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all right. welcome. we made it to friday. welcome to our daily special called getting answers. we're asking experts your question every day at 3:00 to get answers for you in realtime. today we're answering your employment relatedio and sharing some insights on the current job market and who is hiring. you can post your questions on our facebook live stream, youtube live or check out you are instagram stories to submit a question. first, we're all talking about masks. how to protect yourself now that the cdc is telling us to wear face covering when out in public. we'll teach you how to make mask in less than two minutes. i'm really excited about this
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joining us is jeremy howard. you've been talking about masks for the past six weeks or more, right? >> right. >> now that we're finally adopting this on a more universal basis, i want to get it to. i'm excited sthoe people how quickly it can be done. before we get to that i know you have been studyig it if people all wore masks and you have the results of a new study. tell us about that. >> since i was last on your show i put together a team from all around the world. south africa, europe. we have been studying the data and literature intensely. we have discovered that people have their masks backwards or inside out. the research has been looking at what's the impact when you wear a masks in terms of do you get sick, do you get infected if you're wearing a mask. what masks do is they stop other
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people from getting sick if you're sick. remember, you don't know if you're sick. you're most infectious at the time that you've just first been infected. we crunched the numbers and it turns out under some pretty conservative aassumptions, getting rve to wear mask could be cut the numbers. it will stop the spread of the illness. modelling suggests that could be worth many, many thousands of dollars per mask per person. this is such a big deal that now for example, los angeles, has told everybody in the city you have to wear a mask. this is like a public health issue. we now know that masks are best used when somebody who might be infected wears it. if you go out to the shops and somebody is not wearing mask, they could kill you. that's basically what we found. it's really, really important issue. >> what do you mean by thousands
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of per american mask? are you talking about savings in terms of health care? >> it's not even that. i'll quote it for you. it's from a yale study that is part of the research we looked at. hundreds of thousands of deaths could be glprevented globally i we wore the masks creating trillions of dollars in economic value. 3,000 to $6,000 per capita from reduced mortality risk and that's before we take the effect we get our economy going faster. by the way, our research suggests the reduction in risk, the transmission probability would be even better than that. >> now that we know it's important for us to wear masks or as many people as people or face covering, let's get to make basic it. i didn't raelealize it would be that easy. i'm not someone that sews but we're going to g through a
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couple of methods that require no sewing. >> how about the bandana? >> okay. you've got one there. >> i do. >> what you want to do is go to our website, masks there's a diagram. fold it over. you know the deal. i don't know if you have any paper towel there but you could slip a paper towel in before you do that. >> i do. >> just pop it in the middle before you fold. the reason for that is way this infection spreads is tiny droplets when you speak and breathe. that paper towel will absorb them. >> i re >> pop them o a third of the way down each si wched you doin 'r gd to go. >> i'm a mom. life hacks. i got my two on.
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>> fold one side in and fold the other side into the flap. >> not totefully graceful but good to go. >> this scientifically proven. the cotton does a great job of blocking the droplets. the paper towel absorbs them. this is going to keep everybody safe. it's going to keep you safer as well. >> i need my daughter's bigger hair bands because these are short. you can use rubber bands >> now the t-shirt one. >> there's a patent is on our website. you end up with this k look. >> you talk while i cut. >> what we then do is i put a little safety pin at the bottom and that means that when i put the piece of paper towel in, it went fall through.
