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January 15th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/15/10

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Tonight on 360°, we have the latest developments from Haiti. We have the remarkable story of a baby trapped for 62 hours, who is found alive. Plus, we're tracking the aid, a slow process. What's taking so long to help those in need?

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  1. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Anderson, I don't know how you and the rest of the CNN people do it. I would imagine a good cry every now and again off camera is the reaction.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  2. Emily

    Great see Dr.Gupta doing all that he can!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  3. KC

    @Steve Shope:

    Allowing dog teams to come in first and leave their planes parked along a narrow runway and not bringing heavy equipment to clear roads as well as the fuel they need, led to a fiasco at the airport. Now the streets are still blocked in many areas and most of the heavy equipment I'm seeing is rescue-related. For the sake of a few people trapped in collapsed buildings, thousands are left without water and food.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Anderson is so busy night I have seen!!!! he is doing great job there! And I have seen Dr. Sanjay Gupta was reporting into the area where patients are treating right now, It was on Situation Room, Campbell Brown and now on AC!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  5. Ashley H, Canada

    Sanjay Gupta is also doing a wonderful job in Haiti. If only there were more doctors like him...

    January 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  6. Dodie

    Most unfortunate, they must bury the bodies asap or disease would be a real problem.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  7. Emily

    @starr,
    I've been wondering about the big businesses from the beginning!

    The pharmaceutical companies; Machinery – to clear roads, etc. and what about those that could donate coffins? (I know, it sounds awful!)....and of course, food & clothing companies)....etc.

    Has Tiger Woods Donated anything?
    I know that The NHL has and so has Lance Armstrong, and others.

    I've not heard Tigers name mentioned yet!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  8. Lauren--NY

    Thank you to Anderson and team for some of the most incredible reporting I've seen in a long time.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  9. Stephanie

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta is taking care of these patients by himself!!!! Are you serious! I have so much respect for him, Anderson and CNN for all of their coverage and help. It's so sad that the UN comes to usher the doctors away and not to stay and safeguard them! What's going on here?? Bandits will come and take all of that medical supplies and then no one will have anything tomorrow!

    I hope Dr. Sanjay Gupta and his team stays safe

    January 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  10. Susan

    The coverage is almost too painful to bear at this point, yet.even though I'm battling cancer myself, I can't help but feel lucky after witnessing such wrecklessl neglect of humanity.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  11. Donata, Windsor, CO

    Dr. Gupta, the only Dr. left??? Camera men saving lives! Thank God the news organization went to Haiti to save some. This reporting tonight and over the weekend will be critical to saving more. Do not stop asking questions as you coverage will command action. Prayers and safety to all of you there.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  12. Roberta, Clayton CA

    Why are the doctors and nurses leaving? Who exactly is threatening them?

    January 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  13. Edward

    I so glad that Dr.Gupta is still there in the medical tent trying to save other people lives.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  14. Sam(antha), Boston MA

    Anderson, please stay safe while you are in Haiti. Continue reporting and showing us the truth, because we all trust you and depend on you to be honest when no one else is. Thank you so much for everything you do.

    *I know that I am young and that my effort is unorganized at the moment, but I would like to help the victims as much as I can. If anyone has any suggestions for a fundraiser or an organization in which to send my profits, please let me know before the live blog ends. Thank you for your time.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  15. mark e gottlieb

    The orphan whose prospective parents recognize him should immediately be flown to them, If Obama is serious he could pick up the phone and get it done, One life saved,

    January 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  16. MKNYC

    Doctors left because they thought the security situation was bad? Yet, Sanjay is still there treating patients. Thank you Sanjay for putting the lives of others before your own!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  17. Danielle - Los Angeles

    Sanjay always says he is a doctor first and that shot before the commercial break just proves what a dedicated doctor he is.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  18. Beth(Texas)

    Kudos...Dr.Gupta

    January 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  19. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, just reading your posts about the rescue of the young child is uplifting.

    Those biscuits are supposed to provide nourishment for a whole day.

