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and he told us he was not ok to play but he said he understood us playing to avoid any punishment. is said to be devastated by what has happened when carlo deny saying anything racist and his coach believes him say they have complete confidence in their squad members but anyone found guilty of racism must be punished whether part of their team or not. said it was a sad day for football and how the incident is fully investigated they did stokes al-jazeera. there with me soho rob a reminder of our top stories india reports its highest number of new covert 1000 cases in a single day more than 100000 some states have imposed new restrictions to stop the spread elizabeth prong of possible. minister they. held a meeting on sunday to review the situation and he said that the rise is mainly due
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to what he called the. decline in code that appropriate behavior like wearing masks and social distancing due to pandemic the tikkun also effect of a lack of effect of implementation of containment measures to address all of this he is tending medical teams to maharashtra to assess why it has remained the worst affected state over the past year he's also sending teams to the state of punjab and check this there to see why the death rate is so disproportionately high in those 2 states jordan's prince sums or has been a newly released voice recording that he would not obey orders by the army to stop communicating with the outside world after he was put under house arrest jordan's government says it's thwarted a malicious plot to destabilize the country. the situation is a little bit difficult all the guards have left and the chief of staff threaten me on behalf of top agencies officials were recorded his words and send them to my
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family and those i know outside the country just in case something happened and now waiting for ericsson i'm not going to escalate but i will not abide myself by their orders to stay at home not to use to eat or not to be in contact with people and not to see my family but i've been told by the chief of staff is not acceptable under any circumstances so i'm still waiting for this matter to be sorted out their recovery operations underway in bangladesh where the ferry and the cargo ship of collided at least $27.00 bodies have been recovered so far israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is legal and political troubles are playing out some will tame the asli his corruption trials resume with the prosecutors accusing him of trading in favors while in office but at the same time israeli president hu rubin rivlin is consulting with political parties about who he should choose to form a government those were the headlines more news with dream in half an hour next its inside story to stay with us.
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corona virus infections are on the rise in europe tougher restrictions and lock downs are back in place in many countries but why are they struggling to contain the pandemic and what went wrong with the rollout of vaccines this is inside story . hello and welcome to the program i'm how much of june europe saw a downturn in coronavirus cases at the beginning of this year but now infections are soaring in the majority of countries with more than 1600000 cases recorded last
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week the world health organization says the rapid surge is worrying and it's warned what it calls the continent's unacceptably slow rollout of vaccines could prolong the pandemic europe's inoculation program has been hit partly by delivery delays and that's led some countries to reimpose restrictions and lockdowns with many tightening their rules for the easter holiday and the baba reports from london weekend in rome and people out in about enjoying these to break but remind us of the coverage in $1000.00 restrictions and of a far away lot of my family but i think the pew do not pay more than a year now seems the 1st restrictive measures were imposed in italy we will probably among the 1st countries to completely submersion see and people a tiny bit well they have a way that protecting health is essential in these times. all regions are now classified as red zones people can leave home to exercise or to visit relatives once a day but police are checking nobody's travelling between regions for the content
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i'm glad they are doing checks it means something is working in this whole mess. over in leone in southeastern france this man was one of thousands getting a coronavirus job inside the city football stadium on saturday with intensive care units as full as they were last april the country speeding up its vaccination program over easter paul newman point it doesn't get in the press falling tay isn't for the people who come here these are quite stressful times by doing this hopefully we can get through it and quickly from saturday there's a nationwide curfew between 7 pm and 6 am president emanuel says authorities will take a relaxed view this weekend if people travel beyond the permitted 10 kilometers but from monday night they'll be checking such journeys are essential. wanted in spain traditional easter possessions or cancelled but in barcelona some have been making the most of the weather spring still in the state of emergency in new cases have been rising a new national law says people have to wear
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a mosque outdoors and gatherings of more than 6 people are banned in this region but here at least they're taking a measured approach in britain police forces have asked people not to travel long distances over the holiday while the prime minister's issued his own reminder you can reach up. to hospital 6 people outside who is outside mostly. because it's breaking the speed of the u.k.'s vaccination program means the government is on track with what it calls its cautious irreversible road map to freedom but it's still urging the public to be careful not to al-jazeera london. the e.u. the vaccine rollout has fared poorly compared to other developed economies so far only around 10 percent of the blocks $900000000.00 people have received even one vaccine dose in the u.k. and nearly half the population of $67000000.00 have had a 1st jab in the united states president joe biden is promising to deliver
