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a a with ah. ready this is al jazeera. oh hello. i'm emily anglin. this is the news our live from dough. coming out to the next 60 minutes. nigeria destroys up to a 1000000 vaccine doses after they're used by diet expires. israel becomes the 1st country to announce it will offer a 4th coven shop,
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but it's not likely to be the last with afghanistan facing famine. the un security council a's as sanctions against the taliban, making it easier to send aids, and hundreds killed and thousands displaced as storms and floods and devastate large parts of southeast asia. and in sports, the nfl has confirmed it won't be sending players to next year's beijing olympics. the answer my comes as the regular season is suffered, major disruptions due to a surge in corona virus case. ah hello and welcome to the program. we begin in nigeria, where more than 1000000 cove in 19 vaccines have been destroyed. health officials say the doses had expired and they were buried to reassure the public about the safety of trays and vaccination program. as you can see,
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these vaccines are now be deposited by the time potentially well come through in our promise to all nigeria to be transparent, to be of vaccinate vaccine did not expire before the decisions throughout them. today it's an opportunity for nigeria and still have for the vaccination program and fidelis. and by has been covering this story from virginia, according to health officials in the capital c t. m. i did these back seem to soft in october, and some of them had just about 2 weeks to expire before they would give it to the country. and so they tried as much as we could to get to distributed across the country, especially to route setting where some of these people needed them to be vaccinated
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. but it couldn't be only succeeded, invest anything about the media and people with it. and above 1500000 people, or rather that they had to be immediate on 66000 of instructing because they felt proficient to be aware. hamilton, i didn't want to take that route given that already people have been very reluctant in coming to go back today to decided to go public in trying to more like to show us because i did a lot of the consider about vaccination and i do people have been saying or thought, so they needed to tell more like reassure. and i didn't that these vaccines we have put in that they've been cutting out before the vacuum distributed and admit that on they didn't. so the public display or the public because all of this expired
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vaccine is just to show people that the health authorities were on top of that gave i were making sure that whatever vaccine were given to people were actually of good quality for me on the story lifespring in dr. marg kemal jani, who's a senior health policy advisor for people's vaccine alliance, and joins us from oxford in the u. k. thanks have been here on the news, our doctor moga. how did we get to a place where vaccines are expiring before they're being administered? is this an issue with the logistics surrounding distribution? it's it, well, if you get a new reporter said, you know, the vaccines were giving to lead jerry until other countries was very short, expire a day. so you give them to the country with so ex expired they. that is just not enough time to deliver the vaccine. so rural areas of religious, you're not enough time for the transport house workers and all the logistics that
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surround vaccines to, to work but sees them not just the wild, you know of the vaccine. this is the vaccine, the syringe is the transport, the health workers, the, you know, the, the movement, the cool chain between when arrives of the airport to until it goes to where it's actually going to be given to people. so you need the time and all this year, what happens in africa, particularly is african governments didn't know in good time, how many vaccines they're going to get. what kind of vaccines are they going to get? and this just this essential information. and when they get to get in the street, he essential question. they just didn't know. so they the experience would come with in with no time for the country, for the government plan. and then now they're saying at the very end of the year when donors decided to give away some of the vaccines or call that it started to
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give back saying, you know, just the, they give it and that, that short excited. and then they say, well, africa within develop within the liver, this is just not good. you know, this is really painful for, for donors to say that or to blame africa for not delivering, when they said the whole year, not giving after they've got enough vaccine enough doses and drug companies for the whole year and with, for the whole year, find them not just didn't count that there is a phone call back right. exist. and there are people who do need the vaccines just like that it, you markets, you know, the europe and america, the japan, the country that could pay them my prize before above africa. and now they just started to remember when president biden bullet, 1000000000 those from,
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from fi is that now they live in, but oh, well, yeah, we'll get some vaccines. africa still giving very, very little. and we are at the end of the and we have this, sorry to interrupt, but it's not just the sort of supplier distribution issue. there are some other reasons why there are vaccine hesitancy in some african nations. can you talk us through some of those? i wouldn't call it has, to be honest, the hesitancy here in the law and europe, what order the u. s. is, people are emptied, but there are scenes in africa. we are used to giving people that we are used to picking our kids to get books and they get lost on the application and see the data survey in the number of countries and the majority of people that yeah, of what they see because it's not a big deal, we do, we do take vaccines. what happened was, the big problem in africa was that wasn't the vaccine. so the 2 people didn't even
