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you know, with the breaking news on the transition of power to joe biden has officially begun in the united states. general services administration. chief said she'd taken the decision independently, despite the threats she claims she's been receiving. in other headlines shares in former joint astra zeneca take a hit after initial results from clinical trials find that it's covert. a vaccine is less effective than rivals. a texan with a rare muscle wasting disease, comes to russia for treatment. after being told back home, he would never walk again. used to use this all the time. it was
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very good move because a new york times vacancy for a moscow correspondent reads like something straight out of a spy thriller live from moscow. here in the capital, you're watching r.t. international. i'm daniel kids. but 1st, up this hour, the transition process to hand power to president elect. joe biden has been, officially kicked off in the u.s., the head of the general services administration to confirm the news in the last few hours. without further ado, let's cross our live to caleb or pointers for the latest for us. caleb, thanks for joining us. is this, do you think as close to a concession as we're going to see ministration?
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well, look, i mean, the transition process has begun this point. the general services administration is informing president elect joe biden, now that they will begin the formal process of transitioning to a joe biden administration at this point. we have this letter from emily murphy, who is the administrator. take a listen. i was never directly or indirectly pressured by an executive branch official including those who work at the white house. well, general services administration with regard to the substance or timing of my decision to be clear, i did not receive any direction to delay my determination. i did, however, receive threats online by phone and by mail directed at my safety. my family, my stuff, and even my pets in an effort to cuss me into making this determination prematurely, even in the face of thousands of threats. so i always remain committed to upholding
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the law. now while she says in her letter that she received no instructions from the trouble, ministrations can't take this move. we now have donald trump speaking up and making clear that he supports emily in making this move and says he will continue the fight. but he supports emilie in beginning the process of transitioning to a biden administration. this is trump statement in response to emily's beginning, the process i want to thank emily murphy, a g.s.a. for his steadfast dedication and loyalty to our country. she's been harassed, threatened, and abused, and i do not want to see this happen to her. her family or employees of g.s.a. case, strongly continues. we will keep up the good fight, and i believe we will prevail, nevertheless, in the best interests of our country. i'm recommending that emily and team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols and have told my team to do the same. now. so the process to transitioning to already biden and ministration as at
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this point already started. now, it's also important to note that the biden ministration has been naming out who will be in the cabinet named a secretary of state, a number of the fischel czar that will be serving in a biden harris administration. and they seem to be figures from the obama administration. so while donald trump is not conceding defeat, while donald trump still continues to plan to appeal and battle against the ruling, it has not officially conceded the election. he's approving the process of beginning the transition, so it appears that at this point, the trump white house is accepting the fact that they will be leaving the executive branch very shortly. and finally, that post-election confusion seems to be coming to an end. caleb maupin there, thanks for that update or the race for a covert vaccine is heating up. now the british swedish farmer john astra zeneca has published interim test results for its shop, which is being developed,
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of course, in conjunction with oxford university. however, as i detail, it's not proving as effective as some of its rivals, astra, zeneca, all the latest company to join the front runners in the covert, 19 vaccine race. and i'll sing an efficacy of 70 percent off the concluding that phase 3 trials. i know these preliminary results may sound humble compared to other vaccines. the company's c.e.o. is optimistic, same as i will be highly effective and will have an immediate impact. and with the u.k. having already preordered 100000000 jobs, boris johnson is more than happy with the result. incredibly exciting news. the oxford vaccine has proved so effective in trials. there are still further safety checks ahead. but these are fantastic results. well done to our brilliant scientists at the university of oxford and astra zeneca and all who volunteered in the trials. so why the relatively low efficacy of developers say that 70 percent
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figure is an average of 2 dosage. regimens to high doses gave a result of 62 percent with a high dose following a low one raising efficacy to 90 percent. now this 70 percent average figure is therefore lower than trial results announced earlier by madonna at 95 percent. also pfizer, 95 percent though, that company who raised their of a can see from an initial 90 percent result with a russian sputnik vivax seems standing at 92. now these figures are crucial, given the highly competitive nature of the market. and it's been a bumpy road for astra zeneca. today, as these results were published, the company's shares actually fell on the back of the lower than expected average efficacy, even as european stocks rose on the good news of another vaccine entering the market. now the vaccine trials had to be halted in september because of a serious suspected adverse reaction in a participant. and in october 1 of the volunteers in brazil died causing
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uncertainty about its future. why the advance trial of a promising vaccine was suddenly passed? astra zeneca has caused its trials out to an unexplained illness in a participant in the u. . as one company makes huge strides in the vaccine race and other drug giant hits the possible option on its late stage trials volunteer and where the most at vance to corona virus vaccine trials in the world has died. and despite the news, astra zeneca is testing continues. well, those adverse effects were investigated. though the company and the brazilian health authority refused to comment in detail on the case. the trial was deemed safe to continue there in the united states. the delay lasted several weeks, and today's results don't include data from american trials, despite the lower efficacy, the upside to this vaccine is cost effectiveness. while the estimated price of the pfizer vaccine is around $19.00,
