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on dw news, ah, ah, ah ah ah, this is dw news live from berlin tonight and omicron tidal wave headed for europe. the world health organization predicts that half of your population could become
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infected with the kids ages. corona virus variant by the end of this winter, if serious measures are not taken to slope its breath. also coming up tonight, it is getting hotter here. climate scientist said the past 7 years. for the warmest on record, europeans i to sate urgent action is needed. and a fraught legacy, the u. s. military's notorious once on them of a prison is still open and still highly controversial. exactly 20 years after the 1st prisoners, iraq. ah, i break off is good to have you with us. we begin this tuesday with a dire warning from the world health organization. over half of all europeans could become infected with the oma kron variate of the corona buyers. by the end of this
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winter, here's what the w h has european director just said. 60 of the 50 countries in europe and central asia have no reported cases of on the chrome. it is quickly becoming the dominant virus in western europe and this no spreading into the balkans at this rate. the institute for health metrics and evaluation forecasts that more than 50 percent of the population in region will be infected with mcclung. in the next 6 to 8 weeks, israel is also among the places that are seeing record new cases. it's the 1st country in the world that is offering people a 4th vaccination. but now the fast spreading, omicron variant appears to be out pacing the government's ability to implement a clear strategy. the w is tonya kramer, reports tonight from televi. the line for
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a cove at 19 test is long at this official center in tel aviv with the on the kron very and spreading fast free p. c. r tests are now reserved for people over 60, under their high risk groups. everybody else is required to take it down to jan test 1st with ever changing rules. patience is running low properly. basically the rules change on a daily basis. there is a joke that if you refresh the news on the news page, then you get different restrictions and different rules. mostly mchuga feels like a circus. i mean, if the council, the p c r, test the nurses do the antigen testing at home and center kids back to school for now we have to stand here. we can't work on it. we have to just stay at home cuz bunch amber light. israel made an early pass on it's rapid vaccination campaign in october is had successfully slow down the del to waive by administering a 3rd booster shots. but now the country is struggling with the i'm. a kron variant
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i, we're talking are very on that is spreading very fast then commission period is about 2 days, not 7 days as used to be. so this is why many of the epidemiological measures are especially testing and breaking of transmission are much less efficient. are right now, much of israel's cobit strategy, has been focused on vaccination. over $4300000.00 israelis have taken the 3rd booster shots less than half of the population of roughly $9400000.00. since last week, the country has done to roll out the 4th booster for people over 60 medical staff and other high risk groups. ok. each time we boost we fortify our immune response. we deepen the immune memory and enhance our ability to cope more efficiently with the virus that already
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challenging us. and those that will unfortunately will emerge. but it's still unclear how hospitals will cope during this 5th wave at a heel of hospital in tel aviv family. dr. laura azurie takes us to the cove at 19 wards. not every badge is occupied right now, but numbers of severely ill patients are increasing daily, and majority are unvaccinated. 2 or have underlying health conditions quote unquote, on, on a convention, at the moment some of our patients are vaccinated, some are not on any everyone hospitalized has underlying health conditions. and i am harsh, you mean kidney conditions or diabetes. but again, the vaccinations are very important and very effective for him in half ashley, many limb thought after so many waves of this disease, there's
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a sense of experienced routine on this wards are now. newly authorized drugs can be given to patients early on. still after 2 years, it's not just hard for doctors and nurses to keep up. but for every one struggling with the new uncertainty that's replicating along with this latest ferry. and if a more now joined by doctor hahn's clue that he's the regional director for the european office of the world health organization. dr. click, it's going to have you on the program. you said it yourself earlier today that and you expect maybe half or more of the population in europe will get infected with the omicron variant this winter that sells dramatic. but we know that oma cron is not leading to more severe illness. so how worried should we be there we are at the crystals. so these the extra ordinary speech of transmission, the tactics change from, but
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a venting transmission to preventing disruption. it's true that at the individual level, the only convent may be more mild, particularly into people who are boosted, but because of the she had numbers because of still a large share of the population infection. 8 it. the cit is that the hospitals will get overwhelmed and particularly short off health workers who are becoming more and more in figures. and that's what we're seeing. i mean, we're hearing more and more about hospitals and clinics being under staff, people calling in sick the how worried are you that we're going to begin seeing health care systems collapse here in europe. that we know what to do? the deuce are the same for any value to be called into 5 pandemic stabilizers number to, while full vaccination number to boost boost,
