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from fiction. what you need to know as ebola hits home. let's talk live in the cnn "newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello, thank you for joining me. we begin this hour with breaking news as one man fights for his life, health workers ratchet up the number of people he potentially exposed to ebola. a short time ago the old number quadrupled to 80 people. also this morning, fear is spreading among dallas parents with this news, the infected man was in close contact with five children and they attend four different schools. also new this morning, local and state health officials issue a legal order to four close family members of duncan to stay home in isolation or face arrest. critical days lost. we know the hospital missed
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their chance to get him off the street two days earlier. how prepared are other hospitals as ebola threatens to become one of our biggest health concerns in years. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is at cnn head quarters. rene marsh at dulles airport outside washington. sanjay, these four close family members of mr. duncan who were ordered the stain side their home, and if they leave before october 19th, they could be placed under arrest. why would authorities require this? >> well, they want to keep a close eye on them. the concern is that they had direct contact with mr. duncan, could they develop symptoms themselves. at first they said, look, it's okay, go about your business. we just want to make sure you take your temperature twice a day. we have to be able to monitor you that way. for whatever reason, either because they weren't complying or were not able to reliably get
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those temperatures, they say we'll put you in a location where we can find you. they went through steps of bringing them their food. they're trying to make it so that these people really stay in one location. a lot of this is happening because of this patient, mr. duncan, and not getting tested and admit right away. want to give you a little background on what happened there, carol. >> in this hospital, thomas eric duncan, the first patient diagnosed with ebola in the united states is fighting for his life. >> we're hoping and praying that eric survives the night. we've got our hopes up for him. >> doctors say he's in serious, but stable condition. duncan is a liberian national, and he traveled for the first time ever to the united states to visit his family in dallas. "the new york times" reports he may have become infected on september 15. that's when he helped carry a pregnant woman who died from ebola to the hospital. september 19th duncan flies from
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liberia to brussels, belgium, showing no obvious ebola symptoms or fever during airport screening. from there he boards united airlines flight 951 en route to washington dulles, connecting to another united flight 822 to dallas. september 20th he arrives in dallas and heads to this apartment complex to visit family. four days later he starts developing symptoms. he walks into this dallas emergency room on the 25th of september vomiting and with a fever. he tells the nurse he had traveled from africa but is sent home with antibiotics and does not undergo an ebola screening. september 28th his condition worsens. he returns to the hospital by ambulance and is placed in isolation. the next day a family friend calls the cdc complaining that the hospital isn't moving quickly enough with his test results. by tuesday the 30th the lab results confirm the patient has erb bowl la.
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the hospital admits it was a failure to communicate among hospital staff that led to the patient's release after his initial visit. >> he volunteered that he had traveled from africa in response to the nurse operating the checklist and asking that question. regretfully that information was not fully communicated throughout the full team. >> one thing i do want to point out, carol, with regard to these three airplane flights that mr. duncan took, first from liberia to brussels, then to dulles airport in virginia and then to dallas, i talked to the cdc authorities here including dr. frieden, the head of the cdc, he said, look, there's no risk to any of the passengers on those planes, in the airports because mr. duncan wasn't sick. i asked him to clarify. he said zero percent chance of a transmission there. they're not going back to try to find those passengers because they think there's no need to,
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they're not at risk. >> all right, sanjay gupta at the cdc. thanks so much. i know you'll wait right there. at the bottom of the hour, dr. gupta will answer your ebola questions. tweet them to us using #ebola qufrnltsanda. presbyterian hospital officials admit they've made a drastic mistake by sending duncan home. the truth is, a lack of effective communication is not unusual in hospitals. truth be told, many hospitals are simply not prepared to handle cases of ebola. >> we have a lot of hospitals that aren't prepared and probably don't even want patients. what we've seen, we've seen hospitals now are downloading paper-based guidance plans from the internet and are now working out how to do the management, how to do the implementation and how is the how -- how to make these things happen to ensure if
