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  1. Ebola: CBS's Heather Bosch Dr. Brahm Segal, MD

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014

    Good morning everyone let's go live now to New York should they receive BS's other Russians to anybody shelf above above the latest in the the ball to scare. In New York City Heather isn't really a scare Telus which can tell us. While we understand that epic expense they're in our partners are people out he was at it yet they ain't. CDC at any team can at that however the double check that I don't sit. I think you know we are handling everything with an abundance of hostage but the doctor Hewitt in West Africa. Had been treating Ebola patient. When he came back. Eight side. Back in without order we put our ultimate take it temperature up or I'm everyday and watch our intent. Yes well both of our time you woke up it was ill. Activist temperature it was harder street at the diarrhea immediately all how the and so even ambulance an imported into the hospital here. I had a better especially rain they were wearing protective ear. They rushed it into what I currently she knew match here in Bellevue hospital it's only one at eight are well in the eight at a special like early you know. With people who are grain or any all the issues. Okay now how many people did he come in contact with close contact before he got sick before he went to the hospital. That is great practice he get that aren't great and should grant that he'd been hanging out all of them at that form team as a or are in addition the they are they'll applaud you said. Health of people that we breaking all of his spat. Just to see. If other people may have been exposed theaters it did take the well. He I have right image act its act the Bible all that he is not at risk but nevertheless they're checking that out anyway all right. That's another place where we expect health officials the heat are in the people how what unpacked it happened this guy. But again they Brett you know he kept the ball but let your ancient art Leach went without went symptomatic. When you know New Yorkers are a resilient group we've known that now. Is there any indication that people are worried about this the average guy on the street I mean like staying off the subway maybe after during the the doctor rode the subway. You know we get you get them out here are some people who are a little bit actually learned about it get what happened Alice McGee dot other but they don't you know. It seem to be handled very well and ever new York and the benefit of what he what happens to Al. Duncan became so great Willie L. And nurses there's saying it baby we're not treat properly handle it (%expletive) like that. Here they've had yet I'd I'd wake when he set up. There will be protocols. And people understand that he would Eric gay people who have caught Ebola treating other cheating agents that are exits Jerry. Hillary thank you for your time this morning. Eddie. That CBS is another bosh live from New York. And where we are very pleased to have in studio this morning doctor brand Siegel. Chief of infectious disease at Roswell park cancer institute and we'll take your questions to for doctor Siegel and or text line at 30930. Also at news radio 930 and Twitter and our FaceBook page is well doctor Siegel thanks so much for coming and we appreciate it pleasure nice to see you can. Any surprise TO that Ebola has come to New York City. Not specifically a surprise that there would be an additional case so. When I was in your studio last week here in the affected West African areas that were. About 9000. Total cases west that it in that affect West Africa countries. Over the past week it's now the total cumulative number of of cases is close to 101000. So as the epidemic increases in West Africa are going to be people. Health care workers like this position where couldn't go there and and try to help out and that is absolutely crucial. I it is it is crucial not just for humanitarian reasons but also to protect ourselves in the United States because. Cases will be imported. With that being said. We would expect to see isolated sporadic cases. Health care workers or others were coming back. Back to the United States who might have people. Okay. Again the actual. Risk of a single health care worker using appropriate precautions to get Ebola. Is is very low but there are a lot of people there so we can expect on a sporadic. Individual level that there will be a case. That there will be sporadic cases in the future. No we know that in most cases in West Africa serious cases of mobile nine out of ten victims. Die. Now the doctors and lose doctor Spencer from New York City. Members of groups like Doctors Without Borders and other agencies would go to help treatable victims I mean they have to know how serious this is. So whether on the way back to this country what precautions. What they have taken or should they have taken before coming back. OK very good question so the fatality rate of Ebola it in this most recent outbreak isn't. If it is at nine out of ten it's closer to five out of ten about 50%. Under conditions. In West Africa and obviously can't. Match the level of of of icu care that that we have in the United States still very very serious when you have a 50%. Mortality and people who reprieve previously healthy that's a very big deal. What is happening going forward is that the CDC and there are multiple into room. Guidelines are being put out and revisions. Starting early next week they're gonna have even more or stepped up approach to follow travelers which would which would have included this position. That position New York City did exactly the right thing he reported things immediately when they occurred but there's gonna be a more structured. Plan to. Follow up with travelers who come back United States and people affected areas. On a daily basis so not only is it an issue that they're instructed to monitor your temperature they will be in contact with public health. Officials on a daily basis through 21 days. We're getting questions that are coming in this morning people are wondering why he was allowed to wander around why is he was allowed to go bowling and taken a subway train and you know things like that. You know things are now in such flux with these guidelines. He as far as I know did not. He was fully aware direct risk. And was compliant with what he was told to do. I think going forward there might be that there will not be quarantined for asymptomatic. People who who packed travel. People are endemic areas but for people like this position that obvious close exposure to Ebola patients. There might be what it's called what the CDC is calling control movement or somewhat restricted movement. Where there is these hook these people not be quarantined but they might say you know. Don't go on long trips