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have the luxury to have the one, the not going to be have about, you know, the line with the start of the supply for almost 11 months. and then later they started to get to get back soon. and the other factor was the media that created the audible peer, and miss information about that about the globe issue now said to be, well that no, this is a rare occurrence and it doesn't means that you get the coffee die. it doesn't mean that people are like, but those are the most important things that you're likely to bid the lot. if you go very far more than if you get back up. so people look worried about that. not sure. i just like people here wanted people everywhere in the world, not just in, in africa, and that on top of the huge misinformation. but physically that then the misinformation,
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but the president of the state, you know, the, the previous president just read this information such i need, you know, it's not a big deal. it is not, this is not the people that was there was a spread of them. so they created all these misinformation and in the middle that they're not seeing. so it's, it's, it's not the prize then the situation that people are but one, the, the, the countries that had that people were afraid. and then the government knew when they got to get back things they thought it to do based on so explain to me what the vaccine is about them and you know what they want to do and the vaccination level when i oh. and that's what we found. so going to them with regard to my dear, thank you very much. i'm sorry to cut you off day, but we do have to move on. you raised some important points which have been
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actually echoed by the world health organization today. so we appreciate your time and dr. moga kamali, jani senior health policy advisor for people vaccine alliance. thank you so much. held regulated in the us have given the green light to the 1st pill to trade cove at 19 americans age 12 and older will be able to take 5 that packs, levine, tablet to head off the worst effects of the virus. studies showed that it reduce the risk of hospitalization and death among patients with the most severe symptoms by nearly 90 percent old previously authorized drugs against the disease require an i v or injections us president joe biden has an arm to measures to limit a surgeon only cron cases then they include expanded test support for hospitals and more vaccinations, but he stopped short of calling for more restrictions. kimberly help it has more from washington dc. what we're seeing in the absence of an aggressive approach by
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the federal government is cities, municipalities, states doing their own efforts. in other words, oh, what we're seeing in boston in new york in chicago are a number of different measures and varying forms. for example, some are asking you to input your vaccination status into an app on your phone and then to show that before you go to a venue, or also seen the cancellation of some sports events performances on broadway, for example in new york city. but here's the challenge, is that the economy is still not where it was and still trying to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic. and there's a real shortage of staff. and so what we're seeing are private businesses trying to implement some of these rules. and having difficulty doing it, given the fact that they're already short and staff, they don't have a dedicated person that can police these different health regulations. and so it's led to a lot of confusion, a patchwork of regulations and
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a public that in some cases as ignoring them altogether, which certainly is not going to help in terms of trying to turn around the outbreak of the omni con variance in the u. s. which right now accounts for about 3 quarters of the cases and he's rally government panel has recommended a full dose of the vaccine, which is needed for people older than 60. if ministers gave the go ahead, the country would become the 1st nation to roll out a 4th jap as harry faucet reports. israel was an early leader in mass, vaccinations against covey 19 the 1st country to go for the booster shot. now it's looking to break new ground again, an expert panel is advised the government to offer a 4th shot to everyone over 60 to those who are especially vulnerable and the frontline medical stuff. i don't know. i think that there's a lot of a lot of confusion and i feel at that point what i do for myself and my children is part of the advice about personal dr. israel's prime minister has called the
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recommendation. wonderful news and says he's impatient for final health ministry approval. his campaign to increase the vaccination rate among younger children, though and for the double jabbed to get the 1st booster. the sofa fallen short of its targets combined with a hundreds of thousands who refused vaccine altogether. it means about 40 percent of the population is estimated to be under or unprotected against ami chrome. we are made a lot of fe into few interviews with doctors with the nurses, a we are going to the schools to convince them to come to have a vaccine. yet not all of them are conference, like much in the world's response to the sudden breakthrough of on the chrome. this is a decision that's being made without the full information. one small is there any study into the effect of a full vaccination? has yet to report its results. nonetheless, it's been decided that this is an opportunity, the greater protection that's worth going for. one public health experts says with the efficacy untested promoting
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a 4th injection could add to the mistrust of those hesitant to be vaccinated. so we are doing something that is unusual reverse epidemiology, we 1st duty intervention, then we studied it. it's not done in preventive medicine. you may do it in severely sick patients that you have nothing as to offer and you say ok, we need to try something. it's make sense, but you don't do it with preventive medicines within the government panel though, the counter arguments when the day 86 percent of its members voted in favor of the additional booster, not for the 1st time the world will be watching israel's results. hurry full, sit out, 0, west jerusalem, and germany's health minister says a 4th dose will be necessary because of ami chrome. the government ordered 10000000 doses of vaccine made by 5 by intake, specifically targeting that new variant. it's also getting millions of newly approved novak sam, yet meals arrived belmavis jab that arrived early next year. so comes is the world
