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Interview With A Coronavirus Patient; How Old Tech Is Helping Count New Votes; Report On A Star-Bound Spacecraft. Aired 4-4:10a ET

Aired February 12, 2020 - 04:00:00   ET

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CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: We`ve made it to the midpoint of the week. You`ve found CNN 10. You`re about to get up to speed on events happening

world wide. It`s going to be great. I`m Carl Azuz. First, here`s what`s happening with the Wuhan corona virus we`ve been following this year.

It`s named for a Chinese city where it was first identified in mid- December. Like other corona viruses it can cause breathing problems as well as fever and coughing. It can go into pneumonia. According to U.S.

health officials, most people will catch corona viruses in their lifetimes. The new information from China has caused severe and deadly symptoms in

some patients and barely any symptoms in others.

More than 43,000 people have caught it so far, most of them in China. The disease has killed more than 1,000 people and all but two of those victims

were in China. The communist country`s government which controls the media has been criticized for censoring information about the virus.

The United Nations have been criticized for not initially doing enough to raise the alarm about it. Meanwhile, the fear of the disease has closed

borders, cancelled flights, slowed down business and led to either delays or quarantines aboard four cruise ships. Although one of them have

confirmed an outbreak of corona virus. The Diamond Princess has been docked in Japan for a week.

At least 135 of the people aboard have tested positive for the disease. There were a total of 3,700 people on the ship. The quarantine for

passengers could end next Wednesday but that`s not guaranteed for crew members because they haven`t been separated from people who have the virus.

CNN`s Will Ripley spoke to a patient who says the corona virus needs to be taken seriously but also with perspective. It hasn`t infected or killed

nearly as many people as the flu does every year.

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WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Headlines are grim. Each day seems to bring more bad news.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A grim milestone for the corona virus.

RIPLEY: Often overlooked in the Wuhan corona virus hysteria, patients like Rebecca Frasier (ph) from Oregon.

(REBECCA FRASIER): This is the door.

RIPLEY: Frasier (ph) is one of a growing number of Americans testing positive for corona virus on this cruise ship, the Diamond Princess under

quarantine in Yokohama. Japan has corona virus patients under quarantine at hospitals nationwide including this one in Tokyo. We think we know

where Rebecca`s (ph) room is. In fact, there she is. She`s standing in the window right now. Rebecca (ph), here we are. Hi. How are you doing?

(FRASIER): Hi.

RIPLEY: Turns out she`s doing just fine, barely has any symptoms. The majority of corona virus patients don`t end up dead of seriously ill. The

majority recover. Do you know what they`re giving you for corona virus? How -- what kind of treatment they`re giving you?

(FRASIER): They have not given me any actual medication or any fluids or anything for the virus.

RIPLEY: She says the hardest part is being away from her husband, Kent (ph). That`s him waving at us from their quarantined cabin. Kent (ph)

takes his temperature every day. Every day he still does not have the virus.

(KENT FRASIER): So almost 37.3. I -- I really don`t have that much concern over it right now.

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RIPLEY: The number of sick passengers on the Diamond Princess grows by the day, including two of their close friends on the ship. A couple they saw

up to five times a day, both with barely any symptoms.

(K. FRASIER): This -- this fear, you know, of mom (ph) mentality sort of fear is really unwarranted.

RIPLEY: Rebecca (ph) was talking about people online and the things they were saying.

(K. FRASIER): Just today I got a message from somebody that said welcome home.

(R. FRASIER: I actually got a couple of, like, really threatening messages. People can be pretty nasty.

RIPLEY: She says they can also be really nice. Flooding her phone with messages of love and support. A welcome distraction when she`s stuck in a

place like this. Will Ripley, CNN, Tokyo.

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AZUZ: When we produced this show we didn`t yet have primary results from the state of New Hampshire. It was holding the second contest in the

presidential nomination process. So we don`t know who won among the 11 Democrats in the race though President Donald Trump was widely expected to

win among Republicans. In the Iowa Democratic caucuses, new technology caused some of the problems last week but old tech was expected to help in

New Hampshire.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why does the small town of Windsor, New Hampshire use a voting machine that`s around 130 years old?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It works. Seriously the easy short answer is it works. It ain`t broken, don`t fix it. This is unhackable. OK?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Iowa`s first in the nation caucus threw the Democratic presidential primary into chaos. There were phone app issues and took days

to deliver results. All eyes have now turned to New Hampshire`s primary, where voters are next to cast their ballots.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I understand what happened in Iowa. I`m kind of glad to see it that they had to go back to old school to actually physically

count the ballots, the paper ballots by hand.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: People are saying that they think that maybe the calendar might change around next time. They`re not happy with Iowa. They

want a different kind of state to lead off besides New Hampshire.

(CROSSTALK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. Yes. We`re first. You know what I mean. I`m sorry there buddy. Get over it. We`re first.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So this is -- this is me. I`ve got my ballot

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I give it to you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Right. You`ve been checked out. So that you know you voted in -- you did your thing now you`re checked out. When you go, I put

the ballot in here. I crank it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That`s it, and that bell means the vote has been --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Counted. It went down to into the thing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Patented July 30th, 1889 and then August 19th 1890.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is what we`ve used all my life that I can ever remember is this thing. So, this is an actual ammo box company. They used

to make ammo boxes and then they just put this piece on top of it. There`s only a few towns that are still using them. Knock on wood we have never

messed up and I`ve been doing this for over 30 years.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m incredibly supportive of leveraging technology. I work for a tech company. Using tech when it`s properly validated and

secure is can solve incredibly difficult challenging problems that society faces today.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. So you put your ballot in. The paper ballot part, that`s everywhere in the state.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That`s everywhere in the state and that`s state law. It`s not necessarily feasible for everywhere in terms of scalability but

it`s a really effective means of conducting our elections here in New Hampshire. Right? 1.3 million people, it works.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The bells and whistles don`t matter. It`s the vote that matters and keeping it true.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So all this technology that we talk about all the time now --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is not a good thing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To you, you don`t think -- the best thing to do is put a box, put a bell on it. Put your ballots in there. You`re good to go.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I would almost say yes because how can you mess this up? Really. It`s just a -- if you have thousands of people you`ll need a

bigger box. You know what I mean. You guys don`t like this. Slower to get the results, a lot more trustworthy.

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AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. About how long does it take light from the Sun to reach Earth? Eight seconds, eight minutes, eight hours or eight days. It

takes just over eight minutes for the light from the Sun to travel the 93 million miles to the Earth.

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AZUZ: Here is a great example of how if something`s on the internet, it`s got to be true. Forget all about February 14th. February 10th was a

special day because that`s when brooms could stand up on their own. A viral tweet credited NASA with saying this because of the quote

"gravitational pull". We didn`t actually find any quotes from NASA on this but we did find lots of evidence. Just look at all these brooms. On the

other hand --

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can actually make the bristles make a small little tripod down there. They`ll stand up any day. People are saying it`s

because the planets are lining up. No.

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AZUZ: The online sensation swept the nation. A duster or vacuum can`t hold a candle to the stand up proof that doesn`t need a sleuth to show all

you need`s a brush and a handle too. If you see a broom stand alone in a room like there`s a hitch with a witch that left it all lonely.

This will make it better if you bristle because after all it`s "standing broom" only. I -- I don`t know why some of ya`ll like it when I do that

but hopefully the Aces at Owensboro Catholic High School don`t mind. They`re flying high in Owensboro, Kentucky and subscribing and commenting

on our YouTube site.

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