICK
QUESTION, ANY IDEA HOW LONG THIS QUESTION, ANY IDEA HOW LONG THIS
IS GOING TO LAST? IS GOING TO LAST?
>>VERY HARD TO PREDICT WHAT’S>>VERY HARD TO PREDICT WHAT’S
GOING TO HAPPEN, THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN, THIS IS
UNPRECEDENTED IT NEVER HAPPENED UNPRECEDENTED IT NEVER HAPPENED
BEFORE BUT WE DO HAVE BY WORKING BEFORE BUT WE DO HAVE BY WORKING
TOGETHER THE ABILITY TO CHANGE TOGETHER THE ABILITY TO CHANGE
THE TRAJECTORY OF THIS PANDEMIC. THE TRAJECTORY OF THIS PANDEMIC.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE COMING WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE COMING
MONTHS WILL TELL, BUT WHAT WE DO MONTHS WILL TELL, BUT WHAT WE DO
IS WITHIN OUR POWER. IS WITHIN OUR POWER.
>>John: ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE

100 thoughts on “Former CDC Director on challenges US faces as coronavirus spreads

  1. If anyone has scholarship, Grant or any job opportunities please let me know I owe 10k still for my last semester here in college and I had 3 jobs here in Texas but all have been shut down! So I’m trying to find anyway I can to pay this but off because I have no family help and no bank will give me a loan. And if anyone knows other ways please help thank you and god bless!

  2. 12k to 60k flu deaths in a "normal" year, now we have less than 500 coronavirus deaths, and the entire economy has been shut down and destroyed.

  3. Love seeing videos of antifa punk bitches getting run over when they try to protest by standing in front of cars, trucks, tanks and
    18 wheelers. Dumbfucks.

  4. It's time for the president to put his pride to the side, go out and buy the protective gear from japan, korea, india, they have plenty to spare. even asking the chinese for help, just get the stuff to the frontline doctors and nurses.

  5. Former Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter is officially headed to prison after being sentenced to 11 months for campaign finance violations. The peculiar thing about the story is that the judge admitted that the theft of the funds by Hunter spanned an entire decade, so he's getting roughly one month for each YEAR of stealing money. This sentence is far too lenient

  6. Just give the freaking medicine. It can't hurt! What's the deal. If I'm on my way to dying and you are trying to decide on your protocols, I'd be pissed! Give me the drug!

  7. LOL – a drug that has been around for 70 years and there is no testing yet LOL for THIS INEXPENSIVE SOLUTION typical Dr WHO.

  8. Of all the people in America during this horrendous crisis we have a moron in command. This lunatic should be removed from office to eleviate that problem at least and replaced by a true leader whether Republican or Democrate it doesn't matter.

  9. I think all Trump supporters should gather in large numbers right now in a rally somewhere isolated from the rest of the rational thinking population. this is a great opportunity to cull the herd of a large amount of dumbfucks

  10. Am I the only one that is concerned with the fact our government is saying not to get tested is it so they can keep the numbers down of confirm cases for their own good and sick satisfaction

  11. We need to get America back to work and keep it economically functioning…right now the medical technocrats have taken control and don't allow any other response but theirs.,,they are fomenting fear

  12. 🤔 Richard Cheng utube Chinese DOCTOR says take vitamin c DAILY sun aka vitamin D and fruits and vegetables FRESH 🤔 having good HYGIENE 🤔 so eat HEALTHY and stay away from slobs 👈👍 GOT IT

  13. The problem is waiting for symptoms to show on whether to test you or not, by then it already too late and it has spread. Testing needs to be done in high concentrated areas on all individuals, to significantly reduce infections spreading.

  14. Who ever kills and destroys unjustly just for dominance and greed led by feelings of strenght and power ends up perishing by his own letal insane means …..

  15. Stop calling it the "new normal"! It's an aberration, it is abnormal and we will not make it normal. I got on the case of my newspaper for this and I'm seeing more news people robotically saying "the new normal." It's tone deaf and insulting. This is NOT the new normal for millions of Americans and never will be.

  16. Look at Italy and Spain….United States, pull your finger out and start locking down interstate travel and perhaps inter-county travel.
    Cheers from Australia.

  17. Never forget this undeniable FACT: Commander Clueless has intentionally rendered the U.S. government incapable of adequately handling this pandemic crisis. In 2018, the Trump administration fired the government’s entire pandemic response chain of command, including the White House management infrastructure, and NEVER REPLACED THEM. All you old fox flunkies are now going to pay the price of electing an incompetent fool as POTUS. Bye bye Fox Flunkies.

  18. A long road ahead because of the media n democratic plot for hysterial to drain our economy that took Trump 4 yrs to accomplish..havent seen one dead body yet…just ppl yackin about it..wearing hospital clothing cleaning n spraying..hoax..our annual influenzas have killed more anually than this..IF..this is even real

  19. We had a US government scientist in place in Beijing to monitor Chinese viral outbreaks, and TRUMP FIRED THEM MONTHS BEFORE THE OUTBREAK. That's why Americans are dying and the economy is crashing.