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health organization has once again highlighted vaccine in inequity. it's calling on rich nations to share jobs with developing countries. while some countries i know rolling out blanket booster programs only have of w just member states, i've been able to reach the target of bucks in 18. 40 percent of their populations by the end of the year. because of distortions in global supply. enough vaccines where adams that globally this year, that the 40 percent target could have been reached in every country by september. if those vaccines had been distributed equitably. several callbacks and i, but if you are planning a trip to thailand in the next few weeks, be aware of new travel restrictions, entry rules have been tightened once again, due to the spread of the new variance,
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the government says the measures will be reviewed in early january, but as tiny chang reports from bangkok that may be too late for many struggling businesses to survive the beaches. it may look busy, but this is as good as it's going to get less than 2 months after fully opening its borders. thailand is once again shutting down lots for now we will issue no more permission and this is the same for ties up from now we're back to the old system of quarantine when entering with in an attempt to slow the spread of the i'm a chrome varian visitors to thailand will once again have to quarantine for a period of $7.00 to $10.00 days depending on vaccination status will or relatively few cases of the new there into been detected. only 63 percent of the population a fully vaccinated. but the health benefits may be outweighed by a tourist industry that struggling to survive. this measure is her flag. they're
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almost like a bits intend for their choice industry. i think it had them so back we've just been opening for a few months after we crossed our farm on 2 years already on bank hawks, famous cow son road. a few tourist arrivals. those who are already have approval can still enter on the thailand test and go scheme. but with so much uncertainty surrounding international travel, many will choose to stay away. be runs a hair breeding business. she's just surviving that things are going from bad to worse. if they ever delay, feel our vis. net get worse. of course it will and it's never been the same since before the country shut, tao. this do have a few customers, but they are all tight. it's high season for the tie tourist industry. many had been banking on a busy holiday season and a fresh start in january. but the promises of the thai government to live with cove at 19 now seem
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a shaky as their hopes for the future. this is normally the busiest time of year on the cal sun road. these new regulations mean the tourists won't be back until the tide tourist industry. 2022 is unlikely to be a happy new year. tony chang al jazeera bank of india's tourism industry has been hit hard by the army con variant, even though cases a lower than in other parts of the world. the government has imposed new restrictions on inbound travelers. just days after flee reopening its borders happening, mitchell reports from new delhi. the famous hub on the head was all set for a busy season. it's a favorite among foreign tourists who are expected to throng the storied monuments of largest ton in western india. but now these rooms and hotel lobbies are emptied during peak season. plunging the struggling industry into further uncertainty and heavy losses for interest. and the business of dependent on it will not pick up the
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central forum to come an invalid to start properly. even today, the situation is such that the tourist rush is only felt on weekends and the hotels live. we can all be in the reopen, the board is last week for the 1st time since the panoramic began in march 2020. but new restrictions and testing requirement for inbound travelers. fuel by fears over the omicron variance means many have seated away. in 2019 tourism accounted for almost 7 percent of india, g, d, p, and 14000000 jobs. much of this income was generated before and visitors. but last year, as borders remain close to most travelers, the industry lost nearly 75 percent of its annual revenue. we know to store in the heart of new delhi was once bustling with international customers. today, small businesses like hayes are struggling to survive. what are shiny, dr levy? this has been done, but i hope there was science that international flights resuming woman. we thought
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we were going to start frequenting markets and business would pick up what ami grown. i don't know how long will have to leave before situation improves. many states, including you, delhi has one of the highest number of oma calling cases have limited gatherings through the end of the. some states have imposed nyesha and testing requirements for travelers. the prospect a you'll need the long awaited recovery for the traveler and hospitality industry has been put on hold. travelling with an al jazeera new delhi, plenty more ahead on the news hour, including after months of warnings they, you take steps to punish poland for what he calls violations of a key treaty will tell you about a very special golden ring from the roman era. discovered by israeli archaeologists and coming up in school to painful twist for lebron james as his teen stephens,
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another defeat ah. the un security council has met to discuss the humanitarian situation in afghanistan. there be implemented a plan to provide aid and suspend sanctions. the nation of 38000000 is facing the food shortages and that may trigger another refugee exodus. afghanistan's economy has been crippled off to the u. s. withdrew its troops in august. christian salumi has the this developments from feeling the situation was getting extremely dire. in afghanistan with us, so many people in need of help due to a lack of cash flow in the country. china has said that the in this meeting, leading up to the vote on this resolution, which kind of clears the way for, for the money to get in that, that, you know, those,
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the sanctions are against individuals or against entities. humanitarian aid should automatically be exempt from that. this is for the people not for those who are on the sanctions list, but the united states said that agencies had a right to be concerned and that by passing this resolution, it would clarify that there are in fact exemptions for humanitarian aid. through this resolution we have proposed today, the security council can decide to exempt humanitarian assistance to enable more life saving, aid and other activities to meet basic human needs of the people of afghanistan. the resolution was welcomed by the humanitarian chief here at the united nations. martin griffith, he said he's been calling for the counsel to do something to help the situation there. he said this will allow the un to bring in much needed aid according to plans that they've been developing a just when they most crucially need it. the humans won't food program has
