Skip to main content

tv   Inside Story  Al Jazeera  January 7, 2022 2:00am-3:00am AST

2:00 am
the smell of death is overpowered as al jazeera correspondence. that's what we strive to do. ah, gum far on the streets of kazakhstan, russian, lead security forces move in to bring anti government protests on the control. ah, allow money fight. this is out there alive from dive. ha. also coming up, former president and the supporters have decided the only way for them to win fresh your vote, subvert or election wrong, john democratic and frankly it's on a merc. tough talk from us president joe biden speaking on the one year anniversary
2:01 am
of the attack on americas democracy, stuck in limbo. well, number one, tennis don novak joke of ich still waiting to be to port it from australia, off to his visa was revoked. over corona virus roles and french politicians get one step, place it to making it much harder unvaccinated citizens to live a normal life public. ah, police and catholics dawns largest city say they've killed dozens of rices in the last 24 hours as purchase over a fuel price hike descend into chaos. on thursday there was more gum fi in our marty where the main square saw fees battles between police and demonstrations. a day earlier protested set fire to government buildings and at least 18 security personnel have lost their lives. regional players stepping in to help contain the
2:02 am
violence, a rush and lead military alliance as deployed troops at the president's request, and the un is urging restraint. we've seen the press reports, it's hard for us to to confirm them. but what is, what is clear is that all demonstrations or need to be peaceful, people have a right to express the grievances, it needs to be done peacefully and security forces need to protect that right. oh and, and show and act with restraint. and i think it's a symptom and also echoed by the high commissioner for human rights. i think for us, the important thing is that a security forces, whether they are cassock or whether they are non cousin. troops need to uphold the same as human rights standards, which is to show restraint and protect people's rights to demonstrate peacefully,
2:03 am
russia says the where for violence and decades is inspired from outside. kazakstan has long been one of the most stable of the ex soviet republics of central asia. i've been far, she woke as monitoring events from tbilisi in georgia because it's don's government calls. it's an antique terror operation, military units on the streets of catholic starns largest city al matty authorized to use lethal force against protesters. earlier, some of the protesters overran police units and distributed weapons. security forces have confirmed at least 18 officers killed and more than $700.00 wounded. the number of civilians dead or wounded is unknown, but video circulating on social media appears to show morgues, filling up with bodies. this is violence on a scale not seen in cassock stones,
2:04 am
modern history including mass looting of businesses. fuel price rises provided the spark, but these protests are about long standing and legitimate grievances, economic and political stagnation. and the corrupt authoritarian elite anger across the country has been directed at the official leader of the nation. first president, no sultan, as a bi of his statue toppled in the city of talbot cogan. his whereabouts are known on thursday president til kaya took an extraordinary step, inviting a russian lead military deployment to secure his authority. shislett impala guys, under this collective security agreement, i have to they appealed to the leaders of the c. s t. o to help has expand below it
2:05 am
this terrorist threat to recover. it's no longer a threat. what's happening is undermining built equity of the state. a tourist escape lying in russian troops under the guise of the moscow lead security block. the c s t o could prove decisive, but brussels has urged moscow not to exceed its mandate. it goes without saying that such intervention should respect the sovereignty and being command cents of catholics. many in kazakhstan will be wondering, which is worse, the violence or the prospect of their nation depending now on russia to keep the peace. robin for astir walker al jazeera. edward schultz is a professor of political science at the university of toronto. he joins us now by going thank you for your time. that has been ongoing internet restrictions and media blackouts. so i know it's difficult to get an accurate assessment of what is going on. but what do you, what are you hearing about the latest situation on the ground?
