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every day she has to meet your needs and the needs of your family. germany says it's ready to go it alone with the vaccine procurements if the e.u. fails to fix it sluggish program these concerns were shattered by the world health organization is executive director for europe in an exclusive interview with r.t. with both a long i'm frustrated it might be because we're rapidly approaching 1000000 jobs in the european region with but also frustrated because we don't see. arms crossed. french talk to spend their fury at presidents mccrum for failing to deliver on his promise to speed up vaccinations as frontline medics tackle gets another surge in covert patients. we believe the government is to blame for the fact that we have to
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work incredibly slowly but at the same time in a completely gruelling regime. on the social media perch continues as facebook blogs the video of donald trump the interview with his daughter in law. very well welcome to you watching r.t. international with me nicky arun. germany says it's ready to take it smart to take matters into its own hands when it comes to ordering vaccines if the e.u. doesn't get its act together the country's health minister also stressed that burley needs to stock up on jobs for 2022. what is important is the question of 2022 we have to secure our capacities for a possible 3rd or 4th round of vaccinations we currently don't know how long vaccination protection lasts hence we must secure these capacities as part of the
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european union or failing that as a nation the e.u. vaccine rollout has been beset by problems with several states now looking to break away from the joint purchase scheme they include slovakia and hungary while austria will has just entered talks to buy a 1000000 doses of the russian job despite it not yet having been approved by the blocs drug watchdog the w.h.o. has also expressed its concerns calling the e.u.'s efforts and acceptably slow according to the organization only 4 percent of europeans have taken 2 doses of the vaccine so far earlier my colleague neil harvey discussed the matter long with the asters that they could trouble the prospects of the russian vaccine in the bloke with the executive director of the w h o's regional office for europe. we're both alarms and frustrated at that moment we're alarmed because we're rapidly approaching 1000000 deaths in the european region without 44000000 cases of covert 19 on the other hand we're frustrated
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because we are well frustrated for the reasons that many of us have been living in lockdown france and fancy 140 days in some cases but also across straits it's because we don't see these vaccines reaching arms fast enough but this really is a court of governments to improve their backs nation plans ramp up speed up that vaccination process we need people to accept and have confidence in the vaccines they're receiving and when they're offered a vaccine to agree to take it the longer we wait the higher the likelihood that they that the virus mutates and that will see variants escape the vaccine you mentioned a really important point there i think particularly pertinent right now because the w.h.o. talking about the after the nick of vaccine is said country should keep using and of course there's that there's a great the need for it and a great demand for it but there are several countries i think more than a dozen countries appear full of using it what is the stands now on astra zeneca
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vaccine just in confidence to such a fragile thing i mean it takes you in some cases years to build in just a few minutes to erode and diminish so it will undoubtedly and has undoubtedly impact its confidence of the communities that are relying on that vaccine. at the astra zeneca bassett this is very important that we get this vaccine back online where it's been temporarily suspended but at this point there's no course the association until we have more data we won't know just getting back to the vaccinations there's a range of them out there now russia has a fear of its own thing the 1st one out there are those put on the market with sputnik v some countries and the west the big. slow to approve use of it is not legitimate is it just because the medical checks haven't been done yet or is it could there be a political element to it i don't think pothole it's it's just something that we
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should necessarily just just in terms of the vaccines and where different vaccines used split the vaccine from what we've seen from the russian federation's the dates of its own here is to be an effective and safe vaccine is used in many member states and in some of the states the do not have access to the vaccines that are listed for it's really the russian box in that has come to their aid and support so sputnik they are being used to many member states it does not counts european medicines association approval hence it doesn't have a u. member states using it at this point but we are confident that in the very near future not boxing will be of use to everybody across the globe but the message from the w.h.o. is something president emanuel necron may want to bear in mind french doctors have been venting their frustration at his failure to deliver on his promise to speed up
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vaccinations as france centers is a lot down they warn that the lack of available doses is now critical with ever more seriously ill patients being admitted to already overwhelmed hospitals but the president insists the rollout is happening at full throttle. when. we're putting all means to vaccinate vaccinate their vaccinated without response without holidays saturdays and sundays just like we did to. the general practitioners like myself are not currently receiving vaccines for 2 weeks now we've not had any vaccines available for injection we've been working for 9 months without stopping and without vacation 7 days a week as mr macro says due to the inability to complete the work on time due to a lack of vaccines we believe the government is to blame for the fact that we have to work incredibly slowly but at the same time in a completely grueling regime simply because of a lack of equipment the new wave of covina will lead to overcrowding in hospitals
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we already know this will happen we are already is signing which patients get treatment and which don't because about 60 percent of operations were canceled. on wednesday the french president promised to increase the number of intensive care beds to more than 10000 but doctors say it will come at the expense of non-colored patients and of a problem is lack of stuff as intensive care requires additional special training and equipment that translates around again ses these challenges could have been avoided if micron had at. emmanuel macron has woken up a year after the start of the crisis a year ago in march the need for a large number of hospital beds beds in intensive care took us by surprise but after a year the number of beds has not increased there is however a positive point unlike last year we do not need a large number of ventilators not because they were produced but because they're
