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ah, send you to subscribe to lead a day. you will have to go put over mentioned home the fours. i'm told most misty mendez a valley that the nation dragons in this world had called to home for 2 years. dw books on ah ah, this is dw news live from berlin. the latest surgeon cove at 19 cases is worrying governments around the globe. many are imposing new restrictions and looking for ways to stop the rapid spread of the highly transmissible. alma chron,
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variance also coming up. glean maxwell found guilty of helping sexually abuse young girls for a decade. the survivors say is a step towards justice for the victims of jeff, jeffrey embassy. and we miss you. we love you. we thank you. with the balls out africa, remember novelle part prop peace prize, florida and human rights activists. desmond tutu. ah, i'm william. good craft is good to have you with us. surgeon cove at 19 infections are worrying governments around the globe. many are hastily introducing limits on new year celebrations in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus official say the highly contagious alma chron. variant is driving the latest surge. despite
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a shortage of tests, the u. k. has been reporting record breaking case numbers just like denmark. many countries in europe, a seeing unprecedented peaks amid the rapids spread of the omicron variant in germany. case numbers are also rising, but for now still comparatively low is an instance. and overall, we're a bit more disciplined than some of our european neighbors. asia mosques are especially effective against omicron that sets germany apart. we cannot forget that england and denmark, bailey had social distancing measures in place recently. and masks were not born. that is certainly different here in germany, just as in bought one sandwich lunch one, unless the end of the year come may be deceptive. few tests were administered during the holidays and numbers reported more slowly. health minister car lauterbach says the actual volume of cases could be 2 to 3 times higher, and a spike may be seen quite soon. cues at test centers are increasing. this location in berlin carries out over a 1000 tests
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a day. then we feel it's coming that the numbers are slowly increasing on distance lying by mid january. that should be a more realistic picture of the situation. but the number of confirmed omicron cases is increasing at a faster pace in northern germany as a entirely possible that the proximity to scandinavian nations is a factor. omicron is very dominant there, so the virus may be traveling over the border. i think everyone understands that a virus will not stop at borders studying. he's just the was fun again finish. i had my other federal and state officials in germany a do to meet on the 7th of january to map out a strategy to combat the spread of the virus. let's dig into this a bit more. we have dr. faculty on the line in epidemiologist, in a senior fellow at the federation of american scientists and he joins us from washington. d. c. dr. welcome back to deed of e news. first, you know, so we were hearing of course, every day these record number of cases all across europe. and yet there is plenty of resources like booster shots and increase testing and masks. so what then is
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driving this latest surge? well, thanks for having the 1st of all booster shots work, but booster shot role as you know is very inadequate. is incredibly slow. many places they take time for to work. and con, increases exponentially. well, you can only roll them out, logistically feasible, as you can, but this is a virus is $5.00 to $6.00 times more contagious than delta, which was already twice contagious at the move stream from last year. so we're talking about stream that potentially 10 times more contagious than before. nothing we do right now is enough to keep up unless you think of something on a blanket decide scale. and that's why when the mitigations were used to p, i'm across delta and other barrington check will be sufficient enough against all crime. and with high cases you're going to boom, the number of people infected and ultimately overwhelm the hospital. so you talked
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about blankets restrictions there, i guess during about locked downs and we've seen countries take different approaches, some of them lighter or touch some of them heavier, but yet cases are huge everywhere. is there an argument for fewer restrictions like we've seen in the u. k? no fewer restrictions is not the way in by the way. i think blanket mitigation, i don't necessarily mean lockdown. you can have, for example, back in passports, you can have much more aggressive thing, but math mandate which, you know, germany, austria already have. and of course premium math. no more clock, no more surgical. ready new spitting mask premium. all these are blanket mitigation in the blanket mitigation or what is needed to curtail or exponential arrive. and of course, if those are not enough, then you have to go to the next layer. but there's other things like ventilation standards, indoor air, just infection. all those are blanket level societal guidelines and wrote or that
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could be put in place in lieu of a lockdown. and of course indoor dining restrictions as well. but we need blanket restrictions because boosters increase of linearly. this virus increases 5 to 6 or more contagious, lee and exponentially. that's why what we do now with boosters. it's too late by itself. and to curtail this we have to think of more aggressive measures. all right, dr. eric 5, when they were have to leave it. they are lot more of course we can talk about and hopefully we'll get a chance to thanks for joining us. and let's take a look at some other developments in the pandemic. south african researchers have found a booster shot of johnson and johnson cove in 1900 vaccine as 84 percent effective, that it preventing hospitalization. frances banding, the consumption of food and drinks in movie theaters, other peters and sports venues, as well as on public transportation. as part of its efforts to stop the spread of
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the corona virus and new york city will ring in the new year in time square. despite record numbers of coven, 1900 infections, the event will be scaled back with smaller crowds and visitors will be required to have proof of vaccination. and i ran up of some non pandemic headlines. russian president vladimir putin and his u. s. counterpart joe biden are set to discuss tensions over ukraine in the video conference shortly from now. washington has warned that the massive russian troops build up near the ukrainian border may signal an invasion. moscow accuses nato of eastward expansion. here's the deal. doctors in sudan, se security forces have shot dead for protesters. thousands can demonstrate it against military rule. tens of thousands of people brave tear gas and defy the security locked down in cartoon, and other cities. calling for a peaceful transition to free elections. police in hong kong have formerly charge to senior editors from the online news. allen,