2:06 am
well, that's absolutely right. and this is the unfortunate default position of an authoritarian regime is to shut down the internet, making things more complicated, generating a true sort of fog through which, you know, individuals on the ground, not to mention journalists for policymakers or those who are interested in ending the violence, they have to wade through the so that is that is the huge challenge. what we're hearing is that, that context on is now experiencing this, these, this protest wave in various ways depending on the region that you're in. the biggest city almighty. as your introduction offered is quite discouraged. right now there's a lot of street shooting. there's a lot of looting. there's a lot of writing as has been described. and although the center appears to be cracking down on the center of the city, that is the outskirts or nothing, nothing but out of control. but outside of the, the city of alma t,
2:07 am
things appeared to be quite different in many cities across the country. the, the security forces of sided with the protesters. and so there are some pretty touching and positive scenes coming from the west, western part of the country where just actually began. and so it's living quite variously at the moment, and we'll see how it goes in the next. in the next couple of days, protest started over the sudden increase in the price of petrol started yet, but this is clearly about much more than that. where is this ground swell? a bank come from? well, that's absolutely right. i mean, it was the spark that ignited the to think about. what was flam level is what we need to do, and what was flammable. here was the, the enormous gap between the promises that were being offered by this the return regime, the promises about, you know, anyone can live a comfortable middle, middle class lifestyle. and of course, the regime probably believed its own propaganda. and so propaganda was based on oil receipts,
2:08 am
or at least theoretically raising all all boats across society. but that didn't materialize. and people felt the increasing gap between the promises that were being offered and there lived reality, which was plagued by price increases a across the board. we've seen this globally with inflation recently, but also currency the valuations, increasing economic prosperity, social security, lots of challenges that people just eventually got fed up with. and so a small protest in the western part of the country resonated deeply across society . and then this is the result that we're seeing now, and we have seen that in many other countries, definitely, the government has resigned at it in the last and in recent days at but the hasn't cloud the violence. what is it that people are looking full well. 2 and this is, this is the, that's absolutely right, the government has resigned, but this is a system that is dominated by the present. and the president has not resign. cabinet has resigned. but most protestors, most people in, in kazakhstan,
2:09 am
recognize that power lies with the president himself. and not so much with the cabinet. so replacing the cabinet is unlikely to quell the grievances of the protesters who, who are now demanding more and more. and the more the violence goes on, the more significant the change would have to be that the concessions really would have to be in order for the protesters to, to be placated. so we're in a very difficult situation at the moment. thank you for your time. edward shots, professor political science, the university of toronto. ah, you as president joe biden says, his predecessor remains a threat to democracy a year after storming of capitol hill. and january 6th riots or the government building, ransacked by donald trump. supporters and the searing chaos left 5 people dead. alan fisher reports from the white house. it was
2:10 am
a challenge to his presidency before he even became president. and one year on from the right at capitol hill, jo, bite mark beyond varsity with a speech to the nation. for the 1st time in our history, president had not just lost an election. he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power. as a violent mob reached the capital, but they failed. the crowd marched on the heart of democracy in the us to challenge the certification of the 2020 presidential election. donald trump claimed he'd been cheated at way, going to the capital, and fueled by anger and lies. his supporters spoke battles across capitol hill as they tried to stop congress doing its job. this wasn't a group tourist. this was an armed insurrection. but this moment, this challenge to american democracy has not brought the country together. instead,
2:11 am
president biden's speech just shows the fracture in us politics. we must decide what kind of nation are we going to be? are we going to be a nation that lives not by the light of the truth? under the shadow of lies, many republicans opted not to attend the event. some claiming democrats were politicizing the attack. others because they were afraid of offending donald trump . the former president himself was due to hold a news conference in florida on the anniversary he cancelled. he was told it would look bad. he did issue a statement saying job bite and was using him to deflect from the awful job he was doing as president and was seeking to fight the country. trump continues to claim without evidence that the election was stolen that he won the election. that american democracy still has to come to terms with him. his supporters. oh,
2:12 am
and the de, the storm, the capital. allen fisher al jazeera, the white house tell hendrick, joins us 9 from outside of jail. wesson, with those involved in last year's riots happened in president john, you were reporting on this day a year ago. tell us what you remember and how things look a year own with. well, let me 1st year sent that scene for you here mowing. there is a small group of pro insurrection is demonstrators here. they are now singing the national anthem, and let's try to get a little closer to them who they are dwarfed by the number of reporters that are surrounding them. that's why that you, you can't really see or hear them for the large part. i think. now, my gar photographer might be giving you a good look. also, this is a small group. they've been claiming that they've got 30 mine different videos going on across the country. but you can see how incredibly small this one is dwarfed. i would say 1020 times by the number of reporters around him. and what
