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hopes for the future being tested by deepening poverty and worsening inequality by an, an equal distribution of coffee vaccines by climate commitments that for short and but ongoing conflict division and museum formation. the secretary general has been criticized by some for being too cautious, reluctant to speak out, particularly on human rights issues. but his supporters say a secretary gentle kearney, achieve things if he has the full backing of the permanent members of the security council and their division right now, leaves him walking a tight rope. james space out his era at the united nations, ah, and money inside. with a headlines on al jazeera, the u. s. is that a new global reco with more than a 1000000 new cove in 1900 cases registered in one day? he jump is due in part to delays and reporting of the new year weekend,
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but the u. s. has seed an average of 4. busy 180000 daily infections over the past week. so 35000000 people not vaccinated. and let me be absolutely clear. we have in hand all the vaccines we need to get every american fully vaccinated, including the booster shots. so there's no excuse, no excuse for anyone been on vaccinated. this continues to be a panoramic of the unvaccinated. so we gotta make more progress. you joe has become a 2nd chinese settee to be put into a total lockdown to reports of new current of our cases. restrictions is similar to those imposed for the past 2 weeks in the industrial hub of shan south korea's military says the north has fired an on the identified projectile. the launch happened off north korea is east coast last week. north korean leader kim john
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invalid to continue building off his country's military capabilities. accord in canada has ordered iran to pay $84000000.00 the families of those killed in the downing of a plane. and 2020 minutes. she shot down a ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board. and if those on board were canadian citizens who had residency in canada, sharon's ad offenses have been on high alert phase all to the u. s. assassinated wells, top general customs for the money, the main suspects and the killing of haitian president juvenile mosey, has appeared in u. s. federal court for the 1st time. 43 old former columbia ministry officer. mateo last year was expedited from panama. he's the 1st to face criminal charges in the july matter which triggered a political crisis in haiti. there's a headlight. ah,
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with me. oh, it was a tweet i read at the sound of the spin demik as covert 19 forces us to physically
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distance from one another. societies at risk of a social recession. a social recession is marked by an increase in loneliness and isolation. it was posted in mid march by a former surgeon general united states, dr. vivek murphy. and already by that point in time regions and t cities of some countries, had been in lockdown finelli to home from the side. it was clear that beating this pandemic was going to require sustained physical distancing and parenting, but for medics and mental health specialists around the world. another thing was clear to that the locked down we're going to reveal the extent of another hidden public health issue. loneliness with also should distancing physical distancing. quarantine locked down so fascination
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more than any other time in recent history. anti social behavior has become part of our global reality because to separate ourselves from one another to stay for prolonged periods of time at home to not meet with friends and family to not commit to work or even sit in a restaurant or a cafe. all of that is quite anti social. it's not how humans a why and why, even though the physical health benefits of the cova trigon look downs happening, undeniable. the psychological impact has been inescapable to italy's experience with corona virus was harrowing. it was one of the 1st european countries to be affected, and despite strict look downs, it has had more than $36000.00 corona virus related deaths. as of october, this year, in early march after a cove in 19 outbreak flared up near her home. 74 year old psychologists were boda brovio. when for colleagues, set up a free mental health hotline for long body residence. she began to receive calls
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immediately looking for an antique a more u m. o m a b, b o, z o a half feet with . ready a compressor cameras, a when i spoke to roberta, she was coordinating a network of 200 professional cyclists volunteering their time. during the lockdown
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made cools from all of italy, from sicily, in the south to i also, in the far north, they've even received messages from us. far abroad is to buy the united states and australia. christie assessing thing, those. how to pick him up it. oh, you got them in tie? no, stella, though warner see me. campbell. no, for a new the fire with jacket and how many things going on on the am i abuse on that you would go? i'll be going to be fired with yak, k, my dog a, as in zebra. a passat on i thought they did play c on it, increase the joining with a span. don't put the base to see what they call that batch. no male duet abuse or no do not go shooting me a foot. they load these i b, m,
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korean. cool. cool. read the i c c a and my life and delay account a good that them better . can i ask, how many calls have come through during this interview? i don't like him, i think he'll chill donald nietzsche. humans have an innate psychological drive to connect with others. what we're learning more and more now is that, that need to connect it's physiological to just weeks after the world health organization declared coven. 19 a global pandemic. research is at the massachusetts institute of technology. mit posted a preliminary report on social isolation and some of the new responses it triggers . the findings pointed to one telling conclusion on need to connect is as primal or is fundamental as our need to eat. just 10 hours of total isolation can leave the brain feeling starved. i spoke with julian, home loans that
