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tv   DW News Corona Special  Deutsche Welle  April 6, 2020 7:00pm-7:31pm CEST

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i'm depending. on april 8th. this is the w. news live from berlin germany is ready to help european union partners in the face of the coronavirus. machall says the pandemic is the biggest test the e.u. has faced since its foundation that just the last 1000000000 much stronger from the cross it's. also coming up britain's prime minister is in hospital with a call on the virus bus downing street says boris johnson is still in shock the
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government says he's undergoing tests off the showing persistence of tubes. as well come the chancellor angela merkel has suggested that germany is ready to help the european union get back to economic health once the current coronavirus pandemic is over she said it was in germany's interests that europe should emerge strongly from what she called the use biggest test since its foundation at the same time germany is to impose a 2 week quarantine on citizens and long term residents returning from travels abroad. back in the chancellery after 2 weeks in coron 1003 negative current virus tests german chancellor angela merkel made her return. if you go start of our go. in my opinion europe the european union is facing its
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biggest test since its foundation populations are also facing a huge health challenge. all the e.u. member states are being affected on varying levels we're all affected. and so it must be in everyone's interest and it is in germany's interest that europe should emerge strongly from this test. for good as merkel voiced her concerns for europe on monday the government's crisis group agreed to institute a 2 week quarantine for people returning to germany from a full 10th all german nationals e.u. citizens and other longtime residents who return after several days abroad will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days there are however exceptions. including seasonal workers in agriculture commuters travelling to work truck drivers delivering goods and of course medical professionals.
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germany also announced on monday the latest extension to its $1.00 trillion euros coronavirus crisis package a guarantee of 100 percent loans to small and medium sized businesses up 280-0000 euros. these middle companies are widely seen as the heart of the german economy. i was with the inside of the outed anyone who was economically active last year those who registered turnover those who recorded normal economic activity and made a profit they can get 3 months turnover as a loan from the bank which in this case will be 100 percent financially underwritten by us. that means the banks will not have to do normal financial risk assessments this 100 percent guarantee means the process will be completed very quickly. now germany's european neighbors
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too and looking to berlin to see whether macas concerns also turn into financial support for that. let's bring in constantine coolies a member of the german parliament parliament for germany's business friendly opposition f d p party mr couper america says the you will come out of this crisis is stronger now anti e.u. sentiment is growing in italy over lack of solidarity viktor orban is pushing through controversial legislation does the e.u. really have a handle on this crisis. well 1st of all it is a very important sign that the chancellor gets today and that she stressed the european perspective on distrusts because europe will only get this trysts together and there has to be a common european oncet however it is answered cannot be. and it is a good indication of so-called corona or euro bonds we have already had this
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discussion several years ago there has to be find and support for the countries that are essentially effect that for example italy spain france as well but this helped and always will be organized by the european stability mechanism via the european investment bank all via bilateral help this is already done and this should be the focus of the german government the european union. an act has also said that health will always be the priority consider as now german business leaders and economists say it's high time for a debate on the easing of restrictions and a clear exit strategy from this containment but the government seems to think it's too early is it. well right now we can see in the german society in german businesses a high degree of agreement with the measures taken however some of the measures up to sniff as aba tree people do not understand why they can buy a bicycle in
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a supermarket where the bicycle store is closed so we have to avoid the discussion that leads to a situation and which more and more citizens do not agree anymore with the measures taken by the government spending and that is the reason why the discussion on easing the measures will become more intense after easter holy days this is the reason why we need to clear criteria on when the measures can be used this is the reason why we need a transparent discussion also by scientists and the government and today we see 1st steps in that direction but we can also observe the countries like australia and ongoing in the further when it comes to easing the measures do you think we should go the austrian way then quick. i think it's too early to to decide on that but i think we should be aware that citizens are beating the news citizens are well aware that there are also other strategies europe look at the austrian way for example
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and politicians especially those in government should be more transparent on how the decisions are made now we know that the measures we have right now will remain until 19th of april but especially small businesses family businesses self employed people are already questioning. the measures taken right now and therefore we need a more severe and a more intense discussion about accepting these measures now if the government has already paid out billions in aid to businesses and further billions promise is it enough to support german business in this crisis what reactions are you getting. well talking talking about the quantity of money spent by the german state it is enough and we can now observe that the strategy by the german state in the last years to. keep the money together let's put it that way has been one of the
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core preparations for the state of g. that can be applied right now and the problem is that the money doesn't lead the small and medium enterprises there is one package that helps and the prices up to 10 employees and we have another one that kicks in. when you have $250.00 or more but 90 percent of the german economy are small and medium enterprises so they need to have an easier access on the measures that are now on the table and so i didn't go to thank you very much for this thank you again. and here are some of the other coronavirus headlines making news this hour. spreads crozier caps and fired off the criticize of the u.s. navy's response to the pandemic has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus crozier was relieved of his command of the widely publicized pleas for help with
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a crew of his ak rough area more than $150.00 sailors that have tested positive. in the colombian city of so watch a near the capital bogota people are going red cloth from their windows to signal that they need economic and humanitarian aid from the government the city has a high proportion of low income and elderly residents. india's prime minister narendra modi and other top government officials have announced they'll take a 30 percent pay cut because of the coronavirus pandemic modi called for people to light candles on sunday to boost morale during the nationwide lockdown india has seen a rise in confirmed cases in recent days to more than 4300. now britain's prime minister boris johnson has been admitted to hospital because of his corona virus infection downing street says it isn't an emergency johnson's hospitalization on sunday came as the queen urged the public to unite and defeat
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the virus while many people headed out to enjoy sunny weather despite social distancing distancing rules in place it's something the johnson government has taken serious note of even as he remains in hospital boris johnson suffering in recent days has been all too clear has been due 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 think