2:13 am
they're asking for is an immediate release of all of those people who are arrested in the insurrection. and there have been over $700.00 of them who have been convicted of non violent charges. and they're asking there's, they're saying that whole the justice department is prosecuting innocent patriot. so that's their line. this is a dramatic change from what we saw just about an hour ago, where there was a peaceful vigil of pro democracy demonstrators who wanted to expand voting rights and who were celebrating the fact that this effort to overturn the election was unsuccessful. you asked me about what it was like a year ago. well, there were a lot more of these people behind me. then there are right now today what we've seen and vigil after vigil downtown and across the country has largely been people celebrating what they described as the victory of democracy over and attempted
2:14 am
insurrection. but they're still certainly a number of people who feel that what happened on that day was justified despite what, what we've all seen. the numbers of arrests and ultimate in the violence in the videos that we saw there. but this small fuel is sticking it out while much of the rest of the country is celebrating the victory of democracy. and he thinks that john engine cilla, head on out his era, and the rising is on the wall. why the future? the ancient iraqi awfulness, calligraphy could be on the threat. ah hello there. let's have a look at the weather across north america,
2:15 am
and it's all about the cold air that's pushing its way from the north, down to the south, knocking temperatures down and bringing in those wintry conditions. now was one when to snowstorm moves away from the east coast is but heavy snow to the canadian maritime, who, another one. moving into the west. you can see it behind me. if we take a closer look, we're expecting more heavy snow and heavy rain to the lights, washington, oregon and northern california. we are expecting travel disruption and possible flooding from that, but that snow scoots across the rockies is gonna clear up here on saturday. but we got more winter weather edging into west and canada over the weekend. now cross central air is we've seen temperatures come down rather dramatically that snow pushing its way across the canadian prairies. it clears up nicely, however, across the east coast sunshine coming back into new york city on saturday. and it is going to get rather warm for that southeast corner. thanks to a change in the wind, bringing wilma conditions up from the gulf of mexico. we have
2:16 am
a look at the temperature change. it's going to be rather dramatic in places like texas. by the time we get into saturday, we have a look at the temperature in houston. it's going to be well above the average with sunshine, but thunderstorms on sunday. ah silence has been distant beneath this eden ah is one of scandinavia largest. i am old deposits and it's driving a wedge between those seeking wealth and those defending their way of life . witness documentary on jessie lou.
2:17 am
ah, welcome back to watching out. is there a mind to have our top stories sound for leasing conflicts, dan's largest city side of kill dozens of writers. in the last 24 hours, protests began over fuel price hike and of since escalated into want some, a cooling and uprising. years president joe biden has described his predecessor, donald trump as a threat to democracy on the 1st anniversary of the rise on capitol hill. incident was triggered by claims of those have food in the 2020 presidential election. a speak to you as congresswoman stacy plaskett, she represents the u. s. virgin island, the united states congress. she served as an impeachment manager during the trial of the former president, donald trump. she joined the sly from washington dc via skype many thanks for
2:18 am
joining us now to sarah. i'm going to start with a tweet that you sent out a year ago to day, right? when the events of january, 61 folding, this is what you wrote on in a safe location where good, you all know this is insurrection and terrorism, right? paint us the picture of that day. what do you remember? oh, i remember some trepidation on the part of some of us members of congress. i had seen many of the signs and individuals the day before walking through the capital of walking through the grounds of washington d. c. and the kind of messages that were on some of those signs really gave me pause the amount of bigotry and hatred and anger other were represented there. and then throughout the day of january 6, i had early meetings and was making my way to 4th floor to be with my colleagues when i was told that i could not leave my office, that there had been
2:19 am
a breach of the capital, and that it was not safe, and i'm watching the days unfold the fear, the anguish of staffers who were on here on the hill, and seeing the utter battle that capital police and metropolitan police did literally putting their lives in their bodies in front of insurrection us. so that we, members of congress to continue to do our duty and certify the election of joseph biden as the president of the united states. you've been quoted as saying, i see what happened on january 6th, as an audiology called civil war. what did you mean by that? well, we are in need democracy in the scheme of the world history. so many other countries have been around so much longer than ours. and as we are growing and stretching and maturing, we have had numerous battles over the direction of our country. and one of those,
2:20 am
of course, was the civil war in the 1800s, in which america had its decision to make as to what kind of country they would be . and that was a physical civil war in which many of our states attempted to secede from the union . and we thought a battle. and then we repaired ourselves. we are now fighting, illogical battle in this country over what type of country we're going to be. the browning of america has many other americans, somewhat perplexed and frustrated and concerned about their place along with the concern of people as we continue. technological advancements whether they have a place of job can make a future for themselves and their country. and so we are working on that while at the same time ensuring that our democracy stands. i think it's timely that you see, after this insurrection, we're doing the same things that we did after are visible civil war,