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a professor of psychology and neuroscience at brigham young university. no, we're not wired to re this'll huh. she says that surge of panic called that sinking sensation in your stomach when you're physically cut off from people, is a biological response that has evolved in us over millennia, throughout human history. and we needed to rely on others or our survival, whether that protection or efficiency in obtaining resources or brians have adapted to expect others. and so when the last approximate each other's particularly trusted, others this in essence, but us on a state of alert, because now we have to manage the threats in our environment on our own. the latest sites on loneliness shows that acute isolation has physical health repercussions to such an increase in hot right and blood pressure. a surgeon, stress hormones and internal inflammation. according to research published in the
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cardiovascular medical, general hot, people who feel lonely, a 29 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease, and 32 percent more at risk of suffering. stroke julianne has also studied how social isolation impacts mortality. what we were able to find was that being well, lee, i was associated with a 26 percent increased risk for death being socially isolated, 29 percent and living alone, 32 percent. and although there was some relative differences, they weren't significantly different for little child that are meaning that both being objectively isolated and that subject a feeling of loneliness, they both significantly predict risk her earlier death. what the suggests is that we need to take our relationships seriously for, for the 1st time in human history, great numbers of people, little ages in or places
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a living alone. in the u. s. for instance, the percentage of single person households has increased from 30 percent in the ninety's sixty's to 28 percent today. in europe, things are higher still, with around 38 percent of dutch and nearly 42 percent of germans living alone. in fact, from ecuador to japan, this upward trend is visible all around the world. when the pandemic broke one of the catch phrases that caught instant popularity was social distancing. however, when i spoke with sociologist eric clinton bag, he made an important point about the terminology. it isn't quite accurate, i understood what was important about that idea in a distance he helps, but i realize right away that there was a problem. because social distancing is very different from physical distancing. actually think what we need to get through the situation and certainly to rebuild afterwards is social proximity, you know, social solidarity. we need to be looking out for each other, taking care of each other and making sure that we are helping people who have the
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greatest needs. eric was quick to point out to me that despite the increasing numbers of people living solo, they wouldn't automatically fall under the category of the people most likely to suffer loneliness. people who live alone in the ordinary times are actually quite social on average, that are more likely to marry people to spend time with friends and neighbors. they go out into public and shared spaces. the problem now is that everyone who lives alone has been forced to be socially isolated for the 1st time ever. and i fear that this has generated a spike of loneliness too. and so as much as we're in an economic recession now we're also social recession. with the locked down limiting travel, everything from simple commutes to long, whole plane journeys and physical distances, restricting how close we can get to each other. many people have thought out ways to deal with the social recession. if you're like me and i've been fortunate enough
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to have access to a laptop or a phone and a good, why fi connection? then technology is being an undeniable benefit. what's that? we chat face time? scott zoom, tick tock. all of these apps and many more have made staying in touch with people so much easier. and yet so many have still felt played by isolate action and inc, diety, many of these tools feel very synthetic, right? i thought about the idea that this may be somewhat analogous to where they have been incredibly beneficial in making food more accessible to many more people. but i also come with potential and you know, just like process food, mary, widely in the degree to which they are nutritious. so do many or beans tools. they still lack that personal touch. you can't reach across the screen and get when. yeah, i think my mom and dad and i really would agree i'm grateful that i can have
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a conversation with my parents who are in a, in other states and based time, or that i can teach my students in new. and you know, here we are doing this interview through our screen, but i think the majority of people at the end of this just can't wait to get back in the life he had to be in a restaurant or a cafe, or a library, or playground, or soccer field to spend time with him beings and as soon as it's safe and we feel secure enough to do it. i think we'll realize just how much we depend on and should value the social infrastructure that was taken for granted in london. this is not a single emotion, it's a complex feeling that consists of many different emotional states, from anger to fear, to grief, to insecurity and uncertainty. in january, as the chinese government implemented the 1st major lockdown,
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the world was to see this year in will han city, not only were medics moved in to deal with coven 19, but there was an infusion of psychologists and psychiatrists from the start to deal with the mental and emotional impact of the distancing isolation and fia, even mental health professionals not physically in move on, got involved. and you're in shanghai and you started the one psychological assistance project. how does it come about a functional, a name? yeah. ashley mean, you got a. ready ready database on
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a we chat, the chinese messaging up was the main point of connection between the psychologist . the aide work is making refer girls and the people needing help. what started as a group of 17 shanghai base counselors in grew to 50 professions from across the hall. and i said that, you know, sure. woman. sure. well, you know that yeah, i oh yeah. not how much she can do any chance. yeah, sure not, i should get them to sit down and oh, how you doing when you come in? when?
