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the united states leads the world in banks of nations against the corona virus but it may not be enough to stop a new surge of infections president biden is calling on states to reinstate mask mandates and pleading with people to remain vigilant here in europe the astra zeneca shot is becoming the disasters it has saga possible side effects prompting germany to ban the vaccine for all people under the age of 60 as vaccination drives remain slow the message tonight better to be safe and late then sick and sore i'm burnt off in berlin this is the day. because of that for the people of europe right now that i hope that they can get rolling out the way we are here and i feel sort of the. earth is excited that it's
coming. although it's not. clear that it will not that if it were left on the brink yelling i have. also so much to be sorrowful. nearly 1000 americans today are still trying to cope tonight. as we approach 550000 test to see creek. also coming up at last year both gary is prime minister faced angry protesters demanding an end to his mafia government this year the prime minister and government remain instead of marching protesters are heading for the ballot box now but gary is gearing up for an unprecedented election with new parties and alliances . but according to the polls all of them fall short of
a parliamentary majority and then there is voter apathy only 45 percent of all bulgarian swak illegitimate to vote have indicated their willingness to do so. and to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and to all of you around the world welcome we begin the day with the persisting perils of the pandemic here in europe the number of new infections continues to rise have alarming rates at a french hospital doctors have now discovered another variant of the corona virus that may be more resistant to vaccines italy is now requiring all visitors coming from european countries to self isolate for 5 days and today germany banned the astra zeneca vaccine for people under the age of 60 signing fears over possible side effects on the other side of the atlantic there is more reason to hope and more reasons why that hope may soon be dash despite administering more than
$2000000.00 shots per day the u.s. is facing yet another surge in infections and it comes as many states lift restrictions including those all important facemask mandates last night the dangers facing the u.s. were evident in the face of the woman who leads the centers for disease control take a listen and i'm going to reflect on the crane feeling i have you know we have asked so much to look forward to some of the promise of virtue and all of where we are and so much reason for hope all right now i'm scared we have come such a long way great historic scientific break for impact and we are rolling m.r.i. very fast. and so i'm asking you to just hold on a little longer to get vaccinated when you can so that all of those people that ryall mom will still be here when this temperament and what we seen on the over the
last week or so is a steady rise of what we've seen before is that things really have a tendency just searched and searched and know that travelers up and i just worry that we will see the surges that summer animal and there again. you know the head of the c.d.c. they're obviously very worried about the situation in the u.s. the u.s. we have to say is one of the world's leading nations when it comes to vaccinations against the corona virus early in the pandemic the u.s. took a gamble in order to a large number of vaccines that were in early trials that gamble paid all the vaccines turned out to be very effective and the u.s. has a population of $328000000.00 already 20 percent of adults are now fully vaccinated that's $52000000.00 people and that includes nearly half of americans over the age of $65.00 and to give you a comparison across the european union only 5.3 percent of adults have received
both shots president biden expects to have enough vaccine doses available to all u.s. adults in just 3 weeks from now biden saying as soon as everyone in the u.s. has had a chance to be inoculated america will begin sharing its surplus shots with other countries the w's all over sell it has more. at a university campus in los angeles u.s. army soldiers are now fighting an invisible enemy their weapons of choice a syringe is loaded with a bio and take pfizer vaccine. below. the site today since then right you have your little card for 'd the items i just find. debbie share is about to receive her 2nd shot on. she is now one of the around 50000000 fully vaccinated
americans makes me feel very grateful that we here i mean of course we had the worst response really initially and now we're having the best backfill response but because of bad for the people in europe right now that i hope that they can get go rolling out the way we are here. the vaccination. site at california state university is one of the largest in the u.s. sergeant lewis herrera and his comrades who have been deployed to overseas missions like afghanistan are administering up to $8000.00 shots per day all right all done every day i'm very proud to be selected as a member to come out here and do this because at the end of the day we volunteered to protect our country to protect the people within it so if it includes administering vaccines and providing medical care that's what we do more here will congress that mission at the united states have come a long way in this pandemic from the world's hardest hit country to one of the
fastest nations in administering the vaccine a pragmatic rollout is one reason a new kind of vaccine nationalism is another one president biden vald that at this pace there could be enough vaccines for every american by the end of may a little bit about what. the federal emergency management agency takes pride in this new cooperation between the u.s. army national guard and her own authority it is very historic because the federal government f.e.m.a. has never done a back to nation site so this is a truly whole government approach we're working to get our partnership to make sure that this runs us movie as possible that people get in and out when they come here that they're not waiting a very long time and their experience is a good one. while the speedy rollout brings relief for many americans critics say the lack of exports to developing countries might cause new problems in the fight
