Oct 5, 2016|
Tommy talks to Dr. Benjamin Springgate, Prof. in the Dept. of Internal Medicine and Public Health at LSU Health New Orleans, 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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No Tommy Tucker WW LA MI from a dot com. I heard just story there I'm looking at the Devin WL dot com story about the exotic dancers and in terms when he won I think eighteen. Is entirely too early to make that decision of what you've just my opinion. Gauges point down but they dancers disagree were right well some of them Ria news I just think that. That it's at somebody on the wrong path. For the rest of their life when they make a bad decision because there 1819. When he won they might be. Hopefully a little more mature and maybe make. A better decision then that that's I think Colin Levy 26187. And eighteen is entirely too young and I think it should be 21. Hour to talk about flu shots do you get a Lucia game melt 19. I I he. I don't have an excuse. I'm is not why I shouldn't feel bad about it ditches the family and you know we just we don't get one do you personally. Oppose it or does it just like man that I kind of I'm a little. Bleary I don't know all and made it probably is no basis about it just a little bit Larry. I've had a friend and relatives here and there that got sick after there shot but now. The science says it's good in the doctors tell you did do it and I just don't have undeclared fortunate knock on wood. Unfortunately it seems of the people who should be get nit or the ones that aren't. And adds not that that's an entitlement you but wound up people fifty to 64 years old in. Primarily 65 and older and there was those are the ones that need it the most I get it every year and I'm probably as bad in terms of not adhering to sciences people don't get it because I have not head colds I have not had any hat. And they say the flu shots got nothing to do with that but public key get and it's along his own deep gap old. We're kind of both on the opposite side universe both doing OK so now we're gonna get it I don't. Doctor Benjamin's brigade joins us right now professor in the department of internal medicine and public health and LSU health and moans morning doctors at all. Tell me about the flu shot are ready jaguar opinion poll is asking people. Do you get it. And as it stands now two thirds is a genius 13 saying no. And I got a text and I wanna eat you with this right off because. A lot of things go around that are not necessarily true and it keeps people from getting. Nom vaccinated or flu shots or what have you it's as Mercury in vaccines causes problems. More than three flu shots per person. Has been associated with either alls with earlier. Alzheimer's rates. It's am incredibly important for everyone analyst an audience to get flu shot. To can cause ammonia. Because debt and it's particularly risky for young children older adults people with chronic condition like diabetes and there are a lot of rumors about. Vaccines. Including rumors about Mercury content in and potential warm. And lose concerns about Mercury have been consistently. Disapproved and people to buy a scientific studies. So I think you know the most important thing for people think about it. How to protect themselves and protect their loved ones Tom children older adult in May coming contact it. To get a flu shot every year by the October. And I think if you die of flu that be at least he worries when. Well I guess that's possible but we were. In terms of priority and saying you know build it there are near death that worried about the Mercury accident. So tell me what had different kinds of strains are there and and for people who don't understand it's not the same flu that goes around you'd a year right. That's true there're number streamed out there on and each year scientists to create the flu vaccine. Try to and while we're at the most common strains that are circulating around the world. And they seek pieces of this streams to meet the new vaccine every year so the flu vaccine it's coming out this year is not exactly the payment was. Coming out last year and that's why it's important to make sure to get. I needed to vaccine. By the time. Using columns we really want everyone to get the vaccine by the end. October hopefully anyone who's six sponsor or. And you know the they have. Virus types include types from California types from Hong Cong types from Australia. And they take pieces all of these types on to create the best possible vaccine to protect. On in terms of of effectiveness is there a time period aware. You have to have a union so long before it becomes effective in how long does that last. Typically. In order to maximal effectiveness we expect after the shot you know you'll have pulled back to we. So. It's possible sometime in that time period public could still catch a cold or could it took flu like illness where they peeled back. But you know we expect that that one gets the shot by October. That's gonna provide sort them maximal duration of protection. That a couple of the whole Lucy. It's okay to get the leader Pete don't have the opportunity to get it by October. By you know you don't put yourself at greater risk what do because flew in November or December. Certainly however if you haven't had a chance to get it comes around January. You could still get the shot because flu season can last into the. Numb they tell me I have been told by aid by scientists and doctors before that did this is absolutely nothing do with it but you may have heard me say earlier. I swear to god I've had no colds or anything else since I've been getting the flu shots and I guess that's. There I could be the medical anomaly on making things up in my head visit my. Auto mama's system whatever it is disease is believe in my brain my brain Salk inning and then you're talking and and tonight getting sick what's gone on it doctor. Well you probably have a particularly robust immune system so that's really great but I think that you know it certainly acting and not get the flu could be attributed to back you get to. And you know it's it's. It's important