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there are now more than 16 million cases of coronavirus around the world, we'll look at how hot spots are driving up that massive number. but south korea thinks they have a way to safely let spectators back into sporting events. we're live in seoul. and we remember the beloved american tv personality regis philbin, who died at 88. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to you, our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm kim brunhuber.
the coronavirus is spreading so quickly around the world at johns hopkins university says it infected 1 million people in less than a week. 16 million cases have now been documented since the pandemic began, the biggest drivers are the united states, india and brazil. for the fourth day in a row, brazil recorded more than 50,000 new infections. rio de janeiro canceled the annual new year's celebration on copacabana beach. and even north korea is reporting its first suspected case. state media says it was someone who entered the country illegally from south korea in recent days. now, the united states, the death toll from covid-19 has surpassed 1,000 people four days in a row. california leads the nation with nearly 450,000 confirmed cases. and in hard hit los angeles, the
mayor warns another shutdown might be needed. here's cnn's paul vercammen. >> reporter: here in los angeles county, they are testing fast and furiously, including here at the charles r. drew university of medicine and science. they moved people through in cars and on foot. and the numbers in l.a. county rising, this new batch shows that 3,628 new people have tested positive for covid-19, there have been 53 new deaths. now, we need to clarify that l.a. county was warning all along they suspected a spike in cases because there was a backlog in the system. they just hadn't counted all the cases due to a glitch. and the 10% positivity rate is also better news. but, there is still this sort of underlying thing that haunts people in the medical profession, and that's when some people talk about hoaxes or perhaps this is just the flu. well, let's talk to the dean of this university.
>> we can stop this pandemic. we can definitely slow it down. we can probably stop it by doing a better job of personal responsibility, and hygiene. washing your hands, using sanitizer, wearing your masks, social distancing, those things work. they absolutely work. and we just need everybody to do it. this is not a political issue. this is a health issue. and it is just something we all need to do. >> reporter: and the hospitalizations steady here in l.a. county, they're just above 2000. and mayor garcetti has threatened further shutdowns if these numbers do not improve. reporting from los angeles, i'm paul vercammen, now, back to you. florida now has the second highest case counts in the u.s. behind california. in just three weeks,
hospitalizations have jumped 79%. yet state officials say they're discussing how to reopen bars. cnn's rosa flores reports from miami. >> reporter: florida governor ron desantis maintains the number of covid-19 cases in his state have stabilized. look, if you look at the numbers this past week, for at least four days, the number of cases hovered at or around 10,000. in the past two days they have exceeded 12,000. i asked an infectious disease expert for her take and she says it is too early to claim victory. she said, rosa, you got to look at the hospitalizations, you got to look at the number of icus being used and we did, across the state of florida, the number of hospitalizations increased by 79% in the past three weeks. this is according to state data. i'm in miami-dade county, the epicenter of this crisis in this state. it accounts for 25% of the now more than 400,000 cases in this
state and icus now are operating at 137%. what that means is that there are more patients than there are icu beds, what the county is doing is they're converting beds into icus. now we have to look at ventilator use. the use of ventilators has increased by 62% in the past two weeks. as for the positivity rate, in this county, it is at 19.7%, the goal for the county is not to exceed 10%. 14-day average right now is 19.4%. now this week we also learned that the state of florida has a shortage of nurses. we learned from the state that 51 hospitals from across the state have asked for help. they're asking the state of florida to deploy more than 2400 nurses. now, despite all these facts and figures, we also learned today in a tweet that florida is thinking about reopening bars. take a look at this.
this is from the florida secretary of business and regulation, he tweeted, quote, next week, starting friday, i'm going to set meetings throughout florida with breweries and bars to discuss ideas on how to reopen. we will come up with a safe, smart and step by step plan, based on input, science and relative facts on how to reopen as soon as possible. i'm not sure what relative facts are, but here are the relevant facts involving the state of florida right now, and the reopening. florida closed bars a month ago. that's when cases exceeded 9,000. well that record has been broken, it was broken two weeks ago when the state of florida in one day exceeded more than 15,000 cases. and the other important data point is to look at the positivity rate, because that indicates spread in the past two weeks, the state of florida has had a positivity rate ranging from 13 to 18%. rosa flores, cnn, miami.
