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ah, ah ah ah ah, this is d w news coming to live from berlin authorities in europe and in the us scramble to slow the spread of the only chron variance, the netherlands heads into christmas loft del closing pubs and shops. while in the u. s. experts fleet with population to get boosters and think twice about traveling
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. also coming up chile, alexa left his candidate to become it's next president for student protests liter, gabrielle burridge, one that convincing victory over his paul right rival and in buddhist league of football, fryeburg, leapfrog labor cozen to jump into 3rd place in the last match before the winter break. ah hello, i'm terry martin. good heavy with this. authorities on both sides at the atlantic are scrambling to slow a highly contagious variant of the corona buyers. in the u. s. top health official, anthony fall, she is urging people to get booster shots, wear masks, and reconsider travel plans as the alma chron variant spreads. well, the one thing that's very clear, and there's no doubt about this as is extraordinary capability of spreading it's
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trans miss ability capability. it is just, you know, raging through through the world really. and if we're going to deal with our microns successfully vaccinated, people need to get boosted and obviously people who are not vaccinated clearly need to get vaccinated. now, more than ever. well, that's the advice in the us. as other european governments clamped down on public life to bottle the new strain, the netherlands has become the 1st to impose a strict lockdown over christmas for many across the netherlands. it's the variant that killed christmas thanks to the highly contagious omicron. the government has ordered all non essential businesses to shut till mid january christmas gathering limits. mean people will only be allowed for guests around the tree on the holidays . on the street, there was surprise not at all today as a debate over the control and we thought we had it under control that we done everything we could live for generic were fully vaccinated. you do everything you
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can to support society a bit. but in the end, it all goes wrong anyway, i was unable to able to get a google cups for walk like so. i thought that if the numbers started to increase i, i expected that there would be a strict to lockdown, but not so soon. thing you look down my new not new to my, the netherlands neighbors are watching the spy can amik ron cases with alarm. while germany has rolled out to christmas lock down the country is trying to slow or microns spread by severely restricting travel from the u. k. where the variant is rapidly becoming dominant, their britons health minister has said they will act if necessary to contain the viruses spread the plan b meshes denmark's already shot theaters and museums. the very end to counts for a 5th of new cases there. with all micron already present in around 90 come trees
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and spreading fast. the well look set to start to not the yet locked in battle with the korean a virus. let's bring in peter chin hong here he's a professor of medicine at the university of san francisco in of california in san francisco. good to see you, doctor general. we're seeing rapidly rising on the crown infections here in europe is the rest of the world on a similar path. the rest of the world, terry is definitely on a similar path. if not worse, we have to fast, no seat belts for what it will be a tremendous ride if you think about 3 things that will affect transmission and the population previous immunity. we know that omicron is 5 times more likely to be to cause re infection than other variance. vaccines have not had high uptake in many countries under round the world as low as 6 percent, which may not protect and don't even think about boosters. and the 3rd at risk mitigation, lot of pandemic fatigue, lot of mass,
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not where it. so i think we're in for right here in europe at least. and in the us as well. most governments are pushing people to get their 3rd vaccination, but will a booster be enough to get on top of this? here? it wouldn't be enough. terry, you'd still need the extra risk mitigation of factors like wearing mass doing diagnostic tests, but it does give us the best armor. if you think about some of the initial studies, 20 percent protection against infection. if you're a presentiment, omicron, if you get a boost, say you can go up to 55 to 80 percent, but again, not a 100 percent, so you need the other stuff. but we do believe that even with 2 doses, you will be protected against serious disease hospitalization and death perhaps, unless you're older and $65.00 or immune compromise. and you mentioned the risk of reinfection earlier with all micron, do we,
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do we have enough data yet to know how dangerous only cron is compared to the delta variant? well, i think the study from the university of hong kong or hong kong is instructed in this regard. they found that army kron produces 70 times more virus in the airways . but when you look in the lungs, there isn't a lot of virus. they're suggesting that it's very transmissible, without causing a lot of information in the organs. we do know that in south africa, in delta, you get about 20 percent hospitalization. with only kron to 2 percent, a study in you case showed no difference. but even if you do think that it's causing fuel hospitalizations, when you have a turbocharged, transmissible virus or even a small percentage of a large amount of people could potentially strain hospitals. what advice would you give people going into christmas week?
