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'these whether these antibodies to give the protection that seems to be suggested here? and for how long? the truth is we don't have a final answer on that yet. this of course isa answer on that yet. this of course is a new virus that's only been around for seven or eight months. we are still learning about it all the time. nota are still learning about it all the time. not a scientific consensus yet on how much if any immunity having had the virus perhaps gives you for how long? there is no consensus on that. we just don't know. what they do now is what happens with other coronaviruses in almost always it confers some level of immunity on you for at least a short time. so the scientists are now discussing, could there be a case that tested positive in the past? now we have much more testing and more reliable testing what those people don't have to quarantine a second time. i think particularly as we look into the winter, at the moment there aren't very other types of wellness is
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going wrong. in the winter people will be coming down with koss and cold and things that they might think our coronavirus. and being told that you have to quarantine for ten days or two weeks is going to be a very big impact on public services ina very a very big impact on public services in a very big impact on the economy. normally you could harm to yourself for a couple of weeks when you have a cold in november. looking at different ways they might be able to try and reduce that when the winter comes. this is an obvious way of doing it. i do think it comes with some risk as you say because we don't really know for sure how long if you tested positive was it six months ago do you have to quarantine or was itjust last week? it's not clear i think perhaps in the end it's going to be at ministerial decisions to make. coincides with ministers today new roll—out for coronavirus and flu which can give results in 90 minutes. it also i suppose, it raises the prospect is the paper since they are, of immunity passports. gosh, it seems like eons ago that that was first
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discussed. obviously, this would be a huge breakthrough if they were able to deliver at wide scale these 90 minute test. and the people with immunity passports. we have to look at where we are now and where we are right now is that they can't meet the adult care regime that was previously made. they are not able to deliver the necessary kits to aduu to deliver the necessary kits to adult social care so that you're not seeing residents and care home staff in tested with the regularity that the government considered to be necessary. bearing in mind that these are some of the hardest hit areas throughout the most acute time of inspection. it seems hard to believe that any meaningful case would be able to reach this 90 minute turnaround tests and immunity passports. still if you're trying to request a test from public sources you should only do so if you have symptoms. even though we know that
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that's a little bit contradictory when there's lots of people that may be asymptomatic, carriers of the virus stopped it's useful, it's a positive idea, we are a long way off base on current progress. jack, the new york times feature on the front page as always carrying the virus homejust page as always carrying the virus home just looking page as always carrying the virus homejust looking at page as always carrying the virus home just looking at the plight of ethiopian migrants will stop returning home, all their work is dried up elsewhere. 0ne respiratory therapist in the whole country. really depressing but important story looking at the potential impact this virus could have in countries thatjust impact this virus could have in countries that just don't have the health infrastructure that we have in the west. we thought we had the greatest health systems in the world and we've been overpowered by this virus. it hasn't really happened to that extent and nobody seems sure why. that doesn't mean it's not going to. new york times talking about thousands of migrant workers have been working abroad suddenly finding there's no work for them
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because economies are just being shutdown. and being forced to go home and potentially bringing the virus with them from more widely hit areas. just what disaster that could be in countries that don't have the infrastructure to deal with that kind of outbreak. anna, we've seen how drastic the pandemic has been now and affecting india which could well be overtaking other countries in terms of cases there. yes, we have to see this as still a very fresh story. so far as it covers less developed countries. you also have to remember the level of on the ground reporting, the level of media amplification that these rates get. we aren't necessarily seeing low rates of deaths or infections in lots of parts of africa and. some horrendous stories about some nights and some of the poorest hospitals and some of the poorest hospitals and poorest countries i think it was zimbabwe where they had an horrific
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story of several babies dying in one night. especially the wider strain coronavirus had put on hospitals. 0ften there's a lag to get the proper, accurate reporting from these countries to understand what's happening. we also have this co nsta nt happening. we also have this constant problem of comparing country to country to country when they have different testing regimes. it's very hard for us to get a scale of outbreaks elsewhere. in many insta nces. of outbreaks elsewhere. in many instances. and it's only very likely to get worse. we've also seen there may be more cross—border migration, ethiopia is a rare example. because you have so many migrant workers working in the persian gulf and returning it now because they aren't able to access health care there or they've been told they have to go home. they also import workers for other parts of the african continent. also countries losing sweet neck losing out on remittances. so that money that could be sent home to their nations to support wider families. the economic tilt there as well from
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people, migrant workers not being able to send money home is huge. let's go back to the telegraph, jack. juan carlos, former king going into self—imposed exile. i'm old enough to remember the role he played a0 years ago. following the death of franco in the return to democracy and spain. the last few yea rs democracy and spain. the last few years just soaked in scandal and controversy for him and indeed the royal family. yes it's a shocking story. he's one of the real horror somet heroes of european democracy ina somet heroes of european democracy in a way. the way he dealt with after franco and just transform spain completely. so to see what's happened over the last few years with financial scandal after scandal really mired in the point to where as you say, he's going into exile. he says for the good of the royal family. it started to strike me, can you imagine a disgraced member of the royal family having to go into exile? imagines that happen here 0b