in a tour member that's there with and to sort of happening. Nipple into causes people meet miss weeks of work caught the children amid weeks of school put people into the hospital. So you know the act that Luke Scott can help limit somebody's really terrible consequences. It's important prosecute to consider it really any authority to six months to get loose shot. Come on her that you know the fact that that you'd got a strong. Immune systems probably helps keep you healthy and well. Somebody texted in doctor I found this kind of amusing that. If you're diagnosed with cancer you'll do what ever the doctor tells you to do in order to get better but yet when it comes dual flu shot there's a vast medical conspiracy. And it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense on the face of. Well I think that there are in a lot misconceptions about flu shot. And about the risks and the benefits and have not been a part of the goal for most doctors in the communities would help patients make an informed decision. And realize what some of those benefits are and you know protecting yourself protecting your namely protecting children and older adults or people who were sick you know is. Is part of what most people you know why did you go to the doctor so we're we're hopeful that we can convince people that this really do. I want to X comes in simply says lies McCain. Another one says doesn't the flu vaccine Alter my DNA permanently. I know that it's not the case. It does cause an immune response which is in your body at anybody despite talk action despite generating an immune response. He gets some exposure to the these pro teams from from. Vaccine. And to table the better by all the loose so that you don't get sick and Serbia spread it to other people. Tommy this tech says please ask about the nomination. Flew shingles shot which yet to be very careful when you say doctor. Well I think that you know. And general shingles vaccines. Or this culture vaccines are as important to. People who were over certain beats you to it recommended. People were ready to sixty. That topic for people to discuss with their doctor of course you know whether or not that may or may not be appropriate for them. But in terms of public health impact and impact from most of our audience. Lou was really you know very that they need to focus on. I don't know if it all comes down needles are not a text comes in and says I'd get it but I'm afraid of needles is there another way to get it well. I have a fear of needles to I'll tell this listener Mayan a trick is not a look at the needle however. Having gotten some forty shots in my eyeball now over a period of three years they'd tell you it's really not that bad. There's no other way to get it besides injection in the nasal mist is not an option is a. The middle missed. It is no longer recommended in the United States on by the Centers for Disease Control prevented so. The injection injectable form is beat the form now there are several different. Types of injectable forms or two brands but it's no longer an option to get the the and nasal mist. Well would you say to this texas' ho hum. I stop given my kids flu shots two years ago and they haven't caught the flu yet. That's good luck so sometimes people and have good luck and it was not going to in fact every single person. But when that bad comes along and you know trial does get the flu to and potentially could end up in the hospital or worse. That it missed opportunity so you know we don't we don't put on it he built knowing that we're gonna get a car wreck every day. Put on an eagle hoping that we do a car going to be protected content syncing now works for. Or more quickly taxes what about people with egg allergies. So it turns out that previously there're a recommendation that people without a doubt he'd need to be particularly cautious. The new guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention this year indicate. That people who have experienced highs after exposure to can get any light and the vaccine that otherwise appropriate for them. If people look at other symptoms you know such as respiratory distress light headed and answer poverty for example. Should just get their shot in any clinical the building to be monitored by their provider. But they no longer have to reject getting the flu. A doctor appreciate your time I really do yes I have a good day I document human spring gay professor department of internal medicine and public health. And L issue health new loans and some of these sex or come in and I'm telling you big pharma didn't. Didn't built my house I'm not part of any vast conspiracy and just trying to keep people. From didn't sick. A text comes in about the doctor god complex he's smarter than everyone while I hope he is I certainly don't be smarter than me if he's a medical doctor. I just don't know. What the big concern is about flu shots and vaccines and it seems totally. And completely irrational. To me but I would love to hear from you at 2601870. If days if you think as part of a conspiracy if there's a reason you don't get more and I'd like to know I say this with all due respect and and it really do. If you don't wanna get a flu shot. I don't care. To every one just just don't get so sick where for whatever reason you can't work and I anticipated take care I got you on same not care. Is taxing insane am part of the conspiracy emotional and is on that the other thing. I don't care I'm not forcing you to do anything feet. Yeah. And treat. Are not the oil that bullet dale tell CNN I'll call baby. But I just don't understand the conspiracy theories. Mind vaccinations and please call me and tell me if you're against an American argue with you I just wanna now. And apparently there are a lot of public you're enabling our Conosoga fewer informed and be clear. That number one cause of death in the US is prescription and nonprescription drug side effects and doctor mistakes. And that's not a conspiracy it's now it's just effects. And the other thing that people reacted to and this is a story at WW dot com about federal judge Carl bar BA and the exotic dancers he