don't go and cruise ship. Don't go on not on a flight across the country things of that nature. And these decisions I think will be made on that sort of an individual basis in consultation with the state. Public health and CDC to paint those. Not in place now they think they're coming. Well I saw them on the CDC website. And I hear a I didn't see them a few days ago so I think that these. Who with with each case that occurs. There's a huge economic impact. And a huge public health investment when you start and and the huge. Just fear factor. So you could imagine if you have an Ebola and some with the Ebola exposure coming back from let's say Liberia. And aid travel quite a bit to go on York city subways and and seven days later. They develop Ebola like symptoms you're now in a situation where there's the air and huge amount of contact tracing and anxiety. So my sense is if if based on their exposure. If they work with the public health authorities not quarantined let me be. We strict some of their movement within about 21 day incubation period. That might make sense and and again these are in flocks are not sure that it's fully implemented. But I see it on the CDC website as of this morning. In our studio this morning is doctor brand Siegal Dei chief of infectious disease at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. We are taking your questions to. At 3930 on the text line and it news radio 930 and Twitter also our FaceBook page as well for doctor Siegel as there is eight. First case of Ebola in New York State it's in New York City doctor Siegel and this and bring us up to you of the Doctor Who came back from West Africa. Clearance screenings at JFK airport he went through this new airport screening. On October 17. But to didn't. So nothing showed up yet I mean it doesn't mean at the screening was. Was you know deficient in anyway right it's. That's it there's an incubation period for Ebola so he didn't have fever symptoms then but it. He got developed it and a week or so laughter. Our itself. So he got after the screening and Bennett was you know until yesterday that he's just started feeling bad I mean even the day before it is pricing he ran three miles. Now no there there and the incubation period. Can be as longest 21 days it usually isn't. But it can be as long does that. So he became ill as I understand it within about a week of his return from. From Guinea. So no that that was actually. As as would be expected. So that's a limitation. Airport screening in the attic can't predict the future. Susan mentioned a few minutes ago though one of our listeners and wanted to ask you why this doctor was allowed to meander all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. And after testing positive for the virus should he have been told. To limit his traveling and maybe stand some kind of even limited isolation. So he. In terms of the big policy. In terms of how of whether there should be sound. Rules about. Restricted movement or what the CDC is now calling controlled movement. That may be happening in the future and in retrospect that does seem reasonable so if you are. Coming up but again we we have to frame this in a big way we absolutely need to have health care workers. Going to West Africa to try to contain via the epidemic that's for humanitarian reasons and for our own safety. It's not going to be practical when these health care workers come back to say. Two imposed quarantine which is basically confinement in your house nor is it indicated from an infectious disease standpoint. Whether they'll be some middle of the road approach where someone who has an intensive people exposure like this position. Whether our health officials will will. Whether they'll be laws or guidelines that say you know you should be restricting your movement. In some way I mean going for a walk around the block is perfectly fine but. Going on on subways or airplane during that three week window maybe to restrict that makes sense is he'll be done on a case by case basis. We'll just have to see. Right another question it's coming and they keep stressing that you have to exchange bodily fluids with an infected person in order to catch it so. If if that is the case than most people don't have anything to worry about right with him. That is exactly the case. And we could think about it again a little bit more broadly if we ask yourselves. What is the pattern of transmission of the virus that is easily transmit it. For casual contact or cough or sneeze so we have great examples for that the flu. Think of the H1N1. A which is a flu epidemic in 2009 how rapidly spread. And think of the exact opposite. In terms of the Ebola outbreak can be of this sport easily transmissible. Why would it be confined to three West African countries I would also say that it remember the imported case to Nigeria. Which then spread to twenty others but then was completely contained so that now Nigeria. Is classified by WHO has basically free. Of people this kind of pattern. Indicates from an epidemiological standpoint that you really do need. Bodily fluid exposures such as occurred with health care workers. Or with. Certain ceremonies. To. Certain a burial ceremonies and Africa which involve close contact or maybe intensive. Household contacts this this pattern which has been observed since suppose first describe forty years ago. Is exactly the pattern we're seeing with the current outbreak it just submit it just much more widespread than previous episode. Okay will a second part of the question from his listeners. And how is it that this doctor and why did these nurses from Texas probably exchange bodily fluids with their patients like. I guess the term exchange of body volley bodily fluids it's it's a one way exchange so. That the the patient is happening guy. It in the case of Texas mr. Duncan and the the transmission occurred when he was extremely ill. In the hospital so. We could imagine what this and Ebola patient looked like who is very ill in an intensive care unit it may be an event later they may require dialysis. They're bleeding there's Hugh there's a huge amount of dire we have by Lisa crew. And the infection control precautions were far from my deal. Interest stating that his family members. When he was sent home he was not ill he was had fever right at fever muscle aches that sort of thing they did not contract people. The ball that really was transmit health care workers at the time that he was most ill. And where there's it if you can imagine the greatest opportunity for spread about bodily fluid. Okay we've got more with doctor Siegel he will be with us until about 8:30 this morning news sent graciously given up this time to answer some questions from you. And I text line we're getting lots of and 30930. Doctor brand Segal chief of infectious disease at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

