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see announced to run the barrow of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives this might not sound important but it is important that he put it in there david chapman chipman he has worked as an anti-gun advocacy in an anti-gun advocacy group so that underlines joe biden is taking this topic really seriously business is of course a hugely divisive issue in the united states previous efforts have failed to pass congress is this time likely to be any different. honestly at this time no at this moment it doesn't look. joe biden and his administration really will be able force of stand actions why because it was out the congress they condrey really make any real push to pass meaningful legislation and we have to keep in mind also democrats who are against really
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stricter stronger gun laws and so where is the american public on its rights to bat as they seemingly never ending catalogue of mass shootings change minds at all. also i was in boulder myself just some 2 weeks ago and talked to friends of victims who got shot in the supermarket just across the university so i think it's fair to say that a majority of the younger americans really has been in favor or are in favor of stricter gun controls such as tougher background checks and more restrictions on these 3 d. printers which i will to print guns but there are so many who really are fighting and they have a long strong strong lobby behind them are fighting stricter laws and this moment i think they will be still really very loud in this whole discussion. in
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a holding washington bureau chief thank you. to brazil the president says his country will remain open even as its daily covert 19 death toll approaches world record levels infectious ferentz and slow vaccine roll out further complicating the situation critics of the far right leader blame government inaction and have warned the brazilians will pay the price with their lives. health care workers pushed to the limit this makeshift hospital in brazil's largest city san paolo is struggling to cope with cope with 19 cases. experts have warned the district lockdown is necessary to slow the virus one of brazil's leading public health institute speer cruz said without lock down measures the country's health system faces collapse. but the president disagrees.
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but what was we're not going to accept is the policy of staying at home of closing everything down the virus will not go away this virus like others is here to stay and will remain for a lifetime it is practically impossible to eradicate it what are we going to do until then. the country has registered more than 13000000 covert 19 cases since the pandemic began it is now at risk of overtaking the united states with the world's highest rates of infection and deaths. the president's opponents know where to point the finger. i didn't see a lot brazil as a time bomb a breeding ground for corona virus creating new strains variants because there is a total lack of control of the pandemic and of life for this reason at this moment we are ashamed not of our people but of our government especially both scenario. without measures in place to control the spread many health experts fear brazil
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will hold back global efforts to contain the virus brazil lags behind much of the world in buying up vaccine doses and the rollout has so far failed to significantly slow the spread of the virus with no lockdown in sight brazil will continue to vary thousands every day. well germany's health minister has announced that the government is planning direct talks with russia about to purchasing its sputnik v. vaccine such bilateral talks would mark a break with the european union strategy of negotiating with drug makers as a bloc in while several german states say they've already signed agreements to purchase millions of doses of sputnik v. they won't be used until the drugs being approved by the european medicines agency germany would follow austria and slovakia and ordering the russian vaccine hungary is already using. let's get more from t.w. political correspondent thomas sparrow welcome thomas does this german announcement
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mean that berlijn has now given up on the notion of european solidarity when it comes to fighting this pandemic. no i don't think that this means that germany has given up on the idea of european solidarity means probably that germany of the german government at least is trying to be more pragmatic when it comes to the procurement of vaccines in this particular case and it's also a very controversial one the german government stressed that it would enter into bilateral negotiations with russia simply because the e.u. commission had told 'd different countries at a meeting this week that it was not going to sign the e.u. wide contract with sports as it did for example with other vaccine producers like biotech so that's the reason why germany decided to go it alone as i stress feel it is something that is indeed controversial there are people criticizing this move by the german going on but the german government has stressed that as long as the sputnik the is approved at a european level then germany could certainly enter into those bilateral
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negotiations with russia to see how many vaccines and when could be delivered to this country so just to just to some clear about what you're saying there the european commission says it doesn't it doesn't want the vaccine you know europe wide level but if countries want to they can still try and get it and it will be. adjudicated separately by the european medicines agency. well germany is not the 1st country to negotiate with russia bilaterally it wouldn't be also the 1st country in europe to to have this vaccine and use it but that it depends a sensually on whether it is approved by the e m a the european medicines agency the sunnier german health minister stressed today in an interview that is the precondition if germany is going to enter into those negotiations and also stress that for that to happen russia has to provide complete data to the european agency in order for the european agency to evaluate whether