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now used in a much later stage of the disease now it's enough to simply provide patients within homes to oxygen therapy the problem however is that the appropriate technology has not been installed in all hospitals as a result of. therapy sites are still limited responsibility for this rests entirely with the manual macro to endlessly delay the adoption of measures even preventative measures such as supplying hospitals with oxygen cylinders and oxygen therapy devices necessary for treating patients. donald trump may have been banned by social media giants but that doesn't mean there purge of the ex-president is over facebook has removed an interview with him posted by his daughter in law artie's caleb moore played looks at whether social media giants are the new thought police. big tech censorship just keeps coming the latest is an interview from former u.s. president donald trump getting scrubbed from facebook in line with the bill quip
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placed on donald trump's facebook an instagram account 1st a content posted in the voice of donald trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the account donald trump is not the president anymore he's sunning himself in florida so why exactly is it so dangerous for people to hear his interpretation of world events and just like that we are one step closer to wilson 1984 wow joe biden keeps repeating that big tack are his allies in his efforts to create a world where everyone has freedom of speech and the united states is spreading human rights across the planet but some are saying that a social media purge of a former president sets a dangerous precedent it is an issue that we have got to be thinking about because of anybody who thinks. yesterday it was donald trump who was banned and tomorrow could be somebody else who has a different very different point of view so i don't like giving that much power to a handful of high tech people but the devil is obviously in the details and it's
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something we're going to think long and hard on and that is how you preserve 1st amendment rights without moving this country into a big lie a mentality and conspiracy theory all kinds of pro trump voices have been purged from social media you've got the removal of retired general michael flynn sidney power and 2008 vice presidential candidate of the libertarian party and commentator way now en route we've also seen big tech declare certain news stories to be off limits they have shut down discussion of the biden family and their shady business dealings they have actually scrub search results to remove conservative media outlets but yet all kinds of inappropriate content remains on social media 40 percent of americans have faced online harassment or hate. california wants to hold big tech accountable for what they are not censoring while they're too busy playing politics instead californians are becoming increasingly alarmed about the role of
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social media in promoting hate disinflation conspiracy theories and extreme political polarization trost of social media has dropped to a low of 35 percent and it's not surprising either while social media originated with the idea being it would be a place for all kinds of people to be free to speak up and explore the marketplace of ideas instead it's turned into a place for playing politics and pushing some people's agenda while suppressing others they are afraid of because it would do a great for the american people who plans to set president try to get him out of the way so he won't be able to run for office the office again because i know if you dear round this again that he will win we need to look back at the 1st amendment when it comes to the media cause we have seen how the. coming from big tech and the media these people have too much control they have became rich and
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they really don't care about mappin you know your opinion so if government want to reign in big take against they can do it tomorrow if they wanted to do that the republican party democrat party is the same on big text democrats and republicans on the same boat it takes 2000000 so bury the flag for say the whole thing is a political gain. the former u.s. president is not the only one who's been poached by social media giants actress and activist rose mcgowan she has her own experience of being ousted by big tech. what do you pray to. a little pretty much speech going against your brownies i don't understand why you support evil characters and want to walk. i was just spend it by twitter for posting an internet photo of bill clinton and getting most of the stars and no one can flag it for indeed i was just trying to
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drive the point home about a disgusting human doing disgusting things i know twitter is trying to silence me and i know a lot of the powerful democrats are behind it they deactivated entirely 4 days after i helped out harvey weinstein my attacker in the new york times expose a 4 years ago there was a worldwide women boycott where for the 24 hour protests until they reinstated they did and they have what i have been shadow and ever since i am tired of having these men it is on my neck i am tired of having their hand over my mouth you guys are old pros to be tracked for rose right the little grows and you're supposed to be the freedom of speech the rap for and that is a lie. question doctors have successfully performed heart surgery and
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a burning hospital building a fire broke out in the hospital which specializes in heart surgery is around mid day almost all patients as well as medical staff were evacuated from the burning building however one small team of doctors was performing sophisticated open heart surgery at the time they had no choice but to carry on with the operation this was a success and luckily no one was hurt by the fire. well thousands of anonymous reports of sexual harassment by peoples in u.k. schools that has shown a spotlight on the abuse faced by students around $100.00 schools have been named in the testimonies including private institutions of 11000 accounts of sexual harassment in british schools were posted on the everyone's invited website which is aimed at exposing rape culture in the u.k. that figure has more than doubled in the past 2 days the majority of testimonies
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detail the harassment of girls and included posts from children as young as 9. on meanwhile a recent survey by a charity plan international u.k. reveals that 58 percent of girls aged $14.00 to $21.00 have been publicly harassed at school and found that girls experience done wanted sexual comments as well as being grabbed and 3 quarters of girls said that schools should support those who have experienced public sexual harassment their take government has launched an emergency review and a hotline to support victims of sexual abuse in schools the british education secretary has said he's committed to ensuring victims feel supported but katie russell the national spokesperson for rape crisis in clinton and wales says this is by no means a new problem. these statistics aren't particularly surprising to us we know that sexual violence and abuse and sexist bullying and sexual harassment
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a farmer widespread in the general population than many people appreciate but also there was a women inequality select committee report into precisely this issue sexist bullying sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools just a few years ago and made a series of recommendations which the government has largely ignored and failed to act upon so this is not a new phenomenon and really the question is why more hasn't been done by government to tackle this situation sooner any action of course is welcome but these feel very much like sort of kneejerk responses to a situation that as a say you know has not been known about thanks for joining us here on r.t. international we've got more news coming up after this short break.