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the modena job between $25.00 to $37.00. those prices go up to over $40.00 and as high as $74.00, respectively for the total treatment of the cost of the sport mcvie vaccine is estimated at $26.00 per treatment. the final costs are yet to be announced. yes, true seneca's job would not only be easier to manufacture and store, but the cost for both doses could be as low as $8.00 for the race is now on to register these vaccines astra zeneca states that it would seek emergency use listing from the world health organization with russia saying they've already begun the sputnik registration process despite the good news, it's too early to say. we've seen the back of the pandemic, even with these promising trial results, doos is not the time for complacency. while we continue to receive encouraging news about 19 vaccines and remain cautiously optimistic about the potential for a new tools to start to arrive in the coming months. right now,
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we are extremely concerned by the surging cases we are seeing in some countries, particularly in europe and the americas, hold workers in a system side being pushed to the breaking point. even with several vaccines hitting the market in coming months with the world in the grip of the 2nd covert, 19 wave, there is still a very long and difficult road ahead until we see a return to at least some semblance of normality. i heard of that roll out of covert vaccines. china has developed a way to limit the spread of the virus itself. it's calling for a global war in the form of a system of q.r. codes that would allow international travel to resume. china has proposed a global mechanism for the meat recognition of health certificates based on nucleic acid test results in the form of internationally accepted q.r. codes. we hope more countries will join this mechanism, or china's been using q.r. codes. essentially digital bar codes to prove healthy eaters since,
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as early as february. generate them yourself to install a smartphone app which thaws medical data and tracks their movement. that's raised the privacy concerns in the west. europe though has proposed similar schemes, including the idea of immunity passports in the u.k., our colleague saskia taylor put the issue up for debate. these tests can be a lot of false negatives. a lot of false positives and you're now better track and trace me weren't going in terms of this town or that this incredibly dangerous. it is not only for my safety and you're seeing in the united states as well as across the globe. the people are starting to rise up saying enough stop, protecting me. i wouldn't live my life the way i'd choose. we not only i was reading heathrow airport, used to be one of the busiest i had seen. 82 percent fall and passengers. what's the way that to get wheels out into, if not a set, a similar system to this reason that travels collapse is not the pandemic. it's the lockdowns. i mean, since march 12th,
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europe has not been able to fly to the us. and europe retaliated and we can't fly there, and now we're living under the situation where yeah, we once believed in the right to travel, but that's been denied to us. so many people have been locked in their nation states right now. the answer is to is, liberalism is to liberate a travel, liberate and recognize human rights. again, do you think that we do need a global policy in order to try and move on somehow to try make 2021 better than 2020? there have been studies that show the virus respond differently in different regions, that there are different conditions and different places on climate and so forth. so, you know, we don't want the world or standards because global standards means mark down a fact. this is just leave about, i really don't care about cases. i care about the death rate and the death rate is very slow. and again,
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we have to be very cautious with technology because once you turn the saw, it's very hard to turn off. they will never relinquish, i mean, passports were supposed to be temporary, and really bristol stopped with a reminder of our top story this hour, the transition process to hand power to president elect. joe biden has been officially begun in the united states. the head of the general services administration confirmed the news in the last few hours. she said her decision was taken independently, despite claiming she'd been receiving death threats. joining me live now day fuckings, very good host and political analyst for more on this. they've good to have you all . thanks for joining us. from what you can see is this the end of the road for donald trump? is he finally throwing in the towel off to weeks of uncertainty? i'm not at all sure. that's true. i don't think we have seen anything of the actual case that his attorneys are going to present in court in the next couple of weeks. and once that happens, we'll have a better idea whether it's the blockbuster,
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as they say, it is. in any case, i don't blame biden for wanting to get on with the process such as it is. and here we are looking at what i think will be the future. why do you think trump is making such a move? but at the same time, still talking about the illegitimate, the illegitimacy of elections, the election fraud, his victory, and indeed pursuing legal actions they'll, he's walking a kind of a fine line, daniel, he can't be seen to be such an obstruct or that he won't do reasonable things, and i think letting biden prepare for his administration is a reasonable thing to do at the same time. he's absolutely steadfast in saying he's not giving up yet until he's exhausted every possibility in court. and if you look at the way his lawyers are presenting the case, not necessarily just at the press conferences, but at the deeper reading that you can do and find out what it is they're working with. you begin to believe that trump has a very good chance of coming out on top and this of course, it might bring the country down in flames. if you does, but me,
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i wasn't given up yet and i don't blame him. he said there was no pressure to make that decision at the same time though she says she's been revisit, revealing, receiving threats. does it? well no, but donald trump has not just received threats, but had plans changed and been hustled into secure locations more times than i can count on. he doesn't really talk about it. so the death threat saying is a thing you bring up when you're trying to do harm to the other side in p.r. terms, and it may or may not be relevant or important to her to death threats is plural, death threats. and they're not serious. they're just not that isn't a thing that the right does in this country. the left makes death threats every day on twitter and facebook, but the right really doesn't do that. it's been more than 2 weeks since the election. now, how much time pressure do you think that raise all now transition to get moving and move into that new phase?