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they do, unfortunately get an ebola patient, everybody in the hospital is going to be safe. >> this is the paper-based guidelines from the cdc. it's five pages long. is it enough? joining me is seema yasmin a staff writer at the "dallas morning news," but also a medical doctor who worked as a disease detective. welcome, seema. >> thank you. why do you think more hospitals -- why didn't more hospitals react when two american doctors came home for treatment in atlanta? why didn't these hospitals, hospitals all across the country have their own protocols put into place? >> carol, we're actually hearing from local hospitals right here in texas that they did respond. once they heard there could be imported cases of ebola in texas or the u.s., they're telling us over the last three or four weeks they've had questions built in to that automatic medical record system in the emergency room. so those questions would prompt any health care worker, a nurse or a doctor, to ask anyone who walks into the ed, have you had
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a temperature, do you have any of these signs or symptoms and crucially, have you traveled to west africa? so some hospitals really are prepared. sadly we're hearing from this other local hospital, presbyterian, where the ebola patient currently is that the ball was dropped on thursday night after 10:00 when he was trying to receive care there, they sent him home with antibiotics. that's troubling local residents. >> it is troubling because there was a communication problem between the doctors and the nurses. let's face it, we've all experienced that if we've spent any time in the hospital at all. the thing is we can't afford a communications problem at this particular moment in time, is there a solution? >> absolutely. the solution is to improve that communication, to make sure that hire arky doesn't get in the way of effective clear communication between all members of the health care team, not just nurses and doctors, but all the other people that were involved in patient care. that really needs to improve right now. we need to make sure all u.s. doctors are asking patients about travel, have you been to
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west africa recently? have you had any of these signs and symptoms, make sure that crucial information is transmitted to everybody in the health care team. >> is one of the problems that so many different people care for patients? i've been in the hospital and somebody will show up and i'll say, who are you? is that one of the problems. >> it's one of the strengths as well, carol, of our health care system is we do have so many different people with different skills that make sure all aspects of the patient are cared for and supported, that that communication is absolutely key. we need to make sure a rigid hierarchy, so doctors perhaps at the top of the chain, that doesn't mean that people are too scared to talk to them or too scared to challenge them or ask questions. we need to make sure everybody on the health care team is respected and all their voices are heard. >> a lot of people are asking about zmap, eric duncan won't be getting the drug because the company that makes the drug has run out of supplies. why is it taking so long to make this drug? >> that's because it cab very
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technical issue. i can take a very long time to ramp this production up. oftentimes what we see is something that works great in the lab and a frustrating process, sometimes it takes years sadly before we see it in the clinic. it takes a lochk time figure out how to make this on a mass scale, very different to producing a few batches in the lab versus thousands that can be used to treat patients. >> we should make it clear that nancy writebol was treated with cmap and she didn't know whether it was effective in her recovery or not. >> absolutely. these experimental drugs are just that, experimental. they haven't gone through the protocols that drugs usually go through. that means the few patients that have received them, we don't know, was it the drug that actually made them better or were they going to become better on their own anyway. seema yasmin, thanks for joining me. i appreciate it. >> thank you. in the meantime the cdc is ramping up efforts to alert air travelers, the goal to make
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every person traveling from a country with the virus to be aware of the signs and symptoms. rene marsh is at dulles international airport this morning. good morning. >> good morning. well, dulles here, we know this pass jer flew from belgium to washington dulles on an eight-hour flight, united airline flight 951 and had a three-hour layover at washington dulles before getting on that second united airlines flight. so what is the process and what is the procedure when people are traveling from ebola-impacted countries here to the united states. it's the customs and border patrol officers who are on the front lines, we are told they have been trained by the cdc to look for specific symptoms related to ebola. when you arrive and get off of that plane, it is the customs and border patrol officer who is supposed to ask you questions about your whereabouts, what
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kind of contact did you have with individuals during your travel. they're also supposed to be scanning you for very visible signs that you are essentially sick. but i do want to point out, it is cbp's job to flag potentially sick passengers. they don't diagnose. if something catches their or see a red flag, they turn that over to cdc. we know there are cdc reps tatma jort of international airports. we also no there is a flier that is now being handed out to passengers who are flying from overseas, specifically from countries impacted by ebola. we have a graphic of that. essentially this flier, it details what the symptoms of ebola -- what those symptoms are, what the incubation period is, what you should do if you are concerned that perhaps you came in contact with this
