tv DW News Corona Special Deutsche Welle April 15, 2020 9:00pm-9:31pm CEST
this is g w news live from berlin tonight germany announcing the 1st steps to reopening its economy and lifting the walk down the nursing foolish even if it's with the best intentions we have to understand that as long as there's new facts we have to know what the fire rescue. says that beginning next monday shops and stores will start business again social distancing however will remain also coming up tonight international condemnation of u.s. president trumps decision to freeze u.s.
funding for the world health organization trump accuses the w.h.o. of mistakes that he says led to the loss of american lives in the pandemic and the flames of note. one year ago since fire almost reached the notre dame cathedral in paris restoration work is slow filmmakers are using virtual reality to remind us of how the church used to look how it will look once again. i'm burnt off it's good to have you with us germany is about to take the 1st steps to reopening its economy beginning next monday stores and shops in the country will be back in business that announcement came today from the german chancellor. she described the country's success against the coronavirus and to make as very fragile
with a little room for maneuver and she stressed that any further relaxation of restrictions will depend on the rate of new infections in the country. it's been 3 weeks since chancellor angela merkel announced the initial restrictions on contact now that being largely extended social distancing rules will remain in place until may 3rd groups will remain limited to 2 people and at least 1.5 metres must be kept from of us. from may 4th schools will gradually re-open 1st for school leavers in primary and secondary education. will remain shut religious gatherings will also remain banned while major events including germany's beloved football will be called off until august 31st meanwhile restaurants cafes there says cinemas and music venues will keep the shutters down only shops up to $800.00 metres square can reopen from monday facemasks are also being recommended in shops and on transport.
announced in the amended restrictions chancellor angela merkel warned against complacency but the. what we've achieved is an interim success no more no less and i emphasise it is a fragile interim success this is now determined our deliberations should be no rushing forward even if it's with the best intentions we have to understand that as long as there's no vaccine we have to live with the virus. it's kind of them to become in the zone located in still 50 controls along germany's land borders with its neighbors in the schengen free travel zone will also remain in place for another 20 days. from now germany will continue keeping its distance the curb may be flattening but the government it seems is taking things slow. are more knowledgeable enough political correspondent so i'm young he's on the story force
you're in berlin good evening to you saw i mean we know that there is a lot of pressure there was a lot of pressure on the government to do something was today's announcement was it a surprise to you with all. well i think they yeah i might have gone a bit further and sounded a bit more clearly a note that this is the beginning of the way back to some going of normal life off the coronavirus but of course as we know in many years as chancellor angela merkel tends towards caution anyway and i think the scientists continue to urge caution in dealing with this pandemic because as was being said again today you know even if there is some easing of the restrictions now there could be bad news from the numbers at some point in the next few months that means that new restrictions have to be imposed so i suppose i'm not entirely surprised that we're seeing
a very cautious and step by step approach the government is recommending simon that people wear face mask if they take public transportation and also when they go out in public to go shopping but they're not making it mandatory why is it not mandatory if the government thinks it's so important that it should be recommended . yes well you can always have a debate about whether. you can actually impose and force people to carry out measures of these kinds of course a lot of people would say it's pretty interesting having to wear this covering of a of a mouth the nose at all times when i was in public but on the other hand neighboring austria has introduced that for a public transport and save the market so that's going to be a recommendation here i think some people are saying well they couldn't really have required people to do it because we know that taming this kind of equipment
difficult jewing the crisis some people have been making their own mosques of course but it's difficult to to keep them make them available to everybody he might need them so that's part of the reason and simon is this a decision. is valid for the entire country because germany is a federal country and there are 16 states that they have a lot of authority so are we going to see the same rules everywhere well the the rules of the recommendations the plan of the approaches the saying for the whole country but of the actual implementation will vary in particular in relation to schools they are going to start opening at the beginning of may but bavaria and some other places may not but until a week or 2 off to that because they want to be a bit more cautious there will be slight differences in the implementation of some of these new rules but i think the attempt today was to get a
a unified response for all of germany some young on the story corps tonight here in berlin simon thank you. well there's been international condemnation of u.s. president donald trump's decision to freeze u.s. funding for the world health organization the director of the w.h.o. today expressed regrets tribe's decision and said that this is a time for all countries to unite against a common threat the coronavirus president trump who himself has been under fire for his handling of the pandemic accuses the u.n. body of failing in its early response to the pandemic. the w.h.o. failed in its basic duty to save lives those were the words of president trump's united states freeze on funding for the u.n. agency today i'm instructing my administration to halt funding of the world health organization while a review is conducted as the organizations leading sponsor of the united states has
a duty to insist on full accountability trump has repeatedly criticized the w.h.o. throughout the pandemic this time claiming it's biased towards china is responsible for the viruses rapid spread to other parts of the world had the w.h.o. done its job to get medical experts into china to objectively assess the situation on the ground and to call out china's lack of transparency the outbreak could have been contained at its source with very little death trump says the roughly $400000000.00 in annual donations will now be paused and decision drew a sharp rebuke from the german foreign minister heikal ma said in a tweet blaming does not help the virus knows no borders we should work together closely against kuwait 191 of the best investment is to strengthen the un especially the underfunded w.h.o.