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well i think about the a, b, c, d e's is, says, says the destination you're going to high amount of virus or, and assess yourself of your immune compromise on boxing it all your old and 65. you may worry, be definitely getting a booster from what we discuss. i see boxing video show rent if they're eligible. de do diagnostic tests like rapid testing before going in and any gathering like a family reunion and e, everything else where? well fitted math and get your flu shot. dr. peter chin. hong thanks for talking with us. that was professor peter jen, hong at san francisco university, california, san francisco. my pleasure, terry. thank you. take a look at some of the other stories making headlines today. of voters and hong kong have mostly stayed away from a legislative election there in which all candidates were betted for their loyalty to beijing. the hong kong electoral affairs commission said voter turnout was just
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over 30 percent. many opposition candidates have been silenced, jailed or have fled the territory. the death chill from typhoon roy in the philippines has risen to 208, making it one of the deadliest storms to hit the country in years. rise slammed into the philippines last week, leaving a trail of destruction and forcing 300000 people to evacuate. japanese fashion, billionaire, you saca ms. iowa has returned to earth after spending 12 days on the international space station. my as our became the 1st space tourist travel to the international space station in more than a decade. but as i was also set to become the 1st private passenger flying to the moon on the space ex rocket in 2023 in south america, chileans have elected the leftist former student protest leader gabriel burridge. as their new president. following one of the most polarizing elections in decades,
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their supporters of the progressive social democrats celebrated the victory in santiago to chilly. borage ran on a platform in support of public education, healthcare and equal rights for indigenous and l. g, b, t q. people, his opponent for right ultra conservative. jose antonio cost phoned borage and conceded defeat cost was seen as the law in order candidate. let's bring in latin america expert. good to my hold. here. he works at the german institute for international and security affairs here in berlin. good, heavy with us now, gabrielle burridge is not only the youngest candidate who ever got elected in chile . he also got more boats than any other presidential candidate in the history of the country. how do you explain his success? he's a representative if a new generation he has about half of the age of the actual president sebastian era
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. and he's a representative of the student and social movements of the 2019 demonstrations of the 3. and it's the same time he represents a new generation of political actors because all the old parties of the transition period of the julian democracy, se losing place. and he's now on the front of a social movement government which will generate new topics, new electoral perspectives for the people. so a new generation of leadership, but the challenges that have been plaguing chile are still very much the same. what are those challenges that the new president will have to prioritize? he has been giving a clear program to the people even so the form of the development model and good
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bye to near lever a model that sheila has been the for around in the years of the past to kate's. and he wants to generate a new type of politics. this means that he has to come to a model to include the citizens on the street to generate new forums to make policy. and it's the same time to have the space with the constitutional assembly to write a new constitution. ok, there are pressing social and economic challenges in the country as well. he's a new general. he represents a new generation. you say, well, other countries in latin america also struggling, they've been looking for changes to or, or they've been watching the selection. how important is this election for other countries in the region? what will, what signal does it give to them? at the 1st sight, it seems that the progressive part of the political systems in latin america will
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be strengthened by this. but he may be clear that there is a heterogeneous cause cooperation between these different countries. lula is the o generation porridge. it's a new generation though. i think we will have a push to left oriented governments, but at the same time we have to be clear that they will be interested in quite different questions in the internal side. and portage will have some sort of new leadership that the old man can represent. go to my home from the german institute for international security 1st. thank you very much. you're welcome. you're watching d. w. news still to come. how bethlehem is celebrating. it's 2nd hand demick christmas. first we go to ethiopia. we're the leader of the ticker i region is blaming turkey. iran and the united arab emirates for fueling
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the countries crisis by providing military and financial support to the government . the country has been putting the civil war for more than a year now. forces from the to guy region have been battling government troops and a conflict that has drawn in neighboring eritrea as well. both sides are accused of committing atrocities and have taken and retake in territory with no cease fire in sight. meanwhile, tens of thousands of civilians have died and millions have lost their homes. corresponded maria, get nicholas gu traveled to the m hara region to meet some of the people who have been affected. this is all that is left of i you. but hans house to it. it was demolished by artillery fire, wendy tube in army and to grand forces clashed in the area yet i'm obama norman. hey, this is where the table was a whole. it's all broken now. we'll look at it. it was a nice house. it was beautiful and wonderful. beth she hid in the forest for 9 days
