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this is news coming to you live from berlin u.s. president joe biden delivers his 1st speech to a joint session of congress declares america is rising a new vote as he highlights the progress made against the coronavirus pandemic and details of a $1.00 trillion dollars package for families and education also coming up as india sets another world record in a new coronavirus cases pushing its health system far beyond its limits we speak to a volunteer working on the frontlines of the pandemic. and hard hit mexico races to
develop its own coronavirus vaccine could a nasal spray inoculation help break the back of the pandemic in mexico and beyond . plus using dance as a form of resistance to mark the international day of dance we meet a man in brazil combining 2 very different styles to break down barriers for the community. flow and terry martin good to have you with us joe biden has pitched his proposals for what he calls a once in a generation investment in america in his 1st speech to congress says u.s. president he outlined sweeping plans to increase wages and invest in infrastructure to create more jobs he also stressed the need for the u.s. to reassert its place in the world saying it must show its adversaries that democracy still works.
joe biden spent decades in the u.s. congress as a senator. he was back with an ambitious program that could see him becoming a transformational u.s. president. would be back. he began by drawing attention to the historic fact that for the 1st time ever the 2 people behind him where women madame speaker madame vice president. thank you president. has never said goes well from this podium no president ever said those words. then a grim summary of his 1st 100 days combined with a note of optimism 100 days since i took the oath of office left in my hand off our family bible and heritage foundation we all did it was in crisis the worst
pandemic of the century the worst economic crisis since the great depression. the worst attack on our democracy since the civil war now after just 100 days i can report to the nation america is on the move again thank you for being a wide ranging vision of jobs prosperity and a new era of big government with big spending plans biden said he would pay for it all with higher taxes on corporations and the super rich continuous cycle growth things worse. 20000000 americans lost their job in the pandemic. working the middle class americans at the same time roughly 650000000000. saw their net worth increase by more than one trillion dollars in the same exact period my fellow americans trickle down. trickle down economics has never
worked this time to grow the economy from the bottom in the middle out. on international policy biden focused on adversaries russia and china linking america's ability to conjure them to the success of his domestic policy agenda. america's movie. moving forward but we can't stop now. we're in competition with other countries to win the 21st century great inflection point in history. the circumstances of biden's speech were all unlike any previous presidential address members of congress were mosques and were seated apart because of congo make restrictions. because when else is know of biden's speech for that i'm joined by g.w. reporter stacey evinced stacy biden spoke about what he calls a blue collar blueprint to rebuild america what does that look like.
work and not just wealth but what it really means it's a transformational shift in the way the u.s. has governed and self mainly based off of ronald reagan and his administration where there was a focus on so-called trickle down economics so companies we get tax breaks and ideally they would take the money that they've saved and then give it down to workers so it worked its way down but as the president said this has not worked and so his plan is focusing on the poor and on the middle class. with targeted government spending and so this is something that's very different for americans and so we're going to have to see if he's able to achieve what he's pushing for big change from the trumpet ministration some are calling joe biden's proposals radical some americans at least how radical are they really would they be considered
radical in europe you know and in most of the countries they would not be considered radical free preschool education for children. cutting child poverty and half expanded health care these are things that europe is doing and then child tax credits this is something the other places in the world it's come 2nd nature to them the. in the united states people are on low shamed it's like they're shamed to feel like the government should be working for them and they and republicans have benefited from calling it free stuff so no you just want free stuff but no americans have paid into the system this is the government working for americans and so this is the battle that baghdad is up against a social market economics. on foreign policy joe biden said that the u.s. was competing to win the 21st century any idea what he means by that well based off
of what he said in the past his domestic policy he believes is tied into his foreign policy so if other countries see that democracy in the u.s. is working then. i just lost my train of thought i'm so sorry. so that you're talking about the 21st century century. well i mean let's look at what the president was saying with with reference to democracy also when he also referred to the storming of the u.s. capitol by that mall on january 6th that really shocked the world and he said it also gave some solace to america's enemies i mean how heavily does that weigh on the administration well deeply because they're still doing the investigation to catch people who did attack the capitol and he called it the worst attack our democracy has seen since the civil war so if for him he really wants the rest of