to discuss that, we want to speak to mark jet, a professor at the london school of hygiene and tropical medicine. thank you for joining us. you heard that report there. here in the u.s., we seem to be living in two different worlds and one world people are suggesting the covid crisis is so bad, we need to shut down and start over. and then the other world in which a governor in one of the hardest hit states feels comfortable with the idea of reopening bars. so i want to ask you how is it possible to form a coherent public policy with such divergent views of the problem? >> well, i think it is very important for messages to be joined up between what in every country between government, public health officials, the media, scientists, for common public health messages to go to people to say this is the state we're in, this is what to expect and these are the measures that we need everyone to take in
order to control this epidemic. >> but people aren't accepting those measures in large part. i was driving to work here through downtown atlanta. i can see, you know, late night restaurants with young people all over, you know, spilling out of doorways altogether as if they never heard of the coronavirus. nothing seems to convince many young people in particular. is this 18 to 49 age group the key to lowering the case count and if so, you know, how do you reach them? >> yeah, that's interesting because this has a relative recent phenomenon in the u.s. and other countries where we see the decrease in the average age that people get covid. it was mostly older people. but one important message is young people are not immune. the most severe cases, the people who got on ventilator, the people who die, are mostly old people, but young people are
as susceptible, and getting mild and moderate disease are misnomers because someone with mild disease can be knocked out in bed for two weeks, have debilitating symptoms that exist for many months. it is really unpleasant and they have the risk of transmitting it to other people, parents or grandparents, who may be at risk at very severe disease. >> you speak of the risk of transmitting, we're hearing more and more about the so-called super spreaders, people with high viral loads that seem to infect, you know, everyone around them. what do we know about the biology of their infections? >> well, i think it might actually be more useful to think about super spreading events. most of the events we have seen have been linked to, for instance, someone attending a party and meeting lots of people or being in a dinner or, you know, well, south korea there is a case of someone who went from club to club in one night, and infected probably hundreds of people that way.
so i think we know we're linked to those events where someone has contact with lots of different people in an environment where it is very easy to transmit. >> now, we're hearing a lot about, you know, people who are skeptical about vaccines, and so on, but there is also another population that are skeptical about vaccines, they're not deniers, they're scientists. there have been several studies that found that antibody levels nose-dived two to three months after infection and that's led to, you know, some researchers with the conclusion that a vaccine isn't really worth pursuing and changed focus to -- focusing on treatments. what do you make of that argument? >> i don't think this is an either/or. we're going to need both in order to have any chance at all of, well, reducing the covid threat to something that is more manageable. we'll need vaccines to prevent this from spreading and treatments so that people who do get infected, especially if it
is not a highly effective vaccine as might be possible, still -- we can still prevent them from getting the most severe outcomes. i think we need to pursue both and that is what the world is doing at the moment. >> are you hopeful? >> well, we have seen some positive signs from trials of vaccines, but as you said, these are very early stages in the trials. all we can measure is the antibody responses, the immune system responses. we really haven't seen any data yet on whether these vaccines prevent people from getting infected in the first place. so we're going to have to wait a bit before we see those results. >> all right, patience is required. thank you so much, mark jit with the london school of hygiene and tropical medicine. we appreciate your time. >> you're welcome. intensive care units are feeling the strain as numbers keep rising.
