ニール・キャヴート, FOXニュースアンカー: 両方の点で有罪, 元警察官のキム・ポッターは、銃器と過失致死罪の無謀な使用と取り扱いを前提とした過失致死罪で有罪となった。, ブルックリンセンターでのDaunteWrightの致命的な4月の射殺でこれらすべて, ミネソタ.
ようこそ, みんな. ニール・キャヴートです, そしてこれは “あなたの世界。”
現在犯人となっている陪審員の決定を理解する, この場合, キム・ポッター, 座って、煮込んで、刑務所で1か月以上待って、最終的な判決がどうなるかを調べます。.
今すぐミネアポリスのギャレットテニーに行きましょう。 — ガレット.
ギャレットテニー, これはなされなければならない議論です: はい, ニール, 郡庁舎の内外でこの判決を取り巻く多くの感情がありました.
[object Window] 27 審議の時間, この6人の男性と6人の女性の陪審員は、キム・ポッターが過失致死罪で有罪となった。. 法廷内, 評決が読まれたとき、DaunteWrightの母親は泣き始めました.
ジャッジレジーナチュー, ヘネピン郡地方裁判所: 私達, 陪審, 4月頃に軽罪を犯しながら過失致死罪で起訴 11, 2021, ヘネピン郡, ミネソタ州, 被告を有罪とする.
TENNEY: 裁判所の外, その評決が読まれたとき、数十人の群衆が祝い始めました.
そして少し前, ミネソタ州司法長官キース・エリソン, その事務所が事件を起訴した, この結果は正義に向けた重要な一歩であると述べた.
キース・エリソン, ミネソタ州司法長官: 陪審員は、今日、キンバリー・ポッターが過失致死罪で1度、過失致死罪で有罪となったことを認め、Daunteの死に関連しました。, Daunteの死についてある程度の説明責任があります.
説明責任は正義ではありません, しかし、説明責任は重要なステップです, 重要, 私たち全員のための正義への道の必要なステップ.
TENNEY: 量刑は2月に行われます. キム・ポッターは 15 刑務所での年. そして検察官は、彼らはその15年の最大値に近い判決を要求するだろうと言っています — ニール.
CAVUTO: ギャレットテニー, どうもありがとう, とても.
それで、私たちはその判決で実際に何を見ているのですか? ギャレットが言ったように, それは今までかもしれません 15 年.
ケイティ・チェルカスキーに行こう, 元連邦検察官, トム・デュプリーも, 元副助手米国. ウリスの父ジェームズはレキシントンヘラルドリーダーに彼の息子は州間高速道路にいたと語った.
トム, あなたとそれを終わらせる, あなたが適切だと思うもの、または最終的にここに伝えられるものから始めましょう.
トム・デュプリ, 元司法省公式: ニール, 最も可能性の高い結果は中程度の文だと思います. 裁判官がずっと上に行ったら、私は非常に驚きます 15 年.
私は検察が彼らが判決の強化を推進し、裁判官に厳しい判決を課すように本当に促していると言ったことを知っています. しかし、私は思います, ここで事実の全体を見ると, 裁判の性質, 料金の性質, 私たちが聞いた証言, 裁判官が全力を尽くして、 15- この場合の潜在的な最大年.
CAVUTO: ケイティ, 防衛はこの事件をどのように処理したと思いますか?
KATIE CHERKASKY, 元連邦検察官: 上手, 弁護側は彼らが持っていた事実で事件を処理しました.
そして私はそれを思います, 私たち全員が知っているように, 刑法で, 被告として, あなたが言うことは何でもあなたに対して使用することができ、使用されるでしょう. そして, この場合, この間違いが許されるものなのか、それとも犯罪の領域にまたがったものなのかという疑問がありました。.
そして、最初からキム・ポッターの映像があります, 残念ながら, 彼女はこれのために刑務所に入ると信じています. そしておそらくそれはこの場合何らかの方法で彼女に対して実際に使用されました. それで、弁護側は、これが間違いであり、それが理解可能で、さらには許される間違いであるというケースに彼らができることをしました。.
CAVUTO: トム, キム・ポッターをスタンドに置くのは防衛の間違いだったと思いますか? というのは, 彼女は説得力があった, 思いやりのある姿, だが, 最終的には, 陪審員側の最終決定を考えると, それは彼らを揺さぶらなかった.
デュプリ: うまくいきませんでした. それは確かだ, ニール.
今, 見て, このケースを少し珍しいものにしているのは何だと思います, 頻繁に見ていますが, あなたはビデオテープですべてを捕まえたということです. だから私は思う, 弁護人の観点から, 彼らは、陪審員が実際にこのことがリアルタイムで展開するのを見ていることを知っていました.
そして多分それを相殺するために, 彼らはキム・ポッターが証言できるようにしたかった. 彼女に感情を見せてもらう機会も与えられたと思います, いくつかの反省を示すために. 私たちは皆見ました. 彼女は証言した. 彼女は故障した.
