Jan 20, 2016|
Tommy talks to Dr. Frank Welch, the Immunization Director for the Louisiana DHH, about the flu shot.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Say what you men loan will come advertise at the flu shot as well as everything else we have on this morning did you get a flu shot Dave. No I do I tend not to bucks I know on taking my chances she and take over at CVS does. Nails mean every year and she is relentless. When not let me out of the store and doubted that we ought to edit user I got it last couple years and I I know they say it's not supposed to do this and biologically chemically there's no reason why it would you got sick I get less it. I don't know sinus medicine can all factions are used to get so I know you'll get the shot in the legal flow used Manning on. I will talk about it when we come back then like here from yelled did you get the flu shot did it help or did it make you. It'd make you sick. And suddenly I found out my late mom. Plagiarize state Bugs Bunny cartoon because it says that phrase came from a Bugs Bunny cartoon about mean which saying they were two men. But then again maybe I'm remembered it wrong anyway will be back debit WL. 76 team now Tommy suckers we make our way through Wednesday morning together we're certainly glad that you win this would talk about the flu shot now. Louisiana department of health and hospitals warning that the worst of the flu season is steel. Com and have you gotten a Lucia and Alan go to mark in Covington real quick before we get to doctor frank Welch. As an equity is gonna say is interesting at least according to the screen here mourning marked. There the more I mean no solution up from eight me line. I don't need the government not competent yet. Or or kinda track. And kind of shot or I didn't get any kind of bug virus. That might show up later. It's all part of a government conspiracy government control. The guy that that came to our works are what you look like Matt site that. Ottawa Carolina bar in the airport. And ordered the government concentration camp on Barry. Now wait a market and I mean this with all due respect okay. Are you target my acorns a deal are you serious when you sickness. Now that they're not I wouldn't get the flu shot while you. Out I was trying to hit from Conor vaccination there to fight the flu shot but it got bigger. Are you could disappear. And the government they've been attracted to that but not right now and not that much or remove. Hey mark the opening in my case to be good is at least that if somebody acting out with doctor frank Welch joins us right now and a welter guess right immunization director of the Louisiana department. A health and hospitals morning back. More I wanted to take that call. Before I went to you and I appreciate your patience because you would be surprised. Or maybe nine. How many text again company emails again how many phone calls yet. Reflecting exactly what mark Jews. Good you. Some degree. Curiosity. And introspection about exactly what he's talking about. Your. I would strongly encourage in June. Chu a medical professional. I'm sure you Google the Internet you buy that the world lap or the data cheap. And as Brooke White dealt with families and children and I remember my community. I would report it to pick in anything that would be accurate well harmful and would only participate in the activities that I believe. Seriously hope people and their community. Ate well and healthy and you probably so that it would kill awkward. Up 35000. People per year in the United States. And content hundred out of our own page in an article caught. You are altered it and York though. And bite and getting shot would you go back to meet you could protect yourself. Your family and their children in your community. Com doctor take a break here get a couple more minutes because not only about the flu shot but an on line people. Will not of their children vaccinated for pretty much. The same reasons that mark was in new Marie meaning and I'm night and spears again again today I think that. That in this in Wales the track but I think Lee Harvey Oswald killed John Kennedy and Houston. A moment in time where a guy get off luckiest. I think it remains fluid World Trade Center I don't think there's any conspiracy there. And is bars whatever other considers his era there. I don't think there's an recently it could be hunched up but a lot about children's vaccinations. And I'm AP it. Did wrong when it comes in the solution but I am convinced doctor Welch that. That flu shot keeps me from didn't. Colds in the keys me for Oregon's sinus infections that targeted Tellme scientifically I'm wrong and I'll be targeted at work out that weight doctor frank Welch. Our guest in the immunization directors the immunization directly the Louisiana department of health and hospitals. You get time to take some phone calls. I'd if you have any questions. About the flu vaccine doctor Welch is your guy 721 coming back with him and you right now it is time for. Seven when he died doctor frank Welch niceness and spent some time it is easy immunization director Louisiana department of health. And hospitals doctor will remind you you're still under argued. Or have you ever been part of a government conspiracy. To implant. Vaccinations into anybody so that the government can and keep track of this. Or make us sick or makers robots around this up or anything other than keeping people's health. DO. It took when I beat David doctor Q. Well people thought children and how can I really do believe that vaccinations. Are one of the most effective. Health interventions ever invented. That being I do appreciate. When people. Questions what I like and to do though is make sure that they ask that right person. Someone who has been trained and educated. In medicine and pharmacology and toxicology. And they get. Accurate answers about what that means war and what they. I was sorry about the flu shot that come. It is is I guess for this year right need cheer there's a different strain of flu. That's exactly right of flu that travels around the globe all your program has the ability slightly changes so as it moves from person to person. So why and why they think that twelve year cycle