  2. Bills Preview with Murph & Kelso

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014

    John Murphy and mark Kelso the bills radio broadcasting with us this morning and you know John the the jets are one in six but they played well against the patriots last week the New York might be a tougher team than their record might suggest. Yeah I do it but there probably is dangers of one and sixteen which you'll ever see basically pretty woes is sitting at patriots and and days between game that was. A week ago or yesterday with the last time they played. Out you know they basically couldn't really tough teams to get to one point six bill complacent ought to welcome. I would just simply to cut scenes they ran the ball well against patriots 200. Yards on the ground. Other data Percy Harvey and penetrate with you know Seattle just that last Friday so they've ever. A new dynamic playmaker they're all they're desperate. Yeah there's a lot of reasons why they're much better than there was a church in Iraq that would indicate. And are this is the bills first game without Fred Jackson. And CJ Spiller you confident that Bryce brown and booby Dixon going to be able to carry the load at running back. Battle ahead Barton statement and maybe get him in the ball. Eight gave but I. But about those guys at that what they've bought and wore green and being picked up really well and act like. A bit. More dynamic it at that little bit more as diet and not go to get it from you yet. Going back Allen's suspected. Bit down at gonna say we're gonna stop backing it up and got the edge and it made it about it. Bart out but I mean I want to bring in one out and probably LB LB but all of them all up. Well. Humor of the jets defense very solid as mark to set against Iran but they have had some problems with pass coverage is that something Kyle Orton on the offense will have to take advantage of for the bills to win. Don't think so bill to do a better job throwing the ball now with or a quarterback in the world news she's human EJ respect there and I think they're they're showing. Willingness to throw the ball more than they do you know before there. You know ritual well runs to passes. Used to be pretty heavily tilt towards the wrong that the last couple games since it's going in the other direction. And you know the front seven jet to sell the prep or especially. And the best and little bit suspect in teams of ransoms except. You know brought to bear against some sort certainly it's going to be part of both we'll check out of the. Mark for the second straight week the bills are playing a team with a young mobile quarterback will the plan to stop geno Smith on defense be similar to last week. But I bet big debt get up and they. Think really a product development but I cured or not you are out. People are apt that at bat I don't know what their pot it. I don't really in boys. Don't back out in the pocket. Not quite a Adobe air as it would be like to get the upper. An early bet it might don't want caught the ball. But it act. Engine or jet but but he called building involved but he can end that I think there are OJ and our act together and got up and I. I think bill and I bet you bet your but I but I think I've got. But the ball pretty hard at white balance spending and cut that back at what would give up or that a problem. Or not gonna bring it back out in and then I'd like work but I'm. Yep that are are quite admirable that fire is about or other than you'd have a struggle not yet we botnet while yet all right and think he should demand that capacity at the Bob Hope and pray that. In. I didn't expect her to quit early here while Whitman but let up we got about why it but I think he brought. Right mostly in that Obama and about that. And John looks so nice to hear that to a Bill Polian as the finalist for next year's hall of fame class. What are the chances of they can get sent. Not pretty but I figured out who won the electors. Provide Clark judge who was actually on the committee for contributors that made him a finalist and put the arm basically they got a pretty good shot this year and there are along with Ron Wolf was finalist it was a long time. General manager of green bay Packers and I think that there is pretty good setup and among the electors that polling belongs in there with the work he did in buffalo and Carolina and Indianapolis and a I think the suspect suspect in this it is favorites so that they get that league it's 80% of the vote. Next January when they develop open I think that it looks pretty good for bill. Okay John Mark will I listen for use on top with a again Monday morning. Are you have a great day great weekend that's John Murphy mark Kelso the bills radio broadcast team from WGR Sports Radio 550.