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the vaccine can be approved if that happens in germany or discuss all the details with russia the german health minister stressed that some of the key elements that it wants to discuss to discuss with russia is when and exactly how many doses it could deliver to germany the german goal here as according to the german health minister is to have vaccines by russians or other support the vaccines in the next 2 to 5 months but once again and i want to stress this the important element there is that it is 1st and foremost approved at the european level by the emmy thank you so much thomas thomas sparrow political correspondent well here's a look at some more stories making headlines around the world european court of human rights has ruled in favor of government mandated vaccinations for children it rejected a case brought by parents who were fined for failing to inoculate their child against various diseases it's the 1st time the course has ruled on compulsory vaccinations we had was ambassador to the u.k. has been locked out of the london embassy cure or been sent stuff of being
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threatened with severe punishment if they don't comply with the authorities protests continue outside the u.k. embassy in myanmar state media say arrest warrants have been issued for $120.00 celebrities who've been accused of supporting anti coup protests amongst them is the actor a pain. fears of fresh hostilities in eastern ukraine after an escalation of tensions with russia. told russian president vladimir putin to reduce the kremlin's military buildup near the border it's a person accused of actions. russian opposition politician. says his health is deteriorating rapidly in prison mr novelli serving 2 and a half year sentence in a totally harsh people calling east of moscow authorities have jailed several of
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his supporters who staged a protest outside the prison to demand release. proper medical care. he's getting a lot of media attention but that's all alex in the valley supporters can achieve at the moment earlier this week a group of doctors including the vollies family physician ana stasi of us came to the pokrov prison camp to get an idea of these state of health but they weren't allowed to enter. we will do that tomorrow and the day after tomorrow until they let assent and will observe how they treat alexei until he is taken to a normal hospital and gets normal medical treatment. aleksei nepali seen here in a black prison uniform on surveillance camera footage 12 days ago russia's best known prisoner has been on hunger strike since late march in a letter to the prison director he demanded medical help sarcastically saying i've
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gotten used to my leg over the past few years i don't want to lose it now he is also suffering from fever and a cough and he says 3 fellow prisoners have been diagnosed with tuberculosis nobel news lawyers also visited the prison they were let in and were shocked at what they saw on the has been diagnosed with 2 herniated discs. he. he continues to have back and leg pain. sometimes his legs and hands go numb. the penal colony in pokrov is considered one of russia's toughest but on state television government propaganda makes it seem like a vacation camp their message is life is good here and no folly is exaggerating he was caught off guard by the camera team of his bedside including maria bettina but she's not a reporter in the u.s. she was convicted for being a russian agent and a volley says you are lying everything you do is a p.r. show amnesty international has publicly criticized prison conditions saying russia
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may be slowly killing the volley off the fact that he is walking up every one or 2 hours is a form of torture the fact that he cannot have access to a doctor you can trust ease. ease a form of treatment the kremlin has responded saying of ali has no right to special treatment dr buss li her her companions and some journalists who visited the prison camp with her have since been arrested and of all these supporters continue to fight for him despite the risk to themselves as she was led away dr bustle you have asked one last question what kind of a system tonight is a doctor the right to visit a dying patient just as an employer take a look at some sport and wednesday nights or 2 champions league quarter final 1st leg sparring seisure man been defending champions by a new 3 to. the schools for the title holes but
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a kenyan goal settled the result for p.s.g. and thomas to chelsea had a perfect night in porto suniel when has them in the position to for their be back in london. that's it you're up to date i'll have more world news at the top of the hour of the w. so covert that 19 special with stephen badly is next addict. the fight against the corona virus pandemic. has the rate of infection been developing what does the latest research say. information and context the coronavirus update coming 19 special. on t w. do you feel worried about the planet's. history. i'm neal i was talking on the green sunspot cost
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and to me it's clear remains true. solutions are out there. join me for details are issues of the green transformation for me because if you look for the plants. the problem in society we have at the moment is every one of the great of making a mistake what may happen if we don't do. the pandemic has changed life as we know it. but what comes next. will our fast paced lives pick up again. will we continue to innovate regardless of the cost.
