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oh, what matters to us? mm mm. that's why we listen to their stories reporter every weekend on d w. ah, [000:00:00;00] ah, this is d, w. news ally from berlin authorities on both sides of the atlantic titan restrictions to slow the spread of corona virus. new yorkers, line up protests and shots as tough, new mandates take effect. and france finance is fresh measures to rein in its
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highest number of new cases since the pandemic began. also coming in heavy flooding hammers, brazil's northeastern via stayed. the governor says it's the worst disaster in the state's history. and the crimes of stolen is soon to be forgotten. as russia supreme court wage shutting down a group that documents historical atrocities, w news talks to a woman whose family suffered under stollins regime ah and a warm welcome to our viewers around the world. i'm michael ok. nearly 2 years into van dam make many countries are once again ramping up covered restrictions in response to the rapid spread of the amok con variant. in the u. s. hospitals in
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health workers are bracing for an expected surge after the holidays and across the atlantic. large parts of europe or re imposing partial lock downs to curve record numbers of new cases. rounding off the year with another variant and another set of measures to fight back. countries across europe have tightened restrictions, dampening planned new year's eve celebrations as omicron spreads. france has announced a range of new measures including reducing the weight for these 2 jobs to 3 months . the government will also vote on a new bill to bar the unvaccinated from entry to places like restaurants and cinemas. news of old old re today we have adopted the following additional measures . yes. review which will apply from next monday for a period of 3 weeks. would you like to possibly, but then you will be to so down on a crawl, large gatherings will be limited to
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a maximum of 2000 people indoors on 5000 people, outlaws, episode maxime, on an exterior. across the channel cases, the soaring is only chron takes hold of the you case, dominant strain. new restrictions have caused confusion with northern ireland, scotland and wales tightening rules. while in england authority said they would wait and reassess in the new year. are you finding this day one of the new restrictions again here in northern arden? i am slightly bewildered. i don't understand them. i've come over from scotland. and so everything's different. in the us army crone has caused chaos for airlines. with over 200000 daily infections nationwide, crews shortages have grounded planes. but president joe biden said the vaccination drive meant the u. s. was in a better position than in previous waves of infections. america had made progress. things are better,
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but we do know that with the rising cases we still have tens of millions among vaccinated people. and we're shane hospitalizations, right? that means our hospital and someplace they're gonna get overrun. but in terms of equip both in terms of equipment and staff, a monday new york city brought into effect a vaccine mandate for nearly all private sector work. as proof of vaccination is also needed for most indoor activities like eating in restaurants. strict measures that officials hope will keep the city fully open as the world crosses into the 3rd year of the pandemic. peter during hong is an infectious disease physician and a professor of medicine at the university of california. he joins me now from san francisco. dr. covered cases are on the rise in the us, and not surprisingly, hospitals are bracing for spike after the holidays. new york is even introduced or
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vaccine mandate for businesses as we've just seen. sensible, sufficient moves by authorities. well, my bill, the answer is yes and no. i, it's kind of like putting out a forest fire with just a few buckets of water, but you can't blame the bind administration is caught them by surprise. many people thought they put all the eggs in the vaccine baskets, nowhere trying to diversify with more testing p. p. additional labor. it may be good for some parts of the country like the west coast, where it's not as bad, but on the east coast and may be too little too late. us health authorities, as you well know, have eased quarantine. recommendations from $10.00 to $5.00 days is this are further hint that alma con is a less severe corona variant. i think that's partially the answer my code,
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but i think the cdc was motivated to do this really because of a variety of factors. one, there was a lot of political pressure because of whoop force that was sticking odd for probably an outdated florentine attendees or isolation of 10 days. but is also a nod to the fact that there is some evidence that the incubation period. but for army kron is much short at 3 days compared to 40 for delta and 5 for alpha, for example. but many people are worried because again, the teal and requires that people where mass for the, the additional 5, these after fi, these of isolation, they have to have no symptoms. and there's no testing involved. so there's a lot of sort of like you're on the honor system after those initial 5 days, right? here in europe and around the world, we're seeing countries re introducing restrictions, including new law downs and reinforcing. the imperative,
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basically to social distance is your doctor. so all politics aside, is that alone, what we should do to minimize, if not eliminate the spread of this variant? well, i think michael, again, it's so hard for europe right now because it's in the middle of the thunderstorm and you're trying to repair the roof. so it's almost all hands on deck. so one thing isn't good enough of vaccines isn't good enough. booster uptake has been quite as good as people had hoped. again, took everyone by surprise. i think testing isn't us quite as emphasize in europe. rapid testing at home c, as in some parts of the u. s. u. s. and of course, we can't even get testing to buy any more. they are all sold out. so i think as many things as you do, as you can, will mitigate the damage that's already in progress that said dr. peter chin hong in san francisco. thank you, sir for your time and your perspective. some breaking news for you just now. germany's