gary tuchman talked with those on the front lines in a small city in georgia. >> i'll be with you all in a second. >> reporter: she's not doing well, a female covid patient, being transferred from her room to the intensive care unit. at the northeast georgia medical center in gainesville, georgia, a state where covid deaths have nearly doubled since earlier this month. >> it is exhausting. it has pushed me to my limits. it has shown me i'm stronger than i thought i was. >> reporter: christina is an rn at this hospital, which is in a part of georgia that was a hot zone early on in the covid crisis. the numbers started dropping, the state started reopening, leading, experts say, to what is happening now. >> just when you think that we might be getting ahead of this thing, it is going to come back and we're starting all over again. >> reporter: this used to be a corridor for regular hospital inpatients. it has been transformed into an additional care unit for covid patients. dr. steven morgan is treating
many of them. >> i thought we were probably in the clear. i think a lot of us did. >> reporter: dr. morgan says the rising covid numbers make the job more difficult, more fatiguing. he checks on a middle aged covid patient and is gratified by his progress. >> real strong guy, got started out on some remdesivir as soon as he came to the hospital. >> reporter: but it is a very different feeling as registered nurse haban walks into this room. this man is being treated in a specially designated covid unit, this is not the icu. but there is worry that he might end up going there. >> this patient has been here for two days. there is concern for anybody in the covid unit, particularly for this man, because he's very old. he's being given sugar water to cope his blood sugar up as well as insulin. >> one of the hardest things is knowing that the last time that that patient's family saw them could possibly be the last time that they get to see them.
>> reporter: this medical center is prepared for more and more patients being admitted. this unusual looking structure sits in a hospital parking lot. patients will soon start getting moved inside. this hospital addition consists of 54 shipping containers pieced together. there are 20 rooms for covid patients. >> everything that you would get in a traditional hospital room, inside the hospital we're capable of doing here in this unit. >> reporter: everyone we talked with here expresses pride at what they are doing, but as the numbers go up, so does the concern. and in some cases fear. >> i guess you know what post traumatic stress, that's how i feel. it is, like, i feel like something that we should be able to prevent from happening is like we have no control over it in reality. and the patients pass away, it is almost like we get so close to them, it is like losing a family member. >> reporter: these doctors and nurses also consider each other
family members. people they work with, like this vir virus, for as long as it takes. gary tuchman, cnn, gainesville, georgia. now, the state of texas is facing a storm on two fronts right now. some of the places hit hardest by the coronavirus are now in the path of hurricane hanna. the first atlantic hurricane of the season made landfall on saturday, damaging buildings and uprooting trees. the governor issued a disaster declaration for dozens of counties and requested federal help. storm shelters are being set up, but officials say the pandemic is complicating their response efforts. let's bring in cnn's derek van dam with the latest. derek, i was reporting from the corpus christi, rockland area, during the devastating hurricane harvey a couple of years ago. it sounds like this storm nowhere near as bad, right? >> absolutely not. won't be as significant a rainmaker either. good morning to you. good morning to our viewers.
you talk about what is known as a threat multiplier, a pandemic ongoing with a landfall and hurricane and you can imagine how our resources are going to get stretched. think of this as a litmus test, a test for what is to come. because we know we're upon a very active atlantic hurricane season, hanna making landfall yesterday, it was significant, but, of course, we know these storms can be a lot worse. i don't want to minimize or downplay what took place in southern texas. we have seen what harvey has done, what irma and maria did back in 2017. but let's recap, this is what occurred yesterday, the landfall at 5:00 p.m. local time, along the southern coastline of texas, across padre island, a barrier island, right along the coastal areas. in fact, tropical storm hanna no longer a hurricane, moving across the border of the u.s. into mexico. it will dissipate as it does so, but there is still a lot of moisture associated with this system as the center of
circulation or the eyewall moves across the two countries. you can see the banding taking place across the coastal areas and some rainfall accumulation maps have picked up over a foot of rain. that's 12 inches in the past 18 hours. that is a lot of rain, people. another additional 3 to 5 inches of rain, so you can imagine localized flooding is a threat and doesn't take much with landfall and hurricanes to get spun up tornadoes as well. look at the storm dissipating. buckle up, kim, and to our viewers, we're just getting started, the atlantic hurricane season very active. in fact, national hurricane center has a 90% probability of tropical development within the next five days just east of the windward islands. kim? >> we'll follow it. thanks so much, meteorologist derek van dam, appreciate it. military veterans face off with federal officers in portland, oregon. we'll have the latest on the protests across the u.s. northwest. and remembering the life and