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disease. on the bottom of that it also has instructions for doctors. you take that card to your doctor and it instructs the doctor what steps they need to take. we know that cbp had those flyers posted in august, but now they seem to be getting a little more aggressive. they are physically handing these flyers to passengers as they get off the plane, carol. >> just to reiterate, mr. duncan showed no symptoms of ebola when he boarded those united airlines flights. still some people might be a little concerned about those planes. where are those planes? >> reporter: we do know the planes are back in service. one of those united airlines flights is, at this point will be flying from frankfurt back here to dulles at around 7:30 tonight. the second united airlines flight, we know it will be flying from denver to orlando to chicago and then to albany today. as you point out, the cdc has been very clear. there is zero risk to passengers
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who were on board both of those flights. and also we want to point out, this incident happened as far as this man being on these two flights, september 20th. we're now in october. so plenty of time for these crews to clean these planes. these planes have been cleaned several times since september 20th. they just want to make sure people understand, if you were on that flight, again from the cdc, no risk to you. >> rene marsh reporting live from dulles international airport. thanks so much. make sure you stay with us. remember later this hour dr. gupta will answer your ebola questions. tweet them to us at cnn using the hash tag ebola q&a. i'll be right back. people with type 2 diabetes come from all walks of life. if you have high blood sugar, ask your doctor about farxiga.
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correspondent michelle kosinski. >> he has a big job ahead of him. just a few months ago we were going through this same kind of course with the va. remember the whistle blowers? in this case coming from inside the secret service. then there was a the bipartisan outrage, the entrenched culture within the agency and now we have the resignation. julie pierson was appointed by the president to turn the secret service around. now a year and a half later it's time to try again. >> while white house fence jumper omar gonzalez was pleading not guilty to federal crimes for storming the mansion armed with a knife. >> back, everybody into the park. >> reporter: it's not even clear if he's aware of the fallout he leaves behind. >> stop, please. >> reporter: julie pierson resigned as director of the secret service. answerless answers to an angry committee only riled congress even more. >> is the president of the united states informed. >> i would assume the president
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are not enough. >> reporter: we've learned this is where thomas eric duncan was staying during his first trip to the united states, an apartment complex in north dallas where authorities say the liberian citizen may have had contact with five children. those five children, says a liberian community leader in dallas, are the children of duncan's girlfriend who duncan was visiting. stanley gay says he has talked to duncan's girlfriend. >> they are home, doing well. the children as well are doing fine. again, all she asks is for her prayers. >> reporter: the five children go to four different schools in the neighborhood. the sam tasbn middle school is one of them. this woman heard at least one of those children who could have been exposed went to her son and daughter's school. she came early to pick her children up. >> i just got scared because i thought that that kid came to the school and probably came in contact with him. i know it doesn't get contact by the air, but you never know.
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>> reporter: all five of the children who may have had contact of the man diagnosed with ebola are now staying out of school. many of these parents were told those five children were in school on monday and tuesday. marie gallardo has a son and daughter in one of the four schools. >> i'm scared. i'm worried for my son and my daughter and me. >> reporter: more than 3500 children are enrolled in these four schools, so there are a lot of concerned families. nobody can offer any guarantees, but the school district has told parents the children are not in any imminent danger. >> all four schools are being cleaned and sanitized over the next several days, but they will remain open. students say they were given a piece of paper in school that explained the situation in english and spanish. >> it says this morning we are made aware a student in your school may have had contact with an individual who was recently diagnosed with the ebola virus. does that worry you?
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were you scared? >> yes, and i don't feel like going to school tomorrow. >> reporter: i want to tell you and you mother you don't need to be scared. the person in your school doesn't have ebola, they were just near someone who had it. so you don't have to worry, okay? >> okay. >> reporter: daisy and betsy are fourth graders who are twins. >> when you heard of the ebola stuff, what did you think? >> we got scared. >> you're twins and you talk at the same time. are you okay now? >> yes. >> the students here didn't have ebola, you know that, right? >> yes. >> are you coming back to school tomorrow? >> yes. >> authorities say the schools will operate as normally as possible the rest of the week. gary tuchman, cnn, dallas. still to come in the "newsroom," a trip to sierra leone resulted in an ebola scare for one u.s. aid worker. >> did you think about what it would be like if, in fact, you did test positive for ebola?
