tv DW News Corona Special Deutsche Welle April 7, 2020 2:00pm-2:31pm CEST
and i still do not too dumb to peddle. april 8th. w. this is the w. news live from berlin britain's prime minister battles coronavirus in intensive care after being admitted to hospital boris johnson's condition worsens president chavez if he's too sick to govern we go to london for the latest also coming up the sides in corona virus cases prompts japan's prime minister to declare a state of emergency in some regions. just citizens to reduce their contact with up
to. and eurozone finance ministers are discussing how to keep her recession of play but they're divided on just how to do that one proposal is especially controversial so-called corona. welcome to the program britain's prime minister boris johnson has been moved to intensive care in a london hospital after his coronavirus symptoms wasn't johnson has been hospitalized in london since the weekend he tested positive for corona virus nearly 2 weeks ago his office says that the prime minister is still conscious and has been receiving oxygen but is not on a ventilator he has tweeted that he was in good spirits and remained in touch with his 2. downing street just said foreign minister dominic robb will be deputized for
him where this is. a correspondent big mazas monitoring developments there in london bigot what is the latest on the condition of boris johnson. bugger had the latest information is now if you i was also on tuesday morning here in london we have had what do you just said that he is in intensive care but that it was more a precaution that he wasn't on a ventilator but of course this all happened quite quickly all through last week downing street had maintained that the prime minister is he leading the fight against corona virus that he's leading the government and it came quite suddenly that he was then rushed into hospital on sunday evening and then not much laissez admitted into intensive care as a lot of people here in the u.k. will be waiting anxiously for more news on their prime minister. and that now there is news that another senior minister has gone into self isolation who is that tell
us more. well that is michael gove who probably the most senior member of forrest johnson's cabinet he has a lot of experience in government already serving on the david cameron so it's quite worrying that it's not only the prime minister but also other people within downing street who have had to self isolate the health secretary and have had to self isolate and then the achieved medical offices so it really goes through the political establishment important though to say that michael gove's the cabinet minister says he's self isolating because a member of his family has had symptoms and he hasn't had that he has symptoms themselves but obviously he's extracting himself from the machinery of government at least physically so it is another worrying development as far as the u.k. is concerned but the prime minister's admission to intensive care leaves foreign
secretary dominic robb in charge tell us a bit more about him and the role he will now have to play. well yes he's stepping in because john's not a very mint cond the government he's somebody who is a fellow brick city he doesn't have a lot of ministerial experience he came to be known because he was fighting alongside boris johnson for the braggs it cause but like a lot of other cabinet ministers he hasn't really been in government for a very long time and so there are concerns as to how functioning there the cabinet is at this crucial moment and even some of the own conservative m.p.'s has said that for example when it comes to national security there needs to be more clarity so at the moment the government is clearly handicapped here in the u.k. . our correspondent biggest market in london this thank you.
let's get you the latest developments related to the global coronavirus demick china has reported no new deaths from the corona virus over the past 24 hours and 32 new cases the contrary ported were people who returned from overseas israel announced a complete lockdown over the coming possible holiday here in germany the number of confirmed corona virus infections has passed 100000 it's the 4th highest caseload highest caseload in the world the global death toll from covert 19 has now passed 75000 with over 1300000 infections since the pandemic began. as the number of new coronavirus infections in japan continues to grow japanese prime minister shinzo abbott declared a state of emergency to stop the spread of the virus state of emergency was enacted for tokyo and 6 other provinces which account for about 44 percent of japan's port
operations a measure of gives authorities more power to order citizens to stay at home and close businesses and will last for one months which opens government also adopted the country's largest ever economic stimulus package worth more than 900000000000 euros. so what does that state of emergency mean in concrete terms it's a question we ask correspondents on a blush here in tokyo it means that the governors have the authority to call on people to stay home and hopelessness is to close. and they don't have they cannot give any penalties and it's not like a european style look that was so to speak that people ask you know to move it's still basically more or less a very strong appeal and. if you compared to europe the situation here is very different much less restrictive it's much more like
a regular life and i'm hoping that with the state who merge and see this. sense of crisis so to speak will change and it affects the 2 main regions in japan it affects tokyo and the greater talking area with 35000000 people and also the great to also occur in kyoto area. actually for the well over a month. without speaking to us from tokyo. e.u. finance ministers will meet today for the coronavirus crisis talks as the bloc tries to stave off a looming recession to finalize a rescue plan for countries worst hit by the virus but there are deep divisions about what's the best way to cushion the evidence will it can all make blow from the break i think outside of the box that is what council president michel told eurozone finance ministers this appears to be the
result 3 potential measures to breathe life into europe's a virus hit economy. first the e.u. adapts its bailout fund with the firepower of $410000000000.00 europe's debt pot saved greece during the financial crisis secondly an extra $200000000000.00 euros in loans for small and medium sized companies from the european investment bank. and finally a short time work scheme suggested by the e.u. commission worth $100000000000.00 euros it would encourage companies to cut workers' hours not their jobs. hearted nations such as spain and italy welcome the idea but they say they need more so-called corona bonce a new type of public debt instrument backed by the euro zone so far germany austria finland and the netherlands strongly oppose the idea but financial experts
going to them both tells me the positions on mutual lies debt have been softening so this should not be seen as a backdoor entrance for a fiscal union because if it is that i think it would be not acceptable to the north of europe i mean the north of europe does not want a permanent transfer union to be created so it needs to be in a sense temporary and targeted to the coronavirus cost but if that is achieved i think joint debt issuance should be feasible french finance minister lemaire already floated the idea for a common fund and dutch prime minister who to also has a plan $1.00 offering grants to those in need rather than alone plenty of material for an outside the box solution whatever is agreed by the finance ministers goes to e.u. leaders for another video conference later in the month. speak to you
