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of america, what's working and what's not a lot of people were only talking about that. it wasn't at the top of the agenda. if america can't handle multiple challenges on multiple frauds, we need to go back to school. the bottom line on al jazeera, ah, this is al jazeera ah, hello i, marianna mozy. well come to the news. our live from london coming up in the next 60 minutes, locked down in the netherlands and london's may i declare a major incident as cases of the army con, very threatened to overwhelm hospitals and health systems. health solutions are going up, but also stop absences, or guide up or living and make shift homes in chiles. desert lives of many migrants
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could turn for better or worse on the result of sunday's presidential election. more than 30 people are dead and hundreds of thousands forced to find shelter. philippines comes to terms with the escalating toll of typhoon ry also. ah, reviving an art almost silenced by a parte, south africa recovers its love of jazz. and am devin asked with sport the thief, our cup hay in casals drawn to a close without area crown champions of for the 1st time after 2 no victory? average nicea in extra time. ah oh, come to the news, our, our top story, the dramatic rise in corona virus case is linked to the army. kron variant is pushed european authorities into urgent action. the netherlands government is
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announced little imposed tough lockdown measures from sunday, non essential stores, bars and restaurants as well as other public places will be closed until january, the 14th, at the earliest, an ancient sama thought summarized in one sentence. the netherlands will go into locked down again from tomorrow. the netherlands will be locked down again. that is unavoidable because of the 5th wave coming at us with the army. kron very endlessly mit. meanwhile, here in london, the city's mayor is declared a major incident. more than 90000 new infections reports in the u came the latest 24 hour period. governments across europe, and now scrambling to administer as many vaccine booster doses as they can add users need bach as this report now from london. ah, turbo chosing england's booster dr. chelsea football clubs home graham stanford bridge has become a makeshift vaccine hub. only cons now dominant to the british capital. this is
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a race against time to protect people from serious illness and safeguard the national health service and businesses bracing for new restrictions. it's really important londoners understand how serious things are the best thing lemons can do is to get both vaccines and the booster. they provide extra layers of protection. the really bad news is those in hospital, the vast, vast majority unvaccinated. that's why it's so important to get both the vaccines and the boost the job with cases doubling every 2 days. health experts warm the vaccination effort. nice to reach people who haven't had a single dose. that's an estimated one point. 3000000 in london. many millions more across the country analysis shows poor younger a more ethnically diverse communities. our lease protected the more people to get sick. the more critical services could soon be in trouble. there. currently
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somebody stop at that one london hospital across through a, down we covered and away from work that they've had to drop in extra help from elsewhere. just a mom, the hospital's accident and emergency unit. and so that's a possible risk of a certain number of people ending up in hospital suffering with the omicron variant . and the country's national health service could soon be overwhelmed. and it's a darkening pitcher across europe. islands introduced an 8 p m curfew. germany, meanwhile, designated france, denmark of the u. k. high risk zones, with the possibility of mandatory quarantine for travelers in the french capital. children as young as 5 are now being given a 1st dose of a covey 19 vaccine. the government there is said to be considering making vaccines mandatory. we're starting to learn more about all the crohn and the details of so bring a study from imperial college london finds no evidence of alma chrome having lowest severity than the delta variant. the risk of reinfection is 5 times higher than
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delta, and the variant can evade pri immunity given by previous infection or vaccination. but we do know that serious illness can be averted with a 3rd dose, making this of 1st and vital line of defense. move barker, al jazeera london, al, several people have been detained in germany during protest there against government measures that were brought into cup the spread of the virus rallies took place in several cities on saturday. cases have been declining in germany with about $37000.00 infections reported each day on average country approved a vaccine mandate for health work is earlier this month. the government is considering expanding this to the general population. elsewhere, protests is in a spanish city of barcelona, rallied against plans, there's a mandatory cove,
