tv DW News Corona Special Deutsche Welle April 6, 2020 5:00pm-5:30pm CEST
welcome to the program germany is to impose a 2 week quarantine on citizens and long term residents returning from travels abroad the decision comes just ahead of the easter holidays when many germans book springtime getaways the authorities don't want to lose ground in the country's battle against the coronavirus rant that has been gained through social distancing measures already in place chancellor angela merkel took a wider european view. yeah i do the students are. my not the 1st peers to a new one for the. woman on behalf. of always follow in fatigues on time the 1st song. started all peace when you won then open up just to buy isn't the toughness. and the meet her star struck the human. taking issue with us thanks. speaking our chief political correspondent lyndal
crane joins me now from our parliamentary studio milind americal called this crisis the biggest test for the e.u. since its inception. at the time when italy and spain are struggling and he used sentiment is growing in italy is the pressure on germany rising to do more to help . there absolutely has been pressure on germany in recent weeks the chancellor as you say and unfortunately the sound bite that we just heard had not been translated into english but she did say in her remarks just now that is absolutely imperative that europe emerge from this crisis stronger and that germany can only do well when europe does well and she said we must have more europe and we must have a stronger europe so clearly preparing germans for a german contribution to ensuring the economic stability of europe going forward now as you said that stability is very much and jayne chaired by the rather
desperate straits in which especially spain and italy find themselves not only in terms of public health the credit crisis the infection has taken an enormous toll on their societies but also economically with both economies which had already been to some degree per carious looking increasingly so since the crisis now up for discussion in recent weeks has been the topic of corona bonds the ideal the idea of essentially pooling risk within europe so that bonds could be issued to help the support those countries' economies and essentially with strong economies like germany and other northern european countries backing the risk on those bonds germany has opposed that as have other countries like in the netherlands now the chancellor mentioned other options for supporting the e.u. economies as a whole including credit lines via the european union commission which would be allowed to issue loans in support of endangered economies under
a natural catastrophe for vision of the treaties but she did not give in to pressure for europe corona bans a public debate here in germany was also focusing on the time off to the crises exit strategies are being discussed did she say anything about any possible exit strategy. she did she said that we would be a very bad government if we weren't thinking day and night about how to relax these very very tough restrictions that we've imposed and she did by the way thank all germans for their compliance with the restrictions she said we absolutely are looking at that but i must tell you that restriction will not occur any time soon at the earliest we will begin to look at it next week after easter and public health will remain our top priority by all concerned regardless of all concern for the economy public health must remain the priority and therefore we will continue
to be looking at the rate of reproduction of this virus and it must slow still more than it has already she said we've achieved some progress in this area but we now know that severely patients facing a severe case of corona must stay on ventilators for a good deal longer than we thought and that means the rate of reproduction must fall more than we originally thought so basically preparing germany for the exit strategy to be sometime in the future and very slow step by step when the grain is chief political correspondent thank you a lockdown surveillance and even a rest see you governments are taking measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus that would have seemed impossible just weeks ago such restrictions on civil liberties are deemed a matter of life and death now but activists worry that when the crisis is over emergency measures could become long term fixes. this is
europe and the lockdown measures that are unprecedented in peacetime are now in place to come back covered $98.00 and we have seen across europe governments and across the world indeed implementing measures that even a month ago would have been unimaginable to many of us sam already fear that the measures could outlast the coronavirus crisis whether the bequests. whole thing. with europe 750000000 residents have already seen their rights of freedom of movement heavily restrict it breaking the rules can mean finance people diagnosed with coverage 19 initially for example could face prison time if they break karen tight as the measures being taken around europe are less visible carriers are sharing data with health authorities in
countries like italy germany and austria to help authorities monitor whether people are following rules the data is anonymised but data league and austria health ministry vets say it has already raised privacy concerns many european leaders are stressing that the new measures are limited in time an initial period of 30 days for at least 15 days after easter. one countries heading down a more radical path hungary the country's parliament has endorsed the bill giving nationalise prime minister of each r r bon the power to indefinitely extend a state of emergency and rule by decree it's kind of suspicious why go they say ok guys you know 3 months after we get to go there are. just. mean and that the e.u. countries france offer some example of how emergency measures can stick around.