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protest got out of hand saturday night in seattle, washington. the pictures you're looking at here, that's the aftermath of what police are calling a riot. flames and smoke shooting up into the sky after intense clashes between protesters and police. now, at first people gathered peacefully to support black lives matter, and their fellow protesters in portland, oregon. but police say things turned violent and they had to use tear gas to clear out crowds and an explosive injured at least three officers, cars were attacked and by the end of the day, officers made at least 45 arrests. now, that was seattle. down the highway in portland, another late night of federal agents facing off with protesters and police there have just declared a riot and ordered the crowds to leave. lucy kafanov was out in the middle of it a short time ago. >> reporter: this night began with a very large, over a
thousand crowd of peaceful demonstrators, people coming out to chant black lives matter, to chant say his name, george floyd, breonna taylor and the names of so many black americans who have been killed at the hands of the police. we then saw a repeat of some of the clashes that we saw yesterday evening. my crew and i had to move away from the federal building, which is sort of back there and around the corner because it wasn't clear what actually sparked the confrontation. but we did see federal agents emerge from the building, behind the barrier they had erected. they started lobbying tear gas to try to disperse the crowd. some of the demonstrators threw fireworks over the fence at the federal agents and so this confrontation ensued. as this was happening, we saw this so-called wall of moms, the women in yellow t-shirts who have been coming out nightly, linking arms to try to put their physical bodies between themselves and the federal agents to protect the protesters. we also saw other demonstrators with leaf blowers trying to blow
the tear gas back towards the federal agents away from the crowd. as it happens with these confrontations, protesters begin to move away from the federal building to get away from the tear gas. we caught a big whiff of it ourselves. i have to say, it is a very uncomfortable and unpleasant experience, it burns your eyes, your nose, your throat, everything starts to water. we saw some people actually nursing injuries, perhaps hit by some sort of shrapnel, wasn't clear what it was, but one person had some blood on his forehead, a demonstrator. but another thing we saw this evening, a very powerful image. another human wall, this time military veterans joining the movement to protect black lives matter. they lined up in front of the federal building when things were still calm to try to put themselves between the federal officers and the demonstrators. we had a chance to speak to one, don thompson, a retired u.s. navy veteran, take a listen to what he had to say.
>> we're all born here. this is our streets. that's our fence. that's on our property. take it down. it has been ruled illegal. take it down and leave our town. our police were doing a fine job and still doing a fine job. >> reporter: the focus here is racial equality. racial justice. but you see just how inflammatory the federal presence has been. it has now shifted in some ways, the focus to the federal presence on the ground and that enflamed tensions here. ♪ ♪ yes you can hear the power in those voices raised in song to honor the late u.s. congressman and civil rights icon john lewis, who died last week after a battle with cancer. services and tributes got under way in his home state of alabama saturday, with more to follow in georgia and washington, d.c. in
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welcome back to you, our viewers in the united states and around the world. spain's rising virus count is causing other european nations to reinstate travel restrictions, both the uk and norway are now requiring anyone who arrives from spain to self-quarantine. the measures come after spain reported the highest daily case increase on thursday in more than two months. to discuss this, let's turn to simon colin in london. simon, barely a month after spain ended its state of emergency now, alarm bells ringing around europe over the situation there in spain. what is the latest? >> well, i guess what the
situation is in spain is that there, like many countries that eased coronavirus restrictions, increasing cases, in spain's case, a substantial spike in cases. it forced authorities in spain to have to reimpose many restrictions that have been eased. so things like bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms, things that had started to reopen are now either being closed again or having stricter limits put on them. and in barcelona itself, many people are being urged now to stay home if at all possible. the situation has now become so bad that as you say, countries like the uk and norway are reimposing travel restrictions on spain, so people who have come from spain are now being forced to go into 14 days of quarantine. now, this change in policy was announced by the british government only yesterday, came into effect today, so many british holidaymakers who had the dream of a quarantine free holiday have had their plans thrown into chaos. the british government today saying it had to make the
