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syringe. and it's. also the same people using filters and don't. write. nothing's going to fit into the syringe that isn't already going to get in there anyway and so. you've done for a vague. how does it feel. great how. to do it. oh and drugs are really what you make of it and then there's a functioning addict so there and there is nonfunctioning out x.
you know there's people that. do drugs and all runs them into the ground and then they die and that's it you know there's no statistic. where you heading say now running. and down in the mob. and you go. shoplift so i get some money and support rabbit is sort of got to use design. already because there's a $4.25 cent shortage is there and. is there already one off his idea caught
a minutes ago that. you know if i don't go to jail time to do it. maybe all get paid and get some more dough but it's not fun i ate it i can't stand it years spent i was retained as my life behind bars. for what drug addictions i'm not me and. i know what i'm doing and i know that it's bad for me but i think you know we've all got our problems and. just trying to cope mine what's life. my life has been absolutely dragged through the mud i've lost friends as i have lost family members and i have nothing to live on the street i freeze almost every night and i steal to eat and support myself i hate my life. i wake up in the morning wishing i
didn't. that's opioid drug use or abuse drug use for it i. feel terrible. i wouldn't wish this on 1st i wouldn't wish living like this for the person i most in the world. it's not living on. it's dying then you're running yourself into the ground every day and willingly doing it. and why because you're just scared to be dopesick get off the drugs. you know it's because it's when you've done something for so long it's all you know and i'm all i know is jail and crime and. drugs that's all i know. the last.
sort of a 5 year old son. doesn't know who it is. some people say that people that use drugs have a choice you know choosing this you know not choosing this man i made what i had one choice i made the wrong one and this is what i deal with now. do you have hope for the future. sometimes. i don't know how far my future is going to go and i think i could be dead 20 minutes from going over.
they tell us that you see are on the streets. is only partially due to the drugs people are taking it's more to do with what they have to do to get money to get keep the economy going and whether it's sex work or stealing from cars we can fix that. the current crisis is because people are using poisoned drugs and i'm at the point now where we really need to think seriously about giving people a safer supply of opiates. rights in the homes of one of downtown eastside was to fix the streets one small
medical center is looking to do exactly that it's already going across town planning. will have its employees and so on and we provide injectable hydromorphone injectables life you know more than i do clients but at the end of the story what specialty if i'm pharmaceutical made heroin really that's good so i want to and. that's rights it's a medical center because heroin to people in addiction. to any. of the clients are here for the nurses do a pretty a fast thing for them very late. they enter into the for whom they cannot to this window here and they'll give their name their birth date and the nurse will provide them or hand them their syringe. can you just kind of think
it's arranged. thank you. so you can see here that we get this is the dose so it will tell us the client name and then the time that they're on. what are you getting the day. karen thank you mark. and how often the 3 times a day. i miss in my lunchtime fix. it's another drug transaction in downtown eastside. rather than top in a back alley and injected behind a dumpster it's a regulated pharmacy school given in a medical setting and supervised by people. i'm introducing heroin into my body now. it is now in there and teach you well. it's. all over. seriously i got turned red and. you're really you cheap but
my. my desire for heroin use me. while i was good. prescribing people heroin as a treatment for addiction it's a challenging concept but the evidence is persuasive switzerland opened a similar sensor in 1994 and since they've seen huge reductions in a video hiv and drug related crime. the theory goes that when you take people out of a life of street drugs they have the chance to introduce retain make incremental life changes. when people start with us they're using. move illicit drugs every day and buy 6 month and care with aspect goes down a handful of days a month at people reconnect with families and they go back to school they start working they start working part time for
a lot here and they get housing but more importantly my most recent of us patients have been in and out of jail over 200 times before he came to treatment here and since he's been in treatment here is not back to jail that's a huge success. how many banks of the world. blocks over 60 banks. prison term or 22 years 2 months and 3 days. it costs $27000.00 a year to supply heroin for one patient here and it's funded by the government it's not cheap but independent research suggests service saves the taxpayer. by reducing crime policing health care and ambulance cool outs. and in the midst of offense in crisis there's a further saving one that's hard to quantify the cost of human life we
haven't lost any of our clients to a functional overdose because coming here prevents all of that. they still working thanks. very grateful saying that i'm a retired. bank robber. and no longer need to do have. the time in vancouver was up and the little neighborhood of downtown eastside has disappeared in the rearview mirror . the a.p.i. crisis here in north america has an ounce of contro claiming a life every 7 minutes and seeing it up close and personal has been heartbreaking. heading for higher means escaping it. but for how long.