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malaria. the patient is in isolation and in the early stages of testing. >> we've asked the hospital to tell us about, is anyone with a travel history and anyone with a fever. and when those two come together we've asked them to be very careful and in an abundance of caution, while you're working them up for whatever else might be going on, also make sure you isolate against ebola just in case that is the case. >> health officials won't say whether the patient had recently traveled to west africa or how long they've shown symptoms. the hospital says it's equipped to deal with ebola if those tests come back positive. no word on when those results are expected. the scene in hawaii is one that eric silverman is all too familiar with, a u.s. aid worker admitted to a new york city hospital after showing ebola-like symptoms. he talked with cnn's debra feyerick about his experience. >> reporter: before the first case of ebola was diagnosed in
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texas, the outbreak tearing through west africa leaving a trail of death and sorrow seemed unbelievably far away the night eric silverman staggered into a new york city emergency room burning with fever, his body racked by ebola-like symptoms. >> definite went through my mind and my mother's mind. >> reporter: two weeks earlier the 27-year-old american aid worker returned from sierra leone, flying through new york's jfk airport and then to martha's vineyard for a birthday party before returning home to brooklyn. >> did you think about what it would be like if you did test positive for ebola? >> it definitely went through my mind with probably hundreds of people over the two weeks. >> reporter: his fear of outbreak was overwhelming. highly infectious and almost always fatal, ebola spreads through close contact with an infected animal or human, any
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exchange of bodily fluids. this summer believing it was only a matter of time, new york state and city health officials warned hospitals like mt. sinai medical center to be on high alert. dr. david rich and his team were ready when their first potential ebola patient walked through the door. >> by our time stamps we believe within seven minutes he was placed in isolation. >> i tried to get up and leave and go to the bathroom. there were security guards outside my door. they said no one in or out. >> reporter: having seen the first ebola transport patient on tv, nurses and doctors at mount sinai used similar gear. >> were people scared? >> the staff was very anxious. >> reporter: dr. scott lauren runs mount sinai's medical intensive care unit. >> they had complete has mat covers with hoods on. eric was in the same way. they wheeled him up -- it was very dramatic when they entered the intensive care unit. there was about five to eight
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people wheeling him very, very rapidly into the isolation room in the icu. >> reporter: so this is the isolation room where eric was kept for the few days. a small team of doctors and nurses would suit out just out here in those special white protective suits. they would go inside, take his vitals, examine him, take his blood. afterwards anything he had come into contact with was wrapped up into bio hazard bags for insin ration. silverman was tested for malaria, typhoid, salmonella, even tick-borne diseases. all came back negative. on day three, cdc tests for ebola was also negative. eric was released. whatever he had, it was not ebola. >> that's how the world works today. people can be in one place one day and 12 hours later the other side of the world. that just shows that we're all interconnected and what happens over here is going to affect over here as well.
