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tried to push through a narrow passage prime minister benjamin netanyahu has promised an investigation into what he called one of the nation's worst disasters. in india starting saturday code 19 vaccinations will open to all adults making 600000000 more people eligible but several indian states have run out of vaccines as the health infrastructure collapses under the weight of record numbers of new coronavirus cases 1385000 new infections were reported in the last 2424 hour period little. russia has banned 8 european union officials from entering the country the announcement comes after the e.u. sanctioned russian officials over the imprisonment of opposition leader alexei navalny germany calls the sanctions from moscow and unnecessary strain on relations with the e.u. . this is news from berlin you can find much more on our website dot com.
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all this week the news has been full of india's coronavirus crisis record case dumbass shortages of oxygen hospital beds and staff so i'd we're going to look at why this pandemic became a crisis and what the future holds as india's double newtons variant spreads beyond the country i'm phil gail lynn and this is the day. to believe. in the old this is a good portion of this if you have been looking for oxygen all morning we've got nothing and we can't get a bed in a hospital. my brother died because of
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a lack of oxygen in the hospital. their family members are dying in front of them in their hands no doctors are available willing to treat patients right now and i demand personally i would feel that as i. said to to think that it is. also coming up as nato troops prepare to withdraw from afghanistan we meet the women fearful of a return to taliban rule that. as a business owner i'm afraid of what could happen only women want to hear and we all remember the dark days of the taliban we know that when they were in power women had no rights and weren't allowed to work in a profession like this. welcome to the day well today india posted another global record for corona virus infections more than 395000 new cases in
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a day while things looked more hopeful when the international community rallied round and sent medical supplies but now several indian states say they are running out of vaccine and much needed oxygen. the scramble for oxygen as demand continues to skyrocket with hospitals law on supply desperate indians flock to oxygen plants in an attempt to save their loved ones. they bring their own cylinders to have them filled and refilled but even here it's a struggle. i've been waiting for hours. hospitals are overwhelmed and shutting their doors. even ambulances have to wait. with patients gasping for breath in the streets. you cannot live without today i learned how bad the coronavirus pandemic is i've been looking for oxygen since morning but to northville and we can't get a bed in
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a hospital bed until there makeshift health facilities are springing up in sports complexes and banquet halls. oxygen supplies make up some of the aid that's been delivered to india from across the world the international relief effort has become a major mission. but there's also frustration. india is densely populated. yet mass meetings including for state elections in the state of west bengal have been allowed to go ahead. people have been gathering a lot there's been a lot of gathering in terms of people going out in the markets there's been some rallies going on and people have been going to different festivals. for all health workers across india the situation has become a nightmare. in real life. right into play by.
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the government 2 but the battle to keep this country breathing must go on. if you don't have to put this crisis have been prevented all my new bag of m. is professor of history human rights and public policy at the city university of new york he specializes in modern day india and welcome to the w that's that way where we are as the indian government lost control of this pandemic. thank you for having me i think by all appearances the answer to your question is yes i see that the indian government would probably respond by pointing out all the international outreach that it's done over the last couple of days and weeks and how it's managed to quite successfully negotiate deals with a variety of governments to secure aid which is now arriving in the country in terms of oxygen medicine p.p. and so on but when you have mass cremations in the capital of delhi when you have
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a vaccine roll out with no back scenes and when you have. people literally gasping for such and that is a government that is not in control ok so this is a this is really what i'm trying to get out because as the world as you as you as you say helps and sends in oxygen and medical supplies one has to ask what was the indian government doing that brought them to this point in the 1st place. well. so india handled the 1st wave of coke. it got by it got pretty well you can tell it somewhat efficiently and then there was this an epidemiological mystery where coded cases magically dropped around october 2020 then they declared victory too soon in january of 2021 and then they basically let down their guard and brought life back to normal including mass
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political rallies and religious gatherings and these turned into multiple super spreaders events what led to the crisis we are at right now i'd say 1st of all the government probably lost control if you're just talking about the news cycle about a week or 2 ago but if the role of the government is to end to supply and prevent crisis then this government failed last year and that i've spoken to a number of doctors a vis many of whom are very defensive of the government's stance and they may tell me that if you look at the shared numbers that india has fewer cases 100000 france or sweden or germany but to those of us outside the country that does not explain why we are seeing these desperate scenes in india that we don't see in france sweden or germany. right well you know everything is larger in india proportionally so i mean this is one of the largest populations in the world so of
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course it makes sense that you know statistically that the proportions are less in in. in history that the sheer numbers are less. in india it's in proportional terms but in actual numbers these are gargantuan numbers moreover there's indication that we have under reporting and misreporting and of a factor of anywhere from 2 times to 20 times the numbers so the number of potential infections in the country could very well be as high as something like 400008 starts 100000000. this is substantial and you know i think it is it is it is misleading to say that this is not a crisis and so how damaging is this then for the prime minister. well i would say that. he has successfully managed his tenure as prime
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minister in terms of building up a particular brand brand and. some commentators have now noted that brand is over. i would say that if his image is significantly dented his it is built around he's built his reputation around strength and efficiency and capability and his supporters have allowed it him for those very skills and when push comes to shove now in the crisis it's hard to argue for any of those things and so there's a lot of anger at the government i don't know that it necessarily translates to him personally just yet and i don't know if there be any consequences at the polls but there is certainly rising anger at the failure of the government i you so much professor professor back of out from sydney university new york thank you.