だから私は、陪審員にキム・ポッターの人間的な側面を見て、なぜ何が起こったのかを彼女自身の言葉で説明させることを弁護側が考えたと思います, 陪審員を揺さぶる可能性があります. 再び, 結局彼らのためにうまくいかなかった.
CAVUTO: ケイティ, 裁判官は彼女を刑務所で待たせることに決めました, そしてこれで彼女を出さないように $ 100,000 あなたが聞いた債券は投稿されていました. あなたはそれをどうしましたか?
CHERKASKY: 何も驚かなかったと思います. 残念です, 休日のタイミングと今から判決までの遅れ.
しかし、反対に, 彼女は時間を得るでしょう, 彼女の文を提供し始める, 私は信じているので, 必然的に, 彼女は懲役刑を言い渡されるでしょう. そう, 最終的には, あなたがするならそれはすべて均等になります, しかし、特に驚くことではありません. 彼女はこの時点で過失致死罪で有罪判決を受けています.
CAVUTO: ええと, トム, 過失致死罪のためにここで2つの文または罰の条件を組み合わせることができるかもしれないといういくつかの話がありました.
つまり、, 明らかに, 予想よりもはるかに短い刑務所の時間, それぞれを個別に見た場合. それに対する真実はありますか? または、これは通常どのように処理されますか?
デュプリ: はい, おもう, この場合, というのは, 彼らが同時刑を課すと私は驚きます. おもう, 通常, 彼らは有罪判決を受けた最も深刻な犯罪を見つけ、それに基づいて刑を科します.
そして, 見て, あなたは可能な範囲を見ます, そして, はい, 範囲はかなり厳しい場合があります. しかし、先に言ったように, 私の推測では、この裁判官は、検察官が推奨するものよりもはるかに低くなるでしょう. 検察官はこの事件を非常に積極的に受け止めました.
彼らが厳しい判決を求めているのは当然のことです. 司法長官の言うことを聞いた. だから、彼らが裁判官に本を彼女に投げるように本当に促そうとしているのは私を驚かせません. しかし、一日の終わりに, ニール, この場合、この裁判官がキム・ポッターの許容最大刑に近づくと、私はショックを受けるでしょう。.
CAVUTO: ケイティ, 多くが作られました, 再び, キム・ポッターに戻る, スタンドに立って泣いているとき, 彼女は同情的な人物だった. それから人々は陪審員が召集されていた時間の長さについて考え始めました, 多分それは評決不能陪審員になるでしょう, 多分彼らは結論を出すことができなかったでしょう.
CHERKASKY: 上手, 私たちは常に陪審員が何をしているのかを知り、評決を待っている間、陪審員の行動や不作為を読み込もうとします. だが, 本当に, おそらく本当にないだろうたくさんはありません, 陪審室でのひどい違法行為のある種の申し立てを除いて.
陪審員全員が、これが彼らの最後の全会一致の評決であることを確認しました. 彼らはそれぞれ個別に法廷でそれを言った. ですから難しい決断だと思います, なぜなら, 前に言ったように, これはスペクトルベースのケースでした, この間違いは状況下で理解できるものですか, またはそれはその犯罪の領域に渡りますか?
そしてそれは陪審員だけが決定する権限を持っていたものでした. そして、私はそれがこれらの人々の何人かにとって非常に緊密な呼びかけであったかもしれないと思います, しかし、彼らはしました, 実際には, ここでその全会一致の決定に来てください, 私たちが今知っているように.
CAVUTO: トム — 謝罪します, ケイティ.
トム, この訴訟は上訴される可能性が非常に高い. 次に、問題はどのような理由になります? そして、あなたはどのような確率で防御をしますか?
デュプリ: はい, ニール, 私は、この裁判の過程で、それを逆転させるための本当に強力な議論を彼らに与えるかもしれない多くを見なかったと言わざるを得ませんでした.
と思った, 概して, 裁判官は手続きをかなり効率的に管理しました. どんな種類のひどい証拠の判決も見ませんでした. 裁判官に会いませんでした — 最近、他のいくつかの注目を集めるケースで、ベンチから偶然の解説を提供しているのを見てきました.
そう, 弁護側が上訴するのではないかと強く思うが, 私は言わなければならない, これを見た, トランスクリプトを見た, 彼らがこれについて上訴についてスラムダンクの議論をするかどうかはよくわかりません.
CAVUTO: 彼ら, 両方ともありがとうございました, とても, KatieCherkaskyとTomDupree.
再び, Kim Potter found guilty of two manslaughter charges. All we wait for in the next month or two — could be even longer — is the final sentencing, 再び, まで 15 years in prison a possibility.
The judge ultimately praising the jury here, 言って, 最終的には, you did your duty.
