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>>> THIS IS REAL.

>>> THIS IS REAL. AND OUR STATE AND EVERYONE IN IT

AND OUR STATE AND EVERYONE IN IT NEEDS TO TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY.

NEEDS TO TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY. OUR VENTILATOR CAPACITY IS FAR

OUR VENTILATOR CAPACITY IS FAR FROM OKAY IN LOUISIANA.

FROM OKAY IN LOUISIANA. THE PROBLEM ISNT JUST THAT THE

THE PROBLEM ISNT JUST THAT THE CASES ARE GROWING EVERY DAY.

CASES ARE GROWING EVERY DAY. IT IS THAT THEYRE GROWING

IT IS THAT THEYRE GROWING RAPIDLY EVERY DAY.

RAPIDLY EVERY DAY. IF OUR GROWTH CONTINUES, WE

IF OUR GROWTH CONTINUES, WE COULD POTENTIALLY RUN OUT OF

COULD POTENTIALLY RUN OUT OF VENTS IN THE NEW ORLEANS AREA IN

VENTS IN THE NEW ORLEANS AREA IN THE FIRST WEEK IN APRIL.

THE FIRST WEEK IN APRIL. >> ONE ASTERISK, REMEMBER THEY

>> ONE ASTERISK, REMEMBER THEY CELEBRATED FAT TUESDAY AND MARDI

CELEBRATED FAT TUESDAY AND MARDI GRAS AS USUAL, OUTDOORS AND

GRAS AS USUAL, OUTDOORS AND TOGETHER.

TOGETHER. BUT NOW THERE ARE DIRE WARNINGS

BUT NOW THERE ARE DIRE WARNINGS OUT OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AS

OUT OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AS THE GOVERNOR TRIES TO CONVINCE

THE GOVERNOR TRIES TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO STAY INDOORS.

PEOPLE TO STAY INDOORS. WANT TO SHOW YOU BOURBON STREET

WANT TO SHOW YOU BOURBON STREET IN THE QUARTER TODAY.

IN THE QUARTER TODAY. A LONE PUBLIC SERVANT, A LETTER

A LONE PUBLIC SERVANT, A LETTER CARRIER, MAKING HIS ROUNDS.

CARRIER, MAKING HIS ROUNDS. THE GOVERNOR SAID YESTERDAY

THE GOVERNOR SAID YESTERDAY LOUISIANA LEADS THE WORLD IN NEW

LOUISIANA LEADS THE WORLD IN NEW CASES.

CASES. 65 SOULS HAVE ALREADY DIED

65 SOULS HAVE ALREADY DIED THERE.

THERE. OUR NEXT GUEST WHO LIVES IN NEW

OUR NEXT GUEST WHO LIVES IN NEW ORLEANS RECENTLY WROTE A NRKTS

ORLEANS RECENTLY WROTE A NRKTS NSHLTHS OP-ED WARNING THAT THE

NSHLTHS OP-ED WARNING THAT THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON OF

SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON OF THE 1918 INFLUENZA WAS TELL THE

THE 1918 INFLUENZA WAS TELL THE TRUTH.

TRUTH. WITH US FOR MORE TONIGHT VETERAN

WITH US FOR MORE TONIGHT VETERAN JOURNALIST JOHN BARRY.

JOURNALIST JOHN BARRY. HES THE AUTHOR OF THE

HES THE AUTHOR OF THE BEST-SELLING BOOK "THE GREAT

BEST-SELLING BOOK "THE GREAT INFLUENZA: THE STORY OF THE

INFLUENZA: THE STORY OF THE DEADLIEST PANDEMIC IN HISTORY."

DEADLIEST PANDEMIC IN HISTORY." JOHN, WHILE GRATEFUL THAT WE

JOHN, WHILE GRATEFUL THAT WE GRABBED ONE OF THE LAST

GRABBED ONE OF THE LAST VACATIONS APPARENTLY IN AMERICA,

VACATIONS APPARENTLY IN AMERICA, I HAVE TO GIVE YOUR BOOK CREDIT

I HAVE TO GIVE YOUR BOOK CREDIT FOR RUINING MINE BECAUSE ITS

FOR RUINING MINE BECAUSE ITS ALL I READ WHILE I WAS AWAY.