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the key thing i've got a hand held mike so i can't show the tie up. this fits really nicely and gives you a better covering than the handerchief. >> so far i've cut the t-shirt. it's like this. then i'm going to cut the sleeves out. >> cut the sleeves out. >> can you explain how to cut the sleeves? >> you cut kind of a long inside the top edge of the sleeve and inside the bottom edge of the sleeve. that will give you straps on each side. this is quite a nifty approach.. s >> you're way faster than me. >> i did both sleeves. >> show the tieing here. over the top of your nose and the top goes behind your head down so it's sitting nice and low. the bottom straps back over the
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top and what that does is underneath your chin. all the way up if you have a ponytail, go over the ponytail. it's giving you a nice cover all the way around your chin. >> i don't know if folks can s that how' that. >> it's not bad. i would do it higher up in the back. that looks great. again with that you can put that piece of paper towel between the two pieces. i'll show you a new trick which i actually literally thought of about ten minutes ago and tried before i went on air. it worked great. this is jeremy's mother-in-law mas which c mask which is a bit more stylish. she said thooshe's doing it for whole community including my 4-year-old daughter who will not be seen without mer mher mask. i got her to lever a pocket which we put the paper towel in. if you want to protect yourself
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better, it's good to have a bet r fit arou beter fit a rn the nose. i got a piece of aluminum foil. if i put this into the top it creates a piece around the nose. that nose piece helps cokeep you more safe. >> what a great idea. >> one kiquick question. does a coffee filter work as well as a piaper towel? >> they are both great. the thing i seen studied is the paper towel but coffee filters seem similar. >> all right. jeremy howard, great flfgs. those videos are right up there on your website. >> another thing it's so important this is not enough to protect yourself. you need the people around you to protect you which means we need laws. if you want to learn about,000 laws and tell yore governor like
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really out of governor in california needs to be putting these laws in place. texts masks for all to 50409. that will send a letter to your governor demanding these laws. >> we don't have a federal mandate now. not a state mandate but a lot of cities and counties are starting to mandate the masks. one step at a time. thank you so much. good to see you. >> thank you. we crammed a lot into this half hour. we're talking jobs as well. how the vaccine is made and we're making art. we'll be back o
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>> i'm dr. alok patel. a lot ofeeas us t18 months. let's talk about it on today's doctor's notes. vaccine protects us against various viruses and bacteria. you get vaccine, you build up antibodies and if you ever see that foreign invader again, your body is already prepared. right now there are over 40 different vaccine types in different stages of development. here is a brief over view of the process. first, scientists figure out the best way to make vaccine in lab. if their idea is approved, they move onto phase one trials to make sure the vaccine is safe. phase two trials are to make the vaccine create a good immune response, still safe and can be manufa trials can involve thousands of people, collect a lot of data to make sure the
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alright. weoun more content now that we have this new platform at 3:00 every day. hope you're joining me. we get a daily, more content including the latest news. we talk a the latest covid-19 issues related to the city of san francisco. our contributor definitely had some thoughts on midday live today. >> let's start with mayor breed. she's severed a lot of kbasic ke la dc basaccolades. she's received some criticism also when it comes to handling the homeless. where are we with this issue? >> even before the pandemic, san francisco and handling of the homeless was a routine issue. it's a difficult population. one that health needs are very
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unique. it's addiction, mental health and several others. the bottom line is the program and the plan has been shifting dailost hourly when it comes to this population. for a while talking about putting them in cot situations like you're seeing there. it was determined that they would be too close together. it wasn't a good look to have people laid out. convention center, that's not going be having as many people as they thought they would. at the sam time they've got to get the people that are infected and others out of shelters. it was a report this morning out of city hall there's been another outbreak in one of the shelters. i think they will be addressing that at the 1:00 press conference. if situation has been shifting hourly. the cdc issues different recommendations and they have gone from t's get them out o shelt tono, let's get them out of that into hotel rooms. at the sam time let's hand out tents so they can shelt hey, all homeless need to have their own hotel room, that's the safest way as posed the palace
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of fine arts. what about the argument the mayor is making we have to save some hotel rooms for fronts line woerk workers, health care workers. >> we do. there are homeless advocates that say people shouldn't be on the streets and be in hotel rooms. you'll be seeing movements like this to get them in there. there are several other needs out there and the cost of it and not every hotel wants to double up as a homeless shelter. all of this has to be figured w. the cost is pretty high. the hotel rooms are going for $197 a night. all of that has got to be, you don't wave a wand and everything works out. it leads to confusion and criticism and back and forth. >> phil, i want to turn our attention to ventilators.
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governor newsom has loaned out some to new jersey and new york. we're hearing some here in california, riverside saying we need them here and the santa clara, some officials are saying we're okay right now. we could need hundreds more when we hit our peak. how does that play out for him politic politically. >> that remains to be seen. you hit on another paradox we're all covering. mixed messages between different agents, between the state and locals. riverside says they need ventilators. gavin newsom says we have a surplus and can put them in the national stockpile but bring them back. is a santa clara said they would be willing to pay up to $1,000 even if it's broken and they can get it fixed. . here's the issue. the issue is everybody is trying to prime up f a surger peak t v
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you lepds them out to new york or new jersey, how do we get them back? how do they come back? how do they stop being used? all of this is swirling around. i think there's people in santa clara, they put out the bounty for vent lailators and somebody asked what about from the state. it's confusing and riverside is not happy because they say they need them. the question is can they get them back. that's the goal. you check against what is the reaction and how it's playing even reporting this is getting moreifltec a lotri me t other oo these different agencies looking for answers. >> all right nap was our conversation earlier today on mid day live. by the way, since that conversation we have learned, you heard us talking about the
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issue of the homeless and how to shelter them safely in san francisco during the pandemic. since then we learned the mayor announced there been t city's largest homeless shelter, msc south with 68 clients, the homeless who live there and two staff members testing positive for a total of 70 people. we'll take a quick break on air. the conversat
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whaso let's do the rightver chanthing, today.ow.
