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download it now. i mean, ah, ah ah ah, live from berlin, europe, braces for a wave, a balmy cron infections. france is one of many countries debating mo corona virus
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measures across the continent is fit new case numbers could spike following holiday travel and gatherings. also coming up hong kong rights activist is give it a 2nd jail sentence for organizing a vigil to remember victims of china's hanniman square massacre. it's the latest blow to free expression in the territory. happy reunion for some afghans playing taliban rule. rescued by relatives here in germany. plus we meet and unconventional on her breaking down stereotypes. b, american belgian mother of 5 launch is a multi lingual internet channel. to share her favorite recipes in the hook to spelling prejudice. ah,
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i'm ben fossil and welcome. europe is preparing for an even bigger wave of new infections of coven. 19 more contagious ami kron variant is quickly becoming dominant. it's fear, the number of new cases will climb to new records. as more testing is done following the holiday season, frances parliament is debating whether to limit access to more public spaces and only allow entry for the backs and ate it. each country is grappling with the way forward, rome days away from tougher restrictions. italy is one of so many european countries, again, faced with and braced for increased hardship in the form of regulated movement, tougher economic times and overflowing intensive care units. the director of this room hospital says for a month, we have been systematically full with you. i mean the be any stark contrast to last summer and fall in rome. when infections were down, restrictions were relaxed,
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italy was reopening, and business was on the upswing. such was the case across much of europe as countries took a breath in hopes, the worst might be over then came winter and the spread of m a crown in southern europe. and in the north, like italy, denmark's reopening was brief. now it is breaking caseload records with the highest ratio of infections per $100000.00 inhabitants in the world are the artifact. it every, it's certainly worrying that we're seeing a continued high level of infection. and we're now seeing this more infectious alma chron has taken over. officials maintain extensive testing has pushed, denmark's case number's higher than countries that do less testing and less vaccinating countries like romania where a 5th wave appears imminent, especially after gatherings during the holidays. this in a country that has next to last in europe when it comes to vaccination rates. that means it's near the bottom in what is now the global epicenter of the pandemic.
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joining me now from geneva or is epidemiologist myself a lot a as ami kron spreads, interestingly enough, hospitalization, rates on shooting up at the same pace. what's this decoupling of the numbers say to you? that's right. thanks for having me. so only krohn is, is a package with the good news and bad news. on the bad news side. it's more infectious. it transmits more easily among the population, from a multitude of reasons. on the good side, it seems to be a little less severe. and so what we're seeing is a combination of these things. we're seeing case numbers go up extremely rapidly across europe and increasingly across the world. but we're not seeing the hospitalisation number going up as rapidly as they would have if you would still be in a delta dominated world, the masa, wouldn't it be good and good in that ami con takes over from dills or another
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variance and spends us all a lot of pain and hardship i think in the long run, it's good. it's good news because this wires is extremely transmissible. if it will find any pocket left that hasn't seen the buyers before either through infection or through vaccination until it's possible that this barium denotes our transition into the endemic face. the problem, of course, is if you have such high case numbers, even if you have lower proportionally lower hospitalization rate, you still have a tremendous burden on the hospital. in addition, if everyone is out sick and around the same time, even if it's a miles that these, that put a lot of burden, of course, on the general infrastructure, not just the health system. okay, so how would you sum up the government reaction? governments over reacting with re introducing strict measures. well, it depends. it's really hard to say from one country to the next. i think most
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countries, certainly in europe, but i guess elsewhere as well, are now trying to navigate this phase by thing. we want to keep things open as much as possible, but we just don't want to risk and overwhelming of the health care system. health care capacities are slightly different than different countries. vaccination rates are different than different countries. so you will see different strategies in different countries, but i think they all have the same goal. but for those who haven't been vaccinated, it's still worth getting that vaccine to make sure you don't get a severe case. yes, absolutely. look, the 1st, the most dangerous encounter with the virus is always the 1st one when your immune system is not ready yet. and that happens either because you have not been vaccinated or we, because you didn't have it before. so in either case, right, getting the shop is good if you have the shots before them getting a booster is good. that protects even better against on the chronic. not just briefly,