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$200000000.00 shots by the end of the month so far almost 30 percent of people in america have received a dose the slow pace of the vaccination campaign could hamper economic recovery the block is predicted to grow less than 4 percent next year the u.s. and u.k. are expecting nearly double that. all right let's bring in our guests in reading in the u.k. we have simon clark associate professor in cellular microbiology at the university of reading and grenoble in france barry pradelle ski associate professor of economics at the national center for scientific research and inverts berger many. political analyst and a huge on one a professor at stanford university in berlin welcome all of you to the program rick let me start with you today so the world health organization has sharply criticized europe's a vaccine rollout as unacceptably slow just how bad is the situation currently and how much could this potentially be prolonging the pandemic in europe. well of
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course it would be much better if we would had a new president that we quote apply from previous examples but this is not the case it's the 1st time that the european union as a coordinating body is responsible for something like managing a pandemic and what we discussing your of it is that it makes much more sense to join forces and to prepare everything collectively but as it turns out this is much slower and fall less effective than what we can experience in israel in the united kingdom or in the united states it doesn't mean that it was the wrong approach but that is something we only learn in retrospection simon the w.h.o. has also warned that the speed with which the virus is spreading could increase the risk of new variants developing in the region how real is that threat and from your
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vantage point how worrying is it. a real threat. virus you get from person to person and then they get in from both of us and the bone virus is produced and every time a new virus pops good juice there is the opportunity for a new variant to arise and they will rise all the time but very rarely you will get you a variant which transmits better well perhaps a variant will able to close disease or perhaps maybe less sensitive to the action of the vaccine so i louay. the virus to spread just simply increases the chance of mutation barry how dire an effect is all of this having on european economies right now and how much will these new restrictions disrupt supply chains and factories especially for countries like spain and france and germany as countries whose economies are really interlinked. yes i think the impact on the economy is
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tremendous and it will see like a short mid and long term impact of poor strategy it will out in europe and in most part the west if you look now at countries to implemented nations that are coping strategy they're back to growth countries like china australia you know and many others f.t.p. positions for 2021 of the 2019 which are plus quite a percent and yet in europe we are predicting 2021 to me you know how percent below 2100 so this will have a very long term effect for europe's economy if there is uncertainty of the only fact long knockdowns and there is no deference tempi investment temporary methods assets but ultimately. global balance of economic power and reshipped with europe is not. acting to get control of those so as we know germany is one of the countries that impose strict pandemic restrictions the president says the health
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situation has led to a crisis of trust in government policies frank walter steinmeier on saturday conceded there were mistakes and urged germans to pull together even about i'm going to be given this your expectation for those in government is clear get it together let's all get together deacon patriots let's bring forth what we're made of we are not world champions in dealing with the pandemic but we're not a total failure either we are the republic of germany we doubt a lot but we're capable of a lot and it's capability not doubt that counts now of oil rigs or statements like that that you just heard from the german president signal to you that european leaders are learning from past mistakes at this point. well they do learn from past mistakes but we constantly find ourselves in a new situation because the pun demick doesn't follow a script what the situation is today is very different from last year and
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domestically the situation changes a lot germany is sort of slowly getting into an election campaign we will replace i'm going to macalester the chancellor who was in the chancellor has since 2005 and there's also changes the way politicians talk about the pandemic and it resonates in the public so the debate is different as well as the challenge of the pandemic simon does the e.u. have enough vaccines to slow the spread of coronavirus. i'm not sure we know how much stock they've got that's not being administered always waited to be 2nd to some people but i've heard stories of a grim 1000000 cases of oxo that's true that i. sat on shelves in france i don't know how true that is but also if they're not giving it to certain people then then why have it what what's that the use of it but it does say that that that isn't
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enough vaccine generally speaking. across the you particularly in certain countries and that of course will mean that it's much more difficult to keep a lid on infection numbers when they're finally brought under control barrie how bad a job did the european commission do when it came to negotiating with the vaccine companies manufacturers. well i think it's not only your commission to blame i think we have new york post problem the. responsibility of the european commission was not given before that richard mentioned the 3rd thing to all of the member countries could have done a better job to support a commission fundamental market forces that are really not understood. if they would as investors like other countries like us to hear israel early on not only saying we don't procure accents but in back into production capacity to collaborate with the different companies are kind of back accidents because of action produce