correspondent of filed that report government has how likely is that finance ministers will come to an agreement today. lookout all finance ministers need to do today is put together a list that then is put in front of state leaders and so coming together come it bring all these concrete proposals for that list together will be difficult but it is something that they can achieve at least for the short term things if they can avoid a fake rouse over keywords like other corona ponds for instance so i put that to the side a quick measures a list of things they can put in front of leaders is something they should be able to put together and also something where they do not need to agree on all of them today. again he did non-neutral as ation of deaths used to be a principle of the un so was the rule to limit budget deficits to 3 percent of g.d.p. which has been stretched by several members of the financial crisis rules going out
of the window now and is that the right thing to do while limits on public funding for instance went out of the window a couple of weeks ago already the rules for state aid within the e.u. in the euro zone same thing they have been scrapped so yes these are extraordinary times and particularly when we look now it at the kind of money 410000000000 euros in the european stability mechanism but this is also a lot about symbolism yes the. aid the financial aid is already needed but it's also about showing the world that europe is prepared to do a lot to do what it takes in order to stop a crisis from taking place and when you take a closer look at some countries the the the reason why italy's concerned about making use of this emergency found is because of the stigmatization that comes with it they would look like greece an economy that almost failed and then had to be rescued. give you've been covering the e.u.
there and in brussels for many years what's your feeling is cohesion in the e.u. currently eroding in the face of this crisis or is it is that now a good time with a chance for real meaningful reform. well certainly no glorious times here under the corona crisis we've seen closed borders we've been seeing export bans on medical equipment we've been seeing countries where cricket critics say they've been taking advantage of these measures undermining democracy and now we're seeing a rout over those carone up on is an age old fight over a mutual iced at death if you want on the other hand you have to remind yourself of one of the key sentences that one of the founding fathers of the european union set and that was europe will be forged in crises and i think that is exactly what we're seeing here in case of the finance ministers rules being hammered out under extreme pressure. is that thank you very much.
to motor racing now and formula one team bosses have met to discuss ways of protecting the sport from financial problems caused by the coronavirus that's a reduction of the budget come under consideration will you spin 3rd formula one team to put their staff on force leave until the end of may teams drivers and executives have had to take a 20 percent pay cut back for similar moves for mclaren and racing part. of the formula one season have already been canceled due to the pandemic. well a little earlier we spoke to former formula one world champion nico rosberg he says rescue the season will require creativity including quite literally a change of direction i hope that they can still stage a couple of races maybe they can become a little bit created a double header weekends where maybe on a saturday it goes one way and suddenly goes the other way around the racetrack and
that could be a 9 year but the problem is now nobody knows when the 1st race is going to be held of course it helps that we can help hold races without spectators is that will allow some races to happen sooner because that will allow us to act with the limitations of not having more than 100 people in one place or some like that races can still be held so that's a little advantage apart from that the biggest issue at the moment is the financial situation for some of the smaller teams because the f one circus needs teams to participate if 2 or 3 smaller teams drop out then it's not really a great sport anymore is a not enough teams competing and not enough teams in the grid so that is the main focus at the moment to help the smaller teams financially. x. rays can drive across that across the world police forces are having to impose lock downs to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus police in the indian city of surat resorted to some new attire to create awareness of the coronavirus among
citizens officers wearing virus shaped gear talk to the public about social distancing which has been in place for 2 weeks the local police superintendent believes this show of entertainment will be more effective than a show of force. you're watching news remember you can get the latest headlines on our up and on our web site as to w. dot com and follow us on twitter and instagram as in berlin i'll have an update for you before it's. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news. hour carona updates. from the covert 19 special next on d w. how does
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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 for the tanks 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 and 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
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. to miss 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 has 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. 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 can you think you can contribute to making people healthy or even healing them it's very motivating. yes 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 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 i know 1st step the virus and its effects on the human body and allies 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 situ attack president of the power institute that's the german federal institute of vaccines and bio myths it's 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 1st tracking the development and there's nothing to skip or rather to combine which means are we given has 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. 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 clean contrivances so there is discussion with us some of
the developers would combine phase one is 2 or phase $2.00 and $3.00. 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 development as usual but of course we concentrate focus and shorten time all right what 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 croft to vaccine development. currently and also the devote as of her time zinni is arnie 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 can be included in the vaccine we know
this from purpose or research work also at the poorly conceived to burst room 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 and shut everyone get it. i think 1st of all those who are tourists should 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 river frontage 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. the best africa will take in these kind of learnings to the development here of course to fix 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 and i professor to take there 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. one thing that's really crippling us in this hand demick is that we don't know exactly who has had coke 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 its 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 l. ners helping to protect you from reinfection an antibody test is diagnostic for detecting that. 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 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. 1000 special for more on that i'm down to check out our social media channels and our website at www dot com which has dedicated public 900 pages in fact i want to johnsonville end thanks for joining and stay house. of capital in crisis the streets are empty. the majority of businesses are closed and families are confined to within their own 4 walls. place in berlin during the corona crisis. the resistance to dealing with the
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