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it passes to enter bars and restaurants. the measures are being applied in several regions, including catalonia, valencia and analisia. roughly 80 percent of spain's population has been fully vaccinated. country is now increasing the pace of administering a booster doses or u. s. present, joe biden will address his nation on tuesday over the latest rise of covert cases. there are the number of infections has been rising dramatically again because of the ami kron variant with u. s. hospitals, system coming under a significant pressure. new york state is recorded its highest number of infections in a single day. alan fisher reports on this now from washington. it's the start of the biggest travel window across the us for millions christmas and new year holidays start here. and the threat from the con variant hasn't kept people home, but has given them some warning. i'm very concerned about it because the fighter for inside the lobby is full on the plains of who cooper testing lines are back
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to some people waiting hours to get checked out. my brother woke up not feeling good with a fever, and i got a text during lunch saying that he got it. so this place is always open. the ve the and is know at least 40 states, places like connecticut and michigan are seeing significant surgeries and hospital admissions. new york state has seen its highest single day reporting of infections since the pandemic began 21000 new cases on friday. a record experts are predicting will soon be broken. here is going to start to spread much more rapidly at the beginning of the year. and the only real protection is to get your shots. meanwhile, a federal court has reinstated the bytes administration's vaccine mandate for big companies. that means workers at companies with more than $100.00 employees will have to either be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. an appeals court saying the
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government must be allowed to respond to covert dangerous. as the evolve. some republican states oppose the idea. it's a measure which is now almost certainly going to end up being argued at the supreme court. for the white house, though, it's a small victory in a sea of much bleaker news island, fisher. i'll just, you know, washington doctor bar its pan kenya is a senior clinical lecture at university of access to medical school, joins us live from city of bath by skype. now, this study by imperial college london has been a lot of focus on this. it hasn't been peer reviewed, bought early findings appear to show no evidence that on the chrome is milder compared to other variants, particularly delta. how important is this question of the severity of the on the cross variant? it's important, of course, it's important because we already know the negative news,
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which is that it is much more infectious. and the 2nd read is that it bypasses the vaccines that recreate the antibodies that we created with the vaccines were vacant. so i hope and pray the report from imperial is not as true as i would like it as we want it. we don't want it to be as true because if it is, then we have a lot more things to worry about how and you think it'll take before that can be established right now. there's quite a bit of ambiguity when we look at how on the coin is playing out in different parts of the world. it's still ambiguous as to whether it could be more severe or whether it is a mild, a form of virus. yes indeed, and of course our data is always muddled up with the findings from south africa. so how long will it take? another 2 to 3 weeks is when that lag time between generating cases and hospital
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admissions will start to appear. and then another couple of weeks more will start to tell us if this is as severe disease causing as the are the variance. so unfortunately, we do need that time. and whilst we need that time, we just cannot afford to sit idly and do nothing. that's why countries like, for example, holland are taking immediate actions to have a shut down and reduce the number of cases. are they taking the right measures in your opinion? because obviously there is that lag between one with the data comes in. but by the time we get that information it's, it's too late. yes, but are the trouble always is, but you may sometimes get it wrong. on the other hand, if you get it right, you will save many lives. so in terms of infection control and management will always got to go in early, early, fast and extensive. and if you go in early,
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fast and extensive, you will at least get ahead of the co of this rising tired of infections. and every now and then you will be criticized because you got it wrong. you mentioned that the date, the dates are in there. perhaps the western world in the u. s. in europe is getting a bit muddled with the information that we have from south africa, which suggests that patients infected with omicron a less likely to end up in hospital. and if they did, they actually recover more quickly from the illness. now why could that data be misleading? why could the only cron varian have a different effect on either on populations in europe or the u. s. so ah, south africa has a predominantly young population, and we do know that the sauce covey to wireless. it's seriousness of serious illness is the older you get, the greater the number of apologies you pick up as you grow older are the more
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severe disease causing it can be. therefore, in the united states, united kingdom and europe, we have a much more older population. and therefore, we shouldn't just compare the south african experience and assume that it will be the same experience here. time will tell and time will soon tell us if it is mild disease causing as was the case in south africa or that as the imperial up not yet . peer reviewed report seems to suggest that it may be just as severe disease causing the immediate concern. now is it a risk of re infection with the, or may kron variance is over 5 times greater than that of delta. so this is a very efficient mutation that as an that can really evade immunity quite well. it is so, so those mutations,