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this latest variant that's come up. not talking about on the cro. now he was detected in france and traced back to cameron, should we be concerned about that one? well, i mean, as a general manager, i would say, you know, let's look at all. it all varies with some concern. now this one i have to say at this point, i'm not particularly concerned because interestingly, it actually predates me crohn. it's only the media that's now picking up on it because they have been pre prints that have been coming up in the past few days. but it's actually been discovered before on the cron and it didn't stand a chance against them that the time. so i don't expect that sense a chance against me, but it's good to keep an eye on it, but certainly no reason to panic. could say the media is also pay up on it, but as a lot a, if it, me all it just thank you very much for being on the show today. thanks for your some more of the latest developments in the pandemic foyer, the united states, and set a new global re quote of over a 1000000 new corona,
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virus infections that's according to donna collected by the johns hopkins university, australia results of reporting, a record number of new infections and hospitalizations, the country is now supposed to total of half a 1000000 cases. and india's capital daily has announced a weekend curfew to trying to cub rising infections in the metropolis. i'm to 11000000 people. israel has become the 1st country to offer a 4th dose of corona, buyers back st. you brisk groups. that includes any one over $61.00. the aim is to protect the vulnerable from on the chronic fictions. the government has previously run successful vaccination campaigns. a 3rd dose last year did slow the spread of the delta variant. we visited one vaccination center in tel aviv where there was a feeling of urgency. no ma'am, a much more much of a really busy, lots of people are coming after the announcement. the fall fascination is now available. one of the we, we worked really hard today to show a show lyla,
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folk kind of wants me to get vaccinated to protect myself from the people around me . that's why you get the job. and i hope others do it as well. so my, my, on, it's very scary on the, on the con variant is spreading everywhere. and since we have the vaccines available, one should get it. why am i doing it? because i'm 77 and i'm considered in this in the danger region. so doing as i want to see, my grandchildren, i want to enjoy life. and that's the way to do it for me. earlier we spoke to novel to which he advises the israeli government on buyers policy. we asked him why a 4th shot can help 3 swinging community to walk up and now they 2nd dose. so we see that after 4 months, there is a reduction of these and also breakthroughs. i think we can seen the logical data and the other you saw that there, are you saying that he's very say. so very similar to what these will be. the 2nd
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dog we finally decided because of that you drive in that case, is that the way you communicate the safety of the scene, even though we don't know enough that the normal time to be waiting, we decided to finally go compromised and now we've done it also. busy for people that are over 60 good workers. a little look now at some of the stories making use around the world. german president, franklin sy, maya set for a 2nd term as head of states after securing the backing of germany's coalition government. the greens for the last of the free coalition parties, when dos die, maya, who will be elected on february 14th for a 5 year term, a former silicon valley stand up sty has been found guilty of the floating investors. elizabeth holmes built up a paper. fortune was billions. she claimed a blood testing technology developed by her company. thoroughness could
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revolutionize healthcare. ohms. now faces up to 20. he is in jail. is where the army says 2 of it's highlands have been killed in a helicopter crash. over the mediterranean. the aircraft went down during a training flight. a 3rd crew member was rescued. training missions have been suspended in turkey, inflation has hit its highest level in 19 years. prices in december rose 36 percent unit. the weak turkish lira has pushed the cost of food and fuel shop. the higher critics blame president. wretched tie, a bad one. full pressuring the central bank to cut interest rates, which caused the slump in the currencies value fall. turkeys. lira is plummeting in value, and price is a soaring official figures. put inflation at 36 percent independent economists say in reality, it's 80 percent or more prices rising so fast that many people and now having to
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make do with far less than they used to do some of them. yeah, it's a terrible situation. however, you look at it, it's terrible. people can only buy one or 2 pieces of fruit. now, we used to buy one or to kilo's. now we're just buying individual paces. hey, this is melissa president rich of todd own. one has promised to bring inflation back on the control angelic. the heard in this and we're sad that our citizens are having to face the situation. but in all of turkey's history, we have the government that has done the most to fight inflation thought in. and they're still not in the reside, they leave at and deliver has lost more than 40 percent of its value again see west dollar, but oh, to insist turkeys becoming more competitive, low wages and cheap production or increasing exports. he claims for thy struggling on may get salaries. it's poor consolation. a quote in hong kong has convicted a prominent lawyer and human rights activist of inciting,
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an unauthorized assembly childhood. tom was sentenced to 15 months in prison for organizing a vigil for the victims of china's tenement square massacre. in 1989, she was arrested a day before the anniversary of the killings last june. uncle media tycoon jimmy lie has already been jailed for 13 months for joining the vigil. bronson sion is chairman of the hong kong journalists association. can you explain the significance of chow home, tongues verdicts to to our viewers around the world? oh, john holmes? well i, i, i think it is the 1st person that you're the either on the jewish halls and she does as i'm free. i'm not, like i said it was i said, for christmas we've also been following the closure of independent
