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voice here in california, almost everybody's a paycheck away from being on house program that opened your eyes to view. well today, this is what the picture looks like. the the world from a different perspective on houses. there's a her again, i'm fully back to boys though. with the headlines on al jazeera, emergency workers in western germany and belgium, i searching for hundreds of people believe to be missing after devastating floods. more than 100. 60 i confirmed dead with that figure expected to increase delegation on the afghan government and the taliban are meeting in the country capital. despite the tong silence continues to escalate enough galveston, the taliban has launched several offensive and captured large parts of the country . we hope in reward and we,
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we expect that they should have brought something to get him in time. and on our side, we are ready to show flexibility and our aim is clear and that is to have an islamist on a crusade was meant in place in our by nissan. and put an end to this phase of piping and into a new piece which will be our piece and good for every south africa. police minister says he is concerned about growing racial tension. following days of riots and looting. more than 200 people were killed. some communities have set up vigilante group to defend their homes and businesses, the protests worst file response by the jailing. a former president jacob's duma, and quickly developed into demonstrations against poverty and inequality. the u. k . has recorded almost 55000 cases, a corona virus in a day. it's highest number since january. meanwhile,
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britain's house secretary side you drive it has tested positive for corporate 19, despite having received 2 doses of the vaccine. his warning at the country's daily caseload could double in the coming weeks. thousands of people have been marching throughout france against sweeping new corona via the measures. they include mandatory vaccination for health workers. people will also have to show cobra 1900 negative certificates to enter bonds, restaurants and cinema front for seen the surgeon cases in recently hitting nearly 11000 over the weekend and cuba, the president has denounced what he calls a false narrative about anti government protests. miguel diaz can now have a launch riley to counter last week's on race anger over a shortage of basic goods and curves on civil liberties led to re protest against the islands common it's wallace. i'll be back with more news on al jazeera, after all, hail locked out today. what if i
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the world economy is headed for recession. china won't be there to say that this time, northern islands health service at breaking point. south korea sit for one of the worst growth periods in half a century. the richest person in the world just gave $98.00 and a half $1000000.00. del. why am i reading these headlines to? well, it's to prove a point. these could all of these leaving poor pandemic 2020 headlines. in reality though, they were all published in november 2019 a month before close at 19 had even been heard all. because well, before the current of ours pending kit, much of the world was already deep in a crisis of capitalism. and now with millions out of work in the industry,
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that only stagnant and health kicked him scrambling for a vaccine. the question is, did capitalism turn the emergency into a disaster with me capitalism. it's an ideology and economic system, a political state. but how is the system based on private ownership in the profit world, in a ton of crisis? when the situation demands, we act not the individual gain, a collective benefit, stay at home and protect lives, said test test test without preventive measures, it could be a spiking cases. all these cancellations are a way to flatten the curve cause it 19 hasn't been like any other crisis. job
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losses, health care struggle is a critical need for relief from the state level struct segments of society that normally don't face these kinds of grave economic stresses. in short, all of us haven't heard of pandemic once in a century type of crisis. it's become evident to many that pre code times in full crisis. ty, countries went on to look down and i spoke with a group of people. his work has been all about dissecting and analyzing capitalism . when people say they want to go back normal to complain. good. that sounds pretty good to me right now. about managing actually inc. necking in politics, you can actually present a lot of people want to be pretty well not, not even in other people in in there will have no food to eat. keep money to come in and talk. can choose from
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one of the richest in history and we didn't have the money in my opinion, capitalism is the pandemic that in the root cause of so much of the suffering we're experiencing now. i mean, i want things to go back to normal. i want to be able to go to a cafe. i want to be able to see my friends. i don't want things to go back to the normal that we've been living with for the last 20 years. wells, concentration pace, networking people. busy that's the paradigm, that's the contact stage for our current calamity. this virus has intensified as spotlight on health care, what it costs, who gets access and its ability to respond in across one system that run shockingly counter to the needs of so many it's supposed to serve. if the one in the united states american health care is largely privatized and lacks pricing regulation, both key traits of a capitalist system. this means not only is every element of the health care system
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from hospitals to drug manufacturers, owned and operated by the private sector. but those businesses are free to charge whatever they live. this makes staying healthy in the united states, a scarily expensive proposition. this is a small percentage of the population about 80 percent. that does get some state support for medical costs. but for the vast majority private health insurance, it's the only recourse they charge, notoriously expensive premiums, making them unaffordable for many and filled with loopholes from gaps that mean even in short, americans can be left with hefty medical bills to pay. that's why before the pandemic, it was estimated that 87000000 americans were uninsured, or underinsured, and medical bills were a leading cause of personal bankruptcy. you know, in the united states, people can't access health care because they can't afford health insurance, even if they have insurance. they are buried in debt after the fact. what happens in something like the current of our hits,