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there's 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 barra stands and remains in charge his foreign secretary dominic robb at the government's response meeting on monday morning he will take over should the prime minister's condition worsened. oh is staying in the u.k. where the coronavirus have not only shot down much of the country but also seen a boom in conspiracy theories one that's been growing on social media and that was a belief that 5 g. mobile phone technology is somehow linked to this outbreak in britain has led to some phone transmission mosque being vandalized and even set on fire our reporter alex forrest wising joins me now with more on that tell us more about these these
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attacks. yes as you say a number of phone mosques across the u.k. have been targeted in recent weeks and particularly the end of last week with some set on fire filmed on social media websites such as tricks and they've also been reports of engineers who've been trying to lay fiber optic cables being harassed on the streets and accused of killing people now you may wonder what is the link between find g. technology and the corona virus where there are some unsubstantiated claims that radiation comes from this technology that it can hurt people's health and it can lower people's immune systems now that has been the case people have thought ever since mobile technology 1st came on the scene it's being discredited but since the corona virus the pandemic has really hit all of us across the weald this conspiracy theory has really found
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a life of its own particularly focused on the fact that when hahn which is was at the epicenter of the outbreak in china was the city where the find technology was really tested. distress what's been the response to all this. well probably not surprisingly nonsense from the british government they said these are completely unsubstantiated claims and also from health officials including the world health organization he said actually these conspiracy theories are very dangerous because emergency services are relying on phone technology to help everyone particularly in this crisis there's been a lot of pressure yet again on social media companies to try to make sure this content is not seen on their websites only recently we heard from facebook's mark zuckerberg he said and i quote that facebook will remove false claims and
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conspiracy theories that have been slammed by leading global health organizations but you don't need to look far to find them on facebook you can find these anti 5 groups and many of the posts a link directly to covert 19. cents for his lies in reporting for us from britain thank you and here are some of the other news making headlines this hour. japanese prime minister shinzo aviv has unveiled an economic stimulus package worth almost a trillion dollars he said the funding that's approval and to 20 percent of japan's g.d.p. would deal with the immense damage caused by the corona virus outbreak daily new infections increase in japan is expected to be clara's state of emergency a 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
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a coronavirus all sales to tumble and several markets 80 percent of its retail outlets in europe and 70 percent in the u.s. on all closed. as it from me and the news seem. special of one of the next stones remember you can get the latest on the all on our website that's. as well as invalid thanks to. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news. hour carona update. 19 special next on d w. how does a virus. why do we panic and when we're. just 3
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of the topics and the weekly radio show is called spectrum if you would like any information on the crawl of virus or any other science topic you should really check out our podcast you can get it wherever you can get your podcast you can also find us at. science. 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
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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 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
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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 and to track them over a certain period of time. and so missed some insight from one to 2. 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
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effectiveness of a vaccine. in the race for a coronavirus 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 with them 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
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t it's not about competition. 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. yes absolutely one 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. it certainly is a new test could be ready soon and many are placing their hopes and the effectiveness of an m r in a based vaccine. the whole world is waiting for
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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. and i know 1st step the virus and its effects on the human body on allies this is necessary to determine the composition on the back so you potential vaccines 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 situ attack president of the power
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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 fast tracking the development and there's nothing to skip but rather to combine which means we're given highest priority or 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 there are 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 have and then of course we also have to combine clinical trial faces so there is discussion with some of the developers will combine phase one phase 2 or
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phase 2 or 3 and increase maybe the number of subjects that will be involved in these studies but we need to be very careful with the assessment of the element as usual but of course we can concentrate focus and shorten time all right time of course it's 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 the developers of perth hazing is our need fixin's and also vector vaccines because they have the advantage that we know exactly which parts of the genetic information and search the information of the perfect can be included in the vaccine we know this from peppers or research
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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 if you want to shut everyone get it. i think 1st of all those who are tourists who get it 1st and freeze for severe courses of covert 19 but also the risk of being infected may be morris and others and number 2 many factories will be no issue specifically the army and d.n.a. vixens can be manufactured in a large amount of those is in 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
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a vaccine for a future pandemic. yes we are i think we learned a really from the bowler. africa we're taking these kind of learnings to the development of europe and to vex him but we will use that 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 and then they arise my professor to 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 g.w.s. derek williams stands ready to provide some answers.
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ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback the w.h.o. says getting vaccinated against pathogens that cause respiratory ailments like pneumonia is always a good idea particularly for the elderly but unfortunately vaccines against a 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 it many health authorities are currently however also recommending getting vaccinated against the flu that will 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 ringback. one thing that's really crippling us in this pandemic
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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 or 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 are part of this immune response and the antibodies that 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 see. oh and then she bought a test for coke at 19 could tell us if you had it and maybe didn't even notice it
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if that's the case then you would theoretically no longer carry the bottle or be able to infect anyone else and bukit get back to work. sounds good that was our special for more on the pandemic to check out our social media channels and our website at www dot com which has dedicated covered $900.00 pages in 30 packages i want to johnsonville end thanks for joining and stay healthy. for. me to be in the new in her early twenty's the one you can younger was a victim of domestic abuse. she works in the slums of nairobi to promote self-determination for women also supports. the induction aids information programs in schools and campaigns for women's rights. than 3000.
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