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boost number of city increased use of marx, including high quality, must, like respirators in highest things. number 4, ventilation, particularly in classrooms and number 5, new treatment protocol. because the good news is also debt new books are coming on the market. the key issue is that is no one single measure. it affects the nation bluff approach. in the o mcroy very it spreading so quickly is everything that we've grown accustomed to in the past 2 years. what you just mentioned, these 5 things up. a lot of people are wondering is this no longer working? i mean, we all know of people who have been vaccinated, who have been boosted, and yet they've still tested positive. right. we have to remember what the vaccines are made for h 2, but event, severe disease and death and dead
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a bite. but eventing hospitals to collapse, but the number of countries have high vaccination rate, but they're not implementing to public health measures because someone who is vaccinated can still transmitted disease. so it's a package. and what about people who are asymptomatic? for example, there's a big discussion about whether or not schools should be kept open right now. let's say that we have students, we have teachers who may be positive, but they are asymptomatic. is this a reason to shut the schools down or should we be telling these people to stay home and keep the schools open? the school has to be the last wants to close. and the 1st one study open because it's not only educational but a very important place for a mental health social development. also to put a vincent or detect domestic violence. and we know what to do, the children need to be vaccinated, different the least needs to be there, the teachers to get the 1st in line to get the boosters. but you make
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a good point. that vendor society can and health systems can no longer to cope with all the testing. what am thanked that facing. then gun grease made a vice de policies for testing and quarantine in dr. clear, you know, we, we hear people talking now about the corona virus fatigue. and, and wanting to return to norma, which you can understand. but are we contributing to that by always talking about the number of cases instead of the number of severe cases. because every year, you know, we have the threat of the flu. but we're not talking about so many the number of flu cases really, because the flu is endemic. are we headed to the corona virus being endemic? and should we be changing the way we talk about the virus? as a result? definitely which should change from looking at the absolute number of infection to
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what's not on you hospitalisation, but people in d. i see you because what we see in a number of countries is that the percentage of so called incidental infection. that means people who go to the hospital, not full of it, but diagnose because of the testing that fraction is increasing, but it's too early to say it's endemic. basically what we see the article is that everyone is going to get some kind of humidity either from the vaccine or through d natural infection. but the infection still has a lot of surprises. for example, the lunk of it. so every individual needs to take responsibility. so this thing says isolating and clay to put a vent to become infected. that's yeah, that's very wise, is the excellent insights. there's still time to get vaccinated and to get boosted . there's no need to play russian roulette with your health. that's for sure. dr. hans click a regional director for the european office for the world health organization,
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dr. gregory, appreciate your time tonight. thank you. my pleasure are, let's get a round up of some of the other world headlines this our, the united nations is appealing for $5000000000.00 in aid to save millions of afghans from starvation since the taliban take over last summer. most countries have cut their funding to afghanistan, plunging the country into a humanitarian crisis. conditions have been made worse by a long drought, as well as the arrival of winter. how's axons president cassim jo might talk a yes, says russian lead troops will leave his country. within 10 days, i have called for foreign military support last week, after days, a violent unrest. according to the interior ministry, almost 10000 people have been detained throughout the country. dozens have died. the late american author and civil rights activists, maya angelou has become the 1st black woman to feature on the u. s. coin. the new
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quarter dollar depicts angelo with her arms raised and a bird in flight behind her images that were inspired by her poetry angel who died back in 2014. at the age of 86 therapy and unions. climate monitoring agency has released a harrowing new report showing just how much global temperatures have risen in the past 7 years. last year was the 5th warmest year on record and extreme weather events hit every continent on the plant scientist or warning that we have to prepare for the worst. the last 7 years, we're the world's hottest on record. and by a substantial margin, according to the use, copernicus, climate change service in 2021 global levels of c o. 2 and methane reached record highs. while in the same year. wildfires devastated parts of grace north
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america and siberia floods ripped through towns in western germany and droughts across africa lead to what was called the 1st ever climate induced famine in madagascar. but as the climate changes, so to to scientists ability to track and predict it. thanks to more advanced modeling exit i, we are able with more precision to search. we're determined depending on on different project. teresa emissions, what would be the outcome for the atmosphere? the good news is because of that, or we can show that if michelle, val taken we expect a young was she a to or not to go, we're too far into uncharted to retreat,