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a population that's indebted your devastating population that has no savings, right? 40 percent of americans before the crisis were reported to not be able to handle a 4 $100.00 emergency. america's health care crisis has intensified during the pandemic. a tidal wave of layoffs have meant that as many as 27000000 americans have lost employer provided health insurance. and without that cover a hospital stated, treat clothes. it could cost as much as $73000.00. this is despite a government plan announced in march to cover some close related medical bills. the lack of coordination and the need for medical supplies to keep turning. a profit has led hospitals into bidding war. so if a crucial supplies like p, p masks, tests, and medical equipment, doctors and nurses warning that critical protective gear is running low. this is a hospital where the health care workers have taken to wearing garbage bag with like being on e bay with 50 other space bidding on
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a ventilator hospitals around for profit. and so they don't have adequate staff, right? because that would feed into revenue. they don't want to have extra medical supplies that languishing not being you. so what we're going to see is a lot of people who are going to perish, not because of the virus, per se, but because of the lack of access to adequate health care, the lack of access to tech them. here we're going to see people who don't speak treatment because they're afraid of not being able to pay for it. it's already been reported by emergency room doctor is that you know, people, the last, their last words are literally, but who's going to pay for this? corona viruses i knew that existed in human since 19 sixty's. and they called a range of different illnesses from the common cold, to more lethal varieties, such as the outbreak of saws in 2002, and moves in 2012 in 2015. the world health organization,
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even listed corona viruses as being among the top possible causes of a major epidemic. so how is it that pharmaceutical companies have been caught off guard by this virus? in may, this year based research center, the corporate europe observatory, published a detailed investigation into the effectiveness of the innovation medicines initiative. i am i, it's the world's biggest public, private partnership in life sciences and a direct billions of dollars worth of funds to biomedical research at the world's biggest pharma companies. what the investigation and comment was that not only did firms in 2017 turn down and e u proposal to work on vaccines for pathogens like run of ours. but 2600000000 year old eyes funds were transferred into projects that represented much more commercially profitable avenues for the pharmaceutical industry. this investigation reinforced the point that big pharma insiders and
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whistleblowers had been making for a while. that serious matters, like pandemic preparedness, being held hostage by commercial considerations on march 5th says corona bars, cases spread across the us, congressional hearing making play out. we also took on the decade ago the interesting problem with making corona virus vaccines because we recognize these as enormous public health threats. and yet we have not seen the big pharma guys and the bio text rushing in into the space of dr. pito. it is one of america's leading vaccine scientist said that a vaccine his team, it created 4 years ago in response to the sauce outbreak, may have been able to provide patients with cross protection from the bars at the heart of this p damage. but it simply hadn't been commercially enticino for drug companies to invest in. the bottom line is, had we had those investments early on to carry this all the way through clinical trials. years ago, we could have had a vaccine ready to go, you know,
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one of the big problems of capitalism, the capitalists, direct investment, the capitalist say, you know, what's really important biography, because that's a huge market. even though the current environment exists, well, it's not invest in a backseat because that market doesn't really exist and also really want to vaccinate the whole world. and that's preemptive measure. know, let's create something that we can sell now. so you know, we like capitalism. direct investment at our collective peril whenever a vaccine is culturally created, the next battle, at least for patients in the united states, will be over affordability. and that's when we're back to one of the fundamental potholes of the american health care system. where i'm like in almost every other nation, basic pricing controls simply don't exist. it's not even as though this is a secret and you're saying it, oh, for sure, be affordable for anyone who needs. i'm saying we would, we would want to ensure that we work to make it affordable, but we can't control that price because we need the private sector to invest. that was donald trump, health and human services. secretary alex is
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a congressional hearing in february this year and interesting sites before he was appointed to his rolling government. as i worked as the top lobbyist for the pharmaceutical firm, eli lilly, and company the hunt for a corona virus vaccine has now suddenly become one of the most well funded areas of biomedical research. not only a governments and pharmaceutical giants investing in it, the so called super heroes of the corporate world have all stepped into the fray. a ceo of netflix is donating $30000000.00 toward research for a corona virus vaccine. microsoft co founder bill gates has continued to fight against corona, vars investing billions of dollars on the construction of factories working to develop a code of 19 vaccine. some of the wealthy people on us found isn't see major corporations and making headlines for denying to toby causes through their own philanthropic organizations. but it's not just about the money. it's the perception that it comes