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welcome back the russian opposition activist alexei no valley has declared a hunger strike after claiming he's being mistreated in prison he's demanding the right to choose his own doctor has made various allegations of mistreatment that have been quickly picked up by the western media and found he was jailed more than a month ago for breaking the terms of a suspended sentence for an earlier embezzlement conviction his case is now being reviewed by russia's human rights committee which is conducting a tour of the russian prison system r.t. joins them to see firsthand the facility when the valley is being held. you can
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tell a lot about how civilized society is by entering its prison russian prisons shrouded in dark mystery a beloved topic for the merchants of doom but lately the gaze of the international media and rights activists has been glued to one penal colony holding alexina valley in one of the toughest penal colonies it's a place that's very isolated very strict information for it's a demoralizing and very difficult place to spend a lot of time this particular in a flat in the region is one of russia's most 2 of our colleagues set off to check up on these alarming reports of abuse not as journalists though but as members of russia's human rights watchdog our crew strong along novell need called this a concentration camp here is what we were shown the facility has a library a medical unit 3 floors of conjugal visit rooms the daily routine is hardly spa like of course the administration has the facility in an iron grip but this is not
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a resort it's a correctional facility and of course things you're allowed to do on the outside she wanted out in here some of the feels like groundhog day get up at the dinner exercises make the bed a tiny of breakfast and morning inspection then lungeing it's a free time's up look evening inspection and more tidying up dinner lectures lights out now we couldn't independently verify these exact claims but what we were shown corroborated the account so this is what a typical barack here looks like but apart from well expected bunk beds there's also a table for ping pong the administration has assured us it hasn't been brought here just for show well being able to play table tennis in a penitentiaries is great and all that but alexina valley hasn't been complaining about the lack of exercise he's accused the administration of denying him medical care privately though inmates from the same unit as novelli say that they heard a very different account from a vigil last night. i can tell he's regularly taken to the medical unit on top of
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that is a doctor from a regional institution has seen him he said he was taken for an m.r.i. but said that he had not yet received any diagnosis and sure enough to the national examiner him on his condition was satisfactory he did tests gave blood and urine samples for examination on the 24th of march she was taken for examination at the regional hospital in the city of atlanta and you're all just prescribed a treatment for him which he has refused and is still refusing to even write a letter maria bootie now an expert for russia's commissioner for human rights has seen the inside of an american prison so she can put the conditions here in context she visited in a valley and here's how it went christmas shows through the goods here that if that was really the real question we are going to study the. history we knew but i took the position i knew that out of those of us this is your life to me as national anthem but it's a mood when you're guilty of it which is what a girl with her would say to music when job. because they were both mothers the
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most of what is right not all though they are shocked by the thought the grappling is a part of your story deal it's a well there is a hospital tonight it's a new place with your own your own vision your little races that is of us a bit out of our ship with choices it's just what's in the struggle it's obviously not the slightest society who pitched in a purpose and that would end up with everything changed in business or that or whatever we've got a slogan at the petition which really shows what do we have which is why you want to change the lady who does it's going to go on a petition stilettos shimmed this doing it's. called measure how could i doubt especially with other leaders like with the new guy shrugs and be with you gotta move not a coalition of belly bomb was to. opt out of the missile would watch another cycle because when it in your heart lets you know about the need to do it with no neither of us individually what united nations is and when you skillfully pricer talks about done with. the with the united way that barbacoa just modestly work recorded better than most of what we really should call the business side. it also doesn't
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settle. with easy to lose more than you think when you're going in those particular something in life yes this is good i am sincerely here of my own free will as i've received requests from russia's civic chamber and i said to him aleksey you yourself complain that something is wrong with you here well here i am here with you if you compare this place to an american president for example in terms of the number of people staying in one of those dorms i said then whereas here you see about 50 people together over there it's 3 to 4 times are overcrowded and here you can see that everyone has faced there's a shared kitchen there are special rooms for a long family visit which do not exist at all in america which there are no such visits he looks down on everyone you know as someone who's been to prison i would advise him not to behave in this way the administration will protect him as best they can but he's living with other prisoners if one of them ends up being punished for his behavior if say his own cleanliness he will be the one to blame the volleys
