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950 to change their lives dramatically. elizabeth became queen phillip her prince consort soon became well known for his quips he was even reported to have asked the queen after her coronation where did you get that hat that won him a warm place in british hearts that he wasn't fond of playing the role of an extra in countless televised appearances was no secret still he fulfilled his duties with an elegant if sometimes doubted the distance. award ceremonies receptions opening philip was never without a joke of some kind even when he was given a set of headphones as a gift to do good produce through focus was. the death of princess diana 997 was an anguishing low point in the life of the winds as. the monarchy faced days of mounting disapproval until queen elizabeth spoke openly
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of her grief do you feel it was a source of strength to the queen. or for me as we went through the full. closures and tribulations of bringing up children or nephews somewhat both but i think all children of god or all the world are going to different and difficult and demanding circumstances. his descendants including prince charles next in line to the throne and grandsons william and harry stole the royal heritage through the many highs and lows of the early 21st century. in the course of 70 years he visited over $140.00 countries and gave more than $5000.00 speeches will be remembered the world over for his calm irreverent wings. joining me in the studio as did every reporter alex forrest watching alex prince
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philip a lifeless ordinary but nevertheless managed to win find his way into the public's heart how did you go about doing that yes rebecca he did and you get the sense of that in that report just with some of the comments about his his wit some of his perhaps not necessarily so. careful with some of the language in the jokes that he made but i think that did win him a lot of operation because he appeared very very human and you have to remember that prince philip was marriage to princess elizabeth they got married when they were very young she was only 27 when she became queen not just of england or of britain but also of the commonwealth and suddenly he had to give everything up he had heard often expect much earlier than expected when her father died he had to give everything up including his role in the royal navy and he had to be by has side consulate a steadfast presence all the time and i think he found that very difficult to begin
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with and had to learn how to play that role and so he threw himself into being a public servant he was involved he was a patron of many many charities hundreds of charities in fact from conservation all the way to something called the juke of edge and borough ward which he set up himself which enabled younger people such as myself to get out and do activities to help people and to get a medal at the end of it and i think all of that just made very popular with people particularly the older he got and he didn't give up that public service role until he was in his ninety's incredible really now of course tributes have been pouring in on social media let's take a look at some of them run now the president of the commission of the fallen has tweeted her condolences i'm saddened to hear of the passing of his voile highness prince philip i'd like to extend licenses sympathies and. majesty the queen the royal family and the people of the united kingdom on this very sad day german
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foreign minister mosque has also extended his condolences he said we are deeply saddened by the loss of his royal highness prince philip our thoughts and prayers go out to the royal family to the people of the commonwealth and all who loved him dearly he lived a long life of service to his country. yeah and just picking up on matter actually angular merkel the german chancellor has also spoken of her great sadness at prince philip's death saying his friendship with germany his straightforward nature and his sense of duty will remain will remain an forgotten yeah a real sense of sadness coming from across the world understandably but what's been the reaction in the u.k. yes well officially people are not supposed to be laying flowers or showing their support by visiting councils or palaces such as windsor castle but people have been doing it because they do feel very strongly and very sad about the death of prince
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philip known as the edinburgh is a book of condolence that people are consign online but i think for many that that's not enough for them we do know that flags are already flying at half mast across or government buildings and of course all the palaces and councils and that will they will remain at half mast until his funeral now despite his very senior royal status he wasn't really one so pomp and ceremony he really wasn't which probably explains why he is not having a state funeral and there will be no lying in state apparently he didn't want all the fuss and thought that apparently didn't think that he was important enough for that he will lie at rest in windsor castle before a royal ceremonial funeral instant george's chapel there and there will be a military precession now it is particular that prince philip died just 2 months before he was going to turn $100.00 and he obviously leaves behind 4 children 8