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. well to gran rebels, occupied her village on their way to the capitol hill about it and what we feared for our lives. we didn't know if they were going to kill us. we had children with us. we were scared or whatever. i was with my neighbors at night. it was very cold . with the conflict has not spared civilians. anderson and his village resident visit 21. people were killed by a romal antiquarian, rebel y'all. but in law mcgovern, in this mass grave, we buried 4 people per hole that they weren't soldiers yet. they were honest civilians. local people buried them. we collected the bodies after they left. and there were some bodies, which is how you know, had started to eat. hundreds of thousands of people have fled the violence my, me to bill at shoe and her children sought refuge in this makeshift camp inevitable hun. but she says it lacks everything i laid as another child. there is nothing to
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eat. we have children, and there are no clothes. people left their homes without their belongings. if we're being told it's safe to go back. but what we have to go back to, they burn down our houses. it's not just people's homes. public infrastructure has also been destroyed. this hospital investigate was heavily looted and could i could, i could throw a weird antibiotics here and now we have nothing around here. we had medicine to treat hypertension, mental health issues here on the day of the hospital was a referral center for 8000000 people that we thought were going on its weight material. you see here they just threw the symbol or this is trasha that but among it there also medicines which we could have used almost at the human effect on. but the medicine in the people in m hara already had difficulty accessing food. the war has made that worse, the un says armed men and local communities looted 8 warehouses such as this one. and the government accuses to grand forces of disrupting the harvest. and other
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light came on the crops from its short and ready to be harvested. so they destroyed them, not only the crops it had been harvested, but also those that hadn't been collected yet so well who love what? i got bold jim with the conflict has affected everything. these people and i'm her, are the ones we can see in the neighboring to gray region. a great humanitarian crisis is also unfolding, but no one is allowed to go there and report on it. but i now from the region by maria got and nicholas sca who filed that report. maria, the humanitarian impact of the war, and ethiopia has been horrendous. your report showed us an example, but what is the bigger picture look like? how many people have been affected? well, as the word continues, there are still millions of people of traps in the fighting in the 3 and northern region where the un says that over 9000000 people require to turn
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assistance, the civilians have been sometimes directly targeted by the conflict, but have also suffered the indirect consequences which are lack of food and lack of health facilities running water and electricity, and sometimes also services such as banking and telecommunication, the conflict as the company has been spreading throughout and far since last summer . in addition to the gray region, we've seen an increase in those humanitarian needs. and this has resulted in a massive placement for almost 2000000 people. integrate over half a 1000000 in them and over 250000. in far, according to the un. what about the conflict itself, maria a few weeks ago to grow and forces were making big territorial gains. now they've had to set back and blame turkey in the u. e for supporting the government. where to things stand now in the complex well,
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it said that the grain advance was halted about 200 kilometers north east of the capital at this about the government has also now taken he towns a key strategic towns such as bessie can bold and well the further north in the region there now support supposedly advancing towards a southern gray, while other towns such as the world world coverage side. lunney bella were already re taken back to grand for it says things are soon the volatile at the moment. but to grand horses do seem to have suffered a defeat, especially through through drone. and we'll have to see whether the fighting will continue to grow region as well as the to be an army moves up north or whether to grad forces will be focus their efforts and further west have the 2 sides in this war shown any interest in resolving things off the battlefield.
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while this would require the 1st step of a some type of negotiated ceasefire, so far all parties of the conflict say that they are in favor of peace, they accused the other sites of igniting the war. at the same time, none of the parties has expressed their willingness to halt a military facilities without a long set of preconditions, if reached at some point. but if the fire could open up the way up to 2 political negotiations, but so far, there's little hope for this. although they have been active efforts both by the united states and by the african union, by the african union. their invoices have been meeting with all parties to the conflict, but so far, all of them seem to want to endless conflict militarily and the fact that the government has retaken the territories. and i'm her. and we have further reinforced the narrative that the governments groups will be victorious in the near future.