the past year being. we always look at the action you know we're so focused on substance that we are actually forgotten the value of human life not just tragedy pain at the same time as people are beautiful i got hopes so. i know you'll remember. but i'm not. the stuff that. if you could go back to the day when you 1st put that needle in you know she did to get. her some you know. then i put the birth name in my room wow i did good every day of yesterday. to
bring the mannings in here today and the mannings the i'm i'm i'm a good man and i'm happy with who i am. i still love this woman. if i make $300.00 tonight $50.00 of it i put away a put away put away i put away of doing that now for a 4 year. another year this. all head on here with a 150 grand. not the back. you
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watching new news live from berlin the u.s. president slams gun deaths as a national embarrassment joe biden orders flags lowered to house must after the latest mass shooting this time in a fed ex facility in indianapolis president biden says congress has to toughen gun laws also coming up. a show of confidence i'm going machall gets her 1st covert 19 shot and receives astra zeneca germany's chancellor says she's delighted to take the vaccine and urges others to do the same. also with the u.n.
warns of a crisis in mozambique or of more than half a 1000000 people have fled attacks by islamist militias our correspondent for ports . and pablo foley yes welcome to the program u.s. president joe biden has repeated calls for congress to pass gun restrictions after another mass shooting the president ordered flags to be lowered at the white house and other government buildings in honor of the 8 people who were killed in a fed ex where i was in indianapolis on thursday at a press conference he said to us gun deaths were a blight on the country. it's a national. national we're growing on. these
mass shootings that are occurring every single day. every single day. in the united states if you count all those who are killed out of the streets of our cities and our rule it's a national embarrassment and must come to an end well the gunman was a former fed ex employee after killing 8 people and when. several others he also shot himself dead police are still investigating a motive it's also emerged the f.b.i. had questioned the shooter last year. it was shortly after 11 pm on thursday night when the police were called out to the indianapolis airports roads were closed and much of the airport placed into lockdown police said officers responded as quickly as they could but they arrived to light at the fed ex building morning. received a call reference shots fired to that location as officers who responded. say
they arrived to an active shooter incident. at that location. primary information at this time is that the alleged shooter has taken his own life here at the scene. police say 8 people were killed suffering injuries consistent with gunshot wounds 5 others were taken to hospital one is said to be in a critical condition. witnesses at the scene say they saw a man far in what they thought was an automatic fire i. saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort automatic rifle and he was firing at the open and i immediately ducked down and got scared as day broke police was still collecting evidence trying to identify the 19 year old shooter's motive last night indeed our force was revisited by the scourge of gun violence
that has killed far too many in our community and in our country although we will learn more about this case in the coming days. and in the coming weeks no piece of information will restore the lives that were taken. this is the latest in a spate of mass shootings in the u.s. after a period of relative calm during the coronavirus pandemic and it's already prompted renewed calls for stricter gun controls. let's take a look now at other stories making headlines around the world japanese prime minister yoshi he they guy has become the 1st leader to hold face to face talks with u.s. president joe biden china was top of the agenda for the one day summit 5 g. technology and climate change were also central to discussions.
standing down as head of cuba's communist party the move brings an end to the leadership of cost and his brother fidel they ruled cuba for more than 6 decades broadcaster says he's handing off to a younger generation. the leaders of germany france and ukraine have called on russia to pull its troops back from the ukrainian border voted to meet at selenski met. in paris and i'm going to medical joined by video link to lansky call for a summit that also included moscow. well germany is seeing its highest rise in coronavirus cases since january 1 of the main reasons is the slow pace of vaccinations fewer than one in 5 germans is being given a 1st dose but the vaccination drive has picked up speed in recent days and among those getting a 1st job was chancellor angela merkel her office released this image of her stumped vaccination document 66 year old medical was given the astra zeneca vaccine
and said she was delighted. with germany's rising coronavirus cases have prompted a new warning from medical workers that intensive care units are being pushed to the brink reporter tessa visited a burning hospital is close to capacity. we're at the intensive care unit in berlin scatty test hospital half of the patients here suffer from cope at 19 dr thomas kuhn again this team have their hands full and the beds are filling up. their lungs come. to slowly you can see that there is an increase at the moment when not yet in a situation that brings us to the edge of what we can do with your crown but we know that if the numbers continue to rise we could certainly have problems go