stopped its say in that it was brought by three the suit brought by three anonymous woman and women 1819 and twenty against a state law that said you had to be too when he won. To become an exotic dancer correct. Yasser stripper or whatever you wanna call. I think the law is right I think that young lady an eighteen does not have. Generally speaking now. It's too young to decide if that's the past you wanna go down in life. Yeah and you worried about that pat could you could be a dark path and some and so we can join the army at eighteen months difference I think yielded better leadership in the army than you do. From a guy run in a strip club. Or woman who was arrested with a big sex trafficking thing from Thailand and again I mention it was a woman not a man it was at the head of at all. So either way of vaccinations do you get a flu shot. If not why ninety trust vaccines and if not why not. Hillary comes to being an exotic dancer do you think the age should be eighteen or 21. This is just my opinion but I think when he won is the age at the least age the earliest stage a woman. Legally can decide if she wants to take your clothes often dance for the gum for the enjoyment of men which I just think if you have a daughter Ella changes and yet we're talking about flu shots and DA get it do you think. There's some kind of problem with vaccines and any type do you trust him. Nor are also talking about the judge's ruling. That says that put on hold the state law. That mandated women be too when he won before they can. The exotic dancers strippers means they are. Bombed a Texans and while it was odd you just so she don't care what our concerns orbit and an accent yes this call in and challenge your concern concerns now. Donors and dollars and if you don't wanna get a shot don't get it it's your life I don't care. But if you do have a concern about it I would like to hear from you to. To see what logic is involved here why why it is that you're bribed at. Such an anti eight. Lou shoddy anti vaccines stance in your life it's like Stephen mantle's tolerant am mourning Steve. The money down on Dylan well and you. Well again it's nice and more people would agree. You know. Absolutely gained a million better NAND lessons like sixty degrees. Well maybe they would get back. Let's so tell me about flu shots. But you know real bad experience when I was growing up I just graduated from college in. My father was an executive with the phone company and it does help program. And he was playing basketball environment yen somebody solicited could go across the street and little else and it I don't government. Right like Shakespeare home. Yeah right yeah I'm Shakespeare I don't know. I grew up about a 150 yards and but you know for what President Bush in the flush lines but. My concern today is the concern I had several years ago Kolb in when I'm great trip to Asia and and it. On the line and I expressed this same concern and I bring it back. You know they wanted Walgreen and other drugs that have not been going well and get a flu shot. Little deck of Lucia the good old golf ball. I tried to pursue it from a late and why the credit devastated. Family life Tom mama say. And they didn't do anything for me and the federal government wouldn't take responsibility. They said we do want it and then it's like government today oh you know we try to straighten things out by. Well we can't really go and its dispute so that. I think that the watchable. I what are your doctor your personal doctors said Steve you know honey you know you orbit. From gay Yee. Our values that I. So once Lohse in the last twenty years and I didn't throw MD VIP program and adopt solely on knowledge. And he put on all some valid but Gaza this story and I'm telling you to death. Om did you grow up and Algiers stated. Yes sir. And we and we human knowledge of the amino mama stomping ground racquet there tell me about not allowed mark. Share you did not. Did 21118 lurid tale where you. Point 300 or call you pass a canal. I would I used to run at a canal Machida water come up in them run on double monitor water was coming out 70 lead. Games small world and it. Represented Guardia look out real quick when it comes to these dancers what do you think 1821. Well you know in a while but it country of big mistake twice wanna be answered. They are not Rollins band and. Thank you Steve I am glad you called. Two ends of Lauderdale disagreeing opinions seem Susan many tax it and isn't just about girls with you what if time major problem just with the eighteen to twenty year old girls dancing to your analysis also applied eighteen and twenty year old boys and gay clubs. Just when I thought I could be as has served as I was something else comes along here yes it does I think. If you choose that lifestyle you need to be at least 21. To be mature enough to make a rational decision on that and the idea of some fifty year old man gave me Shelley's at an eighteen to twenty year old boy or any team need to twenty year old girl Robin alone Bream. Quite frankly makes me wanna vomit Marion good morning your and other WL. Bought it sobbing. Just. Shah football game has passed it yet you did you do you win or lose. You. Can't tell me which humans. Are in a shot every year. I think vaccinations are critical. They're not going to guarantee that you don't get to let you still could get the blue Eden with acts of patient. But you will not yet they get the flu. You were activated. At the myth that. Formally educated people superstitious people eat at an era here exhibit the DNC. Or the dancing. I think the entire attempts and legislate this it's hypocritical. Irked at all. That fertility. Or sensitivity. Up 1819. Year old person male male. We know our kids are Eddie C nightly. They're still it. Personally I would. A lot of all it's straight it's in the evening especially at Atlanta who are out yet they're making money that. What I want my daughters make money out. It's not put out an eighteen year old. Booted. The topic. Watch at nine a huge and we got to go and that's what five year old are just that all all of got a hang. Thank you for colon will be back WL.