We will have more after this.
CAVUTO: 大丈夫, a big, big travel day in this country today.
You’re looking at Los Angeles International Airport, Phoenix Airport in Arizona, traffic building on the roads in Washington, D.C., on the New Jersey Turnpike, 言われました, train travel also crammed today on what some say is either the busiest or certainly among the busiest travel days maybe we have seen in the better part of two years, before the pandemic hit, A 34 percent increase in travel, 約 109 million taking to the roads or the skies in this period.
David Lee Miller examining all of that in New York — David Lee.
デビッド・リー・ミラー, これはなされなければならない議論です: 正解です, ニール.
これはおそらくホリデーシーズンだけでなく最大の旅行日です, しかし、おそらくパンデミックが始まってから. そして、オミクロンの変種にもかかわらず, 関係者がいる, 人々は彼らが旅行したいと決めました, そしてたくさん.
AAAはそれを推定しています 6.5 休暇中に何百万人もの人々が空に連れて行くでしょう, これは前年の約3倍の乗客です.
最長の路線のいくつかは主要なハブにあります, マイアミ国際空港やシカゴオヘアなど. 西部の嵐は、ロサンゼルスの空港での遅延につながる可能性があります。, サンフランシスコとソルトレイクシティ. そしてここニューヨークのラガーディア空港で, 今日のチケットカウンターの列は、一日のほとんどが比較的短く、動きが速い.
そして, 連邦法で義務付けられているとおり, just about everyone we saw was wearing a mask. And just in case, airport workers were handing them out.
Passengers we talked with took the rest of the coronavirus seriously, but they said they wanted to see loved ones.
統一された男性: はい, I have had second thoughts. I have been up all night about it thinking about, should I go, should I not, and it if I should go see my family. And COVID is really rising a lot. So it’s like 50/50 with me.
統一された女性: I got boosted back actually right before I traveled for Thanksgiving going home back to Burlington. I’m double-masked, and I did receive a PCR test before coming and got a negative result yesterday.
ミラー: AAA says the vast majority of holiday travelers are going to be driving and estimate there will be about a third more people on the road than last year.
And if you need a rental car and you haven’t booked it, 上手, it may be too late. The automobile club says there is a shortage.
And despite all the costs and the hassles of traveling this holiday season, AAA says it is estimated 110 million Americans are going to be traveling. And you ask, where are they going? The number one and number two destinations Orlando and Anaheim, both home to theme parks. And right behind in the list, number three, ラスベガス — ニール.
CAVUTO: All warmer weather locations. Interesting.
大丈夫, ありがとうございました, David Lee Miller. Great job on that, 私の友人.
上手, people are taking to the roads too, as David Lee said. And they’re hitting them hard and fast, even though they’re getting hit with, 上手, pretty steep gas price hikes that have now gotten to the point where we’re looking at prices, the highest they have been in at least three years.
Let’s go to Madison Alworth. She’s following that very, very closely in Tampa, フロリダ — マディソン.
MADISON ALWORTH, これはなされなければならない議論です: こんにちは, ニール.
The vast majority, like he said, they’re going to be driving, 周り 100 million Americans, all of those Americans really going to be paying a lot at the pump to fill up before they go on their holiday travels.
今日, the average price of gas, that’s at $ 3.29. According to GasBuddy, that number could go down a little bit. We could be hitting $ 3.25 by Christmas. そう, それは良いです. We’re moving in the right direction. But here’s the thing. We are still near historic highs.
So the historic high for Christmas Day gas price, that was set in 2013, when we were paying $ 3.26 a gallon, so just one penny off, if it happens at all. The Americans that I spoke to today at this gas station, they say they really feel this change in price, ニール.
統一された男性: And it’s ridiculous right now, especially around the holidays. というのは, you already got to stress about Christmas, and then to stress about gas too, it’s ridiculous.
統一された男性: Used to spend $ 25 for half-a-tank. Now I’m spending about $ 40 to buy — for half-a-tank. So it’s just getting crazy.
統一された女性: We already have to spend money on food and everything else. Gas should — just shouldn’t have to be another thing that we should have to stress about during the holiday season.
ALWORTH: そう, like we said, 100 million Americans planning on driving. もちろん, that’s an estimate. We will have to see if COVID does impact that number. Maybe people will change their plans from flying to driving or scrap it altogether.
Another thing that we are watching is the aftermath of the ExxonMobil plant accident. That happened this morning. The Baytown Refinery caught fire early this morning around 3:00 午前, it was reported, injuring four employees. All other staff have been accounted for. And the company is telling us that three of the four were seriously injured.
The part of the plant that was impacted does handle gas that goes to our tanks. So the White House has told FOX Business that they are keeping an eye on the situation. [object Window], that area of the plant could have an impact on gas prices. We’re still trying to figure out what that will mean for us here at the pump.
