LOU DOBBS (HOST): Breaking news tonight. Two passengers have died from the coronavirus. They were released from quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Princess Cruises says it plans to have the ship sailing again by the end of April after what they term a “thorough cleaning.” Fourteen Americans who were on that ship still remain in Japan. They're under quarantine tonight. Worldwide, the coronavirus has killed more than 2,200 people; infected more than 76,000.
And a new Gallup poll finds 77% of Americans surveyed are very confident in the Trump administration's ability to handle the coronavirus outbreak. That's higher than any administration in any of the previous health scares that the country has had.
Joining us tonight, Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel. Doctor, good to have you with us. Are you impressed by that -- the number of Americans who have got that much confidence in the Trump administration?
DR. MARC SIEGEL (FOX NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR): Absolutely, Lou. I think that the task force that the president put together and his leadership on this has been tremendous. I have followed health scares, as you know, for many years and contagions. And you know what's different this time? The messaging. Because we have this enormous threat to us over there in China infecting probably well over 100,000 people in real numbers, and the messaging from CDC, from NIH, from the president, from Alex Azar, from the Department of Homeland Security has been here's what we're doing to try to contain it here. Transparency. Here's what the numbers are here. Here's how we're isolating people. They're spreading confidence.
DOBBS: And every one of those people you mentioned, including yourself, have been straightforward, treating the audience of this broadcast and all of our fellow citizens as adults. Straight talk and some careful language as well, just because you don't want to overstate the situation. I understand that. But this has been a remarkable exercise for the American people because we're sitting here still with 15 -- it's 15 right now who have come down with the virus. I think it's being managed well. The results speak for themselves.