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behavior has been mirrored and amplified by his followers as other members of russia's rights watchdog showed us threats they got since the kremlin critic was incarcerated yet medical care is just the tip of the volleys an iceberg of complaints sleep deprivation another charge against the colonies administration guards waking him up 3 times a night beaming a flashlight in his face talking loudly in his ear jury nighttime roll call but according to an inmate sharing the block with the volume he must be a featherweight of a sleeper no one else is bothered by the rounds which most part in the midst of my bed is practically next to his during the night and i don't wake up from their around specials that happen to me if i'm not mistaken he was in plugs when he sleeps it doesn't bother me even without it plugs in to hear it from someone in the valley shoes we talked to an inmate from a different calling are subjected to the very same rules when jews the same procedure has every night starting from 10 pm they do their. rounds every 2 hours
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on the 1st day they kept waking up but now it's all good so no one. knows anything like that no not really it is unlikely one public visit will put to rest claims about no vollies treatment from his backers home and abroad but russian authorities hope that a more transparent strategy opening prison doors as opposed to building them shot will allow a different picture to emerge of his confinement because dawn of r.t. . beijing has lashed out at washington after a u.s. ambassador made his 1st official visit to taiwan and over 4 years china considers the island as part of its territory and it's often been a point of contention in international relations however this isn't the 1st time washington has stepped on china's toes in the region the quarter lateral security dialogue has recently been reestablished which some have labeled the asian nato simon right as well. rise of china and subsequent tantrum in the west is heading
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the way these things always do the great powers and some not so great ones getting together and holding hands and forming alliances so anything really bad happens we can all suffer together in the blue corner we have the court for the 1st trial we're convening this group. yet that meeting was a few weeks ago a meeting of the quadrilateral security dialogue or 'd quote for short because no one can remember the real name who comes out with those names anyway it's made up of the united states india japan and australia some might suggest a more clues than quads the aim of the gang is a free and open indo-pacific that was the promise after the 1st summit between the leaders of the us india japan and australia so they're really mean are the words is to keep china in its place brilliantly now every using the word china i show you want me you will take a look at their p.r. video often in a few words as we go. in the dish to be china free and open and
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close it and help unless you china. to be china unconstrained by course power china committed to addressing the world defining challenge a rise of china moment of crisis something. to be china. and china. that the threat of climate change and combat the threat of china our savior the pain of watching you basically goes on like that some of the quad the asian nato we say officially denied because it is not a military alliance for the 1st time canada is participating in a joint exercise in the pacific ocean with the nations to rise the. sea definitely not a military alliance as ever though self-interest is likely to be the main enemy of this group they 1st got together back in 2004 to respond to the booking day tsunami when they tried to go steady off towards. make it all
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a bit more official they realized it wasn't going to work because none of them really wanted to annoy china. now almost 15 years after they gave up on the cord in the 1st place they're back and they realize they do want to annoy china now because the us is scared of being used as the global bully indios just have a border clash with china literally with sticks and australia is facing economic sanctions from beijing so yeah return of the cord we know that our allies have complex relationships with china that always align perfectly into a key u.s. ally south korea which is doing all it can to stay out of the cord after realizing that while it relies on the u.s. for its security it does most of its shopping in china australia doesn't seem to have noticed it in the same position hence those sanctions from beijing china has called the quad an excuse to form clique's and openly incite discord between regional countries with that in mind is building is own clique to incite discord
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your reaction to china making a big push into the mid east with a new 25 year deal with china and iran. is really struggling to señors queues and she so yes china and iran have signed a 25 year cooperation deal among other things beijing will be buying iranian oil in defiance of u.s. sanctions i mean just like the quote never says the c word china and iran didn't exactly say at the signing but this is one big middle finger aimed squarely at washington the big geopolitical beasts then are picking their teams and taking sides. to worry about i'm sure. or that's the news for today but before i go a quick an ounce meant about something quite literally out of this world coming to r.t. this month marks 60 years since eureka gardens momentous 1st man's journey into space and to mark this special occasion artie will be interviewing some of today's pioneers of space exploration so watch this space.
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