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with all the trappings of the corporate world efficiency returns on investment, streamlining of operations. all of this is transformed what was wants simply charitable, giving into something else. philanthropy, capitalism, lindsey niggley, has written about it extensively in a book. no such thing as a free gift. i think we have to move past the headline some time mr. gates did talk about the need for math testing at an earlier stage than us officials and that was a good scientific approach. but i really can question whether or not their efforts were anything more than a band aid solution, because there was no evidence, but they were really having much of a positive effect on the sort of really deteriorated and ramshackle approach that was underway in the us. more generally, i think what we are planning when we see the opinion to their own trials and giving out cash is we're frauding the mix that capital what every one that
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anyone could be and be the ordinary guy and the money and not not the case. there 1000000000 of a collective creation, not their own individual creation every being a failure because no one money when other people are sleeping in the street or going about inequality is one of the defining factors of capitalism. it's meant that the world's top one percent now hold close to 50 percent of global wealth. and so when the philanthropists among them contribute to causes, it's often only amiss live off of the network. jeff bezos is $100000000.00 donation to us food banks. for example, amounted to 0.07 percent of his estimated, well, market bugs $25000000.00 donation. again, just 0.05 percent of these networks. the point of all these numbers isn't that 1000000000, it should be giving more. that's another discussion entirely. made a point here is that philanthropic capitalism is too often used as
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a distraction from meaningful possibly more expensive systemic changes ramp and corporate tax avoidance. the suppression of minimum wage levels relied from state subsidies, precarious working conditions. i mean, a list of what actually needs to be addressed is long. and it can often get obscured by flashy headlines or new segments about billionaires and the generosity you to stepped up and you're providing $25000000.00. we didn't have the money to do that. and i just want to thank you to this is not an app this right? this is the product of a political strategy that's been going on for the last 4050 years, whereby you taxes are slashed and private was accumulated. and what that private well does is it concentrates power and that threatens democracy. so we have this really negative feedback loop where the more dysfunctional, the data's right. the last is able to provide basic services,
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the lessons able to protect our public health. the more ammo there is for the corporate sector to say, hey, look, it's inefficient. the stated incompetent. we, with all of our resources can save the day that big philanthropic, i would, it is a point that's not lost on 1000000000 is like bill gates. when asked in 2012, if he would ever run for president of the us, he responded, i actually think, you know, maybe i'm wrong that i can have as much impact in that role as i could in any political role. my role in the foundation, i don't have to raise political campaigns. i don't have to try and get elected. i'm not term limited to 8 years. it's a very nice office down to being involved in very long invoking the think that he's not beholden to any both to make your own decision money. believe that he wishes to get
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a crappy for that. that's not the construct works what he does. if he's not replacing all in a complex, will you? people into narrative. benevolent delete is great. they have name recognition, they appear heroic, and they've got the cash. however, this pandemic has also shown a lot on the other end of the economic spectrum to the key work delivery drivers, supermarket, shelf deckers. nurses care is the pin demick momentarily upended the hierarchy of labor. and yet in the u. k, a set of proposed post breaks it, immigration controls, and february deemed many of these exact essential workers to low paid and quote, low skilled to receive a visa to work in the country. i think that is the hard capitalist, those who were deriving the value from the economic are not the central workers. because what is keeping our economy going right now?
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are the lowest workers who are really, are most indispensable part of the workforce. the work is the need help and they've got to meet when people on this one, i'm not enough doctor's not enough, nor organizing that it has to be destroyed. and people work in social system are often not enough to live. what do we do? because it was just me and my wife is going out and applauding the health care workers and i needed to do so on down the street with the government, the car, the resources that we're going to do. and i just stop in a better turn that gained renewed currency during this pandemic disaster capital from canadian activist and author, naomi klein came up with the news ago and her book,
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the shock doctrine went viral during the 2008 great recession. it points to how disasters back recession were a pandemic aren't necessarily catastrophic across the board in a capital, a system that can also present an opportunity for the money minded. and we've seen a lot of profit hearing during the current condemning already. i don't think we the limit that that opportunity, but we've got an early which dr. companies are starting to for example, price gouge when it comes to basic stephanie like, better, for example, being charged for $15.00 times the usual price. gouging is one manifestation of disaster capitalism. and during this look down, it's done everything from cause a temporary spike in the price of hand sanitizer, to effect the number of ventilators available to the u. s. government, according to a pro public investigation in 2014, the u. s. department of health and human services signed