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i don't know because i don't think biden is administering all of this himself. i think he has or group of advisors who are actually the power behind 78 years old and more than demonstrated in the last few months that he's a little bit addled. i don't mean to be mean to him, but his life is continuing senior moment now. and i don't think he's fully capable of fleshing out his administration the way that he wants to be seen to be doing. so he's getting advice from behind and i don't know who's giving it or what direction it's going at this point. it's looking a little bit like a rehash of the obama administration. yes. for a u.s. domestic politics. they fuckin setback so much for joining us. thank you. well still to come this hour if you've ever dreamt about being a foreign correspondent, get ready to deal with hit squads at least if one major news outlets story the break
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world is driven by a dream shaped by one person thinks we fear to ask why? remember the old peak oil or gold argument, we are running out of oil running out of gold. that, of course is not true, but in the case of bitcoin, because it is absolutely scarce then because the demand is approaching infinity. we
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are potentially hitting peak bitcoin, where it will become increasingly impossible for the average mom and pop to acquire bitcoin. because all the $900.00 points per day that are generated through mining will be sucked up by the institutions that will never hit the market. much the program, a texas man suffering from a rare muscle wasting disease has come all the way here to russia for treatment. and spencer was told back home in the us. they'd never walk again. but since arriving in the russian city of power, he's seen a radical improvement. i had to use this everywhere. i went when i was going to, when there was a new partner sequin, what without the right to do not walk with alan spencer could have been dead by now or in a wheelchair or bad bound. that's what doctors back home in america told him 5 years
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ago. i used to use this all the time, but it was absolutely necessary. we're going to go now into scary people walking in . an incredibly allen has escaped all those outcomes when i started to notice a little something with my hands, they were going to go on like this. so that not some sort of right, but i didn't have any problem with strength. so i didn't think i heard anything wrong. 2012 came, i had a fall and i was like, whoa, that was unusual. 2014 i came again and i had a really bad fall. it was like, ok, there's something wrong, something wrong happened to be a rare inflammatory muscle disorder known as inclusion, body myositis between $5.70 people per 1000000 have it. they said there's nothing we can do for it's completely untrue. what did you feel when you were in that will
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i wasn't as disappointed as you would think. my father had died of a form of a.o.s. and so i thought, well that's as a doctor said, good news and bad news. the good news is you're not going to die. the bad news is you're going to be totally respect for the vice president of time warner cable for west taxes. as successful men allen had to quit his job in 2017. he simply wasn't able to work anymore. the disease was eaten away, his muscles, stealing his abilities and his life. but then he heard from a friend about a clinic in perm russia that could potentially treat him at 1st. he didn't take it seriously. my friend andy had said in, in february there's going to be a wedding are about this clinic that i think might be able to help you. are you interested in this kind of like, well, not really. i didn't tell him that the way to be perfectly honest with you, you know, i don't, i think is an american you're, you probably have a stereotype of what the breast in hospital looks like. if mayo says that nothing
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can be done. probably nothing can be got the sentiment e-mail gave my e-mail interest. the next day i got a, an e-mail back from the director. the c.e.o. actually of the clinic and the government touches me all winter and said if you come, we think we can help you. we are not sure to what degree, but we do believe that we can actually help you a glimmer of hope was born. but coming to russia in the middle of the college, 19th and jamming with borders shot and planes grounded. it seemed like mission impossible. back in may one of the gals from marty called dandy and said, hey, how's your medical tourism, but building business doing, he said not so well that started the process. it took 17 months to finally come to russia and it was worth every single day of trying. he says, so they started me on this treatment of injections and infusions. and the neurologist put this magnetic field on my here, pulsing through. and what it does is it wakes up the neurons in the head,
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so they started to move in the wake of the muscles, my eye could actually swallow better, and i could talk a little easier if i would, you know, world, this is starting to actually work what turned out was we were getting this world class held help in this clinic in perm russia. if we can get travel to open up, i really intend to work with dan de and others to get peeved. well, here from america, it's a wonderful thing. i mean, it shouldn't be a secret. here you go. wow, good job. the new york times has been accused of russophobia over its latest job ad for a moscow correspondent, but it says successful candidate sort of expected to deal with hit squads or agents and shadowy military figures. what it might sound more like. you're part of a spy or movie star if explain this fact and fiction that often get mixed up when