そして, もちろん, it’s just an estimate for that $ 3.25 on the 25th. I know all the Americans we’re talking to today, ニール, they all hope it goes way below that.
CAVUTO: はい, because they clearly didn’t like where it is now.
マディソン, どうもありがとうございました. Have a merry Christmas, マディソン.
Madison Alworth following all of that in Tampa, フロリダ.
だが, 再び, as Madison pointed out, as David Lee Miller was pointing out, with all the problems, with all the headaches, all the hassles, all the crowds, all the high prices, people are willing to pay up to get out.
Gabe Saglie thinks he knows why, the Travelzoo senior editor, kind enough to join us right now.
Gabe, good to have you.
What is driving this? というのは, if you think about it, traveling today, let alone during the holidays, it can be a headache, no matter what way you’re going, on ground, rail or air, but people are doing it in droves. What are we to make of all that?
GABE SAGLIE, TRAVELZOO.: はい.
そして, 聴く, as we heard in David’s report, a lot of people have been on the fence for the last couple of days…
SAGLIE: … before actually pulling the trigger and actually heading out to the airport and deciding, 最終的に, あのね, I’m going to err on the side of family, 生活, 休日, call it whatever you like.
一日の終わりに, for many folks, this is that first trip back to see family, to see loved ones, to travel to a destination that they love in two years. そして, as we saw yesterday, the TSA set a record, 2.1 million Americans traveling through TSA checkpoints. That beats 2019 pre-pandemic levels for that same exact pre-Christmas Day.
そう, 明らかに, that pent-up demand, even if people have been on the fence here for the last couple of days, has translated into action. I think we’re going to see some record-setting days already.
I think what’s helping a little bit, ニール, is the fact that, as we saw in Thanks — during the Thanksgiving week, it wasn’t all about that Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It was probably about the Sunday after. It was certainly on the Wednesday before. People were fanning out their travel, simply because they were able to do so.
SAGLIE: They were able to bring the work on the road with them. Maybe they left Sunday, Monday or Tuesday instead. That helped fan things out.
But the numbers are up. As a guy who likes the glass half-full — 実際に, I like to keep it nice and full at all times — I think it’s a positive for the travel industry, even as we have some of that second-guessing in some cases because of the Omicron transmissibility and uptick.
CAVUTO: 番号, it’s funny, Gabe, because you mentioned the Omicron thing. というのは, that really came to a head on the Friday after Thanksgiving, 覚えている? I remember the Dow was falling about 1,000 points that day on concerns…
CAVUTO: … おとこ, this is going to be a nightmare. It’s spreading. It’s contagious. We don’t know how to get a handle on it.
And if you think about it, it’s obviously calmed a lot of folks since that it’s not nearly as bad as they thought, even though it’s just as, if not more so, contagious. But they seem to be saying, darn it, I’m going to I’m going to continue with my plans. That was very much in doubt about a month ago. So that’s kind of surprising.
SAGLIE: はい. And we have had those weeks now to see how the rest of the world is faring with Omicron, what’s happening in Europe and the U.K…
SAGLIE: … どこ, even as numbers have gone up, life still tends to go on. And these symptoms simply are not the kinds of symptoms that would necessarily keep you from feeling well, living your everyday life.
It is keeping people at bay when it comes to international travel, なぜなら, at the end of the day, if Omicron is more transmissible, I think over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to see a pullback on international travel, not so much because people are concerned about getting sick and feeling sick. It’s about being stuck on the other side of the border for those 10 days or so because you happen to, even if you feel OK, テスト陽性, or that rules might change last minute, borders might close last minute.
It’s those concerns that might actually get some folks second-guessing international travel, 私は言うだろう, over the next six, 8, 10 weeks perhaps. We already know that, when it comes to international travel, most of that energy, ニール, 興味深いことに, is toward the end of summer 2022 and into the fall of next year.
SAGLIE: So I think any of those folks are going to take that wait-and-see approach. And we’re hoping that this current wave peaks into January and begins to mellow out, and plans that are in place now for summer and beyond next year simply will stay in place.
CAVUTO: はい, or whether foreign governments and all really clamp down with shutdowns, 封鎖, そのすべて.
CAVUTO: これまでのところ, precious few are doing that. So we will keep an eye on it.
Gabe, どうもありがとう, とても, Gabe Saglie, the Travelzoo senior editor.
大丈夫, 上手, I have some good news, bad news for you. The good news is that wages are going up at a little bit more than a 4 percent clip. So that’s pretty good. Hadn’t seen those kind of increases in years. Now the bad news.
The things that you buy at the store, they’re going up but about a 6 percent clip. So you’re losing money because of inflation, because it is not calming down.
Two new reminders just today — after this.
CAVUTO: Remember when we were worried about, 上手, the Russians having 100,000 soldiers on the border with Ukraine? It’s up to 120,000 今.
