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President Trump Discusses Coronavirus Concerns In The U.S.; TSA Restricts A Social Network; Veterinarian Helps The Pets Of Homeless Californians. Aired 4-4:10a ET

Aired February 27, 2020 - 00:04:00   ET


CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: From the CNN Center to viewers around the world, this is CNN 10. And I`m Carl Azuz.

Wherever and however you`re watching, thank you for doing it. U.S. President Donald Trump held a news conference last night to address the

coronavirus we`ve talked so much about. Since it was first identified in Wuhan, China in mid-December, the disease infected more than 80,000 people

worldwide and killed more than 2,700 people.

Most of the infections and deaths have been in China and while health officials have said this virus is not as widespread or deadly as the flu,

there are concerns that it may start to spread seasonally like influenza does.

The new coronavirus has now been diagnosed on every continent but Antarctica. It appears to be deadly in around two percent of cases.

Symptoms of survivors range from severe to mild. There`s no vaccine or cure for it so people around the world are asking what government and health

officials are doing to prevent its spread.

In the United States, the Trump Administration has said the disease is contained as this point meaning it`s not spreading through communities.

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control say the immediate risk is low and that they`re working to keep it that way but that wider

transmission in America is likely.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This virus is probably with us beyond this season or beyond this year and I think eventually the virus will find a foothold and

we will get community based transmission. And you can start to think of it in a sense like seasonal flu and the only difference is we don`t understand

this virus.


AZUZ: Yesterday the Trump Administration requested that $2.5 billion be set aside to pay for America`s response to the disease. That would include

vaccine development, preparing medical offices for patients and closely tracking where and when coronavirus shows up.

The White House says it`s confident that the money it requested will be enough but critics in Congress say much more is needed. Senate Democrats

have requested that $8.5 billion be used to fight coronavirus. These are some of the issues that President Trump talked about yesterday at the White



DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We`ve stopped non-U.S. citizens from coming into America from China. That was done very early on.

We`re screening people and we have been at a very high level. Screening people coming into the country from infected areas.

We have in quarantined those infected and those at risk. We have a lot of great quarantine facilities. We`re rapidly developing a vaccine and they

can speak to you, the professionals can speak to you about that.

The vaccine is coming along well and in speaking with the doctors we think this is something we can develop fairly rapidly a vaccine for the future.

But we`re very, very ready for this, for anything whether it`s going to be a breakout of larger proportions or whether or not. We`re, you know, we`re

at that very low level and we want to keep it that way.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What is a pandemic? To understand that we need to first understand where they start.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: An epidemic is simply an outbreak of infection in a localized area. A pandemic is when that infection spreads to multiple

countries around the world.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And while on one hand we`re better protected than before, on the other our changing society brings together a host of other


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: In this day and age, all you need is one person at the airport and you can effect the whole world.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The majority of pandemics to date have been strains of influenza though pandemics can be any type of infection, usually a virus.

Many new or novel viruses come from animals. They can pass onto humans after close contact in a process called zoonotic spillover.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And when that happens, sometimes the virus is not very transmittable because it`s suited to circulated only to animals. But

sometimes we see ones that can transmit from person to person and they can be quite efficient at doing this and in that case an outbreak can become an

epidemic as it grows. And there`s a challenge that it could spread more widely.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is what happened in 2009`s Swine Flu pandemic. A pig influenza virus moved into people. Pig viruses are similar to human

viruses and that allows human to human transmission to happen quicker. More than a decade has passed since the 2009 pandemic and the worlds population

has grown as have the risks of passing viruses between people.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We`re getting more and more people on the planet. We`re having more and more globalization. People are traveling from country

to country more than ever before. So these are the kind of things that will cause pandemics to happen.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Medicine, technology, communication have all improved with time and serious outbreaks require international cooperation. But

experts say the real question isn`t if a new pandemic strikes but instead how bad it could be.


AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. Which of these social media networks is owned by a Chinese company? Pinterest, TikTok, WhatsApp or Snapchat. All of these

networks are owned by American companies except TikTok which was launched in 2016.

Today TikTok has hundreds of millions of users around the world but there are new restrictions on how U.S. government workers can use the app. As of

this week the Transportation Security Administration says TikTok may no longer be used for its social media outreach. The TSA is responsible for

keeping America`s airports secure. It employs around 50,000 security officers to help do this and the agency says it uses several social media

platforms to communicate with Americans.

Like other apps, TikTok collects information about the people who use it but because TikTok is owned by a Chinese company and because there are laws

in China that require companies to cooperate with the intelligence work of the Chinese government. Some U.S. security experts and lawmakers have said

using TikTok could cause problems for America`s national security.

The TSA says it`s never had an official TikTok account but that a small number of its employees have used the app to make videos for the agency`s

social media outreach. That`s not allowed anymore. The TSA is joining the Department of Defense, the State Department and the Department of Homeland

Security in putting restrictions on how their employees can use TikTok.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (inaudible) walking the streets looking for people who`s pets need some care would you mind if I take a look at them?




UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible) what`s up brothers?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I want to get them some help and I think we should do it sooner than later. Are you OK with that?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes man. I love him. He`s my son.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is my whole life and (inaudible) get her eyes fixed and me get off the (inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I know the pets are reliant on people but I think the people are even more dependent on their pets. They love them and care for

them and it`s genuine.


AZUZ: News bloopers always rate 10 out of 10. Justin Hinton is a reporter with CNN affiliate, WLOS. He was live on the station`s Facebook page last

week talking about snowfall in North Carolina but there was a little problem. He`s accidentally flipped on the face filters.

JUSTIN HINTON, REPORTER, WLOS: - - across the region. We know that Governor Cooper had put out a message earlier today warning people to be careful.

AZUZ: And the longer it went on, the better it went on. Hinton said he didn`t even realize this was happening until he saw the comments. News

station employees, friends and viewers were all writing in telling him how funny his report was. Once everything was wrapped up Hinton says if you

can`t laugh at yourself, what`s the point of laughter.

Some people get nervous facing the camera. Justin just makes faces at it. He could have done an about face and faced up to defacing an otherwise

"facetual" report with some silly face time but let`s face the music and face the facts. Justin put his best face forward and saved face by flashing

a smile that no one could have faced and that is "face news".

I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10. Valley High School in Gilcrest, Colorado is the home where the Vikings roam. It`s great to have you guys watching on