decision quite swiftly because of the changing situation there. it also said that its travel advice now is to don't go at all to mainland, spain, unless the travel is absolutely necessary. as you can imagine, it is worth pointing out that spain is a major holiday destination for britte britons, millions go there each year, not only is this a significant blow and headache for travel operators, some of whom canceled flights today, it is also a major blow to the spanish economy which relies heavily on tourism. this, of course, is the peak season, kim, and many are hoping this would be their chance to recover given the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. >> that's interesting hearing the transport secretary having now to quarantine for 14 days, so from spain's perspective, what has been the response there? >> look, from the spanish
government's point of view it has been a fairly diplomatic response. we had a statement from the spanish foreign ministry spokeswoman, she said that the spanish government considers the situation under control, outbreaks are localized, isolated and controlled. spain is a safe country, she says, we respected the decision taken by the united kingdom with whom its authorities are in contact. now, that's the official government response. spanish media have been quite quick to point out this morning that the death rate from covid-19 in spain is actually much lower than it is in the uk. so expect more debate around the decision and obviously a lot of holiday makers in britain having to face the new reality of potentially two weeks of quarantine. >> absolutely, a lot of fallout from this, thank you so much, simon colin in london, appreciate it. u.s. military commanders are now trying to contain the disturbing outbreak of covid-19 among american service members in japan. and it is raising tensions with
japanese officials who fear those infected troops could spread the virus into the local population. kaori enjoji has this report from okinawa. >> reporter: hundreds lined up at this community center in okinawa to be tested for the coronavirus, all of them work inside the two u.s. marine corps bases hit hardest by covid-19. this man mans the food court at camp hansen. he tells me he's scared that so many servicemen are testing positive. by the time he hands over his saliva sample, the parking lot is full of worried people just like him. there are more cases inside the ranks of the u.s. military in okinawa than there have been on the whole island during the course of the pandemic. local residents say they want the bases locked down. they fear servicemen arriving from the mainland where virus is raging could spread the virus further. >> the rotation of personnel and is a tremendous concern for us here at camp hansen and the marine corps at okinawa writ large. we have stringent measures in
place. anytime someone lands on okinawa via military chartered aircraft, they're taken to a residence where they spend two weeks in isolation, their symptoms are monitored, their checked up on and they're also completely isolated to prevent the transmission of potential covid from the united states. >> reporter: still, the possibility of contagion permeates through the town that is a popular hangout for off duty servicemen and their families before the pandemic hit. it is also a short drive from futenma air base, the site of another cluster outbreak among the marines. >> translator: from experience, we feel the servicemen are in the end always protected by the status of forces agreement. they do not follow japanese laws, nor do they work within our system. that is the biggest reason we do not fully trust each other. >> reporter: this hotel symbolizes the latest mistrust. the military has rented it out to find space for personnel rotating out en masse at this
time of year. with more than half of the land taken up by u.s. bases, many resent having to give away more and risk being exposed to a virus they had under control until july. japan has depended on the u.s. for its security ever since it lost world war ii. and half of all of the u.s. military bases in japan are located on the island of okinawa. the air base is one of them, has long, long been controversial with plans to relocate it over decades. and residents say they bear an outsized burden and want the bases located somewhere else. they want more information than just the number of cases. with infections among servicemen rising in the u.s. and around the world, their pleas this time may resonate far beyond its shores. kaori enjoji, for cnn, okinawa, japan. starting sunday, baseball
fans in south korea will be able to attend professional games. on friday, a government official announced stadium wills will be allowed to fill about 10% of their seats. the country reported one of the worst early outbreaks of coronavirus, but has since made strides in bringing it under control. let's talk more about this with paula hancocks joining us live from seoul. it is going to look and sound a lot different in seoul, fans back in, it is a small thing, but, you know, it feels big, a real, you know, symbolic victory lap for south korea. so take us through sort of how they're handling this. >> reporter: absolutely, no doubt this is a symbolic nod to the way that this country has dealt with the pandemic. the very fact that you do have fans live in the stadium, allowed it watch this game live, we know they have been live streaming it online since it started. that's how many fans have been