for example in the development and distribution of tests and vaccines bill gates too cold to move dangerous. the u.s. is the washed affected country in the world with more recorded cases and deaths than anywhere else trumps handling of the pandemic has also been widely criticized and his opponents say this latest ones meant amongst a nothing more than a deflection tactic. well as we said there's been lots of international reaction to trump's decision today former u.k. prime minister gordon brown himself is calling for a stronger global response to the pandemic told news what he thinks of the move by the us president. march the 26 donald trump signed a communique that he was present at the meeting of the g. 20 when he said he would strengthen the w.h.o. as mandate they would increase the funding for disaster response they would give more money so it could develop a new virus and they would help it deal with the problems facing the developing
countries this is not only in a logical step by the president it's an act of self wrong because to protect ourselves locally in germany or in america we have to act globally and if this disease has a 2nd or 3rd round in africa or in the developing world and then comes back to the west then will be to blame for not helping those african countries at the w 2 as in total supporting protect themselves when they have underdeveloped health systems and to social social safety nets and counted oct the social distancing are not the measures that we were docked in the west that was former u.k. prime minister gordon brown speaking with us earlier today here's a look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world a 106 year old woman has been released from the hospital in britain after recovering from covert 19 great grandmother conny kitchen is believed to be the country's oldest patient to survive the dizziness she said that she felt lucky to
survive and that she was hungry after her month long ordeal for good for her the 1st flight carrying unaccompanied children from greek migrant camp has arrived in luxembourg a number of european countries have agreed to resettle 600 children from overcrowded camps on the greek islands germany says it will take 50 of them activists have criticized the e.u. governments for not accepting more. u.s. senator elizabeth warren has become the latest high profile democratic party figure to endorse joe biden to be the party's presidential nominee warren who ended her own bid for the white house last month announced her support today in a video message biden has now been indoors spite all of his former. patients. are now to paris and a story with nothing to do with the coronavirus a year ago today the cathedral of notre dame was badly damaged by a fire thought to have been started by an electrical short circuit restoration work
is months behind schedule delayed by toxic lead winter storms and now of course the pandemic ahead of the works completion 2 films about the cathedral have been released one shot before the disaster the other afterwards and both enhanced by virtual reality take a. not true don cathedral a symbol of paris in flames the images from april 29th teen sentenced the world's. filmmakers cloues or shirley and vic to argue long had been shooting a documentary on the world famous landmark just weeks before the fire. it almost hit the day after the fire we realized that our images are of extremely great value that we captured a moment longer to adama's history that we'll be able to pass on to the public whether european american asian or parisian everyone who ever visited has
a special memory of not what. they combined footage from before the inferno with nearly shot material to make a 2nd documentary titled rebuilding. their images of the current cathedrals interior of the only ones of their kind. else's money these images are even special because they were shot from virtual reality that is in $360.00 degrees with very high resolution and in 3 d. that produces one image for the left eye and one for the right which gives you the illusion of depth as if you were actually there. with a vi headset people can immerse themselves in the world of not sure done for 16 minutes motion sensors allow them to move through and explore the structure independently. such an experience in actual reality is no longer possible
not sure dummy's now close to the public. it's also a tourist landmark that each year drew millions of visitors of any faith or even without one this is a monument of importance to the history of france and it was important to us to put that across in our films i guess life there. to make his own free building notre dumb acquired a very rare permits to film inside the damaged cathedral but in some spots only one member of the team was allowed the camera robot crumbling walls and high lead contamination posed to great to has it to people in these areas director chloe o'shea is delighted that she managed to be in the right place at the right time with the right technology. yet on this anniversary just a short while ago workers at notre dame marked the anniversary by ringing the cathedrals great broad dong bell let's have a listen. sounds
corona traces you can find more information online f.t.w. dot com and on t.w. social media channels. i mean how does it feel to have covered 19. somebody had taken a scuba dive. into water and. i was immobile even attached i couldn't move my head i looked out of the corner of my eye and i saw people falling. i didn't know if it was real or not. people were seen.