the world to see america work and that democracy works that there isn't just a standstill that both sides of the aisle can work together to get these domestic policies done that will also strengthen the foreign policy so he thinks what should stay should be of its. stakeholders some of the stories making headlines around the world northern ireland's leader arlene poster has. has been ousted by a democratic unionist party she will step down as party leader next month and as northern ireland's 1st minister at the end of june she has been heavily criticised for her handling of the fallout from britain leaving the european union. police in germany have detained a 51 year old woman on suspicion of killing 4 people at home for the at a home for the disabled in the city of pottstown near berlin a 5th person was found with serious injuries the exact details and circumstances are still unclear. china has successfully launched
a rocket into space carrying the 1st of 3 modules for its 1st ever permanent space station beijing hopes to have it completed by next year when finished it will rival the only other continuously manned vessel orbiting earth the international space station. and thousands of people have marched through columbia's capital bogota to protest a controversial tax reform bill the unions insisted the strike would go ahead despite a court order to postpone the demonstrations colombia is battling a 3rd wave of the pandemic. india has set another global record in coronavirus cases the rate of exponential growth there is vastly surpassing the spread of the virus anywhere else in the world as of the 6 the paper all india reported more than 115000 new cases 10 case 10 days earlier daily cases surged to over 230000 now in the past 24 hours there have been nearly
380000 new infections and many say the true number could be much higher as india's health care system is overwhelmed with seriously ill patients. a covert 19 ward in a hospital in delhi this hospital like so many full to overflowing medical staff stretched to the limit some falling ill with the disease themselves one reality in india's coronavirus emergency and here's another woman receives oxygen outside a sikh temple. she's not alone there's no room for these people in delhi's emergency wards relatives are left to cope with severely ill patients by themselves describe some of the situation it's the one we believe. is not really. night it became 6 pm now it is. a long line outside the supply people doing what they can to
save their loved ones some get the oxygen they need. but there isn't enough to go around. saying go home and if someone is dying there then let them they have nothing to do with our pain they have no one in their house who's ill. the state of delhi is reporting one death from covert 19 every 4 minutes and the hospitals can't cope with the growing numbers of patients so the commission grounds are struggling to cope with the rising number of deaths. the funeral pyres a burning day night. delhi is one hot spot of india's covert 1000 emergency maharashtra state in the city of mumbai is another here vaccination centers run out of supplies on wednesday india is one of the biggest producers of vaccines but it doesn't have enough to vaccinate the next 600000000 people who will become eligible for the job. yeah but the telling is that
injections are not available as vaccines have not arrived i registered to come here 3 days ago i came all the way across the city and now they tell me. so they give me a helpline number and told me to try again tomorrow. one liberal. amid the frustration and suffering this 105 year old man and his 95 year old wife who survived a covert 19 infection the family says they want the story to give hope to others for many fighting the disease hope and prayers are all they have to help them enjoy seeing car a volunteer working in people's hand the people's health movement in the ne out thanks for being with us so tell us what your volunteer groups like yours doing to help but i thank you so much terry for having me so what i wanted your
groups are the essentially is filling the intimation gap that currently exists so as we nor did i shortages if you think i'm bad still oxygen you know even access a lot if you see our test and it is really more useful patients don't know what is available where the government has been online for so many touching to me shannon but unfortunately this is not injured many times it is not good and so that is the gap the volunteer groups are standing by one providing information to people who are helping them access you know finding out where beds not available getting. access ambulances to get there and providing you know sometimes even emotional support families what are the main problems that you are seeing right now in dealing with this pandemic. i think the biggest problems are to seem right now is the shortages of medical care i mean unfortunately there's been
a look at all foresight in preparing for the pandemic and as a result we don't have enough hospitals we don't have enough beds we don't have enough oxygen we don't have enough medicines and now it is an unfortunate reality that you know that our people who are just sort of black marketing to profit from even disasters and human suffering so we are seeing a lot of black marketing of oxygen and medicines which is leading i'm going to shortages you not essential so the biggest challenges are not being able to i mean and even for people like horn that are so many patients who haven't been even to even to each hospital and their studies i mean largely on board and are currently being able to access even telemedicine concentrations online is a big problem and this is a desperate situation of course so what kind of emotional toll is this taking on you and your fellow volunteers. i mean you know in doesn't it elise testone psychosocial go that's really not something that we have ever focused on
you know for decades and therefore there's no support for volunteers who are dealing with patients a lot of them one of those are young and they have not done this kind of work before and you know they have patients who have died on them as they've been trying to help patients who have died just to hospital in reading it as well and of course you know given the large systemic shortages we're not even if you believe it comes to us particularly the most difficult cases and seen people die having bill emotionally support families and feeling like you you know let your couldn't do enough i think is very very distressing at the moment and it is leading to all it is leading to a sense of hopelessness and she thought about the current situation and some people watching this might be wondering what they themselves could do to help what sort of advice would you offer them. i think.