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>> reporter: debra feyerick, cnn, new york. wow, i want to bring back dr. sanjay gupta who joins me now to answer some of your questions about ebola. sanjay, officials in texas say they're looking at possibly 100 contacts. they say they're starting with a very wide net, but plan to reduce that number. that news comes with the growing fears about the risk in the united states and whether eric duncan could have spread ebola to his fellow passenger during his flight. what's the possibility of that? >> reporter: well, with regard to the flight, the folks here at cdc and frankly most people have been very, very optimistic about this, saying there's really no chance that any of the passengers on the flights or the airports where mr. duncan may have walked through en route from liberia to dallas are at risk, in large part because he was not sick. carol, the best way to sort of explain this is you don't -- when you get sick, that's because you've got enough virus in your body now that's making
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you sick. it's at that point that the virus is getting into your bodily fruits. if you're not sick, the virus isn't in your bodily fruits yet, so you can't transmit it. i know this is something that's of a lot of concern to people. but trying to explain this in a way that they understand it's scientifically not possible to be transmitting the virus until you, yourself, have symptoms. that's why they're saying, look, those passengers, those people in airports, we're not going to try to find them. they are not considered contacts, they have nothing to worry about. dr. frieden said zero percent chance. >> let me ask you this, what criteria do officials use to decide who gets tested for ebola? >> that's a great question. a little bit more nuanced than you might think. obviously -- we have a graph to put up here in a second as well. there's this idea that if you've been in west africa and you have a fever, you should automatically get tested for ebola. it's not quite that simple. i can tell you having been in west africa recently, there's
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lots of different things that cause fever. most of them far more likely than ebola. anything from food poisoning to things like typhoid, cholera, malaria, far more common than ebola. take a look at the graphic. if you're high risk, clearly have contact with someone who has ebola, you will likely get tested. if you're lower risk, if you've been in a household, for example, with someone with ebola and you have any kind of symptoms, you will likely get tested. on the far right are people who may be in west africa but have had no known contacts with someone with ebola, if they're healthy, there's no reason to test them. there's a lot of people, carol, who fit into that category. we'll hear more and more about them over the next couple weeks, people coming back from west africa. they develop a fever, the vast majority of them won't need testing. the vast majority of them won't have ebola. it's not that they don't raise a flag when they arrive at the hospital. further investigation shows low risk, they probably won't get
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tested. >> i want to get to some viewer questions. this is from lucian. he asks, how long can the virus live outside the body? >> the answer is probably a few days. it depends on the conditions. sunlight, uv light can start to deactivate a virus. if a surface is cleaned, that can deactivate the virus. the real question is how likely am i to catch the virus myself by touching a surface, for example, where the virus lives, and there's a very low chance of that happening, even if the virus is there. the idea that you would then catch it is unlikely. you really need that direct bodily fluid contact. >> okay. this question is from hannah. she asks what's the most likely first symptom of ebola? >> well, the most likely first symptom seems to be fever. that's part of the reason why the screening tests in airports focus so much on this fever. even before someone starts to develop other symptoms, their temperature may start to rise, and that's the case, that's
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going to prompt additional screening at airports. >> this is from wonderful lady. she asks, aren't they afraid the virus can mutate and become airborne? >> reporter: well, the virus -- viruses do change a bit over time. we know that the ebola virus has changed a bit even since the beginning of this outbreak. there's millions of different changes that could occur. it could be one of these things where it mutates into something less lethal. it could my state into something that's more airborne, but not -- doesn't make people as sick. it's just so hard to predict what those mutations will lead to. >> i want to switch topics because you're here and you're a doctor. i think this is an important question to ask. it's about the entero virus. a 10-year-old girl have died. 542 people in 42 states have contracted the virus. what can be done about that
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virus? >> reporter: i'm glad you ask about it. enter row virus, weave had outbreaks in the past in this country. they tend to be more seasonal, when kids start going back to school in the fall, you tend to see a spike in numbers just because kids are clustering together and probably that's part of the way this virus spreads. my guess is it will eventually sort of die out over time. but in the meantime, you and i talked about this yesterday, the simple things, the hand washing and things like that do make a big difference with enterovirus, that's a virus where people do touch surfaces and touch areas where the virus has been and then touch their mouth, their nose, their eyes and can get an infection. simple hand washing, basic principles will make a difference, but it does -- the good news is there's a little light at the end of the tunnel. typically these viruses are more sooep seasonal, they come and go. >> let's hope it goes very soon. sanjay gupta, thanks so much. i'll be right back. that matter today.
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andy bourdain "pafrts unknown," he takes you to the bronx. >> for the most part the bronx is overlooked. the never-visited borough in new york city which is a shame because the bronx is a magical place with its own energy, its own food, vibe and rhythm. you've been to brooklyn. maybe it's time you took a look at the bronx.