watching it. it is a completely different experience being here. just under 2500 fans throughout this stadium. you can see the way that they're sitting. they are staggered. they're scattered throughout, they're making sure there is distance between them, masks are obligatory here. most people in south korea wear masks anyway. to come into the stadium, you have to have a temperature check, you use a qr code, a widely used system here. the system registers your personal details, keeps them for four weeks before they're deleted. just allows contact tracing to happen quickly, should any kind of outbreak occur. and then hand sanitizer and you're inside. there are some different rules, no food allowed in the stands, no alcohol, only really aloud water. but for the fans here that i've spoken to, they're so excited to be here. i spoke to one man who has been a fan since the '80s, he brought his 11-year-old son here, he said he has no concerns that they're going to be exposed to the virus. he said they're taking
precautions but he does feel sad that he can't be as it usually is. baseball is all about chanting and singing and dancing and the rival fans on the two different sides of the stadium chanting back at each other. it is amazing to see. i've been to a number of games myself, and this does have a different feel to it. but there is still the fact that they are allowed to watch this live. instead of the chanting you have the drums, the cheerleaders are encouraging the chanting. the officials saying that they're worried about the possibility of saliva droplets, so they have been putting up on the big screen there asking people not to be too vocal. even despite all those restrictions, the fans i've spoken to say they're here, this is a big step, it is symbolic and it is the start of something more, they hope. >> what a fascinating live shot you're giving us there. we appreciate that. thank you so much, appreciate it, paula hancocks, live. all of these decisions
should become much more simple if and when we have a vaccine. so the race to come up with one is highly competitive. nations are already buying potential doses, knowing they're taking a gamble. cnn's melissa bell visits a lab in the competition. >> reporte >> we have taken this from patients. >> reporter: the race for the vaccine has never been so fierce. across the world, 166 potential covid-19 vaccines are being worked on. like here in western france. the european pharmaceutical company just sold 60 million doses of its potential future vaccine to the united kingdom. >> the aim is to provide by end of 2021 60 million doses. and after to increase also the capacity. >> reporter: they are hoping to be ready for clinical trials by the end of this year. 24 other companies developing vaccines are already in that
phase and for now many governments are hedging their bets. >> all governments are absolutely aware that the -- is fully at risk. there are different programs and they know at the end most likely only three will be successful. >> reporter: which is why the british deal with valneva comes as part of a broader agreement with other companies. in july, the united kingdom opted out of an eu vaccine alliance. it was created by four european countries to make up for the lack of coordination at eu level. european negotiations with valneva continue. >> i think it was saying europe, which is the full number, and it is exactly a little bit the same here. in u.s., there is one agency to learn from the crisis is that we
could have one centralized eu barter, let's say, would make it next time very more efficient in terms of dealing with this kind of disease. >> reporter: the four country strong european alliance has now reached one deal. for 400,000 vaccines with astrazeneca, but it has yet to build the sort of portfolio announced by the united kingdom on monday and valneva's first vaccines will go not to european countries, but to the uk. their former eu partner. melissa bell, cnn, paris. it is moving time for the u.s. consulate in chengdu, china. coming up, we're live in the city for the latest on the diplomatic standoff. - [narrator] the shark vacmop combines powerful suction with spray mopping to lock away debris and absorb wet messes, all in one disposable pad. just vacuum, spray mop, and toss. the shark vacmop, a complete clean all in one pad.
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beijing ordered it closed after the u.s. shut down china's consulate in houston, but this diplomatic standoff is also creating an unlikely photo-op. cnn's david culver reports. >> reporter: the closure of a u.s. consulate in chengdu has become a tourist attraction. this street, quite quiet. you can see now a crowd, a lot of people with their cell phones out, just wanting to pass by to see what exactly is going on. and really not much. a lot of security, a lot of police have cordoned off the area. they're making sure they keep people moving along. but they're stopping, taking pictures. this gentleman here, one of many, trying to snap a photo. >> showed us a highly unusual scene there with so many lookie-loos. this is much more than a spectacle. let's turn to the serious political issues at hand and the first question has to be will u.s. officials actually be out
by the deadline? >> reporter: kim, if what we saw play out here over the past 48 hours is any indication and that was a lot of activity, a lot of trucks going in and out, buses leaving, and what i have been told by one source is that diplomatic personnel from around china, u.s. diplomats at other consulates flown here to chengdu, to assist with this move out suggests that they are looking to be out by that deadline, which we're hearing is 10:00 monday morning. that's local time here. so if you look behind me you can see the flag is still up, the signage out front is there, i want to show you some video from just yesterday, and that shows the u.s. insignia coming down. they have started to remove things from within the compound. of course, the chinese officials have done this in retaliation to what the u.s. did with the chinese consulate in houston. and they even gave the diplomats the same amount of time to get out. that was 72 hours total, kim.