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let's stay at home. let's wash up. let's always keep our distance - please, six feet apart at least. let's look after ourselves, as well as others. it will all be worth it. we can all do our part. so those on the front line can do their part. and when this is over, we will all, continue, to thrive. coming back on air. one sector that's been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic is charities. not only is their funding way down but they are unable to deliver their services that their clients den a found aayo w ey workshops to pediatric cancer patients. great to see you. >> hi. lovely to see you again. >> always. i've been involved with kids and
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art for half a dozen years now since abc 7 featured the charity and its founder as a abc 7 star. i know very well what you guys do. it's amazing. for our viewers who are new to it, tell us what you normally do to support kids with cancer and their family. >> our mission is to bring healing through art. healing for our pediatric oncology family, anybody in the care circle. if there's an adult in family that has cancer. we do these by posting weekly art workshops at two major bay area hospitals. we're usually at stanford children's hospital and at ucsf in san francisco. once a month we do what we call destination workshops where we bring families so kids that are compromised to unique destinations to create art
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together. >> yeah. i know you found a different way. it's happening right now as we speak, live. thank you for the invitation to join in. you walk me through what's happening here. >> we decided that we still really wanted to create a community and connection for all of our families and open it to all pediatric families in the bay area. this is a live workshop happening. our program manager is there. >> every week we have planned lesson and we send ngs oinforma out to the people who register and the families join into zoom so we can connect together and they have their materials ready. they are being guided through the lesson and creating art together. it's so wonderful because they
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get to talk to one another and have that sense of connection while they are creating. >> that's amazing. this lady right here is the instructor for today, right. are they all volunteers? i know they are all great artists. >> the ones on the lessons today are two other staff members. they are program managers. our organization runs on the power of volunteers. volunteer artists come into our hospital workshops and design all these wonderful lessons and experiences. the ones i'm facilitating today are our program managers on our staff. >> why is this so important to keep up with art and have this outlet for kids battling cancer. >> we know that healing power of art. art had the ability to help you deal with stress and anxiety. in all that's happening in the world, not just for the pediatric oncology family but stress is so present.
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having expressive outlets like art, music, dance is so empowering. being on isolation is familiar. they know what ha is like. still, they know they went through their treatments where they had to be isolated for long period of times and now they have been able to attend our workshops. this is our way we feel like we can still provide a connection through these workshops. losing donors to the economic uncertainty now. how are you been affected? >> you're so right to say. we hear there are these opportunities to support nonprofits but we're such a small staff that we're focused on our families and delivering
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programs to them. to be able to go out there and apply for these different loans is just not in our capacity right now. we're having to find new ways to find funding and support for staying and connect our families. >> you don't want to put a hold on what you do. these workshops clearly seem so important and vital. i'm woerndsi iwondering if you'g the hold more as long as we're shelter in place and how do kids join. >> we're going to do these workshops for as long as we're shelter in place and afterwards possibly. this is a new area we're finding that works with people and we're in talks with the hospita to see if we can do live workshops with the people in-patient so they can participate while they are on isolation. anyone can join. anybody that's in the pediatric oncology as well as any young
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adults and kids impacted by cancer. you can go to our website. on the website's homepage there's a direct link to how to register for our workshop every week. >> all right. that's fantastic. great work. i'm constantly impressed by what you guys do. the kids you serve and the joy you bring. folks interested in learning more can get more information at kidsandart.o >> thank you so much for your continued support and belief in our organization and what we do. >> sending a virtual hug to all of you. good luck. >> thank you. >> thank you to the kids for letting us watch over their shoulders and see what they are doing today. >> they were very excited. >> awesome. >> thank you for joining us today on this new interactive show. we'll be here every day at 3:00 on air and on live stream answering your questions. facebook live, youtube live,
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tonight, as america endures its deadliest week from the virus, signs the curve may be flattens in new york city. what president trump revealed this afternoon. the death toll in the u.s. now surpassing 18,000. in new york, another 24-hour staggering toll. governor cuomo cautious, but saying the numbers do appear to be reaching the plateau and his warning about what could change this. the number of hospitalizations in new york inchi theol onrican-ans. in new york ci, alarming pgn a virus. inside a m ward where


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