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More Corona Virus-Related Lockdowns Taking Place Worldwide; "Virtual Vacation" Today to Tour a Hawaiian Lava Tube
Aired March 25, 2020 - 04:00 ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10. It might be the greatest escape but we are embarking on a new series today to help you
virtually get away from all this corona virus news and it`s coming up in just a couple minutes. The reason we`re doing this is because an
increasing number of people are under stay at home, shelter in place or straight lockdown orders. The government of India, the world`s second most
populated country, has made it illegal for people to leave their homes. More than 1.3 billion residents will be expected to stay put for 21 days.
In the United Kingdom`s lockdown, people are allowed to go outdoors but only to get groceries, go to the doctor, exercise or go to work if they
can`t do that from home.
If they`re caught breaking that law, they`ll be fined $35 on the spot. In the U.S. there are now 16 states who`s residents are under stay at home
orders. That impacts 142 million people or more than 40 percent of America`s population and looking at the world as a whole the AFP News
Agency estimates that more than 2.6 billion people, that`s a third of the global population has been told to stay home. This is all being done to
encourage social distancing, keeping people apart from each other because corona virus spreads so easily. How long will all this last? No one
knows. Some experts say it could be weeks. Some say it could last for months. There are some medications already in existence that could be
useful in fighting COVID-19 but they`re still being studied and doctors say people should not try to self-medicate with them as some have already
overdosed or died doing that.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Since we now have people who have recovered from the corona virus, is it possible to develop some sort of treatment using the
antibodies that they developed as a response the disease?
DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: As a matter of fact, that`s exactly what we`re doing. We`re gearing up for a study of both convalescent serum, which is a big
word to stay taking the serum from someone who`s completely recovered. Getting it in a way that you can re-infuse it in somebody else or getting
out the proteins, the Gama globulin, the antibodies from that serum and using it as a way of both treatment and possibly prophylaxis but mostly
treatment. Very good question, it`s one of our top priorities.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: At what point would they ramp up testing to those who do not have symptoms so they can find out how the virus is spreading? I
know right now they do not have enough tests but wouldn`t it be prudent to get enough tests to include young people without symptoms?
FAUCI: The critical issue is to get the testing first to those areas where you have somebody who is in fact having symptoms. And you want to see if
they`re, in fact, infected. The idea of doing a broad screening including asymptomatic people is not a bad idea. I`ve been talking about that for a
while but when you prioritize what you need to do. We really need to get the testing to the people who are in a situation where you really need to
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (inaudible) restaurant who is either ill with the virus or is not aware that they have the virus comes in contact with the
food they`re packaging. Is it then possible that I can contract the virus through that food or the packaging?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What about that?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s - - it`s interesting. So, first of all, you`re not going to, you know, get if from the food that you`re eating. This
isn`t one of those types of viruses. It is a respiratory virus.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think the highest risk moment in getting food delivered to you is actually the face to face interaction if you have one
with the delivery person. So ideally, you would be able to pay them online, tip them online or whatever platform you`re using for ordering food
and then have then leave it outside your door. Wait until they leave and then get the food.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are we being advised to stay away from local, state and national parks and beaches at this time as well? I want to still be
able to enjoy the outdoors but do so responsibly following social distancing and other recommendations.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. We hear this a lot. Sanjay?
DR. SANJAY GUPTA: Yes, look, there`s - - there`s no reason why you can`t go outside. I - - that - - that`s - - it`s one of those things where you -
- you talk about the social or physical distancing as I like to call it. You just have to maintain that when you`re outside as well. And if you`re
- - if you`re exercising, if you`re riding a bike or something like that, make sure you`re - - you`re wiping surfaces and still practicing good
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AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. Which of these events took place in 1896? First modern Olympics, Spanish-American War, Chicago`s World`s Fair, or discovery
of X-rays. In 1896, the first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, the site of the ancient games.
Olympians are among the growing number of people who won`t be traveling in the weeks ahead, at least not to Japan. Because of the corona virus
threat, the Summer Games in Tokyo have officially been postponed for about a year. That announcement was made Tuesday. Whether you call it lockdown,
cooped up or cut off, we know many of you won`t be traveling for spring break. Some summer vacation plans have been put on hold. So we`re taking
some virtual vacations starting right now and our first field trip flows through a lava tube of Hawaii.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Just imagine about 500 years ago, lava flooding down through this tube. It`s about a mile long and for the celebration of the
centennial of the park, they`re letting very small, select groups take a tour through here. Let me introduce you to Ab (ph). Ab (ph) is going to
show us through the tunnel.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome to Pua Po`o.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Pua Po`o.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s so delicate in here and it`s so fragile. This place is awesome and - - and I feel like a guest in here every time
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So let`s go.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right. A hele mai (ph), which means follow me. All of this was scoured out by the lava and then the roof area was the top
that crusted over.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: To be able to move this much and create a tube it must be going really fast.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We cannot outrun that kind of lava. If you can imagine it`s red, red hot in here and if (ph) the lava just melts the upper surface
and causes the (inaudible). These (inaudible) are coming from the ceiling of the lava tube and above us is reinforced. You can crawl through.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It almost looks like some big earth moving equipment came through here and - - and dug up the bottom of the cave.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This was the upper surface and this is all still molten, flowing underneath until it all drained away. We`re in the area
that`s called the amphitheater because there`s a big opening here. In the absence of light than this space becomes totally and utterly black. This
is an area where you need to crouch and when you get to the other side don`t stand too suddenly. These are the standing lava waves and kind of
ebbed and flowed. So it came through it hard and then it came through it hard. This is the only place that we know of where there`s a (inaudible)
standing lava wave (inaudible).
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It looks (inaudible) like a Hollywood set.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So at this point and (inaudible) see above that`s our exit.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Wow. That`s amazing.
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AZUZ: This isn`t just another way folks are staying in shape while under lockdown. It is probably a world record, at least for this French man`s
balcony because he`s not just taking laps on it. He`s running a marathon. But Carl, you might be saying, his balcony is only 23 feet across. That`s
right. He says it took about 3,000 laps and that he completed the feat in six hours and 48 minutes. Keep in mind, he had to stop and turn around
every 23 feet.
Which is itself a "feet" or (inaudible) for his "feet" because with all the about faces. It makes for harder races. As you`re taking all these paces
without not going "anyplaces". He amazes as he pushes forth always turning back and forth. Reebok, Nike, (inaudible) should all sponsor his "balcony"
where with his runner`s pride. He takes it all in stride. All right. I`m Carl Azuz. From the state of Georgia, shot out to our viewers in the
Republic of Georgia where we`re happy to be part of your day at QSI International School of Tbilisi.