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unfortunately are in just the right place at the tip of the spike protein. so it changes the shape of the spite protein and that change in the shape is enabling it to do 2 things. several other things as well. but the 2 things is one, it can infect you a lot easier because it's a better fit to the human ace receptors. and the other bit is unfortunately, again, is the anti bodies that have been made to neutralize the virus. find it harder to latch on to those tips which have changed their shape and therefore you end up needing more of those antibodies to neutralize to counsel off this variant. thank you very much. at dr barr at bunker tanya for joining us that from bath. thank you. you're watching the news ally from london national still to bring you on the program. a clean up begins after devastating floods in air bill. victim say the
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government is not doing enough to plan for climate change. often months of sheltering from and i wrapped in volcano as hope of christmas at home on the island of la paloma. as for struggled on him at the spread of the omicron varied to the crown of ours, later on him. and he's now have an update from leagues around the world. ah. but she's in sheila preparing for a presidential runoff election on sunday. the far right candidate, jose antonio cas is facing his left wing rival gabrielle rich. i was under him b as he is covering this elect. she joins us live now from santiago. it's been a very close race between cost and bars throughout this election campaigned, is i the one have the edge at this point?
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well marian, this remains anyone's race where really that's the feeling here. the last official balls are now more than a week old because posters are not allowed to publish polls a week before the election b, we have been able to see one of the polls that have been made for one of that campaigns. in this one, have a slight edge in favor of bore each by the feeling here is that this remains a very, very close race with both candidates, neck and neck. there's expectation in particular to see if a greater number of lands will come out to pass the valid and the 1st around only around 47 percent of that voted the expectation now is that there are 2 candidates and that there are far apart the in the political spectrum here in a sheila, if this will push more people to come out either because they're afraid of the
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return of somebody like have who is extremely right wing who wrap. it represents the old sheila who's openly in favor of or i said many times that he openly remembers in favors of the dictatorship of subpoena or the young people that participated in the unprecedented protests here might come out and vote for the last this candidate, burridge. so we asked to see what will happen, but definitely this will be a close race. you mentioned in protest against the inequality and the rising cost of living. being, i suppose, a key issue in this election. what else do people care about? why does this matter? well for the people who support for each and equality is definitely the biggest issue here, together with the fact that they on to push forward with the process of drafting
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a new constitution, which is happening right now. and the new constitutional assembly has until june to continue. and that process in the feeling is that the boys will support that process. so for the people on the left that's definitely the most important issue. they want to see a different sheila, they want to see new more progressive reforms that will help help redistribute the wealth in the richest country and what remains the richest country in latin america on the right though a lot of children are worried by the fact that there has been an increase in crime throughout the country and the last few years, an increase in criminal gangs and drug trafficking in many of the, especially poor neighborhoods in the city where there is a feeling that drug trafficking have been taking over a number of the neighborhoods and also the issue of immigration with has worried a lot of people. this has been and phil is
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a very isolated country. but in the last few years there has been a major influx of migrants in particular from venezuela. and this as angered many people, especially in the north of the country as my colleagues, to see on you and as discovered there is no electricity or water yet land graps and makes shift camps like lemuel le are springing up like mushrooms all over chillies at the camera desert area of outdoor spatial to newest arrivals are undocumented. venezuelan migraines, like n g, who came here with her 4 children and no money. esther phone got started. i've been here for 2 months. we've been leading in the shack, made of cardboard, and a sheet on the top there, new toilet, and little food or wood to build better shelters. yet spaces from families are already reserved. but there is trouble in the air. last month,