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stand news with sedition. they've been identified in court documents as former stand news chief shawn point when and patrick land you now spent comes a day after authorities rated the offices of stan news a jury in the united states. hassan british, socialite, glenn maxwell, guilty of helping the sex offender jeffrey epstein abuse under age girls for a period of years. after 5 days of deliberations, the new york jury found a maxwell guilty on 5 counts, including richard, recruiting and grooming esteems teenage victims. the verdict could be seen, could see the 60 year old spend the rest of her life in prison, recruiting and grooming teenage victims and trafficking a minor. these are 2 heavy charges of which british socialite glee maxwell was found guilty by the new york jury. the road to justice has been far too long,
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but today justice has been done. no one, no matter how powerful or well connected it is above the law. jolaine maxwell is the daughter of british newspaper. baron robert maxwell, in court accuser showed evidence of maxwell's close relationship to late fine and cheer. i'm convicted, sex offender jeffrey epstein. epstein was jailed in 2019 based on charges of sex trafficking minors, but he committed suicide in prison while awaiting trial. in the current court case of killing maxwell, she was found to have helped epstein systematically procure young girls some as young as 14. the charges against maxwell were brought forward by 4 victims, but many more field. they have been served justice. this is a victory for all of the victims of miss maxwell and abstain. moreover, i think this is a victory for all young children, boys, girls, women, and men who are victims of abuse or like this. it will give them the needed push to
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step forward and to speak their truth and to hopefully get justice like these young girls. how with respect to miss maxwell, that a fence as to 60 year old is being used as a scapegoat for other people's crimes. i, we firmly believe in glens, innocence. obviously we are very disappointed with the verdict. we have already started working on the appeal, and we are confident that she will be vindicated everyone the healthy, have a happy new year. how you doing, maxwell now stands to spend the rest of her life in prison. if she receives the maximum possible sentence of 65 years, it's get more now from heather driven a. she is from the rape abuse and incest national network. it's the largest non profit anti sexual violence organization in the u. s. thank you so much for being here to talk about this important topic. what does this mean exactly,
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for the survivors? this verdict that's come out. thank you for having me 1st to are so relieved to see the guilty verdict and this trial and for the survivors you have and so brave and gone for so much to reach this moment to finally see someone being held accountable for what they experienced. we know that for survivors of sexual violence, the odds of having a perpetrator held accountable are very low on. so this is a strong message that people can be held accountable even years later. and even if they are powerful and well connected. exactly. so because that so often is not the case, do you think this verdict, is it a turning point anyway? will there be more accountability to perpetrators or more protection for survivors and victims? i think this is part of the positive pattern that we've been seeing. you know, we've seen several high profile, very powerful individuals from harvey weinstein to maxwell now being held accountable for their crimes. and that sounds
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a powerful message to people. we know that the statistics are low for how many people actually get justice through the justice system. in these kinds of cases, particularly when they are stacked up against a perpetrator with financial means with powerful connections, a lot of survivors feel that it might just not be worth it to subject themselves to the reach harmonization that often goes with the legal process. if they don't have a chance of justice, hopefully people are seeing that that tide is turning. heather trepner their form, they rape abuse and incest national network. speaking to me just a little while ago and mourners have been paying their respects to the late archbishop desmond tutu in south africa. the anti apartheid fighter and nobel peace prize. laurie died last week and at age 90 his funeral set to take place on new year's day in cape town. on thursday, he was honored at a memorial service and you had a spark just
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a simple wooden coffin for a man whose being remembered as a humble hero. score was gathered in johannesburg and cape town to remember archbishop ameritas desmond to to one of the rainbow nations most revered voices for human rights. his successor embraced one of 22 daughters. she's grieving her tata her father, as to 2 was known to so many south africans, sick of dora, really in pain cry, or susan bereavement, a finger, to pray for her religion. ashore had, we lost her dad, we will continue to support her even where he's gone to, to didn't want to be remembered with pump. so inside the cathedral, a small ceremony was held leaders and ordinary south africans alike laid flowers.
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and those gathered performed songs and some of to two's favorite hymns. ah, his grandson spoke and thanked manas for helping his family through a difficult time. we've been reassured by the outpouring of love and prayers, the poor. ready that aboard in from around the world, that he will not be out of mind just because he's out of sight. we miss you. we love you. we thank you. as tutors coffin was carried out, members of the public sang songs and celebration of his life and legacy. oh, born under upon side, he dreamed of a different south africa. and through his ministry, he helped bring that nation into being now with 2022,
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just around the corner. a sweet new year's tradition in japan has taken on gigantic proportions a rice cake wing 700 kilograms. has been offered at a shrine into a jackie predict your north of toki. it's an annual tradition you and marked by prayers for a good harvest. the rice cake will remain on display until january 20th until it's broken up and given to visitors. and enjoy some of that. next up. we've got stephen beardsley with the cove. it at 19 special i'm william blue crop, as always, thanks very much for watching and we'll see against in the fight against the corona virus pandemic. how has the rate of infection in developing what are the latest research.

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