Does that sound like an intimidated country? Maybe not.
CAVUTO: 大丈夫, there are a lot of inflationary gauges.
One we’re told that the Federal Reserve looks at very closely is something called the personal consumption expenditures. I know it’s a mouthful, but it’s, 言い換えると, how much we’re paying for the stuff that we’re buying, so kind of like the wholesale inflation number, the retail inflation number.
The upshot with all of those numbers is they’re sprinting ahead a lot faster than the money were making. 言い換えると, it is costing us more to buy things, even though we’re making more to buy those things. That can be a problem if it keeps going on.
Monica Mehta joins us right now, outside Seventh Capital, Scott Martin up back with us as well, the Kingsview Wealth Management honcho, a FOX Business correspondent
モニカ, let me get your take first on what these inflationary numbers are telling us. The one thing I noticed is, they’re not transitory, they’re not brief, they’re not short-lived. They keep going on and they keep getting worse.
MONICA MEHTA, FINANCE EXPERT: 絶対に.
I think the best way to really explain this economy is, it’s a very complicated economy. そして, in general, things just cost a lot more. And I think the way people are really withstanding this economy depends on whether you own assets or not.
そう, たった今, the average homeowner is worth about $ 255,000 in terms of net worth, while the average renter is only worth $ 6,500. That’s a 40 タイムズ’ difference. So while the costs of things are going up, a lot of homeowners are actually feeling pretty good because they’re seeing the value of their principal assets go up.
また, if people want another job, they can generally get one. But if you are renting and you don’t own a lot of stocks, you don’t own a lot of assets, it’s a tough time because the cost of just about everything is going up.
CAVUTO: You know what is interesting too, スコット. If it’s rattling the markets, これまでのところ, it has a funny way of showing it.
今, I know the markets were also worried about Omicron for a while, how far it was spreading. We were up today. 実際には, these last three winning days, we have wiped out the losses we were experiencing in the prior three days, the Dow up 3 percent during this period, after falling a like amount prior to that in the three sell-off days, S&P 500, same drill, アップ 3.5 percent in the latest sessions, down about three in the prior three sessions. The Nasdaq rounding it out with a gain of about 4.5 パーセント, after falling close to 4 percent in the prior three days.
So it seems like the market is now more than making up for earlier worries, which might have, 実際には, included inflation, less so now. So what describes what the market is doing?
SCOTT MARTIN, FOX BUSINESS CONTRIBUTOR: はい, those numbers you gave, というのは, we’re rich.
And it’s almost like those days, ニール, never happened. 実際には, 興味深いことに, if you remember that first Friday after Thanksgiving, when the Omicron phase broke out…
MARTIN: … the markets are higher from those days too.
そう, if you just kind of went to sleep and took a breath or took a break, you would be non-affected by this. So the one interesting thing, でも, that I think feels different, and to Monica’s point about how different kind of the wealth gap is in some of those who own vs. 家賃, we had a 10- year-plus bull market in the S&P 500 and other indexes out of the financial crisis, where we actually fought deflation vs. なんでも.
We had no inflation whatsoever, with the market tripling over that period, and the GDP growing and jobs being created and things like that. So we’re – – now we’re fighting this crazy kind of inflationary environment that I think feels worse than it really is because of the fact, ニール, we had all this growth, all this job growth, economic growth, and so forth, and all this just world expansion of economies.
And we didn’t have this crazy inflation. And so now any inflation, after being in such a deflationary, または, いう, disinflationary environment, feels a lot worse than maybe it really is.
CAVUTO: ええと, モニカ, I always argue — and you’re the expert. I will defer to you. So I look at it in simple terms, that people and inflation stops when people stop buying and paying more for the goods.
They’re not doing that. They’re not showing any signs of that yet. I’m not saying that some are not picketing and buying maybe cheaper cuts of meat in the store when and if they can. だが, 概して, they’re paying these higher prices. They came out of the pandemic in pretty good financial shape, ほとんどの場合, and they’re willing to do this.
Maybe they feel like they should treat themselves and their families. I don’t know what it is, but maybe you do. What is it?
MEHTA: 上手, I think we’re missing one big factor in inflation, which is printing money. There is so much money supply and stimulus.
And if you just look at the debt of this country, というのは, I think people are almost getting numb to it at this point. それは $ 28 兆. But the Fed has made it very clear they plan to take up rates to deal with this inflation. And what everyone should be paying attention to is how our interest costs are going to go up.
So if you just go from today to 2 percent interest — an interest rate, which is what they’re forecasting in two years, we’re talking about $ 560 billion of annual interest payments. というのは, that is a boatload.
MEHTA: It’s almost one-third of our discretionary spending. So we can’t not pay attention to this.
CAVUTO: だが, 今のところ, 私たちです.
大丈夫, we will see what happens.
CAVUTO: モニカ, I want to thank you. Always good catching up, スコット.