    That is frustrating to see what happened when that UN truck tried to distribute aid. Maybe as aid is received each day, those is need will have the reassurance of the aid coming in regularly.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  20. John Garcia

    have a suggestion why doesn’t the US help the Haitians immediately by getting these people out of Haiti and to places like Miami, ASAP. There they can be treated and help more immediate and effective. We can close stadium or the airport and have medical teams and crisis personal ready to help. Another idea is to have cruise liners donate the ships so these people can have a place to eat, sleep, and get medical attention. Well that’s my two cents I think this is more effective than just donating millions of dollars and having no control. The Haitians are out of control and there needs to be some order. Thank you. GOD BLESS HAITI.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  21. Sharon Hastings

    Thank God for Sanjay Gupta who is willing to stay and try to care for those people in the tents. I don't know why they couldn't get some security there so the other doctors could stay.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  22. Nadine Galland

    Just heard that Sanjay is still treating patients while other Doctors are leaving because of security concerns. Oh God, Sanjay, please stay safe. We need you!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  23. Bernice Vinson

    Thanks. To Anderson Cooper and the team . You're real journalists!
    a rarity these days. I can believe what you say. May God continue to bless you.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  24. Christina from Canada

    Angelina ....Brad....Oprah Hollywood? Focus on the orphanges please get the children of Haiti to safety. Use whatever power you have (and it is alot) to have focus on the children.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  25. Daniela

    I'm a registered nurse who has been looking for an organization willing to take me along to Haiti to provide medical relief. Frustrating – on the news, reporters are talking about the desperate need for medical workers, and many organizations here aren't accepting volunteers.
    Can someone offer some information so I can volunteer?

    January 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  26. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I think the young men should fall back and allow the women and children to be fed, first.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  27. Cynthia, NC

    God Bless You, Dr. Gupta.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  28. starr formerly known as vincent

    I was once homeless and living on the street. No money, no employment.
    I ate whatever i could get , with the exception of canned food that had expired. Any dry food, expired or not i ate it.
    I don't understand, if you are hungry, starving why you would so NO to Any food that does not risk disease.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  29. Isabel - Brazil.

    I read that the great difficulty of the Brazilian military when they were in Haiti on a peacekeeping mission was to gain the confidence of the people and to make understanding that they were there for to do good!

    There is this barrier

    January 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  30. Cheryl K. Sask Canada

    A big thank you, Anderson, to you and your team's reporting. Your caring makes you, you. Among all this tragedy and sadness it is important for us to see the reality there. It is not fair for any of them. Hopefully tomorrow brings more help.

    Keep safe everyone...and yes.. stay strong.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  31. Edward

    It was so ashamed to see that people who really need food waste food because they got the exparation date mixed up.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  32. Susan, NJ

    It's cruel that the doctors have left. SECURITY is the basis for all civilization, yet many people do not appreciate the importance of security. (Where is CODE PINK to protest security workers?)

    January 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  33. Roberta, Clayton CA

    Thank you, CNN, for the excellent up-to-the minute coverage of this tragedy. Please pray for the aid workers so that they may safely and effectively get the food, water and supplies to the Haitians. Please provide a hedge of protection around the doctors and nurses that are treating the injured.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  34. A. Smith, Oregon

    Looks like the Marines should be guarding the on shore medical stations, UN safety officers should be carrying clubs at the emergency food drops to encourage a orderly distribution of emergency food.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  35. Susan Helf

    Anderson,
    PLEASE give us more information about why the UN medical workers
    abandoned the makeshift hospital because of "security concerns."
    The look on your face and Sanjay's when you learned the doctors had been forced to decamp said everything!

    I've been watching your excellent reports for days. I am appalled that the UN pulled the lifesaving medical staff. What security concerns? Nothing you've shown us indicates that anyone would harm aid workers. And even if there is danger, why isn't the military providing
    protection? We are so good at destroying villages in Afghanistan and
    cities in Iraq.

    So many politicians and groups are blaming the victims, who happen to be black and incredibly poor. Conservative commentators are calling for "reevaluating aid to a failed state." This is insupportable. Haiti is the most desperate country on Earth because of France, the US, the IMF and other colonial and corporate crimes.

    Thanks to you and Sanjay Gupta for your dedication and compassion in reporting this unimaginable tragedy.