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maria, thank you very much. that was maria nicholas go to in sudan, hundreds of thousands of protesters took the streets of khartoum on sunday to demand a transition to a civilian lead democracy. it's the latest in a series of demonstrations since military takeover in october. protests against the crew have continued even after the prime minister was reinstated, and several high profile political detainees were released from detention demonstrator say that's not enough. with this man is one of dozens injured off to security forces. use t a guess and stun grenade against protesters. in cartoon here, the battle for democracy is being fought on the streets. protest is want
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a civilian that government and military who've been clinging on to power in some form since 2019 say not yet. in october, they arrested prime minister abdullah hum duck and his cabinet and dissolved the government. and despite a deer last month, which took the prime minister out of house arrest and back into a power sharing arrangement with the military protesters and not satisfied, i thought of it. the revolution was driven by the sudanese people. the people will win and we will gain power. the military shouldn't be rolling, and the negotiations with them were a mistake. what we're now suffering the consequences of that modeling alumni, which is gonna move over within the day without done it's the 9th mass demonstrations since the update a clear. and despite the violence that protest is continuous of face,
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it looks unlikely to be the last. the corona virus pandemic is taking a toll on tourism around the world. the palestinian town of bethlehem known the world over as the birthplace of jesus, is usually festive and colorful this time of year. but with israel having closed its borders to most foreigners, bethlehem's residents are getting ready for a muted holiday season. christmas in bethlehem with the palestinian town, with ert as the birthplace of jesus. here on munger. square, the tree is once again the center of attention. there are fewer restrictions than last year, but life is not the same as before. the pandemic, which i have elected by i love bethlehem, i love coming here later. it's the 1st. i know actually the 2nd time i've been during the holidays last year with corona, it was impossible. i said this year i'd come with my friend lemonade had that issue
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. miles, i've been this mega span. it's great to be here. oh, i'm quite surprised. there are so many decorations stickler because i didn't expect much. ashley fin the that them and marked in the field once again this year, visitors from abroad will find it difficult to visit the occupied westbank. israel has closed its borders to foreigners, with few exceptions, for at least 4 weeks because of all me gone. most visitors, foby are up, is re lease and glucose palestinians. global situation is not so rude. we have a bad news about it is a new volume over covey 19. but despite of these bad news, we hope that makes the sound would be possible for the figures to come here to break lamb and to celebrate together with the locker to the scales. the church of the nativity has been well coming visitors for centuries. the building has been completely renovated over the past decade. the leaking roof,
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fixed and precious mosaics brought to light from under centuries old plaster. christmas is usually the busiest time, but it's quieter now, even here in the grotto where the silver star marks the supposed actual birthplace of jesus. all the same rehearsals for the traditional scalp parade. i'm full swing. palestinian scout troops like this one from the lutheran church in bates who will open the festivities on december 24th and festive scout uniforms. the sea and we are looking forward for christmas. we just looked at march last year. due to the current update. this year we have been trading hard remembered as i've been practicing, almost daily now to march. i'd bought take it at christmas. ah,
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we are. we're hoping that things will go on as plot this 2nd, pandemic christmas. many and bethlehem see it as more important than ever to spread the message of peace and good will to own source. now and in buddhist lea, a soccer, it was the last round of matches before the mid season break on sunday top for hopefuls labor, cruise and travel to the season. surprise, package price burke, who end of the year with a win to keep them on course for a champions league finish. libel fans could toast to a fantastic 1st half of the season with their side consistently in the top 6 since matched a 2 in front of a limited crowd of 750. the hosts have be early chances, but couldn't convert and to leave accusing. jeremy from pong, handled the bowl in the area, gifting the hosts. a penalty having missed from the spot last weekend, vincenza veto stepped up again and was almost to come this time. his cheeky chip
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gave lucas for that sky, the slightest hope of saving it ah visit his leave accusing. we're looking to turn the tide off to, to windless matches, and on the stroke of half time they equalized defend the unit. santa's unexpected overhead kick t w, childless at august to level the schools after the break night aside got to close until the 84th minutes. when substitute kevin sha to grab the late winner that sent his side up the table in to 3rd place. pushing labor cruising down to 4th, a disappointing end to the year for the visitors. but a happy stop to the holidays for fly book, which coach kissed and life was already celebrating. perhaps a little too vigorously for this staff members comfort. you're watching d w days. just reminder, top story were falling for yesterday. authorities around the world are scrambling
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to slow. the spread of the only chron variant and netherlands has shut restaurants and shops ahead of christmas. and in the u. s. health officials are urging people to get boosters and wear masks. of next it's sports life cataract. 2022. why we all take part after all, i'm terry martin. thanks for watching. ah ah, with
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