2:21 am
where our president is trying to connect our country, trying to shore up the social fabric of the country through the legislation that he is putting board and the same way that after our physical civil war, america expanded its roads and bridges connected ourselves through the trans american railroad and canals. we're doing that now with our bipartisan infrastructure plan, creating new jobs, new technology, fighting climate change. and at the same time, we are fighting to ensure that the things that caused individuals to believe that they can overthrow their government. we are stopping that as well through an impeachment, as well as through the select committee to investigate january 6th, to make sure that it does not happen along with voting rights and the expansion and support of our democracy. we heard some bold words from president biden today condemning the big lie and without actually naming
2:22 am
a him pointing the finger at trump for what happened on january 6th. do you think president biden's message was too late, though? has he been too soft at counterbalancing? trump and his supporters in the last year. i think that he is not saying anything that he has not said in the past. i think the media's attention was on it this time and i think that you will continue to hear him speak strongly. i don't think it's ever too late to stand up for democracy and to support the american people. i believe our president has done that by an scanning firm to support the january 6th . so select committee a to insist that they produce the documents and the type of transcripts and the evidence that's necessary to hold those individuals accountable. his department of justice is prosecuting individuals who attempted to overthrow the government and the f. b. i are continuing to hold those account those individuals accountable as
2:23 am
well. and so i believe that he's doing that. i am really grateful for his push for voting rights to assure up the expansion of our democracy and assure that americans are protected for free and fair election. and i think you're going to continue to hear more and i'm grateful that he's working both up and then in the manner to push forward and ensure up our democracy by giving americans the support that they need in the social fabric. while at the same time defending us, if you're working off sensibly and defensively, us congresswoman stacy plaskett are representing the u. s. virgin islands in the united states. congress. thank you for your time. thank you. the lower house, the francis parliament has approved tougher coven 19 measures. after 3 days of intense debate, the bill would make full vaccination mandatory for people to, for example, attend public events or travel on into the city trains. natasha butler has moved
2:24 am
from paris. it's not a surprise because the government has a majority in the lower house of parliament. the build that now goes to the senate and it may go back to the parliament before probably coming into law in the middle of january. what it means for people is that the unvaccinated population will no longer have access to things like restaurants, cafes, leisure facilities, everyday life for them will certainly become a lot harder now. the bill i was finding a provide parliament there has to be said of the 3 incredibly in and days of debate in the parliament often chaotic c, overshadowed also by the french presidents rather controversial comments on wednesday when he said that he was going to really taken the screws and go off on vaccinated people in france. what they are doing is they are betting on this vaccine pass as
2:25 am
a way to try and persuade the last they say 5000000 adults are eligible for the faxing to go and get immune eyes and look, they're looking at the record of the current health pulse now the health pulse that was put in place by the government last year as persuaded you might say, some 90 percent of people to get vaccinated before that health pulse was necessary to go to restaurants or a bar only 3040 percent of people in france that that they wanted to get vaccine. as soon as that pulse was put in place, people rushed to get their jobs. the governments are hoping that going to be the same thing now that it will force people to go and get vaccinated, whether it will or not. of course, we don't know, but the health minister did say on wednesday that some 66000 people had actually registered for their 1st dose of a covey vaccine. so they see that as an encouraging sign. paris well, number one tennis plan, novak chuck vetch, have come out fighting on behalf of their son. his mother says authorities a, treating him like a prisoner ciocca,
2:26 am
which is chance is playing at the australian open his mouth now depend on a court decision. and he simmons report, oh, so the serbian parliament in belgrade protest is joan in support of their national hero, the world's number one in men's tennis, novak joker beach. the demonstration is led by his father, who says australia is playing politics with his sons career. after they got to that corner, they want to throw him on his knees. this would happen. they never managed to throw sir, be on its knees. we never attacked any one. we only defended ourselves and no vacuum defending himself. now, brothers and sisters, our heart, our soul, i applied some awful sir, but i nearly. this is the moment when jock of each is about to realize his entry into australia is blocked, his visa revoked. it isn't a tennis court, he's going to instead, he's waiting for a court hearing on monday that will ruin his deportation. for now, he's in
2:27 am