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a constitutional court has ordered parliament to immediately issue laws. protecting people with disabilities in pandemic, related tree are situations. treasures course is the process of prioritizing patients for treatment. for example, if hospitals are unable to cope with demand for intensive care, the case was filed by a group of disabled people in pre existing conditions, fearing they would be left behind if the pandemic pushers hospitals to their limits . we'll have more on this story in upcoming diligence. here's a round up of some more developments and the pandemic china has expanded locked downs with hundreds of thousands more people ordered to stay home in northern areas . the measures come as beijing prepares to welcome thousands of overseas visitors to february's winter. olympics. australia has recorded another record search in cases as an outbreak of the highly infectious amok on variant disrupts the planned
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reopening of the economy. and turkey is likewise seeing a spike in infections. the health ministry says new cases rose by 30 percent on monday. that's the highest jump in cases this year. let's get a round up of some other headlines at the shower. syrian state media says israel has carried out an overnight air strike on the country's main port. city of la cocky, a report showing, showed blazing cargo containers being doused by firefighters. the re cause significant material damage, according to military source. it's believe to be israel, 2nd attack on the port this month. a man has open fire in the us state of colorado, killing 4 people. authorities in the capital denver, say the suspect rampage through at least 7 locations across the city. 3 others, including one police officer,
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were injured before the suspect himself was killed in an exchange of fire, with police talks aimed at salvaging the 2015 iran nuclear graham and have resumed in the austrian capital vienna. and you, diplomat warned that difficult worth lay ahead for the negotiators. the aim is that the united states will rejoin the de laughter. the trump administration unilaterally withdrew in 2018 somali as prime minister has called on security forces to follow his orders and accused the president of an attempted coup . president mohammed abdulla heat from module earlier suspended prime minister mohammed, who sang robin from office on allegations of corruption. the 2 leaders have repeatedly clashed over delays to somali is parliamentary electra actually orders will malia. the death toll from catastrophic flooding in northeastern brazil has risen to 20 with the governor of bias state calling it the regions worse disaster
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ever. the flooding has been caused by heavy rains following a long drought. the situation worsened when 2 dams burst. forcing the evacuations of thousands of people, the helicopter comes to the rescue of a man who fled to his roof to escape the floods. he's one of the lucky ones. this is the site of a dam, burst in huge a pay in the southeast of by a province. the city released this video with a warning about flash floods. and in the city of it's been a further down stream. one river rose by 9 meters. the water flooded streets, homes and shops, leaving residence in shock. but my point only it was crazy. there was a to me to hi, waverly meadows. these are the worst floods and buyer in 33 years. the authorities have declared a state of emergency in about 70 cities. 35000 people have lost their homes.
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experts blamed the extreme weather and damn path from the amazon and the latin india where the phenomenon governor re costa is promising aid drinking water, food, and shelter. but the logistical challenge is immense. many roads are blocked. neighbors helping each other with weight. i've seen a lot of videos which show people taking risks to help weaker people, like children, to health ministry, sending 90 doctors to the region. and the threats of flooding is still severe with rain set to last another week. russia supreme court is expected to rule on shutting down the country's most prominent human rights group. memorial was founded in 1989 by soviet dissidence, including nobel peace prize, laur it andre sucker off memorial defends the rights of political prisoners and helps victims of soviet era repression. prosecutors call the group of foreign agent
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that violates russian law memorial. and it's supporter say the accusations are politically motivated. d w, spoke to one russian women whose family experienced the persecution of the stalinist era a stranger in her own country. that's how elisa micener feels. her family used to live in a big moscow apartment until the 2nd world war. then the soviet stand, also called dangerous elements from the capital. at least his mother was german styling, considered old ethnic germans living in russia to be traitors. she was deported to the sub arctic tiger in siberia. so monona seemed you. all of my mother's relatives were forced to re settle because of their nationality. awakened like leaves in the wind. they were strewn across the country of school. got all hope of them a blessed m,
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a lisa was born in the remote settlement. her family was forced to stay there for decades and work like almost all deportees failing trees. the meissner had at heart, though, as ethnic germans, they weren't accepted by their neighbors. and he was not by soldier, the very people who we lived with orchard though, we walk to school where phil went to the club. whiff, he prophesied these people bullied and harassed us. what if, what the corp, or just went to school that to her? she will, its monthly, i can post it wasn't until the 90s that the meisner were allowed to leave, along with hundreds of thousands of other political prisoners. elisa was allowed to live in moscow. the city her family was once ban from. it was even guaranteed under russian law. the apartment too. but the authorities refused
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that part. elise is still fighting for the right to move into the old family home in the heart of the city. the human rights group memorial is trying to help her. and many other victims of the style and regime you're watching dw news doc film is up next with a feature on iran from above a micro loco in berlin. more news at the top of the ah ah imagine so many portions of lunch and out in the world climate change the bank off the stores. this is my plan,

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