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it doesn't matter. the only criteria is what we'll hook people. we shed light on the opaque worlds who's behind the benefits. and why are they a threat to whistle open equals starts january 5th on d, w. ah ah ah, this is day w. news live from berlin. people around the world or ring in the new year. you bye, welcomed 2022 with an impressive laser light and drawn shot many festivities in many places uh, being scaled back this year amid rising,
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covet 19 case. also coming up, germany's new chancellor gives his 1st new year's addressed up. shots urges the public to stand together to get back tonight and to run a bar infection search to new hires in the united states. they are growing concerned that the latest wave will overwhelm hospitals and disrupt other key infrastructure. we'll hear from an expert. ah, i'm anthony, how welcome to the show. people around the world are mocking the new year with the celebrations to bring in 2020 to thailand's capital bangkok lit up the skies with fireworks made from traditional ty, sticky. rice on comb, welcomed in the new year with a fireworks display at victoria harbor, accompanied by the music from the cities. phil, how may orchestra earlier,
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oakland in new zealand opted for a larger projected onto city landmarks while across the ditch, across the tasman in australia, spectacular fireworks lit up the sky over sydney harbour bridge celebrations. they went ahead this year despite soaring karone of ours numbers of germany as gearing up for celebrations too. and they w correspondent, emma shaw's is at berlin's brandenburg gate