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this is deja vu news live from berlin the united states nears half a 1000000 cases of covert 19 new york state alone has more cases than any country in the world we'll go there for the latest on the grim situation but also signs of hope. also coming up pope francis leaves good friday ceremonies at the vatican without a live audience live streaming his address instead as italy's government extends the groan of virus lock down into may. and after years of devastation in syria's civil war it is live faces a new danger fears grow that the novel coronavirus could sweep through the war torn
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region. a 1000000 books welcome to the program the covert 1000 pandemic has reached a grim milestone the global death toll has topped one 100000 as reported by johns hopkins university the number of total infections stands at nearly 1700000 in the united states alone more than 800000 people have died from the novel virus that puts the u.s. close to overtaking italy as the country with the world's highest death toll in all there are nearly 500000 confirmed cases in the u.s. and new york state alone has more cases than any other country. passengers have thinned out on new york subways but that snow is sure and to many
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people who need the ride it's a very good thing to be here and we did not get that one. right now again like i said there's a lot of this want to treat. this thing so you can get away next training getting fired so that's not me. you know new york is we don't miss it that's the problem keeping your distance from others experts agree that social distancing combined with aggressive testing of suspected cases is the fastest way to tackle coded 19 but there aren't enough tests for the job in new york and elsewhere in the u.s. new york's governor says companies now cannot provide the numbers needed we need. an un precedented mobilization where government can produce these tests in the millions president trump pointed to progress in the numbers of
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new cases on the other side you have the numbers of beds being used we're just saying substantially reduce that's usually the sign that it's heading in the downward curve but the death toll continues to mount hundreds in new york die every day hospitals or repurpose in refrigerator trucks as makeshift morgues and in the cities reserved for on mark graves burials have spiked the weekly average is now being reached every day the rise is being attributed to code it 19 and joining me in new york is journalist addict abby what's the latest there. well you know i'm as you know the now the numbers are staggering thousands of deaths here in new york 777 people died between thursday and friday alone and the daily briefings governor cuomo has to present these numbers to the people of his state and he says
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it's extremely painful to do this these are families that have lost loved ones but he is saying that there are signs of hope right now and that's what we have to look at as we move forward in terms of the hospitalization if you think the number of hospitalizations are down slightly and also the number of people entering intensive care units are also slightly down there is about that differential was about 7000 people it seems like a very small number when you look at the previous week where over 300 people entered the i.c.u. wanted daily basis this is fine a hope of optimism for him there so he has been highlighting those facts but of course this need to keep those numbers down that new yorkers need to do what they've been asked to do and that's to stay at home unless they absolutely have to go outside their own essential work or if they're making that grocery store run and if they do go outside to socially distance themselves from others we just saw those aerial images of unmarked burials at heart island really harrowing things to see
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what more can tell us about that. yeah i mean those images have certainly been making the rounds but i do want to point out the fact that hart island have been holding people there as their final resting place for over 100 years this location in the bronx has been taking people who passed away who don't have families or whose families can't afford private burials but of course as we know given what the hospitals in the morgues are experiencing right now they're running out of space in capacity that they're having to send people there so generally in the past with happened there's been one day of variables where they see about 24 bodies on average there right now they're seeing that number every day and it's 5 days a week so certainly a spike there and this again is happening because the morgues are running out of capacity the medical examiner's office has now said that anyone that passes away they'll hold the bodies report to days before sending them to heart island and there are reports that if family members come forward at some point they will be able to move their loved ones to another location and i do want to say before i
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have and this topic is that married male the blog has tweeted about this and said that there are no such thing as mass burials happening there he's saying that every person is being treated with respect well. quickly if you can of what is the rest of the united states looking like right now. i think one of the biggest concerns right now when you look across the country is that the u.s. had its 1st confirmed case of 1000 on january 21st we're now into april and there is still no nationally ordinated response president trump has resisted issuing a nationwide lockdown california issued there is on march 19th florida did it after spring break on april 2nd and this to infectious disease experts is not the ideal situation they want a nationwide response president is not willing to do that right now and there are concerns about that. right journalist i think outside of new york thank you very much. christians around the world have celebrated good friday in the
