CNN 10 – October 7, 2019

CNN 10 – October 7, 2019


CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Seven days into
October, we thank you for taking the time to watch CNN 10. My name is Carl Azuz. Our
down the middle coverage of down the middle events begins
with a recap of a recent meeting between delegates from the United States and North Korea. Those
two countries have been rivals since the Korean
War took place in the early 1950s` but U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader
Kim Jong-Un have met twice since last summer, making history
in the process. They`ve been trying to see if they can establish a lasting diplomatic
relationship and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
There`s been no major agreement yet. A key issue between them is North Korea`s nuclear
program. The country sees that as its right. The international
community, which includes the U.S., sees the program as illegal and America has put strict sanctions in place. Limits on parts of North
Korea`s economy that are intended to pressure the communist country to give up its nuclear
program. North Korea wants those sanctions removed
but timing has been the sticking point. North Korea wants all of the American sanctions
lifted before the country gives up its nuclear weapons. The
U.S. wants North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons before the sanctions are lifted. So
its an issue of who makes the first move. The two
sides have continued negotiating though. Over the weekend, American and North Korean delegates met in Sweden for talks at the working level,
meaning neither of the countries leaders or top officials were there but negotiators from
both sides were. So how did the talks go? That
depends on whom you ask. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT:
The working level talks between the U.S. and North Korea ended in Stockholm, Sweden and
judging from the responses from both sides, you could
imagine they were completely different meetings. This often happens between the U.S. and North
Korea. We heard from the North Koreans that there
were no fresh ideas. That they were very upset that these talks had broken down and we heard
from the U.S. side that they had a very good discussion
and they were plenty of fresh ideas. So what we heard from Kim Myong-Gil, he`s the – – the
– -the North Korean who is leading the delegation. He says
the U.S. was sticking to old attitudes and old ideas. Now what we can read into that is that potentially
the U.S. was not willing to ease sanctions immediately before seeing any concrete moves
from the North Korean side, but we did hear from – – from
the U.S. side, Steve Biegun was leading those discussions. We heard from a State Department spokesperson saying that they don`t believe
the North Korean comments actually characterized the eight and a half hour discussion. They
said there were good discussions. There were fresh
ideas. They also said that Sweden had invited them back in two weeks time to continue the
discussions and they believed that – – that was going
to happen. From the North Korean side they said that
the – – the – – the U.S. should – – should go away and should think about what it has
done and decide by the end of the year if it was going to come up
with anything new. Also saying that they are now at a crossroads of dialogue, or confrontation.
Now this is not the first time that this has happened.
A very different idea of the discussions at hand but at least the two sides had discussed
for eight and a half hours which is one good sign. Whether
they meet in another couple weeks, we simply don`t know. Paula Hancocks, CNN, Hong Kong. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: In an average year between five and
10 people in America get sick with a virus called Eastern Equine Encephalitis. It`s a
disease carried by mosquitoes. This year there`ve already been
32 cases, mostly in the northeastern U.S. and its particularly alarming since the virus
kills about 30 percent of those who get infected. Scientists
say most outbreaks of EEE take place from the late spring through early fall, but they
don`t know why this outbreak is worse than previous ones.
EEE is carried in birds. Mosquitoes that them and also bite humans can spread it. Experts
say there`s a large population of birds in Massachusetts
that have no immunity to the virus so that could be a starting point. The virus itself might have mutated to spread
more easily. Also there was a lot of humidity and heat in the northeast this summer. Mosquitoes
thrive in those conditions and scientists say a hard
frost will kill off the insects when it hits. Until that happens, they recommend using insect repellants, wearing long pants and long sleeves
and staying indoors from dusk to dawn when mosquito activity is highest. In fact, the
University of Connecticut had a football game scheduled
for 7pm on Saturday. They moved it up to noon over concerns about EEE. Rhode Island is another
state being effected. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: While a Rhode Island
baseball team squeezes in a late summer practice, up above something is happening in the state
