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CHOLESTEROL, AND OF COURSE QUITTING SMOKING.

QUITTING SMOKING. >>> ALL RIGHT.

>>> ALL RIGHT. NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE

NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. MORE THAN 630 PEOPLE ARE DEAD,

MORE THAN 630 PEOPLE ARE DEAD, INCLUDING THE CHINESE DOCTOR WHO

INCLUDING THE CHINESE DOCTOR WHO WAS TARGETED BY POLICE FOR

WAS TARGETED BY POLICE FOR WARNING ABOUT THE THREAT OF AN

WARNING ABOUT THE THREAT OF AN OUTBREAK.

OUTBREAK. >> NOW THERE ARE 31,400 CASES

>> NOW THERE ARE 31,400 CASES AROUND THE WORLD.

AROUND THE WORLD. HALEY HERNANDEZ THIS MORNING

HALEY HERNANDEZ THIS MORNING WITH WHATS BEING DONE TO

WITH WHATS BEING DONE TO ADDRESS RUMORS WE HAD HERE IN

ADDRESS RUMORS WE HAD HERE IN HOUSTON.

HOUSTON. >> THE HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT

>> THE HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOCUSED ON THE JUICE CO.

FOCUSED ON THE JUICE CO. SUPERMARKET, SAYING IT CLOSED

SUPERMARKET, SAYING IT CLOSED DOWN, BUT THAT WAS NEVER TRUE.

DOWN, BUT THAT WAS NEVER TRUE. A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD

A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD TO ADDRESS THOSE RUMORS.

TO ADDRESS THOSE RUMORS. COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL ALSO TALK

COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT THE VIRUS AND PRACTICAL

ABOUT THE VIRUS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS.

SOLUTIONS. YESTERDAY WE TOLD YOU ABOUT

YESTERDAY WE TOLD YOU ABOUT AMERICAN EVACUEES FLYING TO THE

AMERICAN EVACUEES FLYING TO THE MILITARY BASE IN SAN ANTONIO.

MILITARY BASE IN SAN ANTONIO. THEY STILL HAVE NOT MADE IT

THEY STILL HAVE NOT MADE IT THERE YET, BUT OFFICIALS SAY

THERE YET, BUT OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE EXPECTING 250 OF THEM

THEY ARE EXPECTING 250 OF THEM TODAY.

TODAY. THEYLL BE QUARANTINED FOR TWO

THEYLL BE QUARANTINED FOR TWO WEEKS AND WILL BE CHECKED EVERY

WEEKS AND WILL BE CHECKED EVERY DAY WHILE THEYRE THERE.

DAY WHILE THEYRE THERE. OVERSEAS, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

OVERSEAS, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING ISOLATED ON TWO

ARE STILL BEING ISOLATED ON TWO CRUISE SHIPS.

CRUISE SHIPS. ONE IS DOCKED IN JAPAN, THE

ONE IS DOCKED IN JAPAN, THE OTHER IN HONG KONG.

OTHER IN HONG KONG. HEALTH OFFICIALS NOW SAY 61

HEALTH OFFICIALS NOW SAY 61 PASSENGERS ARE INFECTED ON THIS

PASSENGERS ARE INFECTED ON THIS SHIP IN JAPAN.

SHIP IN JAPAN. THATS UP FROM THE TEN THEY

THATS UP FROM THE TEN THEY INITIALLY FOUND EARLIER IN THE

INITIALLY FOUND EARLIER IN THE WEEK.

WEEK. GUYS, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

GUYS, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF

EXPERT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SAYS HE DOESNT THINK

MINNESOTA SAYS HE DOESNT THINK THESE QUARANTINES ARE GOING TO

THESE QUARANTINES ARE GOING TO STOP THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING

STOP THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING BUT HOPES IT WILL SLOW IT DOWN

BUT HOPES IT WILL SLOW IT DOWN ENOUGH THAT A VACCINE COULD

ENOUGH THAT A VACCINE COULD BECOME AVAILABLE.

BECOME AVAILABLE. ILL TELL YOU, I KNOW SOME

ILL TELL YOU, I KNOW SOME VACCINES THAT ARE IN THE WORKS.

VACCINES THAT ARE IN THE WORKS. ONE IS BEING TESTED HERE AT

ONE IS BEING TESTED HERE AT UTMB.

UTMB. THOSE ARE STILL IN THE INITIAL

THOSE ARE STILL IN THE INITIAL PHASES.

PHASES. THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH A LOT

THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH A LOT MORE TESTING TO MAKE SURE THAT

MORE TESTING TO MAKE SURE THAT ITS SAFE BEFORE THEY GIVE IT TO

ITS SAFE BEFORE THEY GIVE IT TO HUMANS.

HUMANS. SO IT COULD BE QUITE A WHILE

SO IT COULD BE QUITE A WHILE BEFORE WE SEE SOMETHING LIKE

BEFORE WE SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THAT. >> IN THE MEANTIME, WE MAY SEE

>> IN THE MEANTIME, WE MAY SEE MORE QUARANTINING.

MORE QUARANTINING. >> ALL THEY CAN DO IS

>> ALL THEY CAN DO IS QUARANTINE, YEAH.

QUARANTINE, YEAH. THEN HOPEFULLY IN THAT TIME, THE

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