a government quarantine hotel. his mother is outraged. they are keeping him. it is just not very human. i just called if you will be john as we are trying to to, to be a joke of each had a medical exemption to let him play at the australian open tournament later this month. otherwise, the tournament is only open to the fully vaccinated exemption caused a wave of anger among australians who still faced some of the toughest travel restrictions in the world joker, which is well known as being against vaccinations. another big name in the sport, believe joker, which has himself to play in some way. i. i feel sorry for him. but at the same time, he know he knew the conditions, things are a lot of months ago. so the action against joke of each is also causing
2:28 am
a diplomatic incident. so be as president describes it as politically motivated, marshall is a call the true it's l. obligation of the state to protect interests of our citizens were dedicated to that. what not now is that this is a political persecution that everyone is taking part in. even your straining prime minister, jock of each had thought the path was clear for his attempt to the 21st grand slam . instead, he faces what could be a road block, and with it a world wide debate on whether he's been fairly treated. andrew simmons al jazeera calligraphy, the arts of beautiful handwriting is an integral part of arabic, an atlantic heritage. in iraq though it's on the decline and one man has determined to keep the art alive magnate at the why he has a story. we're in a ramadan from iraq's he saw the new city of basra, inherited his love skills and respect for calligraphy from his father. now he has
2:29 am
been practicing arabic, crating for more than 30 years. can it's, i got your money. it happy ever since i was a child, i used to sit next to my father to watch him draw leases and words. i fell in love with this profession and tried to imitate him. his painting sell in iraq and abroad was price is for a single work of up to $1500.00 u. s. dollars. it's not enough to provide a steady or secure income, but where it says he won't give up. now, it's part of his, his father's and his country's heritage, a corners motherland. him let hardly robert. but some people neglected it and moved to other careers saying that calligraphy won't turn them a livings. they took a different direction. i am here and we'll stay here. if only for the sake of my principles arabic calligraphy is considered by you in a school to be part of the intangible heritage of humanity. but as iraqi
2:30 am
calligrapher is thrive with passion to revive the art, they're worried that a lack of estate support and interest could lead to its decay. ally sali, a member of iraq's calliger for his association, has turn it his business to printing. he says, unlike other types of evolving fine arts, calligraphy has had the same set of artistic rules for centuries. we are neither okay on people's taste has changed with time. they've become more to swift and dynamic products, which has become a mainstream for thought. calligraphy is now lecturing, it usually takes time and effort. oliver. it's intricate, delicate work, taking patience and time. but the finished war can be dazzling, delightful. and despite the challenge is the craft is facing. it's what motivates we're in a ramadan to continue. ma'am, with abdougla had al jazeera but ah,
2:31 am
i'm on the inside. with the headlines on al jazeera police and cossacks, towns largest city say they've killed dozens of rices in the last 24 hours. more than 3 and a half 1000 maney russian troops from a russian lead security lines have been deployed to help secure order. i think for us, the important thing is that a security forces, whether they are cosmetic or whether they are non cows or troops need to uphold the same of human rights standards, would choose to show restraint and protect people's rights to demonstrate peacefully. yes, president joe biden says his predecessor, donald trump remains a threat to democracy a year after the storming of capitol hill. the incident was triggered by claims of vice of fruit in the 2020 presidential election. house of representatives has held a ceremony tomorrow the day, but many republicans were absent. former president,
2:32 am
united states of america, has created spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. he's done so because he values power over principle. because he sees his own interest is more important than his country's interest and america's interest. and because his bruised ego matters more to ham than our democracy or our constitution, he can't accept, he lost those are the headlines. denise continues, hey, on out. as they're often all hail the locked down, coming up next day with us. ah
2:33 am
ah oh, there was a tweet i read at the sound of distant demick, as could be 19 forces us to physically distance from one another. societies at risk of a social recession. a social recession is marked by an increase in loneliness and isolation
2:34 am
. it was posted in mid march by a former surgeon general united states doctor visits murphy, and already by that point in, ty regions and key 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 lock downs we're going to reveal the extent of another hidden public health issue. loneliness, a also should distancing physical distancing. quarantine locked down so fascination 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
2:35 am
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 wide. and it's why, even though the physical health benefits of the cove triggered lockdown stepping, 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 coven 19 at break, flared up near her home. 74 year old psychologist, roberta brovio, when for colleagues, set up a free mental health hotline full on body residence, she began to receive calls immediately looking for antique. yes, a
2:36 am
more u m. o b o. b, o, z o in. good lily for ne shasky, with . ready a compasses cameras, a when i spoke to roberta, she was coordinating a network of 200 professional. my colleges volunteering their time during the lockdown. they had 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
2:37 am