around the world. It changed itself significantly enough where you really do need it in the vaccine every year. And howdy well it's based on. A time. That twelve year cycle interns Heidi you know I guess what I'm saying in his. In my own clumsy way Heidi you know would vaccine to prepare. And offer or do you have to have an outbreak of flu first that confuses me. Okay you view that the act right questions so what what scientists around the world. It may watch flu strains as they travel around the globe for example when we're in the middle parts over the dollar and ministers in the middle there which. Africa Australia. America and the watching the flu strains that are traveling around Bayard during their future. And they are seeing me I think and what we've seen in previous years what those strains are circulating there. And that good evidence to suggest what will it. Now in the flu shot that actually wore street not just one. So deeply in there that get date on what's troubling to gloat about what wore street might be most of the time. They get it right. Unfortunately accurately didn't get right to know if you remember the leash wasn't quite as effective as they needed to be last year. Fortunately this year the strains are well matched. And who shot period. I had so many questions for you and I think these questions are in the public interest because I think. A lot of people don't know if they should or shouldn't is there anything in the vaccine that would prevent people. From taking it is it too late and I hope you can stick around till after the news canyon doctor. I'd want you know will get delve into all of this and and before we do that I will Eskew. About my conspiracy theory which is I'm Italian since I surrogate in his flu shot not only doing I'd get sick after I get it. It's seems as though it keeps me from from get a lot of these their colds and chest junk that I usually get eaten. Beat Agassi who tell me right now that is nothing to do with that those. Well you know it probably does not prevent you from getting other cold and lose but I think health conscious. It probably. Makes you feel a little more conscious with other things like walking her covered her according strict people. But it'll also do is secure pretty healthy. It will protect you from getting mild cases Lou which sometimes people confused with coal. Tell you that speaking of contacting sick people I don't know how you'll do it you medical professionals. Is of somebody came and in my office about our position. Confidence in the season and lord knows what regulate world big boy hang on. Awful. You go to the office there the other the other room and called me at all maybe through the glass pane I dated 739 director frank Welch nice enough to hang out any answers any questions people have about the flu shot he is the immunization director. For Louisiana department of health and hospitals and doctor I'm going to put the queen mother's. Question offers is a former queen of and Damian you know get as low monogram thing here. And she wants to know is it too late. To get her daughter the flu shot because we cannot hand the new queens it I mean we're among royalty you know. Absolutely. So let me play you don't want. I'd say about the flu every year is that unpredictable. And this year we started out with these very slow blues he compared to the past few years. However we have really good indicators that it on its way or see what we call hot spot that New York City in Puerto Rico South Carolina. Like you believe that that with the cold weather and people clustered together with larger packs like party we are gonna be an upsurge in diplomacy. What's nice about the flu shot is there currently widely available you can stop by any pharmacy your local doctor. They start work immediately be fully effective. At that ten days to be accurate though it is absolutely not too late to get. So this same flu shot that I would get or would have gotten because I did get it if I had gone to Pennsylvania now or origin nor anywhere. I'm trying to think some other questions in terms of paying as their way. Four of whereas say indigent people get the shot. Absolutely and talking through that that that majority of people who have insurance at any time. Can virtually go anywhere and get Lucia. Did you do to ensure his sport one that opened one person did you'd. And again. That majority in the insurance split paper both of those. If you like yourself in the position where you don't insurance. Or your interest is not couple of those please call public health unit currently all like call centers. Both of those places have flu shot and you can get one or what you can't hate or even for you don't. Alan thank you Henry here in the North Shore because they think he's got a question. That a lot of people wonder about good Henry good morning your own doctor frank Welch. I got shot now and cheers on. And I'll shop on OK and for a short period. And our very. Own camp I thought oh aren't out. But but it. Only count in the shot and I just what are you a lot. Occur or if this they might add that. To. A net debt problems at. Eight. If you don't believe and I. Well versed in that because that they. Would be human behavior that it is it that your new and sit down is responding really well you. You're your immune. I don't like it I wanna get rated so. Equity. That was shot caught almost no side effects are symptoms at all acute people pew report both great sitcoms like Hewitt you. Typically the most common thing people reported judicial or are they shot. Well if people don't even get some symptoms like that people is an eye opener you after the shot that should clear. I. I Henry thank you for calling doctor and you gotta go below one quick question. That date comes in and I think it does inject rather does. Reflect what a lot of people are feeling one of them says you're a fool to inject your body with that foreign poison. And allowances can you ask about the serious side effects which is becoming paralyzed or dead you know the crazy stuff. You see on the Internet and I would hazard to guess this happened after the the seven ease in the Swine Flu vaccine that was not ready. Absolutely. We are always working to make vaccine. Safer