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>> interesting. the bronx is just one of the locations the show travels in season four, tanzania, jamaica, even iran on the itinerary. joining me now, anthony bourdain. welcome. >> thanks. good to be here. >> the bronx, huh? >> unexplored territory, shamefully so. i knew so little about it and i can see it from my window. why is that and what have i been missing. >> people travel there for yankees games and they don't go back. >> it's a wonderland of food. it seems like a natural for foodies as well. so many ethic groups from all over the world who brought their food culture there and so much history. it's the birthplace of hip-hop and rap and the sound track to the whole world. why don't we know more about snit. >> what sets the season apart. you seem to come up with so many ideas. i keep thinking he has to run out at some point. >> i think one of the joys of
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living in such a big wonderful planet is there's so much. we could shoot -- i could shoot a show a week in china for the rest of my life and still die ignorant basically. the world is big. >> let's talk about iran. what was that like? >> well, it's an extraordinary experience if you -- we've been trying to go for many, many years and haven't been able to get in for one reason or another. the difference between iran as a geopolitical entity, which is how we've always experienced it, the iran we read about in the papers and see on the news. the iran you experience just as an american walking down the street with a bunch of other americans completely different situation, very friendly, generous, incredibly generous,
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fantastic food, very young country, and a sense of yearning there that's very hard to describe. i think people will be really excited, confused, upset, a heartbreaking and heartbreakingly beautiful place. >> that makes me really want to watch that episode. there's so much turmoil in the world right now with isis and, of course, this ebola scare. when you travel the world do you get a sense that the world is in chaos or do people just go on with their lives and we're just imagining that? >> i think that the world -- i'm a cynical guy by nature. but over the last few years and seeing it the way i do, i've e -- it's mostly filed with good people trying to do the best they can under very difficult circumstances. i don't think the whole world is falling apart. >> please say that again.
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because it feels that way at times. i just don't think that. there are many places in the world where things are okay until they're not. they can go bad very, very quickly. i think libya is a really good example of a place where i experienced a lot of hope, met a lot of great people, where things are gone very, very badly, but it's a place about which i'm ultimately -- my experience having been there, it's not an abstract to me. i believe some day libya will get their act together. i think that's true of places likely beer yeah and hopefully -- hopefully sooner than others. i amgenly hopeful. people fight to live every day in much of the world. >> i think you're right. in the end people are people and we all want the same thing, right? >> i believe that. >> thank you so much for stopping by. >> thank you. >> anthony bourdain.
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good or bad, you can always count on kids to give you the unfiltered truth. now one man is turning those innocent insults into comedy gold. here is jeanne moos. >> they say kids say the darndest things. in little sadie's case, sometimes the most insulting. >> hey, mamma. >> are you going to make yourself pretty today or are you going to look like you always do. >> mother and humorist joanna stein has a viral hit ved oh on her hands. >> your tummy looks like a bagel. >> thanks to her daughter's unintended insults. yes, they are truly things that
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sadie said when she was 4. >> she had been dropping truth bombs out of her mouth. most of those things are true. my tummy has looked like a bagel. >> you have a lot of hairs on your face, is that a mustache or a beard. >> probably reached for your tweezers. >> clara and i were playing in your underpants and they fit both of us at the same time. >> reporter: her daughter recreated these in her current 7-year-old voice. mom recorded the video called mom head on a go pro camera attached to a special rig on her head. >> can i have your ipad when you die? >> reporter: most viewers find the answers hilarious, though some think sadie needed more discipline. you best believe my kid says any of these things, i won't be making a video of it because i'll be ripping them a new one. in another poster, kids are like mean little drunks. >> did you take a shower today
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because i don't think it worked. >> reporter: joanna first compiled her daughters's insults in a book entitled "how not to calm a child on a plane." it was inspired by the time she tried to stop her from crying. now that sadie is 7, the bottom line is she hasn't turned out to be a monster? >> no. she really is a lovely sweet kid. >> reporter: true mom took a licking. by the time sadie is a teenager and no longer speaking to her parents, joanna will be longing for the good old days of insults. jeanne moos, cnn. >> mommy, when we come home i'll tell you all the things you did wrong today. >> reporter: new york. >> kids are like mean little drunks. thanks for joining me today. i'm carol costello.
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at this hour, as many as 100 people around dallas, 100 being contacted about possible exposure to ebola after the first person is diagnosed with that disease here in the united states. >> among a dozen being monitored, five children who may have been exposed. this is how some

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