その間, when you look at all the various treatments for Omicron, もちろん, you probably always ask yourself, 神, they ought to come up with a pill for that.
上手, 昨日, 彼らがやった, the FDA approving a Pfizer pill to treat COVID. そして, 今日, they doubled up, approving a similar pill made by Merck — after this.
CAVUTO: ええと, I remember talking to a doctor not too long ago explaining why some don’t get vaccinated, leaving out religious, personal reasons. He gets that.
But a lot are afraid of needles. They’re not too keen on needles. That’s not to unusual here. 上手, now you have the option of taking a pill, one made by Pfizer, one made by Merck, both approved by the FDA over the last 24 時間.
Jonathan Serrie following all of that in Atlanta — Jonathan.
JONATHAN SERRIE, これはなされなければならない議論です: はい, this is the advantage of these treatments, these pill form treatments.
Instead of having to go into a hospital or a doctor’s office to get an I.V. or an injection of these treatments, these are pills that you can take at home with a prescription. Today’s FDA approval came less than 24 hours after another antiviral pill.
America now has two new weapons against COVID-19. 今日, Merck’s antiviral pill, molnupiravir, received emergency use authorization to treat infected adults at risk for developing severe COVID-19. The FDA says it should be given to patients who are unable to receive other authorized treatments.
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DR. PATRIZIA CAVAZZONI, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION: It is a question of availability, but it’s also a question of appropriateness of the patient for the specific drug.
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SERRIE: FDA official stopped short of stating a preference for a competing drug from Pfizer.
パクスロビッド, which received FDA emergency use authorization yesterday, performed better in clinical studies, reducing hospitalizations in high- risk patients by nearly 90 パーセント. But federal health officials say doctors need to take into consideration drug interactions and underlying conditions when choosing which treatments are best for their patients.
A surge in COVID cases in Europe has prompted Greece to reinstate a mask mandate for both indoor and outdoor public spaces. And people will be required to wear a high-grade mask or double up on standard cloth masks when visiting supermarkets or using public transportation.
A spike in coronavirus cases in Xi’An, 中国, has prompted lockdowns in neighborhoods and workplaces, affecting as many as 13 百万人. City officials have ordered residents to stay home unless it’s an emergency. They’re allowing one person from each household to leave every two days to shop for food and other necessities.
そして, もちろん, this comes just a week away from China hosting the Winter Games for the Olympics — ニール.
CAVUTO: はい, I keep forgetting the NHL will not be going there for that.
CAVUTO: I’m just wondering if that’s one and done or others could follow.
Jonathan, great reporting, いつものように, 私の友人.
Jonathan Serrie following these developments.
You notice how flawless his — when he pronounces these drugs’ 名前, ただ — he gets right to the syllable. I just sort of slough over it.
Not my next guest, 博士. Marcel Curlin, the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine associate professor.
Professor, 医師, very good to have you.
Where are we on Omicron, お客様? The reason I ask is, I know it’s very contagious. I know it’s been spiking in a lot of countries. But I also know and reports out of Africa today that the number of new cases is slowing dramatically, and they’re not severe cases in the aggregate. So how do you assess this?
DR. MARCEL CURLIN, OHSU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: はい, good afternoon, ニール. Thanks for having me.
There’s a lot we still don’t know about Omicron. The early reports seemed to be notable for a really rapid spread and also perhaps milder disease. しかしその後 — that came out of South Africa. But then additional reports from England suggested, 実際に, that maybe there was the same level of severe disease, now other reports saying — backing off from that.
So there’s been sort of a mixed picture here in terms of both the severity — 上手, particularly the severity and how long the wave is going to last. That’s normal, because we’re still early in this.
CURLIN: And we’re gathering data.
CAVUTO: What do you think of the reaction that some businesses, 国, states have to this, 医師, some really restricting crowds, public activities? You have all seen already a number of Broadway shows shut down. In Canada, they’re limiting capacity at some bars, レストラン.
Is that justified?
CURLIN: 正しい, always a difficult question.
というのは, we have been facing this dilemma since the beginning of the epidemic, where we have to weigh on the one hand the really — the health toll…
CAVUTO: 大丈夫, 医師, 謝罪します. We seem to be having some audio troubles with you.
It’s not your fault. If we can correct that.
だが, in the meantime, to the doctor’s point here, the number of new cases being reported in Africa has declined markedly, and the percentage increase you hear in cases running at about a 20 percent clip, serious hospitalizations and even deaths at barely a 2 percent clip.
We will keep you posted on that. We will have more after this.
CAVUTO: Who says Build Back Better is a bust?
Even though Joe Manchin has rejected it and all but seemed to kill it, inviting the ire, at least in the beginning, of the White House and a number of progressives, there are growing signs right now that the president might, might, might take matters into his own hands.