>> so tit for tat there. you know, from the people you have spoken to, in china there, how do you -- how do they feel about this decision? is anti-american sentiment growing there? >> reporter: i wanted to get that full observation and kind of that's why i had that walk through the area. and it is very interesting to see, what
is normally pretty quiet street, that is not cordoned off for several blocks, become this bustling tourist attraction. the reason we're able to show that on tape is behind the camera is another crowd that is moving past. but the reality is, it is not so much anti-american, you heard a few people shout go home, but beyond that, more i would say pro-china. seems to be a rising nationalism and a pride that is felt by a lot of folks walking past. even as the insignia was coming down as buses were leaving, one bus headed to beijing, 23 hour drive, people weren't cheering, they were just capturing
history. >> interesting. well, we'll see whether that changes as this conflict with the u.s. escalates as it seems to be doing every day basically. thank you so much, cnn's david culver in chengdu, china. we appreciate it. well, nobody and i mean nobody had the gift of the gab quite like regis philbin. popular american tv host has died, so ahead we remember a master of the art of amusing conversation. it's totally normal to have constipation with belly pain, straining, and bloating, again and again. no way. more exercise. more water. and more fiber is the only way to manage it. is it? maybe you think... it's occasional constipation. maybe it's not. it could be a chronic medical condition called ibs-c, and time to say yesss! to linzess. linzess works differently than laxatives. it helps relieve belly pain and lets you have
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regis philbin was a unique television performperformer. he didn't sing or dance. he just talked. he was one of the best at it in the history of television. tributes are pouring in after news broke that he died at age 88 of natural causes. we look at regis philbin's remarkable life. >> reege. >> yes. >> your lips are chapped. >> that's right. frank. take the tight close-up. >> reporter: blessed with the gift of gab, regis philbin spent his career in the spotlight. he co-hosted tv's long running
"live with regis & kathie lee" and later "live with regis & kelly". >> i won one best daytime host when i was in between co-hosts ironically enough. we have a malfunction here. >> a wardrobe malfunction. >> it be fun. i'm enjoying it. >> reporter: his quick wit and spontaneous ad libs charmed tv audiences for decades. a talent he credited to his irish italian upbringing. >> my mother had a lot of sisters and brothers and nieces and neve fuphews and they would converge on our home in the bronx and that gave me whatever talk inging ability i had, if y didn't talk, you weren't going to get a word in edgewise. >> reporter: despite his parents large extended family, regis, francis, xavier philbin was an only child until he was in college, when his parents had another son. he graduated from notre dame
with a sociology degree and served in the u.s. navy. >> that's wild to wear it like that. >> does it have any special significance? >> it is look a thing, man. that's his thing. >> i'm glad he finally got one. >> reporter: the bronx native eventually landed a spot as comedian joey bishop's sidekick on "the joey bishop show." the gig gave him access to the rat pack, hollywood's royalty in the late '60s. more co-hosting jobs and other television roles came along. he even shared the spotlight with his second wife joy who often filled in as co-host on his "live" show. philbin racked up some huge camera time morning and night. in 2011, he broke his own guinness world record for the most on camera hours on u.s. tv. >> 16,746 1/2 hours! >> reporter: he proved he could
charm nighttime audiences, hosting abc's quiz show "who wants to be a millionaire". >> let's play "millionaire" right now! >> reporter: philbin was a frequent guest on the late show with david letterman, even filling in for him when the late night host underwent quintuple bypass surgery. >> what do you think, einstein? >> excuse me. the guy calls this morning, please come, it will be co-host, it will be something new. please, please, regis. >> reporter: philbin often said it was his work, the exchanges with his numerous co-hosts and guests that gave him lasting satisfaction. for a man with so many questions, he spent his life sharing the answers with us all. >> he'll be missed. and that wraps this hour of "cnn newsroom."
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