ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009
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(New York: John McKenzie) The random spreading of the virus featured; details given about the first death in the US in Texas; map shown of the spread in the world & US. [WHO director general Dr. Margaret CHAN- says all of human in under threat in a pandemic.] [Texas state health commissioner Dr. David LAKEY- says the child was infected in Mexico.] [President OBAMA - urges health agencies to be vigilant.] [At an emergency meeting, CDC Dr. Richard BESSER - comments.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Boston: Tim Johnson) The meaning of pandemic level numbers; how most people are not at risk; what the head of WHO said about the threat & how governments are being warned discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The impact of the flu threat on school children reported; school closing statistics cited.
(New Braunfels, Texas: Ryan Owens) The school closings in Texas & Connecticut featured. [Connecticut mother Sarah KALLAJIAN, California PARENT, Texas mother Resa COIT, mother Tam NORRIS- react.] [UPMC Center for Biosecurity Dr. Thomas INGLESBY- comments on the debate over closing schools.]