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it comes to russia. what you're about to hear sounds like it's been ripped straight from the blog buster screenwriters playbook. vladimir putin's russia remains one of the biggest stories in the world. it sends out hit squads on with nerve agents against its enemies. most recently, the opposition leader alex in avani. it has its cyber chaos and disharmony in the west to tarnish its democratic systems while promoting its phone version of democracy. it is deployed private military contractors around the globe to secretly spread its influence at home, its hospitals are filling up fast with coated patients as its president hides out in his villa. i mean, add some dramatic music. do a cool video, add it pepper the whole thing with a few explosions here and there, and you've cooked up a trailer for the next hit limited series on netflix. but no, it's not that not by a long shot. it's actually the opening of a job advert for a russian reporter with the new york times. page searches for unbiased to impartial
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or balance. come a blank, no results found in the text. not that it's much of a secret though, that the new york times isn't that interested in covering a happy russia. but some readers weren't that impressed with the sudden spasm of honesty from the paper did the see any right. new york times new russia crisp on in job at these job for a new york times correspondent in moscow is telling and not in a good way screenwriters wanted for
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a new james bond film. imagine yourself working undercover in moscow. the capital of love to meet putin's evil empire. if you think you have the creative writing skills to turn the monday into juicy narratives of horror and suspense, contact the new york times, who have been in touch with the new york times for comment. you know, both sides of the story and all that. but we've yet to hear anything back from them . cynically speaking, it makes perfect sense. positive stories from russia don't tickle the fancy of pulitzer prize. judges allegations lacking evidence. or though, do just believe in the bogeyman. pulitzer prize winning journalist and former new york times foreign correspondent chris hedges feels the ad exposes the true russia angle of the paper. i initially thought it was satire, i didn't think it was real. and then i went on the new york times website and read it. and it's really kind of an obituary journalist. the role of
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a foreign correspondent is to be bicultural. it is to get into that culture and explain how they view reality. and here you have this narrative, pre written, narrative, demonization, really of russia and vladimir putin. and i have to say that there's nothing in that description that the united states doesn't do in spades and far worse. and so why even open a beer all in moscow? why have somebody spend hundreds of hours studying russian and reading russian history and literature and, and culture? why not? why not have algorithms do it? it was absolutely appalling, but it's part of the siloing of the american press to serve a particular demographic. in the case of the new york times, it is a democratic party based readership. it's a way to make sure that whoever they send to russia feeds back to them what,
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what they want police in central paris have used tear gas to break up a large probe. moderate protest in the french capital, which are often offered temporary camp, was cleared by authorities the protest was organized by a migrant advocacy group which says hundreds of refugees have been left homeless and paris. a softer, almost 2000, were evicted from an illegal camp on the outskirts of the city last week. human rights groups are demanding emergency accommodation. riot police are at the scene trying to restore calm. we've got more details from our correspondent in paris, but they are film and this camp was set up by various organizations in response to the evacuation of the migrant camp. danny, last tuesday. the goal of the organizers of the tent camp of the past of the republic is to make their voices heard to draw the attention of the authorities to the plight of migrants. let me remind you again. last tuesday,
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the camp in centennial was evacuated. it was home to 1500 migrants, 800 of them are still there. the rest are trying to find a way out of this situation. and of course, some refuge in paris, various pro migrant organizations are trying to help them. the government has not yet proposed any solution, which is why the prime migrant eutopia organization launched this protest. it is trying to reach out to government authorities. several journalists have attacked by, police during the protests. one of the assaults was filmed by r.t., his crew. the incident comes amid a developing mistrust between police and the press. the government has introduced a new law that could ban the filming of officers for malicious reasons. doc visits, the west african country of togo next, where poverty is putting, crushing pressure on families. we're back in half an hour. they just headlines. join us again that
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well, the pandemic, no, certainly no borders, just blood into nationalities as america. we don't look like seem to be judging the commentary. crisis with listening to we can do better. we should be everyone is contributing a way, but we also know that this crisis will not go on forever. the challenges created with the response has been masked. so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we are in it together. it
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seemed wrong role. just don't call me yet to shape out. his name comes to educate and gain from it because the trail went on. many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground.
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maybe your group will be back. i'll blow over. but what i would want to do all of you, i would do, i'm normal. i live, you can develop both. i don't know. we're missing out for a while. don't mean niigata far. when i go we are all got dog. i mean, fact we are told i got my own but if they're going with him, well it would be a lot of the trail was.


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