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media outlets in hong kong of the past couple days. how have you been personally affected because you worked at the stant news which closed last week after a be great and rests? yes, that is all and it's a nice show. i mean last week. ok. so munchman member arrest and i have been search by east house search. these are me, it is a very sad day or reset moment. i lost my job, i lost my colleagues, i lost my identity, a journalist, i still trying to go on the i'm still trying to get get well of my house. and what would you say? hong kong is lost here on i'm afraid that
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a lot too. when i say shuns, you're, i'm news, may show all to us that the speed cannot be a system in hong kong, and i'm afraid. and furthermore, that, and we are and the very on august we don't want, i say show more independence stands all. ready all where you are in hong kong. can i ask you another question? hong kong lead a carry lamb says these recent closures do not indicate a decline in press freedom as the decisions were made by the outlets themselves. what, what do you say to that? why i would like to say is everyone the hong kong,
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i'm well understood. what if they have a small say most i'm, i will come am a, i'm just, i think everyone see here and media and i and i at least to on the relate all or how i'm under that independent school. ok voices me is need all. i said i feel hong kong is bronson chan mentioned there tough times for you as well. personally. good luck in, in finding a new job at thank you very much for explaining the situation for us. here on the del we, i afghanistan is facing multiple crises all at once. international light has largely dried up since the taliban toppled the us backed
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government in august last year. winter is brought widespread food shortages when already crippled economy millions face famine as the countries was drought into centuries shows no sign of letting up i go. and women face new restrictions and a lovely shut out of public life. right now. there are reports of widespread violence against people who worked for the former government as well. and the taliban has encouraged people not to leave the country or even try. but many of those who can leave a doing so often with the help of relatives abroad, including here in germany, her on the united again, in germany. hello, mina nodded. he has made it out of afghanistan with the help of her niece nuggets more. yes. the own for it simply wonderful to see her here in front of me. when i had almost given up hope they we would ever manage to bring her here. it's a huge stream. come true. gore. so oh
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a fruit was today. now gus is visiting her aunt mina daddy for the 1st time since her arrival in germany. mina has found shelter in a refugee camp. a 2 hour drive away from berlin. she's here with a 7 year old daughter at aha and her husband. the last few months have been exhausting. we never would have thought that we would ever leave afghanistan. he's very fixed. sadly. the taliban have set afghanistan back not by 20 years at m a t. i centuries on that. let that be so bad. kid, dep, golden hall up so la cobbled that question. then in afghanistan, mina nodded. he was deputy mer of harriet and even ran for parliament. she actively
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supported women's rights and campaigned for a more modern of janice town. she was a public figure when the taliban took cobble. she went into hiding with her family and started looking for a way out mid november at berlin airport. mina nodded. he finally arrived in germany with her family. it was a moment of great relief after a strenuous escape. the family had managed to leave afghanistan by land using fake passports, vulgarly, a german lawyer organized the visa for germany and the flight tickets. now the family are in safety. all but one. until the taliban takeover mina nodded. he's 15 year old son, nima sang enough. gunners danced children's choir, but the taliban cracked down on music. nima had to escape. in mid december,
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he and his fellow musicians arrived in portugal. the portuguese authorities had got them out of afghanistan. his mother in germany is hoping she'll get to see a son soon somewhere in europe. oh my gosh hollis, i'm satisfied. i'm in safety for my son is safe in portugal. and i'm very happy about that. also pushes through. ah, can, i can stand on our own to feed again. i wish for god to bring peace to afghanistan on the bar so that we couldn't return to our home and better off than we were before. animal board does support that. mina, now did he and her family can stay in germany for the next 3 years of her. her goes to school here or of the family will soon be relocated to a camp closer to berlin. they're still collecting donations to help the people in afghanistan. let's take a look at some other stories making use around the world virginia zhou fray. the woman who says she was essentially traffic to britain's prince. andrew received
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half a $1000000.00 to settle her lawsuit against lake pen for jeffrey epstein. the settlement also shields other potential defendants to face, as epicene introduced her to his friend, prince andrew, who says she right her when she was minor. the prince denies the allegation. demons who the rebels have seized the congo ship in the red sea. the hudy's, backed by iran and say they have taken over military hardware. the vessel is registered in the united arab emirates, which is fine the hudy's and says the ship is carrying medical equipment. while while, while, while many migrants here in europe often face difficulties and prejudice when they try to find a job, that's especially true for some muslim women. that the w met one woman of moroccan origin, living in belgium, who didn't let setbacks in the conventional job market stop her. instead, she took matters into her own hands, lights camera,