along with seemed that i wished for and. they were lucky to survive the global tally of coronavirus deaths has already passed the mark of 120000 in hospitals everywhere medical staff give their all towards slowing the rise. and seeing young patients old patients people of all age ranges who are just incredibly sick and you can even hear it now as i'm walking through patient rooms ever hallway you just hear oxygen and. the virus has not been selective with its targets and each case has its own story so what exactly happens in the body of your own code 19 and are there any long term health effects. these are some of the questions on which we're going to focus on this edition of
covert 19 special i'm chris coburn berlin and it's good to have you with us now high fever a dry cough and difficulty breathing those are the most common symptoms of covert 19 some people show mild signs of the disease other more severe ones so let's take a look at how long a person actually stays sick after contracting the virus. if they call the virus on day one they will probably be contagious starting on day 2 or 3 and this lasts for about 2 weeks symptoms might start of the later and might even be present when people are not contagious anymore on average some 14 percent of patients with symptoms have to be admitted to hospital for up to 20 days and half of these hospitalized patients on average end up in an intensive care unit
now for more let's bring in professor klaus gabi he's a palmeri doctor and former president of the german respiratory society it's good to have you on the program how does covert 19 differ from other respiratory diseases and what does it mean to the people treating patients 1st of all. thank you for having me this is a relevant question that's been asked to doctors like me all the time this is commonalities and it's commonalities of this is a virus infection it means that it gets a certain school off such as disney and some patients someone answers as you describe it. they are differences and that is what we've learned we've learned that people who may have symptoms for a few days at a 678 they become severe they get a lot of this. sort of if you teach it to do. and they may sometimes fall it makes these people 2 percent with most of the diseases when this is when
needed insecure treat what is the biggest problem with people that need this intensive care treatment. one of the things all of us the meat of the capacity have to post them and to treat them in hospitals and we've seen the reports from around the world shortages and that's a good bad has been. a major shortfall in this this is gush in systems like ours in djibouti and prisons where we have enough capacity that seems manageable although takes a lot of toll from the nurses and the doctors in the intensive care units immediate care in intensive care with oxygen supply with it israel is a crock it including bit of a ship is something which is needed then sedation he says we don't we have a lead treatment and a little other this sort of met treatment in the if you do severe individual right and patients that end up in intensive care usually need to be ventilated at which
point do you decide to do that. well there will said i'm not coming specific if you want someone to do this full of pneumonia which starts with an interesting should you know me as we say it in the c.t. scan and it's bit of all these people drop with the oxygen tension these people get says even though it may be measured in oxygen tension below a certain level that's a time when you realize that these are the teeth of respiration be beneath that sort of support these people have them put one of them to think that in intensive care some people will breathe maybe with not in places that education to avoid mechanical ventilation or a lot of people and then in the chemical ventilation and this is where they end up a nice you this is not a point that they needed different different we learned which time the duration of the intonation these individuals these are longer it dissipated and it takes quite a few days until it does it's decided we should think ok and what does it mean
being ventilated for the patients themselves. it means that you're not conscious it means that you are deeply sedated in a way to coma that's what it's something to report it that s you will be intimate with the chew and the air system where you can relate it and you will be men today to buy a machine with a certain oxygen delivery a certain pressure to take over the mechanic or who you are leading at the time when you look at a poll of saturating you're going to the oxygen it's an extreme situation it takes a lot of fall and it is easy you states and you know from the figures that a lot of people unfortunately die under these conditions can you tell us anything about the long term possible long term impacts to patients lungs fully recover once the infection is over. i think that's a very relevant question and we've been asked this for 4 or 4 people obviously the