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announced it will have to reduce rations for 8000000 people in yemen. choose who a lack of funding. the cutbacks will stop from january and the un agencies warning of serious consequences is hunger, rises. the country has been on the brink of famine since 2016 because of the civil war. at w. f pe says 5000000 people are close to starvation. i b a t fund, he's a senior spokeswoman with the world food program. she says the ide budget set aside for yemen has shrunk due to multiple global crises. these cuts are coming at the worst possible time. for the 13000000 people who are dependent on the welfare programs, assistance to survive. $5000000.00 people are on the brink of a fan of famine, and these are the ones that were going to keep their food rations in tax. but that is a huge risk to more millions, more. who are basically surviving every day on very meager resources,
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the wolf would put the needs $800000000.00 to maintain the current level of food assistance for the next 6 month. at this in 2022 w. p needs at $2000000000.00. that's huge amount of money because we're assisting over 13000000 people and that's just with, with the badly enough food basket to keep people alive. now, donors have given and provide the funding in, in this year, around with fundraising, 1400000000, but the nice growing piece that's, you know, that's higher than our ability to continue to generate resources. also, there are a lot of humanitarian crises that on the world, you know, type food, hurricane food crisis from south to then i've got his plan, which is making get extremely difficult for, you know,
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situations and emergencies like yemen to stay on the funding. you know, on the, to get the generate funding at this very level of competition for short or small resource. libya is elections, commission is proposing that the country is presidential paul take place next month on the 24th. the vote had been scheduled for these friday, but the ballot has been mine by disputes over rules and regulations. alec trainer reports from tripoli, just 2 days ahead of what had been scheduled as the 1st round of a presidential election. he high national elections commission released a statement suggesting polling people's pond for a month to january 24th. more than 2 and a half 1000000 people had already picked up their cards for the december 24th vote . but the whole process has been marked by controversy about rules and regulations
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. many say without a constitution, a presidential election will only lead to more division and conflict. it's now clear, it won't go ahead as scheduled. i did call morse, is a member of parliament. he says the delay was expected that of another number. we were expecting that the elections weren't going to happen on december 24th. but now setting a new date will also be a contentious issue. from a legal standpoint, the parliament must agree with the high council of state on a new date. the question now is them as how long will the postponement be far and will they come to an agreement on a constitutional framework anyway? according to a previous political agreement, the parliament basin eastern libya and the high council estate in the west must agree on a constitutional framework to hold the elections. that never happened. here in this coffee shop in tripoli, some people tell us they don't think a presidential election is the way forward. i don't know. as far as elections are
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concerned, i think we need to have parliamentary elections 1st and then a presidential one. the parliament has been in power for several years and they haven't done anything. but my development to be, i'm happy the presidential elections on happening to hold elections. you have to have a foundation. now foundation is a constitutionally, if we don't have a constitution that identifies what kind of governing system we have yet, and the pal is a president, has we have, how can we vote for president on that? libya has seen 10 years of political divisions and conflict since the revolution that toppled, war more get duffy in 2011. the international community has painted presidential and parliamentary elections as the only way to unite the country, or without a constitution or legal framework. many here believe a presidential election will only further. the conflict mal trina al jazeera trib lou, still a hedge on al jazeera and certain times we look at what's behind
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a diet staff shortage in denmark. iraqis, straight out of straw on history and tradition, to transform one about dad's own neighborhoods and in sport will have an update on whether the world number one will be defending his astronomy and open title next month. ah hello, the weather remains a little unsettled to parts of the middle east, many northern areas of the middle east, if the truth been there. and you can see this large area cloud here, little band, a cloud, a little further south to that sinking its way further south is spent to shower or to into syria, lebanon jordan, once again, not says war, let or restore me as it has been recently having said that some showers they are just making the way into iran, heading over towards the caspian sea. see that where to weather just nothing. a
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little further research as we go through friday. now just redraw for the levant by this date. i'm pleased to say, but cool. enough 11 celsius there for damascus and for jerusalem, and co within of late to hear and cut much fresher, temperatures around 25 degrees celsius. meanwhile, the dry weather that stretches its way down towards the horn of africa. still the usual showers there across the equatorial belt majority of the showers are south of the equator. they are running out of angola, pushing towards zambia, zimbabwe, seeing some lively showers, not quite as wet throughout western side of south africa as it has been recently. but still some pretty wet weather into central and eastern parts. the wettest weather will make its way a little further east for the coming in behind, turning increased the weather for southern mozambique. ah, killing the debate, 90 percent of the world's refugees have come from
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