for the first time in nearly 30 year. Aerial spraying to
kill mosquitoes, a last line of defense in the state`s fight against triple E. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There are certain conditions
like this year where we have to go above and beyond those normal measures because people`s
health is at risk. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Eastern Equine Encephalitis,
or triple E is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes through a mosquito bite and can cause a rare brain infection, sometimes death. AL GETTMAN, ENTOMOLOGIST: I have a couple,
three at least candidate female mosquitoes in here. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Al Gettman is an entomologist
for the state. He studied mosquitoes for 27 years tracking their habitats and what diseases they could carry like West Nile and triple
E. You`re around mosquitoes all the time. Are
you alarmed by this spike that we`re seeing? GETTMAN: Well, yes. This is a very, very unusual
year we`re having here in southern New England. Nothing quite like this has been observed
before where EEE has become so widespread. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: At least 30 people have
become ill in six states this year after being bitten by mosquitoes carrying triple E. Eleven
of them have died. Finding answers as to why the widespread
spike starts with catching mosquitoes. You`re laying more traps now at the direction
of the state. Why? GETTMAN: We all want to know, in this very
unusual year, how much EEE is out there. Where is it? What species of mosquito is it in?
Etcetera. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Gettman leaves the traps
overnight and by next morning – – GETTMAN: Well that`s a good mosquito catch
for this time of year. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Next, it`s back to the
lab where those mosquitoes are frozen and separated by species. GETTMAN: That`s our weekly routine is produce
these vials and get them up to our state health department. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Where the mosquitoes
are ground up and tested for the presence of triple E. The results inform state officials
about next steps on how to combat the disease. It`s a process
repeated every summer. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We really can`t predict
it`s going to be a bad summer. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: While the disease is
cyclical and outbreaks happen every few years, officials say determining why it`s setting
records now will take time. What would you say to people that are really
worried? GETTMAN: The threat is out there. That`s certain.
The obvious message to the public is to remain vigilant and protect yourself from mosquito
bites for the rest of the season. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. Herculaneum was an
ancient city buried by the eruption of what volcano? Mount Etna, Santa Maria, Mount Vesuvius,
or Galeras. In A.D. 79, Herculaneum was one of
several cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Scientists from the University of Kentucky
are trying to use new technology to get a read on some ancient Roman scrolls. The papyrus
scrolls were discovered in the ruins of Herculaneum in
1752 but no one`s been able to read them because they were charred in the first century eruption
of Vesuvius, and physically trying to unroll
the scrolls could ruin them completely. So here`s what researchers are doing. First,
they used a synchrotron an incredibly powerful source
of x-rays to take detailed pictures of the delicate scrolls. Next, they`re using a computer program to
look through the images in the hopes that it will be able to tell the difference between
the layers of papyrus and the ink that`s on them. It could
take more than six month to do this but if it works it could unravel anything from an
ancient Christian text to a Greek philosophical text to a first
century grocery list. There`s just no telling what`s on it but the leader of the research
team says if we`ve made the effort to save the
scroll, we should try to read it. Lamborghini Aventador, unless you find one
on sale for like, say 97 percent off you won`t find one for $20,000. But that`s how much
a father and son say they`ve spent building this one. The dad
is a physicist who works with lasers. That probably helped in the 3D printing of the
car`s pieces which were then glued together. It has a Corvette
engine and it could be finished after two years of work. They hope it will get others
interested in engineering. Maybe one day they`ll drive it or one day
they`ll dread it but even if it`s not real you got to “laborgivethem” credit. Three D
printing a car may seem a little `quicksotic” but it`s a whole
new “third dimension” of exotic. You can get “galarda” power from a “lasora” hemi and you`ll
have a “mura” image of a lighting Lamborghini. It
brings the cost down to something more affordable. A carbon fiber copy that`s “advent adorable”. I`m Carl Azuz on the loose for CNN.

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