longer than anticipated after the terror attacks in paris in 2015 the government declared a state of emergency and shows of criticizing the fact that these exceptional powers will later written into law experts say the current crisis calls for emergency measures but what stocks are caution one of the un special rapporteur cherished which it we may survive the health crisis that if we don't tend to our own democracies we have lost the war. well how if we have now joined by qatar in abolishes a former minister of justice here in germany and currently one of the vice presidents of the european parliament do you agree with the statement we just heard can some of the emergency measures that are being introduced now amount to a threat to democracy absolutely and the examples we will shows especially hungary. and they're already was the possibility to rule by decree for
the. head of government but you had to come back to the parliament after 15 days and have the measures concerned or the parliament and the opposition even offered to to extend this to 30 days they would have probably said 60 days to go on insisted on an indefinite prolongation and that of course raises a lot of concerns regarding what he has done before and regarding that there is still a state of emergency or 2016 the refugee crisis whereas we know that hungary doesn't. welcome any any refugees and it is still in place since 2015 well you said you concerned about what obama is doing in the hungry but what's the be used reaction to that. well the parents of the european union did not foresee that even 2 member states could get into conflict with the
european values so we do have the article 7 pursued here but it has to end with a united must decision by all the other member states now having poland supporting hungary this won't get us any further so at the moment the only weapon that we have is the european court of justice which is doing its job well we do need more measures especially financial ones you mentioned poland supporting hungriest eartha tight among other e.u. countries to leave some of the measures in place even when the crisis is over yes this is not only something those it is specific to to the new illiberal the law of democracies as they call them this is something that governments tend to do to keep out the cells that they have taken from the government so we have to be aware of this in all member states and any way we as a european union are going to introduce a rule of law mechanism to do monitoring every year and we will have
a very close look at this specifically but look at the e.u. on the whole it still seems there is no real coordinated approach in italy anger is mounting of the lack of solidarity among e.u. states has the e.u. failed in tackling this crisis. no you was late to start i admit that it should have been a lot earlier today to gather the heads of governments but you have to admit that the european union itself does not have very many contents in these fields of health of education and security of the social systems so you can ask the european union to act but not give it the confidence is necessary we have to talk about what we actually one of the european union to be and to do after this crisis is over and then to give it the contents it need it needs therefore so he would you rate the use coronavirus response are quite happy with it no as i said it
started too late but then the european union mainly can coordinate that is what they're doing at the moment there are common acquisitions for medical devices for medical material. there are measures concerning the common market there are measures concerning the finances. most of all and but as i said it is specially concerning the social systems concerning health or think we really need more constance's if not the e.u. is only a cordon it. covering about a vice president of the you've parliament talking to us from home thank you very much welcome britain's prime minister boris johnson has been admitted to hospital because of his corona virus infection but downing street says it isn't an emergency johnson's hospitalization on sunday came as the queen urged the public
to unite and defeat the virus as many people headed out to enjoy sunny weather a sponsor for this in singles it's something the johnson government has taken serious note of even as he remains in hospital. johnson suffering in recent days has been told to clear has been jus to emerge from self isolation at the end of last week he posted this message on monday last night on the advice of my doctor i went to the hospital for some routine tests as i'm still experiencing coronavirus symptoms i'm in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team as we work together to fight these fires and keep everyone safe. shortly before news of johnson's hospital admission britain's queen elizabeth made an extremely rare televised address to rally the public i also want to thank those
of you who are staying at home. thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones. though boris johnson remains in charge his foreign secretary dominic robb chaired the government's response meeting on monday morning he will take over should the prime minister's condition worsened. and here are some of the other news making headlines at this hour japanese prime minister shinzo has on bailed an economic stimulus package worth almost a trillion dollars said the funding equivalent of 20 percent of just japan's g.d.p. which deal with the immense damage caused by the coronavirus all right with daily new infections increasing japan is expected to declare a state of emergency as soon as tuesday. german car maker b.m.w.