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grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and of course a wife to whom he was married to a 70 year is who you can imagine must be absolutely devastated salute and well alex thank you very much for coming in today to me reporter alex forrest what. well let's head now some of the other stories making headlines around the world this hour russia has defended a recent buildup of troops on its border with ukraine moscow is calling it a territorial right the kremlin says it's prepared to quote defend its citizens in the donbass region of ukraine. amazon warehouse workers in the u.s. state of alabama have voted against forming a union union leaders were hoping the election would lead to a new era of worker activism many southern states including alabama has passed so-called right to work laws that teil unions abilities to mandate jews and other nations. he use drug regulator is reviewing the pool of rare blood clots and
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for people who had johnson and johnson's code at 19 that same pay medical agency is also expanding its investigation into astra zeneca has shot to include reports of a bleeding condition. german chancellor angela merkel is set to take power away from the 16 federal states to decide on coronavirus restrictions a new plan will say the central government takeover germany is battling a brutal 3rd wave of infections and regional decision making has led to a confusing patchwork approach if i want to go shopping in berlin i can do that if i get tested beforehand here i can do that right in front of the shopping center and to test the free. the testing goes in an out and the shopping can begin with peace of rapid tests many cities are restrictions meanwhile in other places new carpet measures are implemented and curfews put in place. everywhere in the country the rules are different leading to confusion for many.
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nobody knows anymore what different good nations are right now to move you toward a 3 i think it's chaos especially if you look at the different vaccination strategies and belinda very good in lower saxony it's a disaster it is just not working because north the nordic politicians are going back and forth and want to distinguish themselves with new proposals but the scientists they're doing a much better job. and they have very clear on what you need. needs right now. is in the movie if we look into our mobility analysis and we see that context has not been reduced as much as during the 1st lockdown and that's why we need to come back to it because we're dealing with a new variant b 117 which is spreading faster but the only way to do that is through a coherent systematic intensive and maybe shorter knock down look here at the
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chancellor's office angle america is calling for a strict and nationwide lockdown but federal states have the decision making powers in the fight against the pandemic and the states have very different views especially now that the election is in pain a start i mean lash out from north rhine-westphalia and michael certifying the various fighting over the cd use candidacy for chancellor is the political management of the crisis going out of hand this is a moment or just politicos are good politicians always say we have to make long term decisions but actually they're thinking of the next election that's why they want to avoid uncomfortable inconvenient decisions decisions people won't understand but that's a mistake because in times of crises people want security and they are also prepared to take responsibility but politicians have to delete the weight of what is most informative. straightforward covered measures that is what people are calling for here in germany stricter laws could now ensure this the political
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discussion continues. announced to the swedish mountains where a surge in visitor numbers in recent years is starting to take a toll on the environment and it has tourism operators locking horns with reindeer herding. nature at its best mountains open spaces reindeer this is the game plan triangle in sweden it is one of the most popular mountain trails in office everything nature lovers could wish for and they come in droves but their presence has an unfortunate side effect in the 3rd place a cyclist causes one type of wear run and other and the hiker 3rd erosion has increased significantly in the harbor that. visitors are not allowed to harm or disturb the reindeer that graze in the area but as the wear and tear on nature increases reindeer owners are becoming increasingly concerned that they are probably the 4 when reindeer don't get enough peace they produce fewer calf's the reindeers are disappearing from record say
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a dozen for afraid not now the future of the mountain stations hangs in the balance in 3 years' time the lease for 2 of them will be renegotiated reindeer owners have suggested shutting down some stations that's something the tourism industry wants to avoid 0 for natasha not we've been here since 885 our goal is to be able to stay and work in the area the important thing for us is outdoor life to continue in some form and i think i scored in all 4 of the tourists seem to be open to doing their part. if it disturbs the wildlife i'll have to adapt my behavior of course i do not want to disturb nature in that case i may look for other options. you have to spread people out more i don't think there are too few mountains for us weeds but people are all gathering in the same places unfortunately tensions are unlikely to resolve by themselves this summer a record number of visitors is expected. that's also not coming up after the break
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all the latest on the pandemic and now because of 19 special reports follow us on twitter for all the latest headlines and some news and analysis check out our website w dot com i'm rebecca written symbol and thanks for watching days of. the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. has the rate of infection been developing what does the latest research say. information and contacts the coronavirus up to 19. on t w. one out of 8 people suffering from hunger. the world food program is fighting over