  20. I love how in Pennsylvania I’m not actually allowed to continue physical operations but my company still is because they’re money hungry! Crazy putting their employees lives and health at risk to make some extra money during these times!

  21. I can see the disaster coming: a populated country in the hands of a healthcare bureaucracy that only cares about their own pockets: drugs not working ? In other words : they are still figuring out how to scare Americans enough to make them pay to the real owners of the healthcare.

  22. The CDC is scared that doctors and nurses get overwhelmed??? Just last week the US medical Board closed the 2020 residency training offers for Doctors… They left thousands of positions unfilled and thousands of US doctors, ready to practice left waiting for next year or the other … But it’s more business for them to give away those opportunities to India or Pakistan who’s only purpose is to use the US healthcare system as an immigration tool … I wish someone can put all the corruption in this country under control or there will be no country

  23. Shame on Trump and his administration to make money by giving money to corporation instead of Americans people.
    People's and older parents are dying by coronavirus. I don't feel any sympathy by Trump towards families and people.
    He just like to make money and helping richer and corporates.

  24. WHO is a bunch of clowns in the CCP pocket. Corrupted by Chinese money and the best friends of the Chinese Communist Party.

  25. Challenges, what challenges? We'll be down to one or two cases very shortly… don't believe me..? Ask the spray tanned imbecile in the White House.

  26. Why is nobody mentioning cleaning coins. Dipping in Clorox with water. We are washing hands, handles, etc., except the coins.

  27. Well now we know it is a North Korean conspiracy right ?
    Announced on Fox .
    We know these religious zealots never lie to people to get their money thru fear and stupidity . If it’s on Fox it’s true ,

  28. NY already has 10-100's of 1000 cases… US is doomed for the next 4-6 months… Its going to get worse and worse. Let's hope there is a vaccine, else its going to be far worse than what Trump earlier think – "its just a flu!"

  29. This horrible nightmare… We can see the toll it's taking on us all reflected in the haggard faces of the news anchors.

  30. The jackass in the WH that’s been denying the crises and pretending it’s a hoax. He should be forced to deal with the medical waste with no PPE. Hope he dies alone in his own filth.

  31. Went to Merritt island to repair a truck and there was a ton of people on the river, people aren't following the plan.

  32. Time to give up your guns give up your right to assemble rights to freely travel will see how many more rights with this new bill. The math on the wuhan flu is a mortality of .013 in the U.S. not China not Italy but in the U.S.. The flu has a .013 mortality rate as well. So I am starting to think their is more to all this. You all know the saying never let a crisis go to waist even a created one.

  33. Trump's policy is so simple … the person who is not tested does not end up in the corona statistics. When that person dies, she doesn't die from Corona.

    Good for statistics, good for Trump's re-election.

  34. Obama guy is like, I dodge a bullet.
    Sadly the CDC is being "save" for phase 2.
    The first wave will be bad, but the second wave will be worse.
    I saw people in New York city laughing about Corona, Florida college kids bringing home the disease.
    People even today are in TOTAL DENIAL FROM BOTH PARTIES, HIPPIES dont trust Trump and TRUMPERS think it's a democrat hoax.
    People need to understand 20 ICU bed per 100,000 people.
    That's our ratio, Do the math, if we have too many people in critical care, people will die.
    Trump is right to CUT THE RED TAPE and TEST EVERY EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT NOW.
    The second wave will be worse, I studied this. Everyone should be more alarmed.

  35. Italy received help from Russia, China and also from Germany. Respirator masks, disinfectants, ventilators, medical professionals and experts with several aircraft. But if you mess with the whole world – like Trump – you might not expect help. Especially not if you always blame others for your own mistakes.

  36. Why would someone stay home if they tested positive???
    They should be in isolation wards for minor symptoms.
    Or asymptomatic isolation. Not in a private dwelling with uninfected people.
    Don't these idiots pay attention?

  37. Hey
    Guys

    I am currently in India so the number of confirmed cases that I quote
    are when I get up in the morning, which is around 11.00 pm the day
    before the USA, i.e. my Tuesday morning is Monday night in the USA.

    Tuesday 17th 4,465 Confirmed cases in the USA

    Thursday 19th 8,736 Confirmed cases in the USA

    Saturday 21st 18,180 Confirmed cases in the USA

    Monday 23rd 33,889 Confirmed cases in the USA

    You might notice that the number of confirmed cases are pretty much
    doubling every two days, at this rate we will have more cases of the
    virus than China by Friday 27th.

  38. You only live once. Be smart to protect ourselves, by wearing the best KN95 mask before it's too late. Email me to win a free one.

  39. again') complete liars everyone 1 of them
    setting us up for a deadly 'e'- vaxx
    via silent deadly 5G'milimeterwàve ('simpl . .