australia. christy recessing thing, those are all to pick him up it. oh, you got them in tie? no, stella, though. one se 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 fine with yak. k, my dog, a you those in the foster want to see us creep up in your mouth. i would think that a cell phone, i thought that a place yona increasing joining your nesbit garza. i mean the space you seem to overlapping socket. biological wristband. don't put the basically with sip what they call that batch. no male duet abuse or no do not go shooting me a foot. they load these abbey la n korean. cool. cool. read that. ah, i see people do it on. yeah. my kill in my life. i'm delay account that he's on,
2:38 am
i mean to dial in my coping that they see on if, if i weren't gone that, that then i can i ask how many calls have come through? during this interview, i came at the carry to the funnel, queen 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 will, responses it triggers. the findings pointed to one telling conclusion on need to connect is as primal or is fundamental, as i'll need to eat. just 10 hours of total isolation can leave the brain. feeling starved, i spoke with julie ann holt lunged at a professor of psychology and neuroscience at brigham young university. no, we're not wired re this'll huh. she says that surge of panic. cool. that sinking
2:39 am
sensation in your stomach when you're physically cut off from people, is a biological response that it's evolved in us over millennia, throughout human history. and we needed to rely on others or our survival, whether that's protection or efficiency in obtaining resources or brians, have adopted to expect others. and so when black, approximate each other's particularly trusted others this in essence. but us, honest data will work because now we have to manage the threats in our environment on our own. the latest sign on loneliness shows that acute isolation has physical health repercussions to such an increase in hot right and blood pressure. surgeon, stress hormones and internal inflammation, according to research published in the cardiovascular medical, general hot people who feel lonely, a 29 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease,
2:40 am
and 32 percent more at risk of suffering a stroke. julian has also studied how social isolation impacts mortality. what we were able to find was that being well, 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 from little child that are meaning that both being objectively isolated. and that's the subject of feeling of loneliness. they both significantly predict risk. her earlier death went to suggest is that we need to take our relationships seriously for, for the 1st time in human history, greater numbers of people, little ages in or places 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 a higher still,
2:41 am
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 the villages 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. i realize right away that there was a problem. because social distancing is very different from physical distancing, actually, but 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 greatest needs. eric was quick to point out to me that despite the increasing numbers of people living solo,
2:42 am
they would 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 than married people to spend time with friends and neighbors. they go 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 to and so as much as we're in an economic recession now we're also in social recession with the lockdown limiting travel. everything from simple commutes to long, whole plane journeys and physical distancing, restricting how close we can get to each other. many people thought out ways to deal with the social recession. if you like me and i've been fortunate enough to have access to a laptop or a phone and a good wife fi connection, then technology is been an undeniable benefit. what's that? we chat face time, scott room,
2:43 am
tick tock. all these apps and many more have made staying in touch with people so much easier. and yet so many have still felt paid by sense of oscillation and anxiety. many of these tools feel very synthetic, right? i thought about the idea that this may be somewhat analogous to where they have been, you know, incredibly beneficial and 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 catch. you can't reach across the screen and guess what? yeah, i think my mom and dad and i really would be in agreement. i'm grateful that i can have a conversation with my parents who are in, in other states and based time or that i can teach my students and i knew him. you
2:44 am
know, here we are doing this interview, the address screen, but i think the majority of people at the end of this just can't wait to get back in the life 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 you're 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 structures i was taking for granted. loneliness 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 look down, the world was to see this year in, whoo, hon 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
2:45 am
with the mental and emotional impact of the distancing isolation and fia. even mental health professionals not physically in move on, got involved, and then you're in shanghai and you started the psychological assistance project. how does it all come about? i do have a shimmy, a . ready daddy vision a
2:46 am
ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, i don't you know what man, you should i, yeah, we chat the chinese messaging up was the main point of connection between the psychologist, the aide work is making refer and the people needing help. what started as a group of 17 shanghai based counselors grew to 50 professionals from across your home. and i hope you are sure. sure. well, you know that you don't, don't. i don't not how michelle can do any chance. yeah, sure. i should not get in touch on me. oh, hang on. hang on. when i went down to check out, i know y'all have one or 2 shonda honda. we'll see
2:47 am
if i'm in the with that. oh hi. oh hi. sure. john, how much without the warranty? the uncle shockey that fast to the other side of the. ringback mail in
2:48 am
my turn. ready ready your dad a he's a one time you are in the you know about what you're doing. you got a home down the wrong, you know, your lead hammer, you go downhill, need any what you wish to put on of you will be comparing most of it. sony laska patch. daddy kid, do you have a queen?