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a 13800000 dollar contract with dutch electronics conglomerate phillips to design a manufacturer, a cheap and portable ventilator use an emergency. although ventilated was created and the government ordered $10000.00 of them, not a single one was re, started the pandemic. like many countries, the united states face critical ventilator shortages. while phillips was selling to higher priced commercial versions of the same ventilator around the world. so they never fulfilled this order at the cheaper level for the department of health and human deaths prioritize the more overseas. and it's only been recently that the department of health and human scientists has really negotiated the same order, but it has been forced to pay for the ventilators at a higher price. that renegotiation that lindsey mentioned, it resulted in the us government ordering $43000.00 of the commercial ventilators in april, at 4 times the regional price. in late august, the remainder of the order was cancelled only after
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a congressional committee raised questions about the expenditure. but disaster capitalism can also be less direct and more obscured from public scrutiny. like who stands to benefit from some tax payer funded bailouts. take the us airline industry, which had its request for $50000000000.00 bailout approved by the us senate in march, while the loans were conditional on jo protections. the sticking point for many is that over the past 5 years, the big 4 airline companies, american don't southwest in the united have not only made record profits, but collectively spent nearly the same amount. 45000000000 on stock buybacks and dividend 2 ways in which companies can directly enrich their corporate executives and shareholders. so it's not that these bailouts aren't necessary now to avoid mass unemployment, except a substantial part of the current financial problem is arguably of their own making billions of dollars from mobile. i basically in an incident and to bail out corporate america at mrs. incredibly ironic because these, these corporation were,
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you know, in a week financial place because of their own business model because they had over leverage themselves because they had engaged in pushing money out. shareholders instead of planning for tough time. meanwhile, regular people are held to that standard. you know, if you haven't said, then it's your fault that you're suffering in the moment. so there's, there's a double standard written into the economic response. do you have a formal package? did you talk to the billing? because we'll kept reading cute and told that well, capitalism works when we kiss company goes to the ball when, when things aren't watching a bad idea, they fail to make that clearly hasn't happened in any society under this. and that's probably a good when we come out. i think we can certainly say that the old. busy months
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for all public product good work. and i think we can all solve questions about why did the losses, socialize it, and yet outside crisis. again, what profit we need to reach to the kind of the efforts to rethink capitalism. have been going on almost as long as capitalism itself has existed and to be fair. it's practiced in notably different ways in different parts of the world. but one of the most toxic and recurring problems is that in too many cases, the system seems designed to favor small elite segment of the population. if the idea we began with that way before the crisis of this corona virus, we will ready grappling with the crisis of capitalism. we should have this phrase that we need to save the economy, or we need to keep businesses going. it makes sense, but i think that's good,
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deeper question, which is, what's an economy for? look at something like g d, p, gross domestic product. all that means is that there's more affluent, but it has nothing to do with distribution that has nothing to do with the quality of people live. you can have enormously hygiene, v, p and, and how rector, race homelessness, and unemployment. so we, we have to deconstruct this idea of the economy and, and put people at the center. we are living in the moment and we are open because okay, about the nation can not prepare their own companies or their own public sufficiently to prevent automatic fear. the walking, the sort of mentoring has not been fair to share. they've been ordered. i view what people are in that are more modern by market and other stuff. it's really hard to ignore it. clear actually everything neary for
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collective action, not individual action. it's also clear that there are some parts of the adjustment and should be pretty much nations of the finance please collected in all attention and to be given to close to getting a marching coming to country without thinking too much. that way. i think we need to really need it. we need to read, you can practice before 2020 the year of look, downs and social distance saying you can't reach across the screen and get someone . ali re explores one of the global pandemic. biggest side effects loneliness, everyone who lives alone has been forced to be socially isolated for the 1st time
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ever highlighting its effects on physical and mental health and discovering unique ways of coping. controlling, being alone together, episode to of all hail the locked down on al jazeera news. news, news, news, news, the sweltering heat on the eastern seaboard of the us in dc for example, in new york. but the thunderstorms are coming your way, which means it'll cool down eventually it's usually hoffen. then sundry, then cooler has been flooding from this from pl system, which is now well broken up. so the bigger shares round the caroline is probably
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awkward to bring flash floods without us 30 to less human degrees in washington d. c. the heat further west has been tampered a lot by what is effectively a se monsoon in, for example, arizona has been flooding from that still 40 in phoenix, but we not see the reco breakers in las vegas just recently. we won't see him again, either. by the time we get to monday or few, schaffner plane stays around these se, and states and up to the property as far as d. c, to be honest, but it's nothing out of the ordinary. the same is true, and in the cariboo. once again, i think we'll see the showers flourish in the smaller eastern islands. otherwise every rule get davy shouted the warms up by day, you get a shout, the heavy ones in costa rica and probably panama. but we won't leave mexico, they're not extensive, but they're around all the same for the size, generally speaking, it's seasonally normal. nother lois circuit. you have to replace bringing big showers to europe. why?
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