  40. Google what is happening in italy right now , today . Well usa will be 100 times worse . To bad you cant afford a testing kit while the real first world hand them out for FREE . S.A.D usa , karma will get u back .just ask mr Rand hahaha

  41. Google what is happening in italy right now , today . Well usa will be 100 times worse . To bad you cant afford a testing kit while the real first world hand them out for FREE . S.A.D usa , karma will get u back .just ask mr Rand hahaha

  42. Chloroquine has been known for many decades, I have used a mild form of it since I was a kid and it had great, great effect with common cold, which most often is also a corona virus. Take the medicine, take hot shower (so hot you should feel pain) and then go to night sleep in a warm room, you should sweat a lot, no open windows, or you will get really sick. Once my father rubbed me also with alcohol before sleep and it worked miracle. The next morning 90% you are OK and go with aspirin during the day. Some times repeat next night.

    Side effects are well known, so there is nothing to explore on this. What are they waiting? Why are these vague answers?

    Chloroquine forms were available decades ago without prescription. Why they were forbidden? Only because side effects? Paracetamol can have terrible side effects too if overdosed by not much – it basically destroys your liver. But paracetamol is still available in many forms and sometimes even in horse dosage.

  43. If everyone got the virus at the same time what would happen. Some would die,but the country would still slow down then it would go back to normal in a few weeks. As it is now, the country will never be the same again. The virus won't leave for a long time.

  44. Nothing will stop this virus until it reaches Herd Immunity, an infection rate of 60% – 80%. This virus will last 18-24 months. It’s time the public is told the truth. Google Herd Immunity for more information! Stay indoors

  45. As many of America’s and the world’s leading mental health experts have repeatedly warned, Trump is mentally unwell to the extreme. He has publicly and repeatedly shown that he is a malignant narcissist, a pathological liar and a delusional fabulist. He is detached from reality and appears to live in his own fantasy world. His lack of empathy, care and concern for others can reasonably be described as sociopathic.
    The coronavirus pandemic is one of the greatest threats to public health — and perhaps even modern human civilization — of the last century. Many millions of people may directly die from the virus in the United States and around the world. The global economy is collapsing into a state that may be worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s. To defeat the coronavirus will require patient and wise leadership based on facts, reason, and expertise. Because the coronavirus is a public health crisis it is a problem of science and empirical knowledge. It cannot be wished away or prayed away or eliminated through other forms of magical thinking.

  46. I surport President! I am still not scared or afraid because of past experience with other flu year outbreaks.we got through those's seasons.The problem is the computer reporting and prodictions. Fake media pushing fear. Painting of virus in terms of pictures outbreaks and computer predictions. These things should not be the new normal. Our president is forced to take measures Beyond normal outbreaks because of fear.

  47. Wouldn't it be better if there is a central agency compiling the information and getting the resources to the places that need it most? Right now we have states competing with each other in a bidding war for the same resource. Since they will be reimbursed by the federal government for the resource, they will bid to win for the resource. This may not guarantee the resources are getting to the areas that need it most, just to the states that bid the most.

  48. The world needs to isolate China. No more trade, no more purchasing made in China products. A complete boycott. Bring them to their knees. Until they get rid of the communist regime.

  49. "Please save me!!" Says the capitalist pig. The golden goose is dying before our eyes. "Free market will solve it" yeah right, after you're dead.

  50. "This is not a time for grading"… THANK YOU! People need to leave the politics out of this and just focus on the virus.

  51. But the MSM was criticizing President Trump when he said this drug may be a treatment. Is it only bad when President Trump says it?

  52. The SARS-nCOV-19 virus started a global pandemic when Chinese people in the Wuhan province of China ate uncooked wild Bats containing the virus.

  53. If America's best and brightest can't collaborate to harness this situation, then the best and brightest are highly over-rated.

  54. 'Former' CDC director… i.e. one of the bureaucrats who dropped the ball years ago. Why wasn't CDC ready? Moreover, in February the CDC initially stated: "asymptomatic people are not infectious". HHS & CDC are culpable for making such idiotic statements and increasing the infection rate here in the U.S.

  55. Chloroquine should be massively deployed. Tom Friedman stop spinning bs… give people Zpacks and RSO… you scumbag

  56. Reporters😤…8:00…. Great response by the guest!!!… Not a time for grading!!… This is a time to pull together!… Work together to combat this invisible enemy, and Fight for the people of this great Country!!!

  57. The president has totally clusterf****ed this. The level of damage is unprecedented. He's absolutely cost thousands of not 10s of thousands of lives

  58. Covid 19 World Series League update…
    China is still top eith 81,000 cases…
    Italy in 2nd place with 63 000…a surge of 600 + from yesterday
    In 3rd place, the USA with 43,000 case…adding 150 from yesterdays tally….
    The UK seems to be out of the medal pkacing, together with Spain, Germany, Iran…

  59. Doing some reading I came across this about a herb called MULLEIN it is said to relieve lung issues. Please check into this to see if it helps with our current crisis.

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