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Yeah it sure of the GOP policy committee senator John and send became the highest ranking Republican.
Nevada's history he's been critical of President Obama and the financial bailout saying that the president and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
Promised the buying up toxic assets would be transparent.
The senator joins Brian -- right now at.
Developing conference in Beverly Hills, California and it's so much to talk about in terms of government intervention -- Did there really is right IG said dig in the highest ranking about -- US congressional history.
Got his own ideas for housing how to fix it voted no on stimulus however we're gonna talk -- -- about right now senator from Nevada.
Is about his former career which is -- -- veterinarian obviously with the Swine Flu concerns here.
The Milken Institute is a lot about health care and policy senator welcome thanks for joining us.
It's gonna be with you -- wanna get into financial wanna get into your ideas for stimulus and housing but I got to ask you about Swine Flu.
Forty cases nothing.
It's not it's not a small story but yet we are a nation of 300 million.
We are a nation that is also one of our -- went out earlier not used to dealing with.
These types of outbreaks in our recent history how severe is this how much do we need to worry.
I don't think it's -- time for worry but it is the time to take a little more precautions especially.
In those areas where it seems like this one flu is already into the United States.
You know fortunately it doesn't seem like that this virus that that the United States is a deadly virus you know they.
The Swine Flu epidemic back in the seventies you know quite a few people died from that yes -- much more severe flew.
This seems to be hitting younger healthier people which is a little unusual.
They have the flu usually is is something you think about for for those who are infirm or those who are elderly and that's why we always encourage.
Those kind of people to get the vaccines for -- but does this season re getting younger healthier people which is actually you know kind of the positive news simple because it.
You're going to -- seeing it take you there -- it is treatable there -- -- -- submit an influenza type they write arson.
-- some fairly common drugs -- -- -- -- if you catch it right now his influenza viruses are are unique in that they mutate very very rapidly and that's.
That's why it's difficult to develop vaccines to them.
Simple because once you develop one vaccine to you know maybe the next year mutates and it's it's a different other antibiotics.
Antibiotics are working to -- at all though because the virus that has to be vaccine that's backed up either -- vaccine well there are there are anti viral type of drugs that they don't know the killed because.
What happens with the viruses this is actually genetic material that goes inside yourself.
So there are things that can strengthen your immune system -- Tamiflu is that is that it is one of the examples of this but that and other types anti about viral drugs -- There really isn't anything you can give that you know like the bacteria the you can give you -- get over it this is some you have to strengthen the body and let the body get over.
OK you know -- it is because the name Swine Flu generally transmitted among -- -- people who tend to work closely with.
-- although it can go from human to human how easily transmissible is -- from person to person.
Pretty if it -- highly infectious it and yes absolutely and and that's one of the reasons for concern not worry about her concern and that's why.
You know days us on the airports around the world the you know they have yet the F thermal detection devices that.
That pick up whether somebody has a fever -- not that was that was instituted because of the SARS virus.
If you're going to -- -- have a fever that's really not a time for you to get on an airplane so people -- also have.
Personal responsibility if they're sick don't get on an airplane because the chances now that's spreading its wings you know to other people.
And -- -- you have a common cold it's not a big deal and it's it's still not a good idea to spread on to other people.
But when you're talking about -- like the Swine Flu that's something we definitely don't want people.
We're going in taking a close to areas where they actually can transmitted that cardinal you don't -- feel good yes don't get on a plane that -- -- get on -- plane and also don't -- crowded areas okay good.
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