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chilion camp dwellers set a barricade to prevent more migrants from arriving the latest in a series of protests that often end in violence. one was highly chilion, pastor loans, heel, or soil, and his venezuelan wife are concerned about growling xenophobia. if you are larry going often, if some of them are criminals, put them and joe, but the majority here want to work and legalize them. migrations that awesome in the nearby city of ag get newly arrived, venezuelans have set up camp along the sea side promenades. nelson support, that is the president of this areas, neighborhood association. i go who will apply, you know, they occupy up clauses, beaches parks, including our most respected patriot. ec symbols at 1st. we welcome them, but then the migrant trafficking started bringing them in waves. it's turned into a nightmare. despite the unprecedented influx of undocumented migrants from havi, columbia, peru, and especially venezuela,
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the government has him provided emergency food and shelter. and it's become a major issue ahead of sunday's presidential election. new left candidate, gabrielle body. each promises to protect migrants, human rights, but target human smugglers. but his opponent has gained popularity. his get tough policy along chili's 1100 kilometer northern border. far right wing presidential candidate or sampling jocasta's not only proposing to expel undocumented migrants, but also to dig a ditch along chili's poorest northern border with bolivia to keep them out. the ditch would be 3 meters deep and 6 meters wide, and it's the closest the yet, the former you as president in donald trump's wall along the us mexican border. except the cast is not proposing that bolivia pay for it. at v barrett, i came from columbia 6 years ago, legally and has been working ever since. she shows us house is built,
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her small house on another land grab. but she's worried. ilia montana is the bane of ways to morrow. they could throw us all out of here like they did in venezuela, to the colombians. and what happened now? the venezuelans are the homeless ones. no one knows when they might become a migrant. li, like these venezuelan children, crossed the border into chile just this morning with their parents. what happens to them will depend a lot on who wins sunday's election. to see a newman al jazeera ek, on 30 people and now fear dead after typhoon roy philippines. on friday. hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes. rescue workers is starting to reach the remote areas where dozens of people are missing. 18000 military and other security forces of joined in the efforts in the worst affected regions. rye was one of the most powerful storms of the year, with winds reaching a 195 kilometers an hour left a trail of destruction across the southern and central philippines. jamil island
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ogle has been following developments from devout city. typhoon re 1st made landfall in the philippines on friday. but until now there are still many areas, many communities in at least 4 provinces that remain cut off. we've spoken to military officials here in diversity who told us that they're doing the best they can providing assistance, security, transport, and reconnaissance flight the local government officials who need to assess the damage in many areas, the cover president legal. the 3rd to himself also surveyed the devastation through a reconnaissance flight over the province of city. go. and he himself admits that it's going to be very difficult for the government to provide that much needed to many of these areas. before that they fall in struck over a 100000 people were able to evacuate from their homes and to look for safety. but many here believe that millions more have been affected. we also spoke
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to civilians who survived to say they were grateful. they were able to connect and recharge their phones to tell their families in many other communities that they survived, but they are much more fearful about what the future holds. that's because many of them have not just lost their homes, they have lost their livelihood as well. when all the stories are following flash floods in northern iraq has killed at least 12 people, hundreds more have been injured. and it seems there's no relief in sight with more heavy rain for cost for the next few days. victoria jason b reports. in the suburbs of her bill, a clean up operation is underway. torrential rain caused flash floods here in people's homes and businesses are badly damaged. cameron, a more says flood water swept through his property in the middle of the night, had been via a recall. but my son called me last night and told me to come here because there was a flood. thank god,
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with fine. the most important thing is that we're safe. everything else can be fixed. all the water level reached around one me to 80. is that the flood started around 1 am local time when most people were asleep. not every one got out alive. molly puma? this is my aunt's house. 2 people lived here and they had 2 guests who were disabled when the house was flooded. one of the residents tried to save the disabled people. the force of the water meant he wasn't able to and they drowned. we removed 3 bodies from half a maitre of mud. iraqis have been hit by a succession of extreme weather events. they've enjoyed repeated droughts in recent years, but have also experienced intense floods made worse when torrential rain falls on sun baked earth. the government's accused of being too slow to adapt to climate change and that widespread corruption has led to years of under investment in the city's infrastructure. it's left areas like this ill prepared to deal with flooding