superdome or the certain terms of the disease it's cold a.r.v.'s people probably are seeing this emergence of pute respiratory distress syndrome it means there is chaos if you wanted the love there is legion is of the vessels and all the man brings and the love there's a lot of information going on we know from the literature from the air gets that a lot of people have follow up problems with the novels they scar they will develop some sort of what we call fibrosis these things may last for quite a long time once you survive so the researchers now addressing this already long term consequences of their own disease but also other disease is the hardest one of the insists that it will be affected so who you would expect then once people survive and it's intense candidate your nation there's a high chats for long term follow up square a lot of for our publications unfortunately. dr thank you for sharing your insights
thank you very much for having me. and staying with the experts he's a biologist a science journalist and our resident corona expert derek williams and he's been answering many of the questions you sent us about the corona virus pandemic is our latest human a segment. one who has had covert 1000 catch it again there were some disquieting reports earlier this week from south korea's centers for disease control that 91 patients there who had copd 19 and survived it tested positive again later for the disease the w.h.o. has also stated that it's unclear whether recover patients are immune that's critical because immunity is at the heart of strategies for combating the virus the
problem is that the body reacts to different pathogens in different ways sometimes with a sustained immune response that lasts a lifetime sometimes with one that lasts practically no time at all so the answer to the question of whether or after how long you can be reinfected is we don't know yet however a couple of different studies have looked at how long the typical immune response lasts with related coronaviruses ones that cause colds and they show immune response there remains fairly robust after a year and studies of how long sars and burrs patients continue to produce defensive antibodies against those who wrote the viruses seem to back that estimate up so what experts are hoping is that infection should provide some extent of immunity to most 'd people for at least
a year but it will take time to figure out. can you use disposable masks if you leave them out for 3 days between wires this is a really tough question to answer because there's been so much debate surrounding not only the question of whether masks need to be worn by one but also whether or not they can actually prove dangerous if they're not put on properly or or handled correctly. disposable masks are made to be disposed of after a single use and the name the w.h.o. continues to recommend disposal after a single years but but masks are in short supply during the pandemic and even medical staff in many places are having to consider questions like whether they can be cleaned or reduced the centers for disease control in the u.s.
recommends that when there simply aren't enough masks to go around health workers only reuse them every 5 days and store the masks after use in breathable paper bags of course that's for trained professionals acting in a crisis but it's a guideline lacking others it's what i would probably do myself but it's really a sub optimal solution. w. science center there william speaking there and that's it for this edition of cover $1000.00 special for more of the pandemic to check out our social media channels on our website at the w dot com which is dedicated to covert 1000 pages in 30 languages will leave you now with the story of a 12 year old boy in mexico doing his part to help bridge supply gaps and face shields for medical staff call him martinez has been using a 3 d. printer to create the shields and each one taking about 45 minutes to make he's already made some 100 visors to give to medics in his state walk up 12 year old
corbett certainly doing his bit there i'm chris coburn bolen thanks for joining us and take it. into the conflict zone here off to you the war in yemen goes on with no apparent end in sight but who's really trying to stop it my guest this week here in munich is the country's foreign minister mohammad abdullah of germany come because news of civilian casualties would be enormous human suffering will be to nothing. because conflicts are. next on d w. in
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the war is ugly more than 17000 civilians killed and injured since 2050 i will not give up the future of my children and their children so you can sleep better at night they have to come and talk peace soon year after year the war in yemen goes on with no apparent end in sight but who's really trying to stop it my guest this week here in new nick is the country's foreign minister mohammad abdullah and dreamy of the many thousands of civilian casualties and the enormous human suffering all being for nothing.