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much more so the argument is that some countries like us u.k. israel have been selfish if mostly by supporting companies and creating about incentives europe could lead to an increased production so looking more like nation to everyone rather well rick how much did the e.u. underestimate possible complications and delays in vaccine production from your vantage point what were the biggest mistakes made by the e.u. when it came to actually procurement. well if we compare the european union with what happened in the united states the approach was a very different it was kind of a legal estate we sign a contract with a company that produces a certain amount and then we have a fine like driving at site when in the united states it was a much more a market economy approach and which they came with a lot of money and incentives and it was kind of a rat race to find out who's the winner who can benefit the most from this huge
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incentive to preview was you know on a large scale in a short time and that was a very different approach and now the united states can provide 16 on a much larger scale and joe biden is doing a much better job and he joined the european union but that is as we said before not just the problem of the european commission it was just a different approach and apparently he didn't need to have the same successes as in the countries that are much better than the u. members simon e.u. member states are allowed to strike separate deals with vaccine makers that have not signed agreements directly with the e.u. you know from your perspective does that help the situation or does that complicate it for them that maybe it complicates it i don't quite know the details of your big mission this to be vaccines but it might take a look at. what other countries do djibouti is bolts i think quite
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a few of those it's all the pfizer vaccine but countries like hungary of purchase logs going through. this but make 5 vaccine so it's going to be sorry so really that changes the picture of how many total gross is a vaccine a country has and really you have to offer the question i think if people are if if that's within the rules then what is the point of having a coordinated system. barry when it comes to economic recovery how are you countries doing compared to other countries whose economies have been ravaged by the pandemic and they're doing very poorly. so look at europe we are still right now in many countries in the 3rd lot down there in many countries also in australia resilient where the nation was favored of the strategy there will be on top of demick their service sectors recovered since the last spring it's been 2020 and
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also look at g.d.p. numbers numbers are there to pre-crisis growth within europe we're still minus 4 percent below 2000 time to levels and importantly to pensioners this is why the new europe we have 50 times almost 50 times more death and in countries who opted for a nation so the whole idea of health workers well since parity here is after told mother to put them in rimi futures and we see now that those who use the death by quickie aiming for the nation and doing the role of testing end of explanation they also are able to go back to economic growth and economic stability or a cow big of a problem in europe right now is vaccine has a 10 c. and has the fact that the rollout of the vaccine been so sluggish in e.u. countries impacted how people think about the vaccine has it perhaps increased the levels of hesitancy. well the political price is certainly very high and what is
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said about the upcoming elections not only in germany but also in france next year will be massively affected by how much do we trust in the communication policy of the people in power so this is definitely a high price we pay on the other hand countries like france have been always very reluctant to trust in the nation in general and now we see that many more people are willing to go for a treatment because they believe that it's much better than trip trial and error law and figure out if the long term consequences of worth taking the risk so there is a different attitude towards it but i think politically speaking the costs certainly the highest simon there are some countries that pause there rollouts of the astra zeneca vaccine over reports of blood clots among a small number of people who'd received a dose of that astra zeneca vaccine other countries restricted its use among older
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people over concerns that the company had not provided enough testing data the w.h.o. and the european medicines agency say the benefits of the vaccine outweigh any risks but how much has this entire issue and the coverage of it impacted public confidence in the vaccine and how much has it complicated the rollout of the vaccine. well i think that the public confidence will only be with only know about that high. i think it ever travel what it will grab people's attention but it really is important with from things like this to to be clear with people that by listening to what we're being concerned about one set of risk that is a possibility of god comes you're ignoring a much bigger risk and that is from cave in 98 so i think people's perceptions of risk are really important and really need to be rippin really did help in
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understanding the relative risk between this tiny risk that seems a blood clot may not actually sure whether it's any higher than the gentleman back in a population and the risk from picking up the virus and getting seriously ill from it barry i saw you nodding along to some of what simon was saying there did you want to jump in. the back and have since the 1st part of a claim to make it less than 10 percent take the vaccine but it is an epidemic a very important to note. as a government against the cap not administered action which is. putting the population at risk but all the risk of still miniscule compared to the risk of colored and the risk of covered not only high full health of complaint for the older population but it's also high for the younger population in many cases of long coat was now with heart problems among young people with chronic fatigue so i think one quarter standard for everybody even their own interest not only the population bases cation to back in just