  3. Burt Flickinger- Retail insights

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014

    Our next guest on the WB and live like this bird like injure birch with strategic resource group and they keep track of all kinds of retail sales and movements that we're going to be talking about hello morning Bert. According jotted it. Burg where does Halloween ranked one and comes to Christmas. I I'll Halloween night other than not Black Friday Thanksgiving and Christmas like I always the most important holiday and it's it's the most fun because of great it really involves the whole family and it's. First timeout for a lot of children. He added that new player in the retail scene around here birds it's the wheels and has spent their for a long time fashion outlets of Niagara Falls but they just opened thirty new. Tenants and and they're really becoming and they say they've always been a player but now they're going to be a force around parenting. Choosing your right tremendous force really driving the economy out bringing shoppers so all the from southern Ontario and pro western new York and in the Great Lakes region with. Sex sex with Evernote Kate Spade Mike Michael course Godiva they're just standing Destination Maternity they've got burglary that got the best brands from around the world. Really easy eight fun place to shop for fashion. You know what Niagara Falls USA. Really needed the right number was another destination. And besides the falls in the casino to keep people on the side of the border and they got one Nazi. Yeah you great giant. Casey casino traffickers is down dramatically concern of people can't afford to absorb the gambling losses. They've read or spend the disposal money and shopping in the operates water outside corporate survey indicates that fashion accessories. We're going to be number one and spending for the holiday season eclipsing gift cards for the first time except. Pop culture perfect time to invest 71 million dollars in in the I have faith fashion outlet in Niagara Falls side this say more money for western new York and Canadian shoppers. You know a lot of retail players seem to be staking out their position for the upcoming holiday shopping season. A target just this week offered free shipping on all online purchases through December 20. Is online gonna be bigger than we've ever seen this year. My alma mater price Waterhouse Coopers Susan's sop for forecasting I am records sales growth thought Trout line. I shopping and I even with Amazon reporting bad numbers so I'll let last night. I you have more shipping days people before Christmas. And before Honecker this year and and also before Kwanzaa. See you're going to see FedEx and and you UPS are really ready for the holiday season and there's such a broader depth and range of fashion accessories and other items on mine that you can't. Can't get on my head. Have you heard that as many as a hundred C years of storage. Could be close to the gonna shut down in Canada what can you tell us about this seniors situation. A series is selling officers that I Cornell universe you're teaching Patrick and York they announced that closing of the Sears store there and as you referenced. I series across the country that says they're selling. Seven key stores in eight including their source king of Prussia. Philadelphia the biggest mall in Philadelphia they're selling at the prime market. British retailer that sell so I've got great a fashion that terrific prices soared primer coming. To US hopefully primer comes to the buffalo Niagara region region as well to join what. Touch and pay other good retailers from Canada today after they thought lord taylors and sextuplets sex outfit. In the up fashion outlet and I also. A week we think with tears closing one of the great retailers in the twentieth century you'll you'll see even better retailers in the 21 century I. I covering the US side in here's Stewart says both the western new York and across America. They go stuff birth thank you for the update. Thank you Janet sued and then I've got to go open also like to beat the jets the week and we're particularly with sabres I haven't had a tough season this year. Good thanks again bird Berkeley conjure with strategic resource group.

