tv DW News Corona Special Deutsche Welle April 6, 2020 11:00pm-11:31pm CEST
this is. prime minister boris johnson battling the coronavirus in intensive care johnson was admitted to a london hospital on sunday because his symptoms were not going away he tweeted today that he was in good spirits but his condition later we'll go live to london for the latest also coming up germany's chancellor says it's too early to talk about exiting from any block down. the pandemic is the biggest have so the european union has ever faced but she promises to do all she can to ensure that the e.u.
emerge stronger from the crisis and. for help from a woman in jordan renews concerns around the global. violence many victims suffer in silence and in isolation what's being done to help them. it's good to have you with us britain's prime minister boris johnson has been moved to intensive care in a london hospital after his coronavirus symptoms reportedly worsened johnson tested positive 10 days ago he was taken to the hospital over the weekend because his symptoms were not getting any better he tweeted earlier today that he was in good spirits and he has remained in touch with his. but at the hospital in central
london the symptoms tonight got worse johnson is now said to be conscious and receiving some oxygen support. our. correspondent. there what more can you tell us about the condition of the prime minister well the prime minister has been brought to sing thomas' hospital just across the river from downing street so very close to where he self isolated for the past 11 days in downing street that he has made sure to update the british public on his condition throughout that time and we've last seen him on thursday where he was clapping for the national health service and he did not look good then he was brought to the hospital on sunday evening because he had persistent symptoms of the virus such as a high fever and a cough and he tweeted today that he was in good spirits but we understand that he has received oxygen support there and that he was now moved to the intensive care
unit because there he will be closer to ventilators we understand that at this point he is not on a ventilator yet and that he is conscious now 55 and we know that he did not have preexisting conditions but it just goes to show that of course this virus does not discriminate also how quickly the virus the 19 can turn for the bigger turn for the worse who is in charge of the u.k. now. well that clearly has been already a lack of leadership of course because boris johnson was self isolating so we've had very mixed messages coming from different government ministers in the beginning of the crisis so because there is no clear line of succession in the united kingdom off who would take over if the prime minister becomes incapacitated got to downing street decided that grabs the foreign secretary would take over a government matt says and he has done so now he is and chants of the government's
response to 1000 at this point rob he spoke earlier today let's take a listen to part of what he had to say the prime minister asked me as 1st secretary to him when necessary and driving forward the government's plans to defeat craggy farce and have as you and i have we he's been receiving excellent care as in terms of hospital the focus of the government will continue to be on making sure the prime minister's direction all the plans for making sure that we can defeat coronavirus and pull the country through this challenge will be taken forward. there saying that he is for all intents and purposes the deputy prime minister at the moment what about the fiance of boris johnson she is pregnant we understand that she was she had symptoms of the virus but has not been tested what is the latest with her. so kerry simmons left downing
street a couple of days before johnson was tested positive and she's been south isolating in south london and then mitchell apartment now she had symptoms of the virus and she has been on the mend she tweeted a couple of days ago but she was not tested and that is standard practice here in the united kingdom only severe cases at the hospital get treated at the moment and that is why the number of unrecorded cases is much likely to be a lot higher than we are already seeing right now and the u.k.'s hopes to launch a mass testing program we understand they suffered a setback of the british government admitting that i'm 17000000 anti-body tests that it ordered those tests do not work effectively how well is the u.k. stronger virus response and defense well how we know how effective is it right now . well the government's response was slow to say
the least and they've been since stepping out the national health service was not at a good starting point very few ventilators and bad some comparison to the european neighbors they feel they have stepped up their response they felt feel field hospitals across the country including here in london the big one with 4000 beds and more ventilators are being produced by british industry but if this comes really in time to to be able to take care of the peak which is expected next week we're not sure because the number of cases is rapidly rising those that need treatment in the hospitals and we know that doctors and nurses have not enough protective gear at this point or that they are not being tested enough for the virus of themselves so it's a very critical point here in the u.k. at at this at this hour. a turn of events that's for sure for the prime minister.
in london she want to thank you. were they german chancellor angela merkel offered help in the pandemic she said that germany is ready to help the european union get back to economic health once the pandemic is over she says that it's in germany's interests that europe should emerge stronger leads from what she is calling the biggest just that the e.u. has ever faced she also said it's too early to think about lifting any of the walk down that in fact her government has announced a 2 week quarantine on anyone returning to germany from abroad. back in the chancellery after 2 weeks in current teen and 3 negative current virus tests german chancellor angela merkel made her return. yeah these are sort of ardent of of my not in my opinion europe the european union is facing its biggest test since its foundation populations are also facing
a huge health challenge both all the e.u. member states of being affected on varying levels we're all affected and opened up and so it must be in everyone's interest and it is in germany's interest that europe should emerge strongly from this test out of these of the vehicles 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 of broad will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days there are however exceptions. including seasonal workers in agriculture. commissions traveling to walk truck drivers delivering goods and of course medical professionals.