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as well as political and social action titian's a particularly virulent double mutation of the corona virus has been partly blamed for india's problems it's said to be more infectious and deadly than other variants we can learn more from jeremy a camille an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the do is here out of state university health shreveport. welcome to day w wait with us now to the idea of viruses mutating to evade a host immune system so what is a double mutation and why is this b 1617 wreaking such havoc in india firstly thanks for having me on. secondly i think it's important not to look at the emerging. can you hear me i can
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hear yes yes i'm getting please carry on oh yes i was going audio from the other guest. anyway it's important not to rechristen the pandemic or assume that every new variant no matter how concerning the configuration of mutations on the spiked protein may be it doesn't make a new pandemic this is the same virus largely as the one that emerged groupon 'd china 2019 and i agree with your previous guest that probably the largest factor contributing to the purported variance of ascribed to this variant is probably the social factors people getting together assuming the pandemic was over or going masks missing mixing together at political or religious events or just you know eating indoors at restaurants and the seeming that because they were of indian descent somehow they were magically protected from coronavirus disease which we know is wrong i don't think that this new tape these mutations i mean they call it
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a double mutant because of the mutations on the spike one is for it for a q. which is similar to a mutation that's found in the key one variant disc described from brazil and the b 1351 variant discovered in south africa that out of a substitution at that position and then another mutation that was originally described in a variant discovered within california called b $147.00 or $49.00 depending on which ok i'm sorry so there's we have this we have this based mutant variant of the debate is out that but how does social distancing of the hygiene measures being in place we would not have seen the crisis the but we're seeing it now so how what is should other countries be that vase spreads and becomes a dominant variant. well i think it's too soon to say that whether or not this variant. extra special concern we do know that b 117 definitely played out and turned out to be and that. and especially
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transmissible variant however it's also important to realize that the 117 which emerged ok is entirely well controlled by the current jackson and i suspect that this variant as well and from her early indications of preliminary data coming out do suggest that b. 1617 is extremely well controlled by the accident and i would also point out to your viewers that when you have mass vaccination and you have high uptake of vaccines it it gives the virus less room to mutate and to navigate and to escape the corner that our immune system pushes into so vaccines have a number of benefits and that's one of them for sure right now i don't say you're a microbiologist did you spend your days looking at this basic is insanity part of you the sort of models of the way viruses develop and adapt absolutely i mean i'm of are all just because i find infectious diseases
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fascinating but i mean i don't mix that up with the human tragedy the human tragedy the number of deaths is mind boggling and horrifying looking at the phylogenetic trees watching the virus evolve is a separate process and of course that it's absolutely amazing and on spiralling you learn a lot by seeing how the virus changes as it has obviously leapt from our spilled over from some other animal species most likely a bat or acidic cat or something like that into humans and as it did that it started to make a family tree of its own and it's now competing with its cousins and brothers and sisters for dominance but it's it is it is sad that this data is generated on the back of a human tragedy could talk here thank you so much for joining us generally a commitment from the louisiana state university. thank you. u.s. president joe biden has marked his 1st 100 days in office with
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a visit to the us state of georgia which helped cement his election victory with the 1st lady joe biden the driving rabbit to promote his. u.s. economy and reduce income inequality. is proposing a 4 trillion dollars package to increase support families and middle income workers . democratic president will need support from republicans in congress including those still loyal to donald trump despite being out of the national spotlight the former president whose work to build and support base in florida he. reports. palm beach florida this is definitely not washington d.c. but it is a growing hub of political power within the republican party that is its headquarters mar-a lago the primary residence of donald trump he may not be president anymore
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but he is creating a fortress of money and influence to defend his legacy and possibly his future. palm beach is one of the wealthiest counties in the u.s. it has long been a center for conservatives and republican fundraising the money is still flowing but traditional party structures have been weakened and a broad group of people are being drawn in. melissa martz's an attorney and a republican running for congress she believes president trump is shaking up the establishment and making way for a grassroots movement to people like her i view president trump as a strong patriot. who is sincerely fighting on behalf of the american people and she would be aligned with him would be very important for me in what i'm doing. marts is one of a growing number of republican candidates and lawmakers making the trip to the president's command center and looking for his support former white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders held
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a fundraiser here she's running to be governor in arkansas south dakota governor christie noem. she might want to run for president in 2024 and remember the former ambassador to germany richard grinnell he was at mar a lago amid rumors he's planning to run for governor of california but how much power does the ex-president and the growing circle around him actually wield over the party i do think we need to take it seriously but at the same time it's also laughable rightly it's just more of the crazy circus elizabeth numinous the co-director of the republican accountability project an organization that supports the non trump wing of the party she doesn't believe trump will run again himself in 2024 she's calling on republicans to take back the party it's going to take time to kind of. effectively convince the base and then that at that grassroots level that there is an alternative that is healthier and good for the country and