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worldwide and. join the fight. can you imagine a life. well i'd rather not but how will the world look after the pandemic alone welcome to the show i'm seeing beardsley in berlin that was sociologist richard sennett with whom we spoke on monday as part of our week long exercise of imagining life after the pandemic that is the aspects of society or even our daily lives that could be changed for the better we've been asking researchers from around the world for their biggest lessons for the past year and a half here's what we've heard so far. has the pandemic changed how we live will
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social distancing become the new norm the danger in this is you naturalised the extreme. to zoom or even working from home a nice solution full time. to do that. covert breaking showed our society isn't a shock proof as some believed a bitter pill especially for the western world some of us we can learn obviously one is that it pays to build in a bit of slack in the system will resilience and also we shouldn't depend so much on supply shades for manufacturing so i think we've learnt that it's worthwhile to have resilience that maximum efficiency what we see is that and most countries also have. take that they have stocks for only a few days you're very much dependent on other countries once the point is closed that they're greedy poses
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a problem to. the stock supermarkets. obviously crisis taught us for future planning. you've learned the lesson that if you spend a dollar in advance to overt a crisis you will save millions of dollars well if the crisis hits the experience of the damage has excess rated the effect of inequality has which many of us think are far too great anyway and i hope we pressure to reduce them. what can the pandemic teach us about climate change. climate change does not however where does pfizer or burner or astra zeneca go or whatever they're going to come over the vaccine or build that you're going to get bought in climate change will be solved i hope the break messages that we have to live in coexistence with meet your definition is a huge thing. or researchers there we've heard from over the past week and we're
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not done yet today we're exploring a final question what has the pandemic taught us about sustainable growth earlier i spoke with sunscreen dixon's a clave she's co president of the club of rome that's an organization that for decades has warned about the perils of economic growth at all costs i asked centering if the race to grow economies in the years ahead will come at the costs of sustainability. well i'm hopeful not but i do think that we are starting to see that in some of the every farming recovery plans and the money that was supposed to be allocated to mark green as social initiatives is not necessarily going in the direction that we would hope we are actually in the process and myself involved in a series of different conversations with european member states to try to convince them to definitely allocate that money into programs that will create the resilience that we need to face future crises so i would say that unfortunately short termism within political cycles and also thinking only of an economic reboot
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which is predominately linked to certain industries won't get us to where we need to go to build the recently instead we actually need across europe and across the globe i get the sense from talking to people and personally for myself as well that everyone's looking for a sense of normality when this pandemic is over a core principle that the core founding principle the club of rome has been that growth as normal is not sustainable is this pandemic a chance for politicians to signal a new direction or is that the wrong time to signal that given that the public maybe feels like it's already sacrificed a lot. i think the pandemic is absolutely the right time to demonstrate to people and tap into their consciousness they themselves have lived through this pandemic and understood what is most essential their lives their livelihoods access to food access to clean water access to public spaces where they can actually go in
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feel revitalized so nature and forests etc but what we're seeing is that those people that are ready for that shift are not getting the signals actually from their governments you're right the governments are going back to business as usual and you know there is that have taught phrase for the moment that we need to build back better but many of us are indicating 1st of what you can't build back glaciers you can't build back some of the things that we've destroyed for the last 50 years the club of rome has indicated that actually we're not just going to have one crisis it's not just going to be a parent or a climate change crisis it's going to be a series of crises and my deep worry is that short termism within the public sphere is actually not allowing for leaders to seize this opportunity and work with citizens we have seen that actually cold it has transformed communities we should