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crucifixion of jesus and the start of the easter weekend the coronavirus pandemic means that like other gatherings religious avenged events have also been banned in many countries italy has been locked down for weeks and that it can city is no exception to those rules so the pope to spend good friday largely on his own it's the time of year he usually drools huge. conducts the good friday service without the public due to the ongoing coronaviruses lockdown worshippers are at home watching the live stream online. almighty and eternal god provided of shelter for the suffering look with compassion on the affliction of your children who suffer from this epidemic. the scale of the outbreak continues to cost
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a doc shadow on italian life pays firefighters in sicily a farewelling a colleague who died from the horrors they feel real isn't allowed. the streets look set to remain empty for a while longer italians were hiding lock down measures would be relaxed after the stuff but it will be extended. we have just prepared a new decree with which we are extending the restrictive measures until you can buy a difficult decision but a necessary decision for which i am full of course assuming food political responsibility. here. and at a time like the lock down his hog. put him where he was when easter alone with children and grandchildren in video conference it's very sad but it is what it is. that's the number of people in intensive care begins to fold the officials are urging italians to not get complacent and it would he is strickly to
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the look down. alice take a look at some of the other coronavirus related news from around the world apple and google have announced plans to work together to create contact tracing technology to slow the spread of the corona virus the 2 companies mobile operating systems powered 99 percent of the world's smartphones while a tracing app could be a powerful tool in combating the virus there remain serious privacy concerns. the united kingdom has seen a record daily death toll from the corona virus spreading surpassing italy's worst $980.00 people lost their lives in just 24 hours raising concerns that the country's national health service lacks sufficient ventilators staff and protective clothing. germany's government is asking the european union for help after a german ngo ship rescued 150 migrants near the libyan coast and only in malta have warned that foreign flag ships will not be allowed to dock because of the
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coronavirus pandemic meaning that people on board will have no way to leave the vessel. top oil producing nations have agreed to cut world production by 15 percent in the hope of stabilizing low oil prices there had been resistance from mexico a mexican negotiators backed down after the united states agreed to scale back production. the syrian region of libya has been one of the worst affected by 9 years of civil war a cease fire in march finally reduced the civilian death toll there but the spread of covert 19 poses a new threat to the region's 3000000 people observers are on edge about what an outbreak there could do. in the bombing has fallen silent but now fear is spreading about an insidious killer coronavirus no one knows how
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far it is in full trade of the city at the hospital everyone's temperature is taken but there aren't the resources to tackle an epidemic. what we need most urgently are doctors there aren't enough and we have very little medicine or medical equipment so if the virus starts to spread our supplies will be used up within a few days simo down now. as yet there are no confirmed cases of the virus in the elaborate perhaps because testing is only just begun the lab here only got the equipment a few days ago it's a race against time. to close the refugee camp where 300000 people live packed together it's not a question of whether covert 19 will surface in the camp but when. the coronavirus is all the others there's no disinfection no medical staff god help
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us if it spreads here it would be disastrous there would be many deaths. what will happen when the sickness strikes as long as the cease fire holds chances of survival here should be higher but the highly contagious corona virus could make life in even more dangerous than ever. when british jockey enthusiastic olivia strong saw how many people in her area had taken up running and the coronavirus lockdown inspired her to turn the sport into a fundraiser for the country's national health service that idea has gone on to so far raise more than 200000 euros for those on the frontline of the health crisis. exercise time has become more valuable than ever during lock downs with many taking up jogging to maximize their time outdoors a phenomenon which gave a livia's strong a bright idea. so i kind of stopped that run and i thought well 5 kilometers is
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a good distance for people to be able to run which spiral ised into the fund raising campaign which was to set up. the run for heroes campaign invites people to use their recommended daily exercise period to raise money for health workers before nominating friends to join in via social media the fundraising campaign we've just set up is to run 5 kilometers to make 5 pounds and then nominate 5 people in your social media to do the same. the campaign has already raised more than 200000 euros and inspired people from all over the world to support tell stuff . we've had participants and runners from all across the globe from sydney to the cayman islands to hong kong to toronto which is a maze thing altogether that's been an hour. with outdoor exercise offering a welcome rest but from the home livia will continue running her campaign as long
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as the n.h.s. says it's ok to do so. say that it's still a good thing to do for mental health for your mean system i think that we should really use you know. one form of exercise a day to get. the livia's targets of raising a quarter of a 1000000 euros will surely be left to dust with the campaign still picking up pace . with football leagues across europe suspended and players ordered to stay home like everybody else russian premier league club senate st petersburg came up with a creative way to present their player of the month award it's by drone brazilian forward malcolm accepted his trophy through the open window of his apartment before thanking fans for their votes leagues in russia have been suspended until further notice in line with most other european countries there's still no word on when or if the season will continue.