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or garcia huffman. this has happened because of government neglect and the absence of a solid plan. this is the 3rd time this has happened to us. there's no sewage system or anything that can save us from danger. it will take weeks if not months, for homes to dry out and be repaired and many say they're worried about more floods in the future. victoria gay to be al jazeera. we have more now from air bell with my, with abdul wide. this is one of the neighborhoods in southern b as this is the called the coastal neighborhood that was severely hit by the floods on friday. as you can see right behind be the floods were very strong, that it demolished up, demolished this fence right behind me if you can see. and also some properties of civilians have been swept over by the floods. if you can see here in the background furniture, if you can see over their civil defense teams have been
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a trying to help. the civilians draining their houses and properties and also rescue teams have been deployed to other areas to look for missing victims. as you know, this area last one at 12 months, infant and that was swept over also by the flood. the people here are very angry and questioning the government for what they call, not doing enough to protect them, especially with the reports about drainage system is not working in some parts of the city. the government has located 1000000000 iraqi dinars for rehabilitation of the areas affected by the floods for compensating people and also for helping for helping people in distress for relief and for support. that is estimated at about $700000.00. and meanwhile,
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the government of the prime minister because the sent region must rubers any is studying or is trying to open investigation and what it calls, the negligence and mismanagement. because some parts of the drainage system are not working in some parts of the city. now indonesia, samira volcano has erupted again, spewing out clouds of smoke and ash on east and java. damage to buildings or casualties have been reported, but the level is been raised and people are fled to nearby districts. a sudden, near option earlier this month killed $48.00 people and many are still missing on mounts, and there are some experts of predicting even more volcanic activity, which could trigger an avalanche of lava and gas, but people in a town close to spain hungry vacaville k now are hopeful that it's longer option could be declared over just in time for christmas. children from a local school of just a cheerful holiday cards faring images. actually,
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it features images all the volcano in those christmas cards. more than 2900 buildings have been destroyed since the volcano 1st dropped it in september. no seismic activity has been registered since monday. and so people are optimistic that it might be over or your them on them, which are normal. jeff, where i send you a lot of encouragement, a lot of strength, a lot of calm and strength to get out of all of this with them and to regain the peace of mind. that even though the volcano took things away from us, we will rebuild soon. so that for you on the news out from fairyland to ghost town families lose their life savings as a chinese property developers declared in default and in sport, history is made in the dress rehearsal for next year's world coughing. kassawa more highlights later in the new south. ah.
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hello there, it's a bit of a divided picture weatherwise across europe. we've got high pressure in charge in the west keeping things rather settled, but we will see some cloud and fog around. but in the east, we've got low pressure that continues to keep things unsettled, wet and windy in the southeast, and we've got more wind surely weather on the way in the northeast. but for sunday, let start in the eastern mediterranean. we're continuing to see that wet and windy weather effect, the greek islands, we've got some wind warnings out here to similar story for cyprus, we're expecting some pretty severe range for here. and it continues to look rather snowy across much of turkey and wet and windy weather is working its way further east, across the live. and in the days to come, we are going to the temperatures come down here as well as in the northeast corner . now we've seen some unseasonal warmth across some of those scandinavian countries, but we've got a cold wind blowing down and we're going to see temperatures in western russia. and for example, in finland, come down over the next few days. if you look at
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a 3 day for helsinki while we're well below average, it is going to be bitterly cold by tuesday. now for the north west, we are going to see the temperatures come down for places like london and paris this, the lord have settled whether to be found in britain i lent the temperature in london at 7 degrees celsius. ah, ah, to inculcate a culture of knowledge, openness, imperialism, worldwide. i'm to reward merit and excellence and encourage creativity. the shape, tomato, ward for translation and international understanding was found to promote translation and honor translators, and acknowledged the road and strengthening the bonds of friendship and co operation between arab islamic and wild coaches. ah, in the next episode of earth.


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