2:49 am
be not nonsense. do you see pew posey? surely. nissan you told me go now. i know you did and she's going to be missing to school because a postal side feel equal loki. j. silk is thus to thing though, such a bill of chip year financial. my mom that kimberly, kimberly bloomfield dwaa, debbie, i'm with an a for g dash it book gemalto chilly, proud. when we face grim situations, winnings id looms, we seek out coping mechanisms during the lockdown watching communities of diverse at a distance. people try to cope together was fascinating. in italy balconies became spaces for music and dance,
2:50 am
and even enabled people to share food with those who couldn't afford enough of their own. there were half humorous huff, wistful videos, a line of people in different countries trying to play sports or getting a workout to get in 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 one don't mean long. now their engine, those jenkins, who was your shaw? you go, you do, your cynic keeping their insured passion, male, chivalry for jowers, as you had mentioned before. mentioned you saw went out like that. i know me that you you hung as you, as in again, congress, even we the watch home that we should do. iran korean gold, not jamming, which i you didn't know that i should, i have your money,
2:51 am
you should. yeah. i know it really comes back to we are social beings. we are not meant to be alone. you know, it's analogous to 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 way, is 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 the crusher and anxiety all the 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,
2:52 am
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 who take time to sing to their patients or play good music on to let people spirits early that the limb of galen, us, that the bunch of god, etiology fancy, so we did with or throw, sophia reality is okay on friday at the height of them, of down so much more than $100.00 countries had instituted either partial or full lockdown. 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 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
2:53 am
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 isolation. 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 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, a shared experience. this is a global phenomenon. it's affecting people of, of our variety of background. and so they're in the collective experience that we are not only facing this together. we're grieving together,
2:54 am
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 state. we're 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 that the way you can close the door and turn into a regular individualist is a formula for more division. it's not me personally at home or everybody else is having an exciting life at tardy them. so and i hope that
2:55 am
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 it's, it's 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 pushed 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 when it comes, evolves into something more durable and biting. and you know that when that happens,
2:56 am
it really distressed and is horrible for health. a good point, the emergence of young or not a normal, with cynthia of secrecy is what i think should be. so my, you, the sony, totaling of pushing a new series born a increase this again, my continued intimacy could always go pick him up with a stigma around talking about. and so one other hope that i have is that from this situation, given that i think so many people are really lonely though lose some of that sting
2:57 am
mother. 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 total 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? ali re looks at the limits of tech and the potential of other creative ways to deal with the issues. we face truck, it went tech to go viral. episode 3 of all hail the lockdown on al jazeera ah. with
2:58 am
january and i just, i hear we look back on us president joe biden bustios office 12 months on from the capital building by the part of the stream and join our social media community. se owns recovery from civil war continues. we mock 2 decades since the end of one of africa's most political complex, the bottom line, the clemons dives headlong into the us issues that shape the rest of the world. as we enter the 3rd year, have it 19, we go back to woo hm. where it all began and investigate how far we've come since the pandemic january on a job here. frank assessments, this crisis is continued to weaken
2:59 am
a look. i shan't god, even though perhaps he believed in the beginning that it was informed opinions. i think politicians will now be under incredible pressure from the young people. that is one of the most helpful things to come out of this critical debate. do you think they should be facilitated? not sure. okay, it's a great. it's a really simple question. let's give samuel tom swans that'll inside story on al jazeera. from the al jazeera london rural car center to special guests in conversation. this is the chance to start the revolution, unprompted, uninterrupted. we moved to do away with the word evil because it stopped conversation. where should we get a land to port son meets? i asia, i can be this is the beginning of friendship. this is never getting of law right. like getting somewhere we can really break through the barriers studio. be unscripted on al jazeera. we're leaving eco friendly solutions to come back dress to our planet on al jazeera.
3:00 am
ah. ready gunfire on the streets of kazakhstan, russian, lud, security forces move in to bring anti government protests on the control. ah, i monet inside the sound, is there a line from dive home? so coming up, former president and a supporters have decided the only way for them to win this fresh your vote virt or election.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on