says it sold over 20 percent fewer cars during the 1st quarter than in the same period last year the corona virus outbreak has cost sales to tumble in several key its. june for the virus special a news update for you in. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news. hour carona update. covert 19 special next on d w. i don't know i think that well i guess sometimes i am but i stand up and whip it up and regional thinks deep into the german culture
of looking at stereotypes the question. interesting to see if the country of iraq. needed to repeat his grammar there you go it's all that good ok you know i'm right joe join me to meet the germans and beat up your post. now is the time to listen to the experts scientists are our best hope to end the coronavirus pandemic research labs around the world are racing to create a new vaccine the idea is to simulate an infection while avoiding the possibly severe symptoms of covert 19 once vaccinated our immune system should destroy the virus if we are exposed to it according to the w h o there are currently more than 60 teams of scientists working on a vaccine under normal circumstances it would take more than 10 years but thanks to
previous research efforts there is a chance this process may be fast tracked with human trials already underway in some cases but scientists agree that it will still take months until a vaccine is approved. this is your coded 1000 special on d w news i'm monica johnson berlin good to have you with us when will a corona vaccine be ready a vaccine that enables us to resume our lives without restrictions while protecting us from the disease i'm afraid we need to be patient and to keep our distance for a while longer and let scientists do their job like here in berlin where a biotech company comes up with promising results. berlin is empty. and those who can are staying at home. but these lab technicians can't work from home for them there is more work than ever the chemists
at the j.p. peptide company are regarded as systemically important. since what they're producing here could speed up the search for a coronavirus vaccine. we're creating peptide based tools that enable the vaccine developers to monitor the immune systems of patients in treatment to track them over a certain period of time. and. insightful. peptides are amino acid chains that make up proteins this company creates hundreds of thousands of them and assembles them so that they resemble the coronaviruses most important surface proteins. the scientists have been working on this project since january their work will contribute to research about the possible effectiveness of a vaccine. in the race for a corona virus vaccine some scientists are focusing on the development of vaccines
based on messenger r.n.a. or r.n.a. this involves injecting a person with the instructions for part of the virus this would then spur the body to partially produce the virus this in turn encourages the immune system to develop antibodies. then if the real corona virus strikes the person would be well equipped and able to defend himself or herself. whether that will really work is what's being tested with the tools being developed here j p t's technology has already been used in the fight against the zeek of virus and ebola. the berlin based company is indirectly involved in. the race for a vaccine since it belongs to bio and tech a german company at the forefront of the vaccine race but for j p t it's not about competition. which drove his fight always good i think that's the
wrong way of looking at it at the moment it's really about getting a vaccine onto the market it doesn't matter who does this in the end it's about making a contribution and maybe being among the 1st to do so but right now it's truly about fulfilling the ethical duty to help. the technicians here seem to feel the same way. your preferred yes absolutely can you think you can contribute to making people healthy or even healing them and it's very motivating. yes oh yes sure but i do have mixed feelings on the one hand i'm afraid on the other i know i have something important to contribute it's exciting. but. it certainly is a new test could be ready soon and many are placing their hopes and the effective death of an m. r.n.a. based vaccine. the whole world is waiting for a vaccine but even though at least 60 teams of researchers around the globe are
working to develop one no one expects a rapid breakthrough because producing a vaccine goes through several stages and that takes time. when a 1st step the virus and its effects on the human body on allies to this is necessary to determine the composition on the back scene potential vaccines are 1st tested on animals and later on this procedure is followed by testing human volunteers. all those tests are successful the vaccine has to go through a lengthy approval process and only after that mass production can begin this process usually takes up to 15 years but thanks to new technologies development can go a lot faster today. and for more i'm joined by klaus seizure tech president of the power institute that's the german federal institute of vaccines and bio med since