against coal that 19. and my 1st guest tonight is a political science professor who says this pandemic is revealing why foreign policy and helps diplomacy or help policy should go hand in hand to the phones all teachers at the university of minnesota it was her paper in title health diplomacy in pandemic times that caught our attention i'm happy to welcome professor fiz all to the program professor it's good to have you with us maybe you can sort of south by telling us what do you mean exactly when you're talking about helps diplomacy thanks for having me on today i want to talk about health diplomacy i think of it as international aid or cooperation and that is being used for one of 2 main purposes either with the am of promoting health globally or locally or are to promote foreign policy and we're seeing health diplomacy used for both purposes
sometimes at the same time but sometimes not plenty touring company 18 pandemic and how do vaccination rollout how do they fit into this i know that the united states and the u.k. they've been accused of vaccine nationalism. well if a vaccine nationalism we mean prioritizing your own population for a vaccine ends then yes that's certainly what we're seeing in the case of the united states and also the united kingdom from a global health perspective this is of course quite problematic here i think it's really interesting to think about the call from dr tadros who is the director general of the world health organization and he made a suggestion a number of months back that country is that might have enough vaccine and to vaccinate their own health workers should then prioritize instead of their own the rest of their population naxa needing health workers globally and he saw this as a way of excel or aiding the end of the pandemic on
a global scale but of course from a political perspective this would be not only challenging but i think also infeasible domestically for leaders of country is that have developed and produced the is fact he is taxi and he would be really hard not to focus politically on vaccinating your own population but also as you were just discussing a moment ago both the u.s. and the u.k. despite being very rich countries have done exceptionally poorly in terms of their response to it but to cut it 19 and so you know there there is i suppose a public health argument for focusing on vaccine in countries that have had the highest disease burden but by that logic you would see much more vaccine going to countries like brazil which is not something that you see today what do. what do they do in this situation. well poor countries have if insofar as they're counting vaccinated or getting vaccine at all they're getting them from
a couple of swear says one is through kovacs which is the world health organization's that scene facility and that is primarily i think serving the poorest countries in the world countries that are maybe one or 2 rungs up on the economic ladder the lower middle income and some middle income country is are increasingly getting their vaccine ends found china and part of the reason for that is just supply and demand the astra zeneca phase are in a different a vaccine and are not really being made available to these countries and in some ways this is actually quite it's problematic in the sense that chinese banks and sign a farm signed of acting can see you know having received the same kind of public that ng and period as the vaccines that were developed in the united states and in europe and even again in the other direction vaccine has been peer reviewed in the lancet right now yet this is a very good point to make you right that the world needs a stronger multilateral health policy health diplomacy system where the pandemic
has shown as that very vividly about a quote from the paper that you wrote where you're talking about the world health organization and this is what you write the world it rose to the challenge of sars with unprecedented scientific collaboration in public health determination in coordinating the global response to w.h.o. aimed at the outset to help contain transmission in affected countries seal off opportunities for further international spread and prevent sars from becoming in demick we can not say this today can we were talking about the w.h.o. and this pandemic. no we cannot the w.h.o. has not there's certainly the impression and the world has gotten and i think there's a lot of accuracy to this is that the w.h.o. has not gotten such high marks and 20202021 as it might have been given
and 20 in 2003 during the sars epidemic that i think that there are a couple of reasons for this that we would want to keep in mind the 1st is that the w.h.o. is in a different place today than it was in 2003 in some ways i think the expectations and certainly the capacity is the w.h.o. were lower than and so it was it had maybe a lower bar to me than today the bar is a little bit higher but at the same time i think that are often times our expectations of the w.h.o. are too high it is of course the major international institution that is supposed to address global health but it is also an intergovernmental organisation its members are states and states are jealous of their sovereignty so they're not going to be very excited about giving the w.h.o. a lot of power to surveil their population and their health data reporting practices as we've seen during the kobe $1000.00 pandemic so i think we want to be careful about how how realistic our expectations are of what the w.h.o.
can do ok so nature of his all political science professor at the university of minnesota professor we appreciate your time in your insights tonight thank you it's been a pleasure. gary and chanting mafia of state and down with the government thousands of protesters of all ages across the country took to the streets last year demanding that the incumbent prime minister boyko or a solve his cabinet and the chief prosecutor resign over corruption allegations that did not happen or solved survive the protests and the protesters what did they achieve our correspondent funny for char reports tonight from sofia as bulgaria is gearing up for parliamentary elections this coming sunday april 4th this figure is turning heads in bulgaria's capital sofia a new opposition party called rise up muffy out ridiculing prime minister bloody
self many here consider him in corrie gibli corrupt as does dimiter dimitroff an activist in his twenty's we meet him in front of bulgaria's problem in building which used to be the house of the communist party that iran is long gone but autocratic rule is still present he says fortunately is a cop shared state institutions and the people working inside them do not serve the interest of the citizens but the interest of. the all the guards are all this demented joint thousands of others in nationwide anti government protests last year they took to the streets to express their frustration over politicians when rich themselves disregard the rule of law and protect powerful tycoons at the center of the corruption allegations of head of the ruling party he survived the protests.