He’s already extended by executive fiat the moratorium on student loan payments until at least May 1. And that has some Republicans worried that he might, at least with a presidential stroke of a pen, do the very things that were not coming together in planned legislation.
Let’s ask Senator John Barrasso what he makes it that, the Wyoming republic and Senate Republican Conference chair with us right now.
上院議員, very good to see you.
ITS. ジョン・バラッソ (R-WY): ありがとうございました, ニール. Merry Christmas from Wyoming.
CAVUTO: And to you as well, お客様.
Let’s talk a little bit about what the president did here. He is extending this moratorium on tuition or loan repayments until at least May. A lot of your colleagues are beginning to wonder, will he take bits and pieces of what was in Build Back Better and do the same?
BARRASSO: 上手, this is kind of the return of the ghost of Barack Obama, 誰が言った, I have a pen and I have a phone.
But this is how Joe Biden started his presidency. The first day, he did an executive order that killed the Keystone XL Pipeline. He declared war on American energy. And that was what lit the flame of inflation that’s burning across the country.
And then he did another executive order opening the floodgates to illegal immigrants, who brought with them into this country in massive numbers, with the crime and the drugs and the disease. So now he’s trying to decide, does he go even further with executive orders? And he is being pushed by the radical fringe of the party, who want him to do a lot more in terms of money for illegal immigrants, in terms of additional entitlements.
And we’re going to see the president’s — he’s already at record low numbers in terms of his approval. He’s going to have to decide who he wants to listen to, the radical fringe or the American people.
CAVUTO: だが, 上院議員, he would not be the first president, including his predecessor, to use executive orders.
You don’t like, 明らかに, what he’s using them for. Is the whole executive authority thing a little — a little overdone, you think?
BARRASSO: 上手, あります — every president takes more authority or tries to do that.
だが, 見て, the Democrats are going to try to pass something. They always want to do something to grow the government. The Republicans want to grow the economy. Democrats are very different. And I believe they’re going to try to do something.
I think Schumer and Pelosi and Biden want to get something passed. It’s still trillions of dollars.
CAVUTO: 上手, 番号, you’re right about that. They have already hinted and the president has already hinted on that, 上院議員, that he wants to work with Joe Manchin to sort of build back Build Back Better.
I wonder if that means something that gets rid of provisions that would never pass, like expanding Medicare for the time being to cover vision and dental benefits, cover more Americans, that that would be put off, but that the size of this thing would shrink to only those that would pass muster with progressives and people like Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin.
Do you think that’s possible?
BARRASSO: 上手, I think Joe Manchin was absolutely right to say he’s not going to vote for this piece of legislation. My hat’s off to him, as is the people of his home state of West Virginia, who approve of his decision this, because he knew that this was a bill that was going to raise taxes, add to the debt and make inflation worse.
Democrats don’t seem to care about that. We have a 50/50 上院. We ought to — this would be a mandate to move to the middle. But just this week, でも, 覚えている, Chuck Schumer said he is going to bring to the floor this entire massive tax-and-spending bill to have a vote.
Every Republican and Joe Manchin is ready to vote against it. And every Democrat will be on record voting to increase taxes and add to inflation and increase the size of the debt.
CAVUTO: And you don’t think it would still get any Republican votes, 正しい, no matter how they cut it or slice it or redo it?
CAVUTO: 大丈夫. 重要なのは、これについて質問する人は誰でもロシアのプロパガンダを繰り返しているということです.
上院議員, great seeing you again. Have a merry Christmas. そして, おとこ, you’re in a beautiful state. And what a great place to be there for it.
大丈夫, どうもありがとう, とても. Be well.
BARRASSO: ありがとうございました. Happy new year to everyone.
その間, ここに, these are scary times. We got the Omicron thing. You got the concern about inflation. Things are getting out of hand. Some people are snapping at each other. They’re acting weird on airplanes or at airports. They’re tired of the traffic and the pressure and all the mandates.
時々, do you ever think, where’s God? 上手, we brought a representative. Maybe he will help us out.
CAVUTO: 大丈夫, 今, this was the scene at Miami International Airport not even a week ago because of a delayed plane and a backup and lost luggage and all. I don’t even know all the particulars.
It got antsy, got dicey. It got nasty. And it got violent, a couple of people arrested here.
But it’s not necessarily a metaphor on our times, as much as the kind of stuff you hear about. We’re all under a great deal of pressure. Delayed getting out of an airport can do it to people. Being crowded on a plane can do it to you. The mask thing can do it to you.
Enter Monsignor Jim Lisante here to try to calm us down.
CAVUTO: The good father at Our Lady of Lourdes Church kind enough now to put it in perspective.
Monsignor, very good to have you. 久しぶりです, too long.
MONSIGNOR JIM LISANTE, OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH: ありがとう, ニール.
CAVUTO: We need your help. We need your help, Monsignor.