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live lives profit driven. and globally connected. or has this pandemic spark irrevocable change. how will we live in the future. after the pandemic. hello and welcome to coven 1000. percent is to economies and even nutrition a recent study has linked higher obesity rates with higher cova death rates the world obesity federation report says cova death rates were 10 times higher in countries where the population was on average overweight further almost 90 percent of cova deaths occurred in countries with high obesity rates the report calls for people living with obesity to have priority access to vaccines. i mean while the
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pandemic itself has increased hunger and malnutrition around parts of the world take brazil for the 1st time a whopping half of brazilians don't have access to safe nutritious food that's according to reddy pence on a local food research group lines are swelling by the day at soup kitchens and food distribution points in the country experts say the sharp increase in food insecurity is due to job losses caused by the pandemic. pulling back is assistant professor at the london school of hygiene and tropical medicine and she joins me from london police good to have you on the show what has the pandemic taught us about past choices when it comes to nutrition. has taught us that. that disruption and disruptive events and i lifestyle do lead to changes in the foods that we eat and the choices that we make so initial data shows that people
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certainly have changed my diet in a pandemic but a better and less well for some people that improved by diet some for others and diets west and what exactly that if so did it wasn't that because they spend more time at home because it wasn't because other things in a supermarket were not for or to have more time to. their meals for example we don't exactly know yet but diets have certainly changed do you think that some of those obesity rates we mention just previously that that may lead some people to rethink perhaps the way they're eating or does it give people time during the pendency what is it that makes people have a rethink. i think dima certainly an issue there and what might be really interesting is to see you kind of isolate that group of people that started eating better started eating more fruits and vegetables and remember this comes in a. system where or in a world where
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a very small proportion of people actually adhered to sufficient fashionables and. different guidelines in countries or by the w.h.o. quite a small percentage of here and you see that in a pandemic the proportion of people have very much increased. consumption of healthy food such as friends and vegetables and legumes and reduced unhealthy foods whereas others didn't so what would be really important and kind of a lesson that we can take out of the. defendant make when going forwards in terms of systems and diets but if you check is to see what what are those barriers that were removed by independent meant for you people that led to these improvements of their diets in can we used to learn a little bit of what sort of leverage points we have in a food system in supermarkets in homes of people in perhaps even their skills on
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how to cook certain foods from from scratch that would remove those areas for others as well so that they could improve on their diets this one sounds like you believe that some of these changed habits whether good or bad could stay beyond the pandemic. yes absolutely i think people certainly and again we're talking a little bit more about the group that experience than him improvement of their diets. might also be one step to kind of got a little bit more in touch with. what they're actually doing on a. daily basis that is less running out of the office going to the supermarket and buy a ready to eat meals and it's more cooking from scratch so you will be more aware naturally how much salt goes in there that's what cetera and and a few more of the unhealthy or don't don't if extent we eat too much and we also say so yes i guess. i just want to say we've also seen during spend some of the food supply itself has changed what is that meant for attrition in terms of getting
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fresh food. yeah it's a difference a really important lesson and something that perhaps. some scientists have been warning about for a while but actually it system is really quite fragile you see it in the u.k. i am most familiar with the environment here but south certainly also in other countries and in europe and in fact actually everywhere globally and what we see is that most countries also have. to have stocks for only a few days here very much dependent on other countries once to borders close that don't really follow this program to. the stock supermarkets for example but we also see that disruptions and in this case it was a pandemic but it could also be a natural disaster of climate change. rest in the southwest of the sourcing problem that we could certainly to all of a sudden products not being available in a supermarket or prices going up and especially in fashion fast we do get them
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often from. countries that are phone or full to. disruption and that could ultimately lead for example to increased prices of fruits and vegetables in your supermarkets which naturally them which disproportionately affect those that struggle a little bit in buying their daily supermarket. i'm sorry to say that the brig's are also appealing u.k. has obviously been changing some of supply lines as well as want to ask how can we better plan food supply lines when we know what we've known from the pandemic and from bragg's that for example are there any lessons there. yes absolutely i think the math thing out where everything is currently coming from how much of that is for example domestically produced what sort of like storage in stocks do we have and are there certain pivotal food groups that are particularly.
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vulnerable or are non brasilia and in that sense and ways how to inform to consumers but also to producers. about these vulnerabilities and see how perhaps there are some substitutions to make that to make food systems much more sustainable and make sure that the supply is resilient really quick because it could mean more growing locally for example instead of importing stuff yeah absolutely and especially because you know in a more sustainable world we would be looking at improving our. plant based food consumption anyway so. that what we would need to find ways to source these things which gets me. not to say that trait with. lower income countries or so is a bad thing per se of course that if these depend on export which are. global north as well but certainly looking at ways how to minimize the next inanities for your
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health but also what he or i are meant to be something that we can improve upon or to leave it there pauline show big thank you very much london school of hygiene and tropical medicine. over to our science correspondent with a question that goes straight to the gut. you hear a lot about the micro biome in health what is it and why is it so important. the term micro biome describes the entirety of the microbial community that inhabits an organism like a human it's made up of a huge number of microorganisms even conservative estimates say that there are more microbes living in or on you then there are cells in your entire body carrying your own d.n.a. but because most microbes are much smaller than body cells if you put every one of
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them in your micro biome on a scale it only way a couple of kilos with with most of the microbes coming from the gut the average human is home to over 10000 microbial species many of which play for example vital roles in digestion and over the last half a century scientists have discovered that the make up and the balance of those species in an individual's micro biome plays a fundamental role and helpless and can be linked to many medical conditions just look for instance at a recent large scale study on aging and the micro biome the authors found that in the elderly reduced populations of common bacterial species in the gut were associated with overall better health aging people whose bacterial balance remained
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more static over time did live as law on average although it's really tough to clarify cause and effect in a system as complex as as the human micro biome links to both health and illness have been established in fields from from allergies. science to cardiovascular disease to to neurological disorders like like all spotters it'll take a lot more research though to pen down exactly in what ways it's important to specific health issues but many common diseases might one day soon be treated by tweaking a patient's micro biome. or science expert williams there that's it for our show today thanks for watching as always stay safe and we'll see you again soon.
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