With help from Tyler Weyant
what happened — Trump’s book boom is entering the next phase: record pandemic And the big names appear to be the first to print. Scott Gottlieb, the FDA commissioner under the Trump administration from 2017 to 2019, tweeted this week that his book “Uncontrol Spread: Why Covid-19 Crushed Us and How do we beat the next epidemic?” scheduled for publication on September 21 is open for pre-order. Nightly called Gottlieb to talk about the current state of the pandemic we went wrong in 2020 and the new details his book might reveal. This conversation has been edited.
What are you most worried about right now?
We have seen that vaccines are being used here in the US. and how difficult parts of Europe are who are still reluctant to receive this vaccine that would be equivalent if not deeper than that in many areas of the world That may have concerns about Western immunization. I think we are facing a real challenge in over-using vaccines. We are focusing on the wrong challenge. will have enough supply
What do you think we made the biggest mistake in 2020?
What goes wrong in the short term is that we use the flu model against the coronavirus, we use the tools we developed to try to mitigate the flu epidemic. And then we hypothesize how this virus spreads and how it behaves. This was determined by our hypothesis about the flu. without knowing how the coronavirus will behave differently
We mistakenly assume that asymptomatic transmission will not play a significant role in the spread. We mistakenly assumed that most of them spread through droplet transmission. We mistakenly assumed that diagnostic tests were not so important to controlling the epidemic. Because we think that the incubation period is short, such as influenza, and patients can only be infected when they start showing symptoms. And early testing is not important for spread control.
Can we do something to verify the lab leak theory sooner?
It’s not certain if China doesn’t cooperate. But I think the key information that we can identify earlier and more precisely is the extent of asymptomatic transmission – if we’re on the ground in China, if we can monitor and work side by side, China’s CDC.
Was there something you didn’t fully understand about the pandemic until you sat down to write it?
What adds to me is that the CDC is the most common type of educational institution with a large number of independent silos that don’t need collaboration. and lack the ability to respond to incidents at this large scale and quickly . The focus is on investigating early outbreaks and things more available And we really lack the ability to perform that task. There is no agency in charge of the components. related
Will we learn any lessons from the pandemic?
I think we will definitely do something different. The question is, are we getting the right lessons? That’s what the book is really about.
We have to look at capacity building. We must look at public health preparedness through the lens of national security. That means our foreign intelligence service. We need to be more proactive in monitoring risks. The original idea was that the mission was managed by the public health agency. And we will get the information we need to protect ourselves through multilateral participation, such as international health regulations, followed by the WHO, but we have seen those meetings fail. and fail over and over again And we can no longer rely on them alone.
And this is clearly not a biological terrorist weapon. But rogue regimes and terrorist groups Seeing as this hurts us more than it does many other countries, I think we need to re-evaluate the calculus of how we defend against biological threats.
Are you still wearing a mask?
I don’t wear a mask outdoors. But I wore a mask in a crowded place. And not necessarily because I feel weak. I have been vaccinated. feel it’s etiquette When I go to the drugstore or grocery store There are enough people wearing masks. I feel that wearing a mask makes others feel less uncomfortable. That’s why I wear a mask.
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— Trump will shut down Facebook for at least two years: Facebook today announced that former President Donald Trump’s account will be suspended for at least two years. The schedule for his return came after the supervisory board criticized the company for banning his posts indefinitely during the Capitol riots “with the gravity of the situation leading to Mr Trump’s suspension. pp We believe his actions constitute a serious violation of our rules. This deserves the highest penalties under the new enforcement protocol,” Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, said in a blog post.
— Minor acquired work raises doubts about recovery: US economy Added 559,000 jobs in May which was lower than Wall Street had expected. This raises more questions about what is holding back the strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers echoed the disappointing April numbers. But it won’t erase concerns about whether favorable federal benefits will keep Americans from joining the labor force, or whether the Biden administration and Congress need to do more to light a fire under the economy.
— FBI Wray Reveals Scope of Ransomware Investigation: FBI Director Christopher Wray compared the national security threats posed by ransomware to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as the U.S. government and sector The private sector continues to fight against multiple cyberattacks. “There are many similarities. There are many important And we are focused on disruption and prevention,” Wray told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. “Shared responsibility Not just in government agencies. but throughout the private sector and even ordinary Americans.”
‘One millimeter away’ — G-7 members say they are close — “a millimeter away” — from a global corporate tax deal after the group’s finance ministers meeting today. But they have yet to find agreement on the main bones of the conflict.
After the first day of talks, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the G-7 nations were still discussing which companies should be subject to a new taxation mechanism for big business based on sales. In part, countries still need to come to terms with other “pillars” of reform, the world’s minimum tax rate.
The new system “must capture all major digital companies. That’s one issue that is being discussed at the moment,” Le Maire told the BBC, noting that talks are continuing at a minimum rate.
The proposed minimum tax rate of 15 percent is “It’s just the beginning,” he said. That’s because we’re still working on these really tricky rates,” he said, noting that “It is better to have a rate level above 15 percent” to make the reforms more “reliable”.
Show at Stockyard — Fort Worth is one of the few major cities run by the GOP, but that could change this weekend. In the latest POLITICO Dispatch, Maya King reported on a mayoral race with Republicans in the seat. their
first state summer — Nightly’s Tyler Weyant, Mid-Atlantic Lifetimer, Email:
I’ve been to Delaware once or twice in my life. I bought peach cakes and fresh produce from Willey in New Castle County’s Townsend. I used to drive through the picturesque swamps of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and see blackbirds. red wings perched on a reed I’ve eaten Grotto Pizza menu items that are basically just giant appetizer pans. and live to tell stories
It’s a pretty good place. Good enough for Biden to celebrate the first lady’s 70th birthday there this week, but the good folks at Air Mail, an online magazine run by former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, were less impressed. “Democratic aides familiar with Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard were amazed when they dispersed at Biden’s summer home in Delaware,” Air Mail stated in an article titled “Rehoboth. what?” That leaves me bluer than a chicken
“Joe Biden’s summer home, a tiny, three-story Cape Cod-style mansion in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, promises to be less glamorous,” says reporter Alex. Thomas wrote as if things weren’t bad, Bidens bought their home for just $2.7 million in 2017, Thomas said, in part of the state. “There are signs of Trump” and the smell of fertilizer. “A handful of art galleries” along the Rehoboth boardwalk, Thomas frets, “sell unique oil-on-canvas seascapes, and there are shops selling amazing iPhone cases and junk t-shirts to teenagers.” lament “ More Jersey Shore than the north side.”
Thomas spent three summers as a lifeguard in Rehoboth. and he seems to like The “summer capital of the country” of millionaires rents low prices. And I realize that journalists don’t write headlines and bullets. But he seems to want them to look a little more modern. It’s a bit more complicated than that. It’s the kind of person who will dine at Greydon Carter’s Waverly Inn instead of Fins Fish House & Raw Bar, where diners are gobsmacked enough to mob their Bidens.
I didn’t know Rehoboth as well as Thomas, but I wasn’t the least bit embarrassed to go on vacation to a place where Michelin tires on go-karts are more common than Michelin stars in restaurants. I will be in Delaware this summer. Probably eat breakfast at one of my favorite restaurants in Fenwick. or visiting friends at Bethany Or talk loud enough at the bar about Joe Flago, where someone jumped in to share their thoughts on the Eagles’ prospects this fall. If Alex Thomas was around, the first Dogfish Head came to me.
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