through as a hellish agreement. in recent weeks the number of covered patients in germany's i.c. use has been rising sharply again by now at the peak of the 2nd wave of the pandemic has almost been reached intensive care beds are becoming scarse and the workload of staff continues to grow. intensive care nurse tim cook has also noticed that. a man acted in a documented now in this 3rd wave it is particularly noticeable that the patients are getting more seriously ill and they are ill for longer and also they need a lot of care that means the situation is very challenging and very stressful for us you really need time to relax when you're off work. but it is not just the sheer increase in cost of patients that worries the team that patient's health is deteriorating fast and this 3rd wave of the pandemic they are also an effort to get them before probably also because most people over 80 years old have already been
vaccinated. every age is now much younger compared to the 1st or 2nd waves and we see that very clearly we don't really have any patients who are over 80 years old anymore they're almost non-existent if you would you know to what extent german hospital. these average varies greatly from region to region some are already completely full others are still coping one thing would help more vaccinations one of them for goodness knows we won't get out of this without back scenes they are very important but it is also important to stick to hygiene measures keep it distance and observe current coverage for structures of each and everyone must take has been demick seriously and can do their part to make us get out of this is quickly as possible the troops will come if the number of patients continues to rise other important treatments would have to be postponed in some areas in germany that is already the case the situation many doctors agree is
serious. some of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy campaigners have learned the price of standing up to china's increasing power a court has handed down sentences on $10.00 protest leaders over mass demonstrations 2 years ago despite the crackdown remaining anti-government activists say they haven't given up hope was they've just been handed a sentence for participating in protests yet they are still calling for hong kong as freedoms i was. a media tycoon jimmy lie i was among those sent to jail to produce a painting in huge pro-democracy protests back in 29 tain. he received a sentence of 14 months. and if i think it is not that there are many more times. more people would not have had it and i know
i don't know that now. that if. 4 of those convicted were given suspended sentences including 82 year old former lawmaker martin lee and elder statesman of the pro-democracy movement. the convictions are a blow to the pro-democracy movement in hong kong which is facing a strong crackdown by beijing and hong kong authorities i've got nothing of this civil human rights front is very very disappointed by the sentencing today it creates a chilling effect that makes us citizens afraid of speaking up it also makes the society gradually lose a rational patient and peaceful voice to communicate with the government oh yes there were i've massive protests swept hong kong organized 29 tain they began as a reaction to an extradition bill allowing people to be transferred to mainland
china and then activists feed opposition leaders could be sent to china now they are being cross. akita harm. despite the sentences activists say they won't back down in the fight for freedoms for hong kong but it's getting tougher and tougher to stand up for democracy in the city. the u.n. is warning of an escalating humanitarian crisis in northern more than 600000 people have been forced from their homes by islamist militias many more are facing food food shortages. traveled to a region plagued by insecurity. from the ad the islands of mozambique snore than coasts look like paradise but life on the ground is increasingly difficult as one of the last islands that have been spared from islamist attacks a flood of refugees has more than doubled its population in just a few months the united nations 8 mission isn't able to feed everyone
her am. i know. that we've been here since 7 in the morning and haven't gotten anything i don't know they tell us they are alex have their roots down now and i miss what should i do now i'm like you. and you are. lucky enough to receive some rise flour corn and cooking oil taro groups have attacked her home village on the mainland twice and want everyone to leave but the villagers had nowhere to go then the attackers came a 3rd time. beside. her just chopped off wondrous is headed for no reason why even everyone has to watch even the jewish nun as there were. now marie lives in the hut with her 3 children
she has adopted another child who had lost his parents on the way here. if you were coming. to us the next day we started for the neighboring island of cuba the u.n. food program has also plans a mission here. that the island's government administrator helps with distributing food that's critical for survive. here. without. them there tech crisis out almost everyone here lives from the city of god the refugees are from the mainland to look i have problems and can tell me this without . the details while down. it is a lot about $4000.00 people lived on this island before the insurgency now it is more than $10000.00 people was thousands of displaced people leaving the mainland in the coming year and the possible months looking for a safe place to stay just that this isn't exactly
a safe place last year terrorists attacked the island pillaging it and killing 2 villages to terrorists kidnapped 30 islanders mainly gilts couple to gado province people are worried about more attacks most feel helpless against the terrorists and so far not a single soldier has been stationed here on the island. of the sport and to german football where light 2nd hoffenheim left a very late to provide the drama and friday night in the street action and it was in the last minute of injury time that leipsic finally found the back of the net it looked like use of polson had stolen 3 points in the very last 2nd just a match but the referee ruled the goal out as the ball had struck colson's arm on its way into the gulf that means the points were split and gave byron munich the chance to widen their league lead and they play vosburgh on saturday.
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