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drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions is widely a grade to be the best defense against further human induced warming, along with protecting and rehabilitating k ecosystems. but with extreme weather events already heating, adapting is vital to protect life, comma changes happening. we're seeing more extreme weather many times. we're not prepared by his increased severity and extremity of extreme weather. and so we need to be better prepared. last year, global temperatures were more than one degrees celsius, above pre industrial levels, leaving only a tiny margin to avoid 2 degrees or more of warming, and a catastrophic effect. scientists say that would have on the planet o, a man suspected of starting to fire at south africa's parliament building earlier
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this month has been arrested and charged with terrorism. the prosecutor shows that the man was found with explosions. the proper protesters who gathered outside of the court claimed that the man is mentally ill and that the government is using him as a scapegoat. it was 1st a charge of arson for setting fire to south africa, the parliament building. but in a 2nd appearance, at the court, the man found himself facing charges of terrorism. they left charge is the charge of a total of ex, basically, whereby youth in exclusive in parliament with the result of a closing inclination. look after the announcement, dozens of protest i have gathered outside the court. they feel them to suspect a homeless man is being treated as a scapegoat. personally, i believe he's innocent. i know enjoying it again. i'm not friends. i've been met.
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i do feeding from time to time as a homeless person in canada. so was, he's the reason i am here today, the parliament caught fire on 2nd of january, collapsing, a part of the roof and destroying the national assembly, took firefighters 4 days to extinguish the blades, seen as an attack against south africa, democracy. but the suspect defense team insists that he suffers from mental illness and that the charges be dropped against him. a fresh report indicates paranoid schizophrenia. the prosecution is now asking for him to be sent to a psychiatric facility until he's tried, and the case is closed. 20 years ago to day, the 1st prisoners arrived at guantanamo bay. the detention camp that was set up by the us following the 911 terror attacks. and the ensuing invasion of afghanistan now in a clear breach of human rights, most prisoners were held indefinitely without trial. the w's oliver salad went to
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the u. s. naval base on guantanamo and the camp, that some say has come to symbolize. one of the biggest us moral failings in the war on terror. mm guantanamo, located in a tropical paradise. but the u. s. naval base in cuba stands for human rights abuses and torture mohammed to old slot. he was held cheerful, 14 years, suspected of involvement in the $911.00 attacks, but never charged for a crime. he was brutally tortured and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder until today and more fearful nights ago i woke up and i was shaking. so skin, because i saw my, my jacket on the door and i thought it was someone coming to get in. and it took me a very long time. some time i wake up, i cannot breathe. defense council, anthony natalie represents an alleged al qaeda terrorist who arrived here in 2006.
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and since then has been waiting for his trial. guantanamo has been seen internationally as a stain on american history. so where does that place here put the united states? we're ashamed that every thing that made this country one that we could say was a free country that had equal justice for all has abandoned all of that. and that sat, it said, and i, i don't know how we're going to be able to recover. montana was built after the $911.00 attacks, as government aimed for a forceful and rapid response. united states went down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts. in the war on terror, america and its allies invaded afghanistan. the u. s. naval base at guantanamo bay, served as a prison for a ledge war criminals, and tara suspects
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a place where the constitution of the united states does not exist. ever since. it was opened, human rights activists argue guantanamo is where the u. s. lost its moral authority . the place of torture and double standards, that is mostly of limits for a camera, but there's also another side of guantanamo, a place where 6000 inhabitants tried to go about their everyday lives. in a bazaar contrast to the infamous prison residential areas resembled small town america. some normalcy in a place. full of contradictions. ready? you get more, delivers the sound trick for guantanamo, and she is get most voice. hello, hello. welcome to your morning show with the day candles otherwise known as petty. i'm the analyst for trials and the prism are not part of their coverage. a, it's not really part of like the culture here. you now that's i another side of the base. here on this side we have
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a whole different type of operations going here. the new school allows it students somewhat of a normal childhood, 5 kilometers from the notorious torture prison. good. okay, what are some other things that you know, that made? that's actually the message that went, that may sent to the one. whoa. they said that of to kind of people in these won't people who don't deserve a little bit of law. muslim young people and people who deserve the loaner out of almost 800 former detainees. 39 are still incarcerated in guantanamo only to have been convicted of a crime. my next guest is cliff sloan. he is an attorney and american diplomat to serve as the special envoy for guantanamo closure under former president obama. it's good to have you on the program. mr. sloane, we wanted to talk with you today because you were the man you were put in charge of closing guantanamo back in 2013. you quit the job after 18 months. talk to us about