more effective and take out any content and that is they constant effort on the part of that medical and public health community. However in the and I'm gonna do all people remember when make up polio drops on there. Well Jerry here. That turned into real Alito and actually are people so that we don't. Use that anymore and it drew resurgence all the people would actually. That that we continually may be safer and more active that does not mean the vaccines are completely free side. So. We hit that community all in all take responsibility. So. Don't think that happened in the past. Currently enforceable deed as well most effective medical interventions. However. It is important to talk to your doctor your children's pediatrician. About it. And side effects of vaccination. Before you get and so that you completely understand what we're trying to prevent and horrible that these is that the program. And that's. That very fact that vaccines may. You know I hate to be. Or to impose on you but DM a couple more minutes doesn't a lot of people are asking questions. I've probably got one important I want more real quick I Julian Metairie high you run double WL. Our volatile ordered the loose those told that you reject it takes you should not take that shot on its that is the age. Thank you. Ideally think you'd die. Absolutely joke so there are new work preparations and that was shot. Where people which I can't get a flu shot. Again that's another one of those situations when you were you wanna get director doctor says lit that LEQ they treat it the right preparation. Thank you doctor I appreciate you clearing your your time in a salary and you're busy to talk about this. And meeting come on again if we have realm of the flu doctor frank Welch immunization director of the Louisiana department. Health and and and hospitals and doctor just to be sure it takes like seven to ten days for this to be effective so if you wait until you have it. It's probably too I. And unfortunately you have to get the shot before you get the flu. I. Thank you doctor have a great day I T 60187. We will continue to talk about vaccinations you get your children vaccinated and will you get the flu shot. And if not why not and also about the grandmother tragically a three year old shot. And killed young boy it was with his grandmother in bed she had a gun under the pillows somehow it went often. And he died I don't know that ever say keep a gun under yellow and of course governors floating some new ideas and that's what are pretty jaguar opinion poll is about a fish here we come back stay around evidently. We have all kind of things going this morning then and we're certainly glad that that you're listening in calling and taken apart in double WL first news today we try to get your morning started. Right we just talk about the flu shot we will continue that conversation. We are talking about the governor's. Planted to raise taxes. He's got a couple of different ideas on meant to fill budget. Hello hole deficit 700 something million for this fiscal year. And it's like one point six billion I think it is for next year but like I can't account for every penny. So you'll have to pay more taxes and it's not ready jaguar opinion polls is the solution to Louisiana's budget deficit. Raising taxes or cutting spending and I think whenever there's a discussion of attacks increased. As what it comes down to if you were working as efficiently as you can as a government. And things need to be done. Or aid but more benefits will be handled things won't be cut. Like education I think all of as soon or road budgets or what have you would be willing to pay taxes. Now if you're paying an extra taxes and that money gets tweedle the way. I think you'd be an idiot to wanna pay more taxes under those circumstances. 9% are saying raising taxes 91%. Are saying cutting spending and we're also talking about this tragedy out in new wall Lindsay sick grandmother. Honestly believe she's security guard out of she carries a gun or not as part of her job but she was sleeping. With a three year old her grandson in the bed she had a gun under the pillow. And somehow the grandson of three year old got shot in the chest and in died. And I think the questions are is there ever any way to sleep. Or to be safe sleeping with a gun and your pillow and I don't think there is. Especially if you got a toddler in the bed. And in the other question is should the grandmother face any charge users ages to tragic mistake. That couldn't be avoided him into a bit of iron Devin W good morning. Thanks to comment it is tragic mistake however can be corrected and we do have the technology. Germany all parties it is using it and very simply and law enforcement knows about it. You can issued the bill on when you issue which you can have different approach attached to the Berger were only being all short commutes are gone. Interesting to I don't know if there would have. I guess it would help in this case but you know. Where far along way away from the technology and I still don't think even with that it's ever safe to keep a gun under your pillow but thanks for the call was always 752. Now. Time for a look at yeah. Tommy Tucker we will continue our conversation next hour. About. That everything goes on the tables of Boller will also talk about this. Lamborghini that was burned yesterday. This is my initial thought. And as a way acting because I'm not wired up properly. I cannot see spending that much money on a car and I know this isn't the point. But spending that much money on a car like that unless. You live in Germany where you can go on he auto Bonn where I believe there are no speed limits and images to open nets on banana. Because. To drive it here in rush hour traffic to heavy Lamborghini. And inched forward. In rush hour traffic on any 910 or wherever it is that you get stuck in traffic. Like you could enough Prius. Are almost on a bicycle. Would just drive me crazy in the idea of having a a car like that. Outside of Germany it just it seems like. And lucky you you've spent your money however you want but it witches frustrate me on tonight we'll talk about that a lot more when we come back. Please stay with us like hanging out with double W.