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a right choice simon let me go back to you because i saw you reacting a lot to what perry was saying there and see if you want to also go ahead and expand on that. yeah i agree with everything he said that i think the risk attributed to younger people is on the state to do it has been in the u.k. anyway here in the u.k. during the basically over the past 12 months we've had more men in their forty's who are intensive care units we've caveat 90000 people men and women over 85 so there is this perception that anybody about 60 really is a. risk and in their fifty's you'll be very unlucky if you get seriously ill if it's false that it's they dress well rick how much have the disputes between the e.u. and britain over exports of the astra zeneca vaccine complicated the overall situation when it comes to the rollout well we had already
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a very complicated situation because of the endless debates we had all the pranks it now i think this is just another chapter and we are in the middle of complicated trade deals and you know chill distrust and whatever story is exist on both sides of the channel so it is just another importance to mention in a very complicated relationship right now i mean just to follow up with you will rick i mean what you're kind of talking about there is the the you know these divisions that exist within leadership in the e.u. i mean this really has it has has put a spotlight on you know all the bureaucracy that the e.u. deals with how difficult it is to come to agreement has it not. well it's not so much a question of iraq received it's the very nature of the european union as something which is not the united states of europe this is a group of sovereign states that coordinate certain policies on a super national level and they had decided in the pas that they do something in
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health like the registration pharmaceuticals but they have never decided that upon demick should be central the central heating. or a coordinated and now the european commission and the different bodies that are involved including the heads of state income and they learn the hard way what it's like to coordinate something that in a much more centralized political system is national leaders decide on behalf of the whole country so we might see similar to previous prices great appetite to go or do they have more on the european level but that will certainly affect the very nature of the sovereign member states and whether each and every country is willing to pay this political price remains to be seen very what needs to happen in order to get things back on track i came economically throughout europe. well i think
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a combination of very important don't only mention that the problem of the european union is not the united states of europe but we have to principle or to guarantee which state that europe should act when it's better placed in its member states in kiev it can logically and economically your time interconnected so a europe should not what it already up this way and actually commission all the european council using the center for disease control also have taken many joint steps they should act together and implement joint policies they implement a green zoning but in trying to protect green zones which have is put out between the 2 could be extremely important to economically come back on the feet in particular that it for the southern european countries is tourism if we are able to allow some of the 2 seemed to happen within europe by allowing people to travel between countries when it is safe to do so will be very important for economic prosperity in europe and also to further increase the gap between the south and those which already exist in europe well rick i saw you nodding to somewhere barry
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was saying if you want to jump in here how if we just take a country like greece which it's most important sector is tourism their loss is 70 percent if they don't find any alternative way of organizing state systems to allow people to get the ground needed. tourism and go on vacation it's not only terrible for the country but it's also coming with a lot of mental consequences that have also not been addressed in the beginning when it was all about how can we save lives so they are so many different overlapping russian else in the whole function that. in the term off the pandemic we learn that we also have to include other points of view and to find a balance and that makes it so incredibly hard to decide what is right and what is the wrong decision simon their pain commission said last month that it was
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considering emergency approvals for vaccines do we know where that stands currently that you know they will be making their. decisions privately and. on the web they'll be having discussions with the regulators in member states who will have their own views and. preferences and questions that they want to dress before anything is. approved but i don't think we know at what stage any of the price if it is act well we will have about a minute left let me just ask you generally which countries in the you are facing the biggest challenges right now well from what i see from the numbers sweeting that was always a special case sees a very high number of infections but this is more from the health point of view when we look at the political consequences and the fatigue. i wouldn't
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put germany very high because people generally are very satisfied with their political leaders but if it would have elections not in september but next week current squad will face a massive loss so the kind of damage well have political consequences this can still change over the summer but it remains to be seen if the government is willing and able to convince the people that they're doing the right thing all right we've run out of times we're going to have to leave the conversation there thank you so much to all of our guests simon clark very productive and well rick brooke now and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time of visiting our website al-jazeera dot com and for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is at a.j. inside story for me mom during the whole team here i found out.
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