ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020
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(New York: Whit Johnson) The war on the coronavirus featured; details given using industries to produce medical gear, the closing of the Canada border, hospital ships, self-swab kits, the condition of the New Rochelle lawyer with coronavirus. [President TRUMP - speaks about the invisible enemy; says the well-connected: the story of life, on the test process.] [White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah BIRX- speaks about reports of ill young people & the spread.] [Ill with mask, Fema JAMALI?- needs a test.] [New York Governor Andrew CUOMO - talks about the anxiety & the facts.] Whether Trump will invoke the Korean War-era law to mandate industry to work for the government discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Matt Gutman) The scramble for medical necessities in hospitals examined; statistics on respirator masks & ventilators cited. [Washington emergency physicians Dr. Stephen ANDERSON@, Dr. Darien SUTTON@, Dr. Jane JENAB@- say we need personal protective gear & worry about their health.] [Phoebe Putney Health System CEO Scott STEINER@- shows volunteered gear.] [Patient's husband Kyle ABERNATHY - talks about her condition.] [ABC reporter Kaylee HARTUNG - describes her symptoms.] Hartung's condition & coronavirus test & advice discussed.
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