    Susan Helf
    Seattle, WA

    January 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  36. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I do love Chris Lawerence's story, He is doing great job reporting from Haiti....... That is so great see him! 🙂

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  37. jayoung

    They don't like to do food drops because people riot over the food, but they could send some MRE's in with the volunteers everyday. They are relatively lightweight and they have to have MRE's with instructions in French on them (if not Creole) so that the Hatians can read the instructions.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  38. Rosa

    Hi Anderson,
    Thank you for your great work. Why aren't the injured, sick, homeless people of Haiti flown to other countries for temporary care?. Since it is so frustrating to deal with the infraestructure to name just one of the issues, would it be more effective to bring them to the US and other willing countries for immediate help?

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  39. Shawn Ontario Canada

    Hello CNN Crew
    Thank you for your coverage of Haiti. It hits home. My Dad and a group of about 30 are just North of Port au Prince to build an addition on to a School for Mission of Hope. I have heard they are okay. But their assignment has changed. But what touched me is the orphans. Mission of Hope is a compound with its own orphanage, school etc., that might be able to help for safety. I know transportation is difficult.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  40. Caroline, Los Angeles

    And please keep in mind that reading numbers also includes the ability to understand dates and times.

    If you're illiterate about numbers you don't understand any of that!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  41. Diane

    Anderson, you are the best, you are doing great work. But where is the medical care, the food, for the people? Millions being donated, but why isn't the aid being delivered to people before they die? Especially medical care. Why are the drs., leaving patients behind to die? Something seriously wrong, please Anderson, contact someone in US
    government, don't let more people die. Help them. Very frustrating to see what is happening.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  42. Amy

    Anderson, I just wanted to encourage you and all your coworkers – you are all doing a phenomenal job over there in Haiti. My thoughts and prayers are with you. -Amy x o

    January 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  43. Robin Shenk

    Why can't the borders for adoption or foster care in volunteer homes be opened for Americans to take in a Haitian orphan. It would reduce people to feed and care for there and lessen the risk of disease in the coming days with no living conditions. Paperwork can be processed minimally just to get them out of the country and work on the details later.
    Robin from Gainesville, FL

    January 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  44. Susan, NJ

    Why is it so surprising that there are thugs? it's natural. That's why SECURITY is so important. Yet security forces have been demonized in the media. Now we see what a lack of security means.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  45. Diana C de R

    In addition to praying for the dear Haitian people, I've been praying for you Anderson & Ivan & Dr. Gupta & all the the rescue and medical personnel, even the rescue dogs. I pray for your fortitude and thank you for getting the word out to the world.

    Your reports have given us a much clearer sense of the devastation and need. Our hearts go out to the Haitians; may they receive all the help they need asap. We grieve for their loss. God speed.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  46. Emily

    @David Indiana:

    I am and not surprised to hear that Anderson is going to be there another week. I hope that he doesn't make himself sick by over doing it.

    I know that many countries have & are donating help but that earthquake really did a number on Haiti, as if that country didn't already have enough problems.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  47. Mindy

    I just said that, Survival of the fittest when things get desperate

    January 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  48. Theresa Harris

    Anderson, I've watched you cover huricane Katrina and many other disasters but what you're doing down in Haiti is just unbelievable. Keep up the good work and may God bless you!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  49. Brian Negri Senatus

    Poem – We are one

    A dedication to world crisis and to those who cares.

    We are human despite our major differences at times, but the facts are we still remain human.

    We are human, but most importantly we are one whether we know it or not.

    We are flesh, skin, and bones with minds that can expand beyond extraordinary measures.

    We are one

    Life for us is a battle every single day we live, and the hardest thing we face in life everyday is surviving.

    We are only human, but we are courageous, brave, and most of all we are one.

    We are human, but more significantly we are one.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  50. Caroline, Los Angeles

    This tape of the U.N. food truck delivery of biscuits is a perfect example of what not to do.

    Oh, and it would be good to keep in mind that 50% of the people can't read the date on the food so they will believe any lie told them.

    People can be illiterate in reading numbers as well as letters.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
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