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when are you pushing out? you're gonna have to show me that way or if i'm in the with that oh hi. oh hi you sure john, i'm not sure where the warranty the pads shot you got to the other day
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a batch that a queen be? no, no. you see you cause you saw nissan a missing to school because of so fat. feel, relocate j. soak is thus to being such a big chip. you can also my mom can generally get them with the fluency deal. give them with an a for g. a. when we face grim situations, winnings id looms, we seek out coping mechanisms during the lockdown watching communities of diverse,
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a distance people try to cope together. was fascinating in italy, balconies became spaces for music and dance, and even enabled people to share food with those who couldn't afford enough of thereof. there were half humorous, half wistful videos online of people in different countries trying to play sports or getting a workout to get a malaysia people flickered their lights on and off in a symbolic and often poignant show of solidarity. and back with a look. dance 1st began in woo hm. when no one really knew much about the virus and even few understood the pros and cons of physical distancing. chance of wound joe or keep fighting between what do i go don't mean wrong. neither engine those at jenkins, engine, bedroom, washer shaw, you go, you do your skinny dipping their insured passion. mailed to the 34 geography in you . a bunch of implementing she saw, went out like that and me that she came home as
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u, as in indian congress. she even, we don't watch home that we should do, ironically, and gold not jamming, which i your, it's in your, on the die should i have your money you should. yeah. i know it really comes back to we're social beings. we are not meant to be alone, you know, it's analogous to. ready the idea of hearing that the water is not safe to drink and yet we're all so thirst he, he and so we're looking for opportunities in a variety of ways. and i'm, and i'm actually loving some of the creative ways that people are. i mean to, to try and connect under these incredibly strange circumstances. but this being something else as well. laughing together, finding humor and it's everything that's going on. we may not see it quite like that. but that's a coping mechanism to. well, you know, like life goes on and, you know, we need some relief and it's just too much to face pressure and anxiety all the
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time. and i think the laughter is what keeps us saying, you know, it's, it's hewick ah, it's redemption. and so, you know, they're clearly moments where you can't last time. i've seen videos that people, you know, in the hospital find ways to make light of the situation as medical workers take time to sing to their patients or play good music on to let people spirits liberally. that the liam of de leon, us, that the budget god etiology fancy. so we did with or throw sophia realities. okay. the unemployed at the height of them, of down so much more than $100.00 countries had instituted either partial or full, looked down. that's more than 3000000000 people indoors, physically distancing it was a radical change to how so many of us are used to living. and there were significant concerns that there would be
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a spike in loneliness and all the associated issues. ready but a study conducted between january and late april in the united states by research as at florida state university college of medicine reported some interesting early findings that spike in loneliness that mental health specialists were bracing for. it seems not to have happened. of course, there were people who felt a nuisance of oscillation, there were others who loneliness momentarily intensified. but over all the fees of a raging epidemic of loneliness didn't materialize. i don't actually think there's a luminous. i don't like the use of that concept. i mean, we're living through a panoramic right now. we know what it means to have major health crisis. ready and i fear the language of the academics doesn't really help us get the precise tools that we need to feel better. we may be part of it is finding that threat of connection and a shared experience. this is a global phenomenon. it's affecting people of, of our variety of backgrounds. and so they're in the collective experience. we are
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not only facing this together, we're grieving together, but we also in order to fight it, we need, we need to work together, right? and so there is what i hope a growing sense of your own that and comfort as we are staying home. if you protect those in our community, our faith are linked to the, to the people who live around us. you know, whether it's in the next room or the next building or the next block or the next stage. we are deeply injured attendance. and for me, recognizing our interview. and it helps to think about how to build solidarity in the sense that we're in this together and refusing and is doing the way to get through the way you can close the door and turn into the vendor list is a formula for more division. it's not me personally at home.
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everybody else is having an exciting life at tardy them so and i hope that people are able to. ready ready take comfort in that fact. here's the thing about loneliness and you can be surrounded by other people and still feel lonely. because just being in a crowd isn't enough to create the kind of connection human need. and it's counterintuitive, as it may seem very feeling of loneliness that serves as a trigger for us to find ways to make things better for ourselves. we become aware of which emotional needs are being lift unfulfilled and we make the effort to reach out, talk to people. there's a lot of things that we get in life because we feel occasional, and it pushes us to go out in the world and build friendships that can cause us to get introspective, can help us, you know, think creatively. it's only really dangerous,
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wanted evolves into something more durable and biting. and you know that when that happens, you really do stress and is horrible for health. a good point, the emergence of young or not a rush put feel on it or for me please. cynthia secrecy. up here, so i think you should be somebody the subject a new series born, the dj a increase their suggestions continue mean to see could always go pick him up with a stigma around talking about that. and so one other hope that i
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have is that from this situation, given that i think so many people are really lonely, lose some of that stigma. other people may be more open about talking about that and their experiences. so they're getting better at it and recognize that we're not in with toll technology can help tackle the spread of coven 19. but our tech solutions, the best solutions we're starting, something that seems like it's in public health, very quickly becomes about measuring people what data is being collected. where is it being for it? polly re looks at the limits of time and the potential of other creative ways to deal with the issues we face. track it when tech tools go viral. episode 3 of all hail the locked down on al jazeera. january on i just need
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