ALL I READ WHILE I WAS AWAY. HAVING SAID THAT, PLEASE GIVE US

HAVING SAID THAT, PLEASE GIVE US A BRIEF UPDATE ON THE CITY YOU

A BRIEF UPDATE ON THE CITY YOU AND I BOTH LOVE, AND THATS NEW

AND I BOTH LOVE, AND THATS NEW ORLEANS.

ORLEANS. >> THE GOVERNORS COMMENTS

>> THE GOVERNORS COMMENTS PRETTY MUCH CARRIED ALL YOU NEED

PRETTY MUCH CARRIED ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.

TO KNOW. AND ITS A DIRE SITUATION,

AND ITS A DIRE SITUATION, EXTREMELY RAPID GROWTH IN CASES.

EXTREMELY RAPID GROWTH IN CASES. I LIVE IN THE FRENCH QUARTER.

I LIVE IN THE FRENCH QUARTER. ITS EMPTY.

ITS EMPTY. TESTING IS NOT AVAILABLE.

TESTING IS NOT AVAILABLE. THE SAME THING THATS HAPPENING

THE SAME THING THATS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK.

IN NEW YORK. WERE JUST A LITTLE BIT BEHIND

WERE JUST A LITTLE BIT BEHIND THAT PACE, ID SAY,

THAT PACE, ID SAY, UNFORTUNATELY.

UNFORTUNATELY. HOPEFULLY SOMETHING GOOD WILL

HOPEFULLY SOMETHING GOOD WILL HAPPEN.

HAPPEN. WE DID INSTITUTE -- GO AHEAD.

WE DID INSTITUTE -- GO AHEAD. >> I WAS JUST GOING TO MAKE A

>> I WAS JUST GOING TO MAKE A POINT THERES A TON OF CATHOLICS

POINT THERES A TON OF CATHOLICS DOWN THERE, A TON OF CATHOLICS

DOWN THERE, A TON OF CATHOLICS IN PHILADELPHIA WHERE THE

IN PHILADELPHIA WHERE THE ARCHDIOCESE IN PHILLY CANCELED

ARCHDIOCESE IN PHILLY CANCELED EASTER SERVICES AS OF TODAY

EASTER SERVICES AS OF TODAY ALREADY FOR EASTER SUNDAY.

ALREADY FOR EASTER SUNDAY. I FURTHER THOUGHT OF YOUR BOOK

I FURTHER THOUGHT OF YOUR BOOK AND THE STORY YOU TELL.

AND THE STORY YOU TELL. PERHAPS YOU CAN TELL THE

PERHAPS YOU CAN TELL THE 60-SECOND VERSION HERE ABOUT THE

60-SECOND VERSION HERE ABOUT THE PARADE IN PHILADELPHIA VIS-A-VIS

PARADE IN PHILADELPHIA VIS-A-VIS WHAT WE NOW DEFINE AS SOCIAL

WHAT WE NOW DEFINE AS SOCIAL DISTANCING.

DISTANCING. >> IN PHILADELPHIA THEY HAD A

>> IN PHILADELPHIA THEY HAD A LIBERTY LONG PARADE TO SELL WAR

LIBERTY LONG PARADE TO SELL WAR BONDS.

BONDS. THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY VIRTUALLY

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY VIRTUALLY UNIVERSALLY ADVISED CANCELING

UNIVERSALLY ADVISED CANCELING THE PARADE.

THE PARADE. THEY DIDNT.

THEY DIDNT. AND ROUGHLY 48 HOURS AFTER THE

AND ROUGHLY 48 HOURS AFTER THE PARADE THE AVERAGE INCUBATION

PARADE THE AVERAGE INCUBATION PERIOD FOR INFLUENZA, HUNDREDS

PERIOD FOR INFLUENZA, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE

OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE STREET, AND THE DISEASE JUST

STREET, AND THE DISEASE JUST EXPLODED AND THE CITY ENDED UP

EXPLODED AND THE CITY ENDED UP ONE OF THE WORST CITIES IN THE

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