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quite a thing, what nick was not one of the rumours as he's trying to get to the dominican republic. and that hasn't been confirmed. it's worth pointing out that his father was living in exile during franco dictatorship. and a more serious point is that there is a call now, a growing call for a return to republicanism in spain. because not only the scandals ofjuan carlos but also the sister and brother—in—law of the president king philippe a. it's a family with a lot of issues i think it would be fair to say. there is all kind of questionable financial connections there at the moment. some including the middle east, some including a lot closer to home that will present legal issues going forward. i inc. it's got a french kind of momentum about it. certain forms of republican
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sentiment not just certain forms of republican sentiment notjust in spain. i think there are wider questions and the role of the royal family in the uk following the departure of the duke and duchess of sussex. following the ways of allegations regarding prince andrew and his very famous newsnight interview and the questions that surround him and the relationship with jeffrey epstein. surround him and the relationship withjeffrey epstein. when they aren't meant to uphold standards in public life and they failed to do that you always see these waves at the public consciousness that if you're not there to set the right standards that we have quite an bit like my questions about what you are therefore for them in a way you have more of a ceremonial, charity focused type... quite the not the same strain of republicanism in this country. but i take your point. just before we get inundated with e—mails and texts from some of our views on that. let's just look at the main story. russians hacked cabinet ministers. we've known about this,
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dominic raab has alluded to this. this apparently, the ea mail account of derek fox. we don't know if it was his personal account or whether it along to his files. it's pretty shocking stuff. still an ongoing police investigation. this is a really big deal. this is story has come out in drips and drops. but if it's what's being reported is correct this is the first real, clear—cut case of actual russian attempt at interference in the uk general election. that feels like a seminal moment to me. obviously, if the thinking behind it was to help jeremy corbyn it wasn't a terribly successful one. nevertheless, that doesn't make it any less serious. and as you say, the investigation is ongoing. not been officially confirmed or officially explain really what happened. 40 seconds, just a quick comment from you and we
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will discuss this more for the second of the papers. quick reaction from you on this one. we have to remember these are communications of then cabinet secretary. that's what makes it so very very serious. it doesn't matter which account it was they carry certain significance from security perspective because of who he was and how he was serving the country at that time. we can expect much more to come out from this further news reports and i think we can expect probably dominic raab to build on his initial statement which was relatively vague circumstances here. look. i hope we have more time to discuss on the news channel will be able to see in about 35 minutes' time. but for the time being both of you thank you very much for taking us you thank you very much for taking us through the first look at the first editions of the national and international papers.
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hello there. we've got mixed fortunes of weather for tuesday. it does look like low pressure moving into northern and western parts of the uk, bringing quite a lot of cloud, wind and also rain. it will be very wet for parts of northern ireland and western scotland through the day, but it will be dry the further south and east you are with more sunshine and it will feel warmer as well. this is the culprit, this area of low pressure moving in off the atlantic, starting to bring in the rain initially to northern ireland and in scotland. quite a few isobars on the charts, will be pretty windy as well. initially that rain will be heavy, you can see the brighter colours over northern ireland, pushing across the irish sea into the far north of england and into scotland. it is western scotland, the western highlands, which is going to see the rain really piling up by the end of the day. a windy day to come as well, a0 or 50 mile an hour gusts
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across the north west. a breezy day further south, but as i mentioned, the further south you are, the better chance you have of staying dry, seeing the sunshine and feeling warmer, 23 or 2a degrees here. a bit disappointing further north, the mid to upper teens celsius. through tuesday night, the rain begins to slip its way southwards into much of northern england and into north wales as well. further spots of rain further north, much drier across southern areas. we will start to import a milder, more humid air mass from the south—west, and temperatures won't fall much below 15 degrees on tuesday night. into wednesday, we still have this area of low pressure and the weather front. again, it will be a breezy day, a lot of cloud with mist and murk across northern and western areas. we will start to see some rain also pushing across the irish sea and into wales and western parts of england, but again, the further south and east that you are, although breezy, it will be drier with some sunshine and we are re—importing some warmer air now, so 25 or 26 degrees is possible. a bit warmer as well further north. now, what happens towards the end
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of the week, these weather fronts become squeezed out and they fade away, as this area of high pressure builds in over the near continent. then we really start to tap into some hot air across spain and france, on a southerly wind, and that warmth will advance its way northwards pretty much across the whole country through thursday and particularly into friday. so, warmer day on thursday for all and friday with some good spells of sunshine, it will turn hot again in the south—east but the peak of the heat through friday and into the start of the weekend.
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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. spain's former king, juan carlos — at the centre of multi million dollar corruption allegations — announces he's leaving the country. a million workers are asked to stay at home in australia's second city, melbourne, as it fights a rise in new coronavirus infections. new 90 minute tests for coronavirus and flu are to be rolled out next week, mostly in hospitals in england. and tributes tojohn hume, the nobel peace prize winner who helped end the troubles in northern ireland, who has died at the age of 83.

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