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 euro rice. these middle stem companies are widely seen as the hot of the german economy i would even try to without it 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 as this gun shows that come. now germany's european neighbors tell you i'm looking to belin to see whether macros concerns but also time into
financial support for them. or tonight we take you to one of the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus western german tell the pines bear it was the 1st community in germany to report an infection scientists say area carnival celebrations in late february were probably when the virus was seeded in germany 40 people in harms died from the virus tonight it is home to 1400 confirmed cases. the protective mask is absolutely vital here intensive can as alexandra webb and her team are also required to wear gloves and a protective overcoat when they create covert 900 patients one of the patients in the isolation unit is severely ill he's been given artificial respiration the health care workers turned him onto his deli so that air flows better into his lungs a coronavirus infection can lead to a fight for survival thank you she is this moment in this button with intensive
care patients you are supposed to be ready for an emergency 247 on the alert around the clock i believe that the disease is simply unpredictable. i think. she hears the constant beeping sound throughout her working day right now there are 6 coronavirus patients in the intensive care unit the nurses here are working up to 20 hours of overtime every week but despite all efforts they sometimes lose patients and this can be tough. to model the scar tissue in the name when we feel powerless stand there and don't know how to treat them they haven't been any proper studies this is something totally new we do our best but sometimes it's not enough . noise and women know my father's best.
alexandra webb and her colleagues have put together an emergency plan in case there are more patients she knows her team must persevere people need them like never before. the number of domestic abuse calls in the u.k. have shot up 25 percent since the country began its lockdown to slow the coronavirus and the u.k. it is not an outlier around the world the lockdowns have exposed account of glory of vulnerable people to what they fear most domestic abuse and uber he reports tonight on the women walked in with their abusers. a desperate call for help hello this is about that i think you do to the coronavirus from day one of being in home quarantine i have faced violence and blackmail from my family to give them money well it does as minutely i said how do you. the manager is a jordanian single mother living with her family. she says that longstanding abuse
by her mother and brother have gotten worse under covered 1000 restrictions and i've heard of a god of mine being abused and terrorized today they were going to seriously injure me and today i could have gotten killed and when i tried to call the police all of the lines were busy because of corona i didn't know it was that. immense 18 minute long live video on facebook went viral overnight prompting outrage a local ngo moved her and her son to a temporary safe house city family protective services and the ministry of interior are now looking into her case. jordan is among the countries that imposed a tough coronavirus curfew the move forced many families into isolation together because i think a few victims are also i'm able to mitigate and manage to avoid
violence against them in normal times they would be able to go to school or to go to university to go to work because it's their families so they have more to fear them to get away from the violated it is not just jordan that faces an increase of domestic violence under the restrictions activists in brazil germany and italy have sounded the alarm. in china's hu bay province the initial epicenter of the pandemic reported cases of domestic violence in one county more than tripled during the lockdown according to activists the catalan regional government said culture to its helpline by 20 percent in the 1st few days of the confinement period. i am speaking out so that every woman in my situation sucks out they should not be ashamed as i know there are many women in this situation for help she may be in safety now but eman hopes other women will reach out for help despite the social
stigma. you're watching the w. news remember you can get the latest headlines on our app or you can go to our website w dot com for all of us your growing thanks for the company we will see you tomorrow . combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and. our corona. 19 special and next on d w. i'm not laughing. well i just sometimes down but i'm standing up in which to read the germans think stevens or german
culture looking at the stereotype question but if you think it's easier country by now i'm right. here you don't seem to think it is drama there you go it's all that. new i'm rachel join me from the germans on the top of 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 covert 1000 special and d w news i'm monica jones in 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 technicians can't work from home for them there is more work than ever the chemists
at the j p t 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 to miss 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 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 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 it's always good for 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. they're offered for yes absolutely one can you think you can contribute to making people healthy or even healing them 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 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. and the 1st step the virus and its effects on the human body and allies to this is necessary to determine the composition of the vaccine potential vaccines are 1st tested on animals and later on this procedure is followed by testing human volunteers. i fall those tests are successful 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 scituate take president of the powell institute that's the german federal institute of faxon's and biomet since
good to have you with us so 1st of all i mean should a covert 9000 vaccine be fast tracked and if so what stage would be best to skip definitely we have 1st tracking the development and there's nothing to skip or rather to combine which means we've given. poorly conceived 2 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 so not pharmacology toxicology or defining the dose in animals that will be applied to humans who 1st have and then of course we also have to combine can control faeces so there is discussion with some of the developers would combine phase one phase 2 or phase 2 and 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 development as usual but of course we can concentrate focus and shorten time or well time of course is off the essence of all those studies underway at the moment which one is the most promising you say. well i think we need of a right of cough to vaccine developments. currently and also the devote as of herbes housing is our need fixin's and also back to 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. spec seeds 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 and 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 for being infected may be morris and others and number 2 man effect will be no issue specifically the army and d.n.a. vaccines 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 a time period of 4 weeks that's the riverfront each 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 we learn 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 the quicker ready than this time to have a vaccine if the next and then they arise and i professor to take 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 derek williams stands ready to provide some answers. ringback ringback ringback ringback ringback the w.h.o. says getting vaccinated against pathogens 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 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. 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 or they have maybe no symptoms at all that's incredibly important information because it could tell us who is no probably immune to the coronavirus 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 a 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 after if you've gotten over the elders helping to protect you from reinfection an antibody test is diagnostic for detecting that. 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. good that was out in 1000 special for more on the time damage to check out our social media channels and our website at www dot com which has dedicated covered 900 pages in fact i just want to johnsonville end thanks for joining and stay has. made to me in the new in her early twenty's the one was a victim of domestic abuse. orders in the slums of nairobi to promote self-determination for women it also supports victims of abuse dates information programs in schools and campaigns for women's rights. 3000. dollars.
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