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your experience. i mean, what was the biggest obstacle then in shutting down the prison? well, the obstacles that have come up with guantanamo closure are political opposition. that is irrational and not based on fact, and some legal obstacles. it based on laws, unwisely passed by congress. but having said that, there is no reason that we cannot move forward with closing guantanamo. and actually it's important to note that we made a lot of progress. when i became special envoy for guantanamo closure, there were $166.00 people remaining at one time. when president obama left office, there were 41 and as we just heard, there are 39 now. and the reason i emphasized that is because sometimes there's fatalism in a sense of defeat and we absolutely can and must move forward aggressively
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and moving the remaining people out of guantanamo it can be done as they be sent. mr. so where would you send them? well ok, so of the $3912.00 are facing charges in the military commissions process including 2 that were convicted. 27 have never faced charges. those 27. unfortunately, there still is a lot that they can't go to the united states, but they can either be repatriated to their country of origin. or if that's not possible for national security or human rights reasons, they can be resettled in 3rd countries as has been done with other detainees. and when i say transfer them, i'm not saying transfer to incarceration, i'm saying transferred to freedom. those 27 should be transferred to other countries. it's, it's difficult to work that out, but it is something that is very important. it can be done in the 1st year, the biden administration, there's only one person that has moved from guantanamo,
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and that is just far too slow and what's, what's, what's the problem? what's the problem there? there, mr. so, i mean, you want to send these back to the country where they came from, but you don't want to do that. if it means they're going to be set free when they get there. right? no, that's not true. as i said, i am not talking about incarceration when they're sent back. i'm talking about sending them to freedom. people have never been charged with anything, and it is very important that they simply be transferred. now some of them can't go to their country of origin because of security concerns, for example, in yemen, or because of human rights concerns that they might be abused, and then they need to be resettled in other countries. but we've done that before and it takes a lot of hard work, but it is very important and there's no reason those 27 can't be transferred right away. i would like to see all of them transferred in the 1st 6 months of this year
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. it's 20 the anniversary, it is shameful, mystical, i just want to be sure the of the people that you'd like to see transferred. do we know how many cannot go back to their home countries because their home countries simply refused to take them? no, i mean that those numbers are not a matter of public record, but you know, that sometimes is used as an excuse that sometimes the said, oh, the reason they're still at guantanamo is because there's no place for them to go. and in my experience, that simply is not correct. as i was saying, it takes a lot of work. but other countries, including countries in europe and countries elsewhere in the world who recognize that guantanamo needs to be closed. and that these people need a place to go to. i have provided resettlement opportunities so it can be done this line that you hear some time that,
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well they're there because there's no place for them to go is simply wrong, can be found for them. it's so i've got 32nd so as people around the world there we're looking at this and saying you've got these people, they are 20 years after setting up this prison. why haven't you brought them to the us charged them with the crime and tried them. like you're supposed to do when you're respecting the rule of law. well, in terms of bringing them to the u. s. unfortunately, congress passed a law that they cannot be brought to the u. s. for any purpose, including a prosecution. there is this military commission process in 12 of them, it stays churches there. that process has had many, many problems. it itself, the reason the others haven't been brought to trial. there is, there simply is not the evidence to do so. and that is why they need to be transferred out of one kind of mo, immediately you know, some believable that we're still talking about this situation. 20 years later,
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cliff sloan, obama's, former envoy for the closure of going to talk about joining us tonight from washington. mr. song good talking with you. thank you. thank you for having the i appreciate it. you're watching the w news. as a reminder of the top stories that we're following for you. the saw where the world help organizations, europe director, is showing a strong morning on the spread of the o. micron corona virus variant. it has become dominant here in europe. he says that over half of all europeans will likely become infected by the end of the winter. if tied or measures are not put in place, you watch any w news, he'll be back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day i have to see with with
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