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Coronavirus / US, Global, Travel #1145987

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
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(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) Report introduced.

(Kirkland, Washington: Gadi Schwartz) The first death in the US from the coronavirus in Washington state & the administration response featured; details given about the victims in the Washington cases & "community spread." [Today, President TRUMP - comments on the death.] [Seattle & King County public health Dr. Jeff DUCHIN@- comments on the death & the outbreak.] [School STUDENT - comments on a case.] What is being done to contain the virus at the infected nursing home discussed.

(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) Report introduced.

(White House: Kelly O'Donnell) The new travel restrictions imposed by Trump's task force examined; map shown. [TRUMP - says we ask a panic not be incited.] [Vice President Mike PENCE - urges Americans not to travel to Italy & South Korea, but not to buy a mask.] [At CPAC, TRUMP - says we will keep the virus from the US; comments on the Democratic "hoax.".] Trump's meeting with the pharmaceutical industry about a vaccine for the coronavirus discussed,

(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) Report introduced.

(Milan, Italy: Bill Neely) The world on edge over the coronavirus examined; details given about actions & reactions by South Korea, Iran, Italy, China & the future for Japan's Olympic Games; statistics cited. [WHO health emergencies program Dr. Michael RYAN@- says "wake up; get ready."]

(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart; studio: Natalie Azar) The status of the risk of the coronavirus in the US, how "community spread" is problematic because contacts can't be tracked discussed.

Balart, Jose Diaz;
Schwartz, Gadi;
O'Donnell, Kelly;
Neely, Bill;
Azar, Natalie

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