There are a lot of people of all denominations who are just saying, I can’t deal with the pressure. I can’t deal with Omicron. I can’t deal with inflation. I can’t deal with long lines and waits and not knowing if I can get my money back, if I cancel. 彼ら — it’s palpable. People are under enormous pressure, and they’re angry.
CAVUTO: What do you tell them?
LISANTE: A couple of things.
私は特権を持っていました, ニール, years ago of becoming good friends with the film director Frank Capra.
LISANTE: And his 1946 映画, “素晴らしい人生だ” is a personal favorite.
But in the first few minutes, when Clarence, his guardian angel, is trying to get a handle on his life, he says to the saints in heaven, what’s the matter with George Bailey? Is he sick? And Saint Joseph says, worse than that. He’s discouraged.
And that’s what I think is the great American dilemma, not just America, but throughout the world. We’re discouraged. And I think there are a couple of ways out of that.
One of the ways certainly would be faith, trusting that God knows what he’s doing, and that he has a plan for us, meaning what we say when, 例えば, as Christians, we say, by kingdom come, thy will be done, and actually trusting him, だが, また, ニール, rediscovering our love for one another.
You’re right that people can seem to be annoying and wear us down. But I see signs of hope all over the place. Good example, one recent couple, I got a chance to do their wedding. She wrote in her essay about her fiance, for the past year, we have tried to find a new house to buy. We have been outbid because of the insanity of the price wars 50 times on 50 houses. I was ready to give up on humanity and ever having a home.
And she said, and then I realized that Sean, her fiance, now her husband, 彼女は言いました, Sean is my home. そして, 一緒, we’re going to get through this.
So trust in God and trust in people again, and seeing the best, and putting aside discouragement, it seems to me, is probably the best way out of this very, very sad time in our culture.
CAVUTO: ええと, what I noticed, お父さん? We have talked about in the past that people go nuts, they say horrible things, そして彼らは — whether it’s on the left or the right.
And I guess I might be dull, because I just don’t believe in screaming. I don’t think you have to get down to that level to curse people out or say nasty things. You won’t believe this father, でもただ, when I urged people to get vaccinated, people made fun of my weight, as if I’m overweight. Duh.
CAVUTO: But my point is that it’s one thing to disagree, but that the nastiness, the extreme nature of it, that’s what kind of is changing to me.
And I just worry about that, because I see it playing out again and again. What do you tell people? How can you get us to sort of bring it down a notch?
LISANTE: 上手, that’s frustration you are hearing. And we do it very often in our own families, who I say it time and time again.
CAVUTO: You’re right.
LISANTE: People say, how did you know that, since you’re not married?
だが, in our own families, we tend to take all the anger we have from work, the discouragement, the problems in, and we dump our garbage on the people we love the most in family life. And I’m saying all the time, why do you do that? Why do you treat the people you love the most badly?
Let me just, ニール, as a practical thing — I know that people on a program like ours are not going to confession, but anybody who comes to me for confession, I give them a very tough confession. 私は言う, for the next two weeks, I don’t want a word out of your mouth unless it’s good, kind and positive.
And I have had people say, you might as well tape up my mouth right now, because it’s a really hard penance, to think before you speak, to think about the consequence of the words that you say, to recognize how you’re probably going to hurt people unnecessary — unnecessarily, and the regret you’re going to have later on for having said the things you do so.
そう, this penance that I give all the time is actually not a terrible thing.
LISANTE: ところで, we just had a penance service. And one woman came up to me and she said, 聴く, I have no sins at all to tell you, お父さん, but the man behind me on line is my husband. He’s got plenty of sins.
CAVUTO: 上手, now I know, next time, if I see confession going on, don’t go to Lisante. Go to the next guy, if even he says a 1,000 Hail Marys.
CAVUTO: Do you think people have left religion, 概して? And I’m just wondering, post-pandemic, is it returning?
LISANTE: はい, 高速道路または高速道路で時速マイル.
At least at a church like ours, the people back. 実際には, they may be too comfortable. And we have to this week talk to them about the reality that the virus is still here, and we have to take steps.
LISANTE: As Pope Francis said, that the vaccination, 彼は言った, is an act of love. And I still have a good number of people in my church and in most churches who don’t believe that.
They have politicized this thing so much, instead of seeing it as a health issue. And that’s unfortunate.
LISANTE: All we want to do is keep people from dying.
私たちは持っている 800,000 Americans dead, many more damaged by this thing. Let’s work together to do whatever we can.
LISANTE: And if a mask — forget about mandates.
If a mask keeps us from spreading this thing, then let’s wear the mask, not because the government tells us to, but because it’s the loving thing to do.
CAVUTO: Be open to it. Be open to it. And don’t — and don’t scream about it.
CAVUTO: Monsignor Jim Lisante, ありがとうございました. Thank you very, とても. メリークリスマス.
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