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good for the party that is not donald trump. but some might be difficult to convince nearly 45 percent of registered republicans still support trump more than the party itself he stands in palm beach still see the former president as their undisputed leader. so it's hard to tell which way the tides are turning and then there are those who are less worried about the future of the republican party and more worried about their city philip johnson is a lawyer for the group preserve palm beach and he says his clients on both sides of the political aisle are worried about being overrun by trump supporters. going to be a party in exile. he could become a beacon for his more lawless supporters this is where he is located and he still has all this influence in the republican party but people are going to people have
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to come here to see him and we anticipate that that could quickly go out of control . residents might get a respite florida becomes too hot president trump will fly to his golf course in new jersey for the summer months he might be doing some fundraising there but he will surely be back. in his nature troops begin to withdraw from afghanistan as a growing for the future of women's rights the afghan government the taliban holding talks to end decades of fighting to agree a road map for the country's future when western troops are gone the islamist group has promised to respect the rights of women in any power sharing agreement a many women fear that a resurgent taliban could the hard won rights that they've gained over the past 2 decades. is very proud she's had
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a job for 2 years now the 40 year old works at a tailor shop for women in afghanistan carrying out a profession is a privilege one that many are denied. the feeling i'm so incredibly happy and also grateful that i'm allowed to work here i've learned tailoring here and i've gained self-confidence and i can earn money that means i can help support my family. works here at the tailor's 5 days a week. the shops. open their business 3 years ago she employs 38 women there are no men working in her shop. i wanted to show everyone that women can do just as much as men that's why i opened my tailor shop it was. important for me to prove that women can work and that they're independent and that they can add something to society. she's achieved just that over the past 3 years her shop's been
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a success but now she's worried what will happen here after the international troops withdraw from afghanistan and the taliban possibly return to power. that of course is a business owner i'm afraid of what could happen only women work here we all remember the dark days of the taliban we know that when they were in power women had no rights and weren't allowed to work in a profession like this. working here is help many women in the region like her coworker serena her husband's income wasn't enough to support the whole family thanks to zareen as wages the family can get by now but sit on the other i'm grateful that i can support my family but of course i'm worried that i could become unemployed if the taliban come to power again. that's a concern shared by all the same sources here so harley's doesn't want to lose the
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rights that women have acquired over the last 20 years. for the 1st time in her life she and her family have enjoyed a sense of security. show. used to feel scared when i was out of my own i didn't know whether i'd get home alive i hope these times are never repeated and that we can live in peace and security you know the best the. work peace and security are basic human needs that remain privileges for afghan women. as take a closer look at this with dr v. land karimi she's executive director of the center for international peace operations in berlin which organizes civilian peace operations around the world of behalf of the german foreign ministry welcome to the w what do you think is likely to happen to afghanistan's women when nato forces
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withdraw and the taliban assumes greater power and influence. well that's of course an open question because the question to the future however is we have learnt. from the video which you have shown right now i mean there have now 20 years after 911 after. intervention in afghanistan there are women working in their professional standing on their own feet there are attending schools universities they have access to. maternity hospitals there are judges element ariens whatever and of course all of them fear that they might loose festival that they might lose their free choice of employment to might lose the opportunity to stand on their own feet their freedom of expression and of course many of the rights they have gained during the last 20
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years and we should mention that rights they used to have in the 1960 s. and seventy's before for example that have equal rights in the percentage where women in parliament would of 25 percent percent and they might lose that when the taliban become part of the government or even over government and that is their fear but of course it's not clear because the taliban are also not an entity in the different use on the role of women and women themselves don't have a unique view in afghanistan a sort of so that must be it that there must be a feeling that among so many of afghanistan's women that nato is effectively abandoning the country. i guess well of course i can't speak on behalf of afghan women but there is there is a feeling amongst many in the societies. in the afghan society that
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there is a bilateral agreement between the taliban and the u.s. not even with nato. and for sure not with the afghan government or the afghan civil society in this file actually agreement the set and date but not an end state and the problem is there is no really functioning i'm doing peace negotiations and they feel abandoned. because they the thing that after 20 years is not even a real framework for at peace process between the afghan government and the taliban civil society and for sure not even for women to have a strong seat with 50 percent of the seats and to suit courts negotiation table ok and so if we resort of make an appeal directly then as it were to the taliban what does afghanistan looms if women are forced into secondary positions in the country
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. well for sure is as i mentioned on the professions that women are working and we haven't even talked about women as teachers or doctors or part of the. the police or army offices they do they would lose all these professional women they would lose of course my job the education i'm a new you see millions of girls who are attending schools universities and it's a huge potential for. for a country and of course they would lose all that knowledge on that carriage or that professionalism and i think afghanistan is a very young society and we started in france would be would be bringing that to our attention dr barry was late dr allan to vail and creamy and the center for international peace operations here in driving back. and that was the day of the.
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