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or watching to do any news from berlin up next our current of virus special with monica jones i'll be back at the top of the hour sure to check our latest news thanks for watching. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and. our corona. from the covert 19 special next on d w. beethoven is for me. it's for. beethoven is for him.
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and beethoven is for. beethoven is for everyone. beethoven 2022 fiftieth anniversary year on d. don't you know. the global economy is in a state of paralysis businesses are closed production has ground to a halt and many western countries governments are dishing out a generous aid packages to business owners freelancers and companies in need but in many developing and emerging economies the corona crisis hits people with full force as a result un secretary general antonio with harris has urged rich countries to do more for those that are less prepared otherwise he warned we face the nightmare of
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the disease spreading like wildfire and developing nations with millions of deaths . welcome to our 1000 special here and you news i want to get jones and good to have you with us the pandemic affects us all yes but while rich countries can cushion the economic fallout from the crisis of us like mexico stare into an abyss. the virus has already claimed some 200 lives in mexico but so far there have been no lockdown measures like in other countries and so case numbers are rising as people continue to gather including to protest here hundreds of waiters air their grievances in front of the presidential palace their restaurants of closed and they've lost their jobs. if i don't have that income i can't pay my rent a campaign my bills and i can't support my daughter. or you. from today we can no
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longer survive day to day by being at home so exposing ourselves to come out in congregate we know there were exposing ourselves to help virus or exposed to the contagion that you'll. mexico's president offered encouragement in a speech on sunday he also announced a rescue package focused soley on supporting the poor. we will defeat the coronavirus will revive the economy in a mexican will continue to stand up and show the world glory and its greatness if we could end this. but for now acapulco is famous screeches remain empty tourists won't offer much help for the forseeable future and there are great concerns about another perhaps more important economic sector. where prices have fallen sharply. and mexico isn't alone among emerging economies the collapse of
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tourism and oil prices has hit nations from russia to brazil india and south africa from. for more i'm joined by the head of the united nations development program in new york. times and a good to have you with us now emerging or did colonies developing countries they are very much exposed to this crisis this virus crisis which region worries you the most in terms of the pandemic and the following economic decline. and as of this morning we know that 212 countries and territories are affected by cope at 19 so the concern of all of us but also the united nations is for all countries but indeed as you point out in many parts of the world africa perhaps being one she region of the world but also parts of asia latin america central america are areas where the virus is beginning to impact both in terms of a crisis in the health system but then also the social economic impacts and the
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issue of greatest concern for all of us must be that many of these poorer countries and economies don't have the health system infrastructure to cope 1st of all with the suppression of the virus secondly it also provided the kind of social safety nets that i needed in order to deal with this extraordinary impact sister organization international labor organization yesterday publish new numbers in terms of expected job losses 195000000 jobs lost intentionally this is a number that is without precedent and that is a shock to not only our economies but our societies to livelihoods especially when you bear in mind that over 60 percent of people employed in the wild are employed in the informal sector no work means no livelihood means no sense social safety net these on the frontlines of the battle indeed english pandemic which is both a health crisis it is becoming a social and economic and a developmental crises and it is one that requires us to work together in ways as we have never been challenged to do so before i mean that this sinister sonata you
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know that you're describing he also tells us that this virus of course causes havoc everywhere and even rich nations a struggling to deal with the economic fallout from the penn demick how then can poorer countries hope to cope with it. well i think the 1st priority must be what the w.h.o. has told us all which is to suppress the virus this is the 1st line of defense and much of the work of the united nations of the international community right now must be focused on helping countries to 1st of all be able to stabilize their health systems and to have that health systems response in place secondly and these are the programs that are urgently needed is to provide fiscal means governments need money right now 1st of all to respond to the health crisis but 2nd you're also to an unfolding social and human and economic in development crises and this means having resources available which to finance mitigation measures cash transfer