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be building on that transformation to balance florence differently to grow differently to bring in more equitable well distribution people who actually are ready to ensure and want to be assured that they can have access to vaccines access to good healthcare access to to the most important essential in their lives and even though there's been a bonanza in lying of people buying i do think that if we can't back in fact citizens have said in countless surveys but they are ready to shift their lives to take into consideration already the health care and their way but also a future crisis. you would say the politicians are the ones who aren't signaling right now that they're ready to push that further along but are they hearing themselves from their citizens are their next on the line 1st of all is that always the great tension about that short term what people want now whether it's the trip to the maldives for example whether it is the ability to buy whatever they want
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whenever they want versus their long term fears are those they often have both at the same time. again i'm not sure the politicians are listening really to people i think they listen to what they want to listen to they listen to special interests that we do know that corporations have a great deal power and the way in which our politicians think and also look at economic growth i guess all of the surveys that are coming back are indicating that people understand that we're facing a series of different crises and they do want to change change is difficult and it's complex and if we don't have brave leadership that understands the complexity that understand systems approaches in order to actually build a reselling and that we need for future generations then we aren't going to get there so there needs to be an approach taken by leaders and what's interesting is that when we look at those economies they truly have made this shift so for the moment we have 5 condominiums that have actually moved to well being economies that
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are looking at social economic and environmental indicators together and they're moving beyond that g.d.p. growth scenario those economies are finland iceland wales. abstract scotland. and new zealand and new zealand and all of those economies actually are very much shifting into this area and what's really interesting for me is to see that actually through coal but they're also the economies that have managed the pandemic the best because they've started to deal risk the system pendency on only production we have to remember that value chains and production has been totally disrupted by kogut and it is those economies and those companies by the way that truly take into consideration what that disruption is going to do that our big 8 becoming much more resilient. sundering dixon the clave there co
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president of the club of rome i spoke with her earlier and we go now to our science correspondent derrick williams who is this week with his own vision for a post kind of a future. if you don't have your health you don't have anything what more can we do to keep as many people as possible as healthy as possible. this week is about visions for a post covert world so i want to talk for a 2nd about a fundamental change in perception that i personally view as as a loan overdue now a minimum standard of health for all is in srong mind in several international agreements including the 948 universal declaration of human rights but over 70 years later this pandemic has once again focused
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a glaring spotlight on how very very far away we still are from actually providing equitable medical care to everyone at the same time it's highlighted that none of us are safe until all of us are protected even those who can't afford it and it's in everyone's best interest to provide comprehensive movie care and vaccines to everyone but the 1st question everyone asks is always who's going to pay for it and for me that's the crux of this very fundamental problem health is still way too closely tied to making money we've monetized medicine and and that needs to change don't get me wrong there's no question that a model treating medicine as just another way to pursue. profit that it also helps
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to drive innovation whether it's at a pharmaceutical giant or or a doctor's practice or were at the insurance companies that finance at all but but i personally don't think that will ever be able to provide decent health care to all as long as we continue to treat health care as a product something to be bought and sold like a like a car or or a smart phone i believe we've reached a point in human history where high quality universal medical care shouldn't be seen as as a utopian dream but as an achievable goal. who knows maybe the pandemic will help push us in the right direction and this week was about visions so so that's my hope for wish for a post coded future. right
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that's it for our team here at our weeklong look at life after the pandemic we thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again so. the for.
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the folks you feel more intimate the planet. featuring. a meal i was filthy from the dreams and to me it's clear remains true. solutions are also. joining me for a deep dive into the green transformation from a fee for the. 6.
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got some hot tips for your buck. list. some great cultural importance to. you're watching a show coming up today we take a closer look at myanmar's crisis through its neighbor india what it's doing with refugees escaping the myanmar military along its borders and what exiles already in india have to say. plus we'll find out why a covert pandemic actually improved life for this fisherman and why researchers are taking notice.

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