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cook good, any buffering around her kitchen in brussels, marianne lucy and shares her recipes with hundreds of thousands of followers world white. the belgian moroccan mother of 5 is no a successful businesswoman, but she had to build her own career letter language. they sometimes people had don't think of this with different backgrounds as really belgian ecologist. miriam married at 16 and soon had children. but she wanted more from life, take a marcellus actually. i started looking for work, but every door i knocked on was slammed in my face that they would simply ask me, are you willing to take off your head, jack by thought as what's that got to do with anything? what. what matters is what's in my head, not what's on it. it's the j a doll at it. discouraged, she stayed at home until one day, an aunt asked miriam to film for her how to cook a favorite dish lazy. i'm had a brain wave and thought launch a huge him channels. nation you to marry him, began uploading simple moroccan inspired cooking videos in french 4 years ago. i
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don't know. her creations have become a thriving enterprise. she's launched 3 more channels in other languages. so michael, arabic and herbie comb, anna did my the, the berber language revision leaking, such as the gene and hindi, or as well as sharing recipes, miriam shears insights into her home life. to boss stereotypes about muslim women in belgium, on up mom, single people seeing as, as women who are subservient to their relationships. bless my husband and i are equals when it comes to protecting the household. chores go the cooking, taking care of the kids in life, electrical, despite her reams of fans. miriam still faces islam, a phobia online. uh huh. and then quote, a terrorist islamist sullivan. i have to say that breaks my heart echo it's in times like that. she says that the family feels more important than ever. miriam is grateful. her sister samira it a steadfast supporter,
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despite initial doubts. in the beginning, i was not so comfortable with the fact that she opened the doors to the walled lit with time. i change my opinion. people can see that. yeah, we are happy we are have having a normal library is nothing special in how live. in fact, miriam still has big plans for her businesses and her outreach efforts. but for to day it's a rap tennis don. nova joke, which has confirmed he will defend his australian open title in melbourne this month. the will number one said on his instagram account that his obtained an exemption permission. it's not all that easy to get. it's unclear at this time. if that means a medical exemption, brokovich is not revealed. his coven, 19 vaccination, sat a sad. it was uncertain whether he would compete. jude was radio strict rules. now sports has fans and then it has super fans with the beijing winter olympics,
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starting in a month from now. a few people can say they're as excited as this next beijing local, who has a collection of souvenirs that has to be seen to be able to beat belief. john when kwan has spent more than 50000 euros on his olympic collection, and he can hardly fit into his tiny beijing home. it's an obsession that has at times cost him more than just money. like that time he volunteered at his 1st games . while the manager hostile during the 2008 summer olympics i collected food vouchers, given the volunteers without, i didn't eat or drink. i said that i could keep the vouchers. life was quite hard at that time with some of the volunteers felt sorry for muddrick. will they share their food legally wrangle collecting his hardware, cal fagel? uh huh. when kwan has collected over 5000 items already, his obsession began in high school during the 2000 sydney games and he's been added ever since. and what i got your sure,
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the machine i told you i collected all over sure. other people usually only collect one type of item like ledgers. here's the order, but i am a bit more great because i like many things related to the olympian, was she went to her, i like the desires don't or you know, why, like all the olympic dishonest are all you know, should your daughter wish it were the olympic movement has plenty of doubt as these days, but it will always have a fan in jung when kwan it's good to have a hobby. heavy snow and strong winds are disrupting transport links across much of the southeastern united states. several government offices in washington, d. c of had to shut down at the icy conditions, also have brought out hundreds to join in a mass snowball fight. crowds split into 2 sides on the national, molten puddle. each other with freezing missiles organizes coordinating the front of social media dubbed it. the battle of slummy cron. you're watching. the w news is a reminder of the top story. we're following foy,
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european countries, a debating alpha corona biased measures due to the ami con variance. it's fear new infection numbers, but such as more testing is done following holiday travel and gatherings. also a prominent home comb, loya, and human rights activists chow home tool has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for organizing a vigil for the victims of china's on them and swam africa in 1099 on media tank. and jimmy lions already been jailed for 13 months for joining the vigil. and so for made, made in germany is up next i've been a burden. thank you very much for watching with
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