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programs being able to stabilize local parts of the economy and as you also said countries very often are confronted with even the consequences of the virus somewhere else in the world take small island developing states many of them rely on tourism tourism has imploded very often that's 304050 percent of the g.d.p. of these nations this is economic collapse but i mean what you're describing here is really that we have to give a helping hand to each other even though we're affected by this condemning ourselves and this at a time when multilateralist is he is weakened and people have become more in good instinct there's more nationalism around do you think that this has weakened our ability to give a global response to this crisis. well perhaps in the 1st reflex there is a tendency to look after oneself and this is understandable it is natural and i think every country is confronted with unprecedented challenges right now but this
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virus has taught us one thing and that is that it is a global pandemic that can only succeed in controlling and ultimately overcoming this or that by working together there is no go it alone solution and therefore the ability of richer nations also step up right now 1st of all through the kinds of measures that have been proposed through the international monetary fund but also looking at issues of debt relief and debt cancellation order to allow countries ah 7 in need of help not to have to use the funds that they receive from the international need to pay off debt is right now there is a need for massive investment in developing countries it will rely on the richer part of the world but it is also in our common interest because even from our perspective economic recovery the markets into which industrialised nations will sell off this pandemic on the markets of also the developing world so there is a common interest in enlightened self interest as much as the need for solidarity right now in order to massively round up this support because otherwise we will not only see the economic collapse there are social geo political consequences that i
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think none of us have either considered so far clearly enough and the need urgent attention right help others to help ourselves icici i think steiner the head of the united nations development program in new york thank you so much for your time. now time for your questions questions you sent us on you tube twitter and facebook e-mail as always our resident corona expert derek williams stands ready to provide some answers. are fatalities rates of coded 19 related to blood types. i'm not aware of any studies looking at faith tell that he rates and blood groups for covert 19 but but this is a really interesting question because what other types of viruses blood types have been shown to affect susceptibility to infection as well as severity of outcomes though we still don't know exactly why a recent preliminary study carried out by chinese researchers did indeed discover
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what they think are some connections between blood type and susceptibility to the new coronavirus it says people with blood group a did indeed seem to be more likely to catch it than other groups while blood group oh appeared less likely to get it that data is still unconfirmed but if it's correct it could have an impact later in clinical practice but the differences if there are there are unlikely to be really major. what risk could cope with 19 posed to pregnant women and their unborn children. if you're pregnant or have a newborn these days i'm sure you're probably frightened even more than the rest of us the w.h.o. has a question and answers page dedicated to you some of the key takeaways though are that 1st there is currently no evidence that pregnant women are at higher risk of
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severe illness than anyone else so the precautions they should take are simply the same as those were all taking we still don't know if a pregnant woman can pass the virus of long to her baby during. pregnancy or delivery but the w.h.o. also recommends prioritizing pregnant women with sometimes for testing as they may need special care if they have the disease and finally it says women with cope at 19 can breastfeed if they wish to but they should wear a mask if one is available they should wash their hands before and after touching the baby and also regularly disinfect surfaces in the household. can you protect your lungs from coburg 19 by giving up smoking. in this pandemic smokers are in particular danger for
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a couple of different reasons 1st when it comes to possibly contract ing the disease a smoker's lips regularly come into contact with their fingers which is one of those things that you really want to avoid and of course regular smoking also leads at some point to one disease and reduced lung capacity those are 2 co-morbidities that can have a major impact on outcomes if you do catch cove at 191 study of data from around 1100 patients in china indicated that severe disease and case they taliban were over 2 and a half times higher for current smokers than people who had never smoked which really shouldn't come as a surprise so jake up there's never been a better time to quit. and a quick look to india where millions are required to stay indoors for 3 weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus among other measures the state of punjab
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installed a so-called code that 960 station workers can wash their hands and half their temperature taken before being sprayed with disinfectant a similar initiative for people on motorbikes was started in chennai. and that was alec overnight in special on this good friday for me the team in berlin thanks for watching. check in takes this special trip. to do this show is not just the city trip but also a journey for jewish history the spire wars of minds are considered to create european judaism. jewish life has shaped these 3 cities for more than 100 years and i want to know what remains of it. chick in the. next w. w's crime fighters are back at the capital africa's most successful
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