you know one of the things that people can do is reach out all your indian friends who you know call in germany because i mean a lot of them would have family here are who would i go be quote on are positive or you know would be living in that field so i would provide got divorced and support them a lot of indians would also nor verified resources and organizations and groups to which one can donate and i think particularly we need to be supporting organizations that are providing oxygen for free that are providing ambulances to patients and the death of entirely conservations to patients who don't want to talk to nations one are trying to set up. in the sink our car volunteering in delhi thank you very much thank you so much. meanwhile in mexico the country with the world's 3rd highest coated $1000.00 death toll the government is now trying to speed up vaccinations only around 5 percent of the population is fully inoculated and mexico is appealing for more shots from abroad earlier this month president
andres manuel lopez obrador received the shot but mexico is also developing its own vaccine that could be administered in the form of a nasal spray mexico one of the country's worst affected by the corona virus pandemic and dependent on imported vaccines in short supply globally. to help reduce the country's future dependency mexico is developing its own vaccine named spanish for homeland the company spearheading the drive has already eyeing clinical trials the mexican government hopes the vaccine can be approved for emergency use by the end of the year authorities say it has several advantages. if . this is a vaccine that can be administered as a nasal spray. and we've been laying the groundwork for mass production that
will help keep costs low. and this in turn will make the vaccine more accessible to people in countries such as ours which are not as wealthy. that's thanks in large part to drawing on u.s. technology already used in other vaccines which the mexican developer says has proven safe and effective. the mexican government has contributed to the funding. but if it were not i think it's good i don't know when it will come out. the problem here has been the lack of support for research so it will take a long time. mexico is a country that should be a leader in the americas. and should help supply other countries in central america . mexico's president has condemned vaccine hoarding by rich countries in the
past he says his nation will share its vaccine with others. there's a look as more developments in the pandemic vaccine maker moderna has says it is ramping up global manufacturing new production lines are being set up in europe and elsewhere aiming to create 3000000000 shots by 2022 the philippines is extending its month long law by an additional 2 weeks the country's worst coronavirus spike has begun to ease but the infection rate remains high and europe has now recorded more than 50000000 coronavirus infections that's about one 3rd of the total number of cases worldwide. german chancellor angela merkel has urged china to resume a dialogue over human rights issues in her latest government consultations with beijing as leader of europe's biggest economy back will raised alarm about china's treatment of its muslim weaker minority as well as its crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in hong kong but merkel stressed there are also areas where
berlin and beijing could work together. it's not just the popular german cars the chinese market has been a boon to the german economy on the whole throughout the pandemic but germany wants china to open its markets even farther that's a key issue for the intergovernmental talks that are being held virtually this time due to the corona restrictions german chancellor angela merkel called for more transparency regarding vaccine production and the reciprocal vaccine approval process and says medical the contentious topic of human rights should be on the agenda. we've always managed to broach this topic in the past and i'd like to see us get human rights law going again as soon as possible. but tensions remain the e.u. has accused china of persecuting the muslim minority weekers but what beijing critics are calling reeducation camps the chinese government says are simply
vocational schools the body. especially in these intergovernmental talks we have to make clear which values we represent there can be no compromises there we have to make it clear to beijing that upholding human rights is non-negotiable and if $100.00 buys chinese premier league chang admits to differences but says seamless cooperation is possible of both sides respect the other's core interests and refrain from meddling in internal issues it's a statement that seems to highlight the 2 countries problematic relations. british prime minister boris johnson has denied any wrongdoing after an independent watchdog launched an investigation into how he paid for the renovation of his downing street plot the electoral commission says there are reasonable grounds to suspect that an offense has occurred it's the latest in a series of allegations against johnson and his party. but this may well have been
