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New Medical Guidelines Concerning COVID; A Verdict In Former Police Officer`s Trial; A Drone Helicopter`s First Flight; Wolf Cam. Aired 4-4:10a ET
Aired April 21, 2021 - 04:00 ET
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CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: I`m Carl Azuz. This is CNN 10. Washing hands, yes. Disinfecting everything, not so much. That`s the latest guidance from
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when it comes to the prevention of spreading coronavirus.
Last year, the CDC wrote by using disinfectants we can further lower the risk of spreading COVID-19. The government medical agency listed bleach
mixed with water as a make it yourself disinfectant. Now, it`s guidance on that has changed. For one thing, the CDC says disinfecting surfaces is
usually not necessary unless someone who`s sick has been in the home within 24 hours.
It`s also telling people to be more careful with disinfectants. Last year more calls related to these chemicals were made to poison control centers
than there were in 2019 and 2018. The organization says bleach is toxic. It reminds people never to mix it with ammonia and it says it should never be
used on food.
It also says household cleaners need to be kept off our skin and out of our bodies. Officials say the risk of catching coronavirus off the surfaces we
touch is a low especially if surfaces are outside. The main way the disease spreads is when you`re nearby someone who has it, particularly if they`re
spreading droplets by coughing or sneezing. Should we stop cleaning surfaces all together? No.
Research shows that in a household where someone has COVID-19, transmission rates are lower when common surfaces are regularly cleaned. The CDC says
doing that with soap or detergent is good enough and that doorknobs and light switches are good spots to focus on. What about alternative cleaning
methods like LED blue lights and ultrasonic waves?
Officials say they don`t know yet how effective these methods are. We`ve talked about how some U.S. colleges are considering COVID vaccine
requirements for students though they can apply for exemptions for religious or medical reasons. Experts say it`s not clear if universities
can legally require the shot and some like Harvard strongly recommend it but don`t require it. For others though --
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BIANNA GOLODRYGA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I`m Bianna Golodryga in New York. Two of the nation`s most prestigious universities have announced that they will
require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall.
Yale and Columbia Universities joined more than three dozen U.S. colleges and universities such as Georgetown, Duke, Rutgers, Pomona and the
University of Seattle in Washington, requiring student vaccinations. Schools will provide vaccines for students who have yet to be vaccinated.
KYLIE ATWOOD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I`m Kylie Atwood at the State Department. The Biden Administration continues to urge all Americans not to travel
abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. And the State Department issued a statement on Monday saying that they were going to be updating their travel
advisories to be more in line with the travel advisories coming from the CDC.
And as a result, they`re going to be approximately 80 percent of countries worldwide that are now going to be at the level four travel advisory from
the State Department. That is their highest level travel advisory. It means a do not travel and these are advisories for all Americans no matter if
they`re received their vaccination or not.
ALISON KOSIK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I`m Alison Kosik in New York. Starting this week, CVS will begin selling three different over the counter COVID-19
tests at its pharmacies and online. One is a rapid test that gives a result in 15 minutes through a free app that you can download to your phone.
The second is a pack of two rapid tests. If you get a negative result after the first test, you need to take the second one within three days and the
third is a PPR test with results within one to two days. You don`t need a prescription and all the tests have received FDA emergency use
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AZUZ: On Monday afternoon, a former police officer named Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges against him related to the death of
George Floyd. On May 25th of last year, Floyd was arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was suspected of trying to use counterfeit money.
After he was handcuffed, Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt with his knee on Floyd`s back and neck. The 46-year-old black man repeatedly said he
couldn`t breathe and he eventually fell silent and quit moving. Floyd was then taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour later.
In the weeks and months that followed, protests welled up across the United States with demonstrators accusing police of being biased against black
Americans. Some of these protests turned violent. There was looting and damage to hundreds of buildings in Minnesota. During Chauvin`s trial,
several medical experts said that by kneeling on George Floyd, Chauvin restricted his ability to get oxygen and caused his death. Chauvin`s
defense said that Floyd died from heart disease and drugs in his system.
State officials had concerned there`d be more unrest if Chauvin was found not guilty but yesterday a jury did find the former officer guilty of
second degree unintentional murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. The former police officer is set to be sentenced eight weeks
from now and can spend decades in prison.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Confirmed that Ingenuity has performed its first flight.
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AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. What is the most common type of wolf? Gray wolf, red wolf, eastern wolf or tundra wolf. Also known as timber wolves, an
estimated 6,000 gray wolves live in the contiguous U.S. alone.
They`re the largest members of the dog family. Male gray wolves can weigh more than 150 pounds. That`s a big "dawg". They are strictly carnivores
unless they`re eating berries and we learned that from a lone gray wolf that was tracked recently in northern Minnesota.
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JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We know wolves don`t sit around howling all day. But what do wolves do besides fend off black bears to protect their
cubs. Now, thanks to the wolf collar cam, we get a wolf`s eye view. Researchers at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota fastened a collar cam
on a lone wolf they trapped and sedated and off he went.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The big highlight for us was watching the wolf catch fish.
MOOS: Wolves have been caught on camera fishing but watching one fish from his perspective catching several spawning suckers was a thrill for
researchers. The Voyageurs Wolf Project tracked this young male for six weeks watching him watching crows up in the sky.
The camera collar was made by a German company that even makes them extra, extra, extra large for elephants. The wolf cam was programmed to fall off,
detach on a specific date. GPS enabled researchers to retrieve it. What`s Tom Gables (ph) favorite oddball tidbit about the secret lives of wolves?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Wolves in our area eat a lot of blueberries.
MOOS: Not only do they eat them. They sometimes regurgitate them for their cubs to eat. Talk about recycling. The wolf cam collar captured a lot of
sleeping and things were constantly hairy whether dry or dripping wet.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The lens was covered in hair.
MOOS: As one viewer noted, I feel so close to this wolf. I like sushi. I run in the woods and my beard needs a trim which is what the researchers
plan to do the next time they use a wolf collar cam.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. So what we`ll probably do is trim back that hair.
MOOS: Keep your paws off my coat. A haircut`s enough to make a lone wolf howl.
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AZUZ: That`s all for CNN 10. I`m Carl Azuz. Now that would leave some of you all "howling" in protest. You`d be like "wolf" were you thinking.
Aren`t you supposed to "dog" us with puns? It`s true I like to "pack" in a few of those before we leave.
They`re like a daily "pick-me-pup" and they are a unique of "timber- ringing" our show to an end. Shout out to our viewers in Savannah, Georgia today watching the waves from Islands High School.