  4. 2015 BNBEA Preview - Fred Holender


    Thu, 23 Oct 2014



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The state Education Department has accepted the teacher evaluation plans submitted. By the buffalo schools on the WB in -- landfill -- buffalo teachers federation president morning fill -- with this behind you is is this a big relief. Well it's a it's a release it's it's this sort of look at things -- to have to do but the unfortunate thing is that. It's not gonna really do anything to really improve teaching and learning as a matter of fact. Facing a teacher's evaluation on the pressure that we put on students on me. Standardized test as Israeli insane that's it's really have to do what they get the money. But it's really distasteful because I think most people realize that this standardized testing and basing everything on standardized tests that. It is it's doesn't have anything to do with really helping kids learn. And so I did hear you right yesterday you said something like you felt you -- an accessory to a crime. You know because. You know parents are beginning to realize this also this story to organize. In English you've been in the school. And have seen the child. That's an English language learner. In tears. Because of the pressure of taking a test. You you don't understand just how damaging it is and then your base the teacher's evaluation on it. And then say you're taking money away from the school district if you don't it would create something that you know doesn't make any sense in this really in the long run. Not really helping students. It's really kind of troubling at it and do what got you have to do -- but what you realize is that. You know you just don't mind being evaluated cut into their classroom you know it has to be some kind of -- valuation. Some kind of testing but when everything hinges on you know it was such a large extent on the pressure reporting on our kids. Its its just distasteful. And then we're teaching to the test quite a learning suffers. Exactly and and when you're doing standardized tests actually it mitigates against creativity critical thinking all the things that we really. Cherish as educators. Another is all of your district but do you have any clue of all of India -- talk -- -- other teacher union representatives. The of the town of Hamburg Hamburg school district of having a very serious problem with their plan. Yes I've heard that's I have heard a lot about that I've talked to people are over there. It all emanates from the you know the superintendent in little -- buck stops on the superintendent's -- is coming when you're trying to do something. Where you want you don't want to be confrontational like -- you know me I can be confrontational I have to but that's. It's not my style really. Apparently what happened there is that you know to put pressure on the teachers. He threatened them with their jobs. First votes that was say appeal process. He says you know he was gonna make the final decision on the appeal -- surged. Most of the districts around the status at all right you know I'll take a look at its first we don't agree will go to work. From the neutral site -- -- assuming you mean you -- -- union Gary you know you're expected to stick up for the union of the teachers over there. I think they -- put an untenable position that you don't have any trust. That's where you -- problems. It almost wrangling over these teacher -- felt I mean. They got a son in buffalo and but they didn't in New York City and I was hearing that the others they're missing out and some 400 some million dollars now. In grant money but you know Hamburg two is there a better way to get these evaluations done. It has a better way for sure first of all it's not by threatening to withhold money from kids. Then and making people do something that they don't think they should do. What what has happened is we -- have to come together in other words teachers administrators. And legislators and members of the board of regents and saying all right. What are we doing wrong here I mean you have to communicate we have to find common ground and do something that makes sense unfortunately what's happening in coming from a federal level. More than the state level is that we have people making decisions about education -- deficit -- the classroom and that's problematic obviously. Phil thanks for joining us this morning from recently and we can OK that's a -- were more. President of the buffalo teachers federation.

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