and the protesters the protests then or g. died of both the protest scholtz europe and the world the real face of our prime minister who sleeves next to a pile of gold of hundreds of euro and a good on his bet now bulgaria is gearing up for an unprecedented election with new parties and alliances. but according to the polls all of them fall short of a parliamentary majority and then there is voter apathy only 45 percent of all bulgarians who are eligible to vote have indicated their willingness to do so whom to vote for a debate over a cup of tea even an autonomous they too called for the resignation of what he saw and his cabinet last year they too dream go for change but there was no direct outcome from the process and it's like saying the home like for change
is there but like nothing in it it happened also when disappointing us and also a lot of people from the political parties go to protests and kind of. yaz tried to take adventure advantage of it but he softened his party get reelected they say they've considered leaving bulgaria for good but the country has already seen many of its educated youth leave in the past and the method he says he wants to stay he decided to turn his anger into politics and he's now running as a candidate for an opposition alliance called democratic book area hoping to reenergize the protesters that no longer come to this square. well for more tonight i'm joined by peter chillicothe he's a political scientist and sociologist in sofia he is the author of ethnic entrepreneurs' unmasked political institutions and ethnic conflicts in contemporary
area mr jellicoe it's good to have you with us tonight the very poor reporting. good evening to you the report that we just saw it paints a bleak picture the activist calls bulgaria a captured state who have stolen it. well i don't think exact their movie to say that the country has been stolen. your state or state capture isn't there in political science which means basically situations of the state are not working nor serving the public good but their work as far as interests and all the guys is concerned so that we catholics systematically corruption in the country so i think while the myth of says one of the people who have been interviewed it is an action correct not who has stolen it it's a rather big topic but we can say that the political elite which is ruling bulgaria
which includes according to well according to the official data the core of the ruling party and will get together according as well. though of the results of the parliamentary elections we had a party like m.r.f. which is not officially a member of the government but the part which has a serious effects on the government and we can say that the politicians from this would party form sort of only garko or at least the risk in the cation of done you can't i'd like you to take a listen to what the nato secretary general un stoltenberg had to say this week take a listen we fully supports the efforts by bulgaria to tackle russia's malign activities on its territory i think it is in bulgaria as is a pattern of russian behavior where they try to undermine. our democratic institutions to fit in and domestic ample it takes and we know that the fia has
expelled a string of russian diplomats for spying can you tell us how pervasive is vladimir putin's influence in your country. well i can give you some data which i think will be quite unlike thing from 2080 there has been all which indicating that 70 percent of bulgarians like russian president vladimir putin this is an exact or so we can say that russia is russian president are very popular in bulgaria according to the same poll 37 percent of the bulgarians are actually in favor of an autocratic government and only 42 percent are in favor of democracy so i'll say that this type of strong can't all 3 theron role is quite popular in bulgaria but just to get some other qualification and insight to that we have the official reports on the rise of human rights in bulgaria by the american department of state
which has been very critical actually of bulgaria talking about. strong dependencies as far as the judicial system is concerned so there is systematic bias in the operation the judicial system there has been censorship as well in the media and the this report is and also criticizing the state of human rights in bulgaria not only in general but the king directly about police brutality in particular police brutality against their government brought this the protests there which you are active in the summer of 2028 and then just a final note a famous british political scientists of course called mark not at all he says that corruption is the strongest ally of russia in the balkans and he will get i've got the systematic problem with corruption according to transparency international is constantly run as the most corrupt state and european union let me ask you before
we run out of time there is one study that says between 5 and 19 percent of votes in bulgaria elections are bought people get money favors even food in return for their vote. is beaucaire true democracy. i would said that there are quite far away from democratic idea you know i don't think and you where in the world you can see a true democracy as it is that because in the books but we are more i think going in the direction of the retailer and no 3 terran regime it is will do is suggesting to place ok mr to look off political scientists and sociologists joining us tonight from sophia we appreciate your time and your insights tonight thank you thank you with the world hasn't seen or heard much from a former u.s. president trump since he left office twitter and facebook permanently banned him after the january 6th insurrection at the u.s.
capitol those 2 platforms were trumps a direct line of communication to his base and to the world so what's a former commander in chief without a platform to do well create his own platform and that is exactly what trump and the former 1st lady milan you have done this week they watched a website that celebrates the 45th president of the united states and it does it in typical trump style which means a history told as donald trump wants it to be told i give you an example one paragraph reads when the coronavirus plagiarized from china afflicting every nation around the globe president trump began refilling the country's depleted stockpiles of medical supplies. now the biden administration says that when it it took power from trump it found stockpiles of medical supplies that were completely empty. well the day is nearly done the conversation it continues online you'll find us on
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