the most unpleasant day in boris johnson's political korea so far and the reason is located in downing street itself his apartment he had it refurbished in this style for about 60000 euro and it's alleged that money came in the form of an undeclared donation to his posse the news gave the opposition another chance to attack the prime minister during question time on wednesday. so incredibly serious. from a promise to tell house does he believe that any rules or laws have been broken johnson denied the allegations and claims he paid for the renovation himself and should know that i paid for down in st refurbishment possibly with the speaker that's right but johnson's explanation was not enough for the opposition leader thank you my reminded the minister code says and i quote ministers who knowingly mislead parliament will be expected to offer their resignation this isn't the only issue
damaging johnson on monday the daily mail headline claimed jumps in had set in october he drawled to see the bodies piling up in the streets then order not the lock sound and all these allegations of beliefs of originated from john since former advisor dominic cummings who he fired in november. so sports now and in champions league football manchester city scored 2 goals in the 2nd half to defeat paris $21.00 in their 1st semifinal match in paris p.s.g. opened the scoring with a header by martin us in the 15th minute but after the break kevin to broil. has each scored to give manchester city the advantage heading into the 2nd leg between the 2 on may 4th in manchester england. now today is the international day of dance and this year we're looking to brazil a dancer there has developed his own style called up where of both combining the
brazilian martial art with the sharp poses of a dance developed by the l g b t community he says his style is a poor move persistence. you. need to mark i mean they are from brazil he mixes vogue a dance you might know from the community with the brazilian martial art cup with or with this combination he wants to break barriers and what is traditionally a masculine sport. or this theater. or this should be elegy be seen to be a feminist in a space where this is into law it is resistance the more i immersed myself in this the more i noticed i was accessing something that was hidden inside of me something i couldn't be in my circles at home school university or society.
to welcome me that it draws from 2 styles of black the fire and the 1st cup waiter was developed in brazil in the 16th century enslaved africans used the martial art to defend themselves some say they disguise it as a dance so the slave owners would notice they were training to fight. loading originated in the 1980 than harlem new york and it's named after the dance poses that look like they should be out of vogue magazine mostly gay and transputers of color developed the style as they faced off in dance battles. with some broken capital where a 3 manifestations of liberation in a society. were bodies that couldn't express themselves the words where they wanted to be and needed to find a way to scream or each one with their own way of screaming with the body was one minute you can work. now to work on
a day in sick until you have this tradition by incorporating vote into cup where he wants to help marginalized groups feel seeing. you will think. of the power of the problem. since that strength has already understood. and social spaces for obvious reasons and to mix that with a hostile of couple era you create power it's a hustler who's understood that powerful. his hope is that soon there will be many more couple striking vogue poses. you watching g.w. news just a reminder of our top story this hour joe biden has delivered his 1st speech as u.s. president to the joint houses of congress he used the opportunity to highlight the progress made against their coronavirus pandemic unveiled details of a sweeping $1.00 trillion dollars package to boost education and reduce income
entered the conflict zone with sarah kelly last year germany was seen as a role model in fighting the coronavirus pandemic now a 3rd wave is hitting the country hard america's party is slipping ahead of september elections as germany for paris to move on from merkel it was safe to she leave a party and her country my guest this week is your good heart spokesperson for the conservatives parliamentary group conflicts of.
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thoughts the great books of the 20th century. the present day hoaxes. we have great memories of manufacturing you can go into stores may 3rd. i see you transforming our ship to promote. the complete truth but the bottom line is that the base did not support lash i don't believe the fake information are you concerned that germany is falling also into a trap when it comes to china we have to take a more talk we the contrast couldn't be more stark last year germany was seen as a role model in fighting the coronavirus pandemic now a 3rd wave is hitting the country hard and merkel's party is slipping ahead of september elections which will decide her successor after 16 years in power my guess this week is your going heart seen.