good to have you with us so 1st of all i mean should a covert $1000.00 vaccine be fast tracked and if so what stage would be best to skip. definitely we have frustrating the development and there's nothing to skip but rather to combine which means we've given his priority a poorly conceived to to the developments and to our regulatory authorities and in terms of let's say shortening the development time what we're doing is. focused number of animal studies that have to be done for example general pharmacology toxicology or defining the dose in animals that will be applied to humans in the 1st half and then of course we also have to combine clean contrived faces so there is discussion with some of the developers will combine phase one phase 2 of these 2 and 3 and increase maybe the number of general subjects that will be
involved in these studies but we need to be very careful with the assessment of the method as usual but of course we can concentrate focus and shorten time alright well time of course is off the s. and so off of all those studies underway at the moment which one is the most promising you say. well i think we need a variety of cough to a vaccine development approach is currently and also to the developers of purchasing is arnie fixin's and also back to back since because they have the advantage that we know exactly which parts of the genetic information and safety information of the perfect can be included in the vaccine we know this from peppers or research work also at the poorly conceived to burst group spec scenes and in that respect i think we say. ok but what about the production capacity of
developing a vaccine is one thing but then once we have it will that be enough for everyone to shut everyone get it. i think 1st of all those who work risk who get it 1st and freeze for severe courses of covert 19 but also the risk for being infected may be morris and others and number 2 many fiction will be no issue specifically the army and you know vixens can be manufactured in a large amount of those is quite a short time we're talking about a 1000000 doses or so within time period of 4 weeks and that's the river vantage of these new legs in platforms as we say and by the time we have a vaccine the pandemic will quite probably have peaked out we actually working on a vaccine for a future pandemic. yes we are i think really from the
bowler. africa we're taking these kind of learnings to the development here of course to face him but we will use the time in any case to develop these platforms so that we are ready and quicker ready than this time to have a vaccine if the next pandemic they arise and i professor teacher take that from the german federal institute of vaccines and bio med since thank you so much for your time thank you. now time to address more of your questions and please do keep them coming on you tube on facebook on twitter or via e-mail because our resident corona experts t w s derek williams stands ready to provide some answers. ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback the w.h.o. says getting vaccinated against have agents spec cause respiratory ailments like
pneumonia is always a good idea particularly for the elderly but unfortunately vaccines against the bacterial infection will not prevent you from getting the covert 19 pneumonia caused by the corona virus because it's a viral pneumonia so a vaccine against a bacterial pneumonia won't stop that many health authorities are currently however also recommending getting vaccinated against the flu that won't prevent you from getting covered 19 either but it will hopefully cut down on the number of severe flu cases that end up in the hospital occupying a bed that might be desperately needed by a covert 19 patient ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback. one thing that's really crippling us in this pandemic is that we don't know exactly who has had to cope at 19 an unknown large number of
people have gotten it but don't know they were never tested because they had mild symptoms that they had maybe no symptoms at all that's incredibly important information because it could tell us who is no probably immune to the corona virus it's information that going forward is going to be essential as we try to get our societies back up and running and that's where an antibody test comes in the works like this when it's infected with the pathogen your body forms these proteins called antibodies they're part of it's immune response and the antibodies it makes are tailored to that specific bug those antibodies remain in your system that if you've gotten over the elders helping to protect you from reinfection an antibody test is diagnostic for detecting them. so an antibody test for covert 19 could tell us if you had it and maybe didn't even notice it if that's the case then you would theoretically no longer carry the bug or be able to infect anyone else and bukit
get back to work. sounds good. $1000.00 special for more on the pandemic to check out our social media channels and our website that's developing dot com which is dedicated covered $900.00 pages in fact which i want to johnsonville end thanks for joining and stay healthy. is why this doesn't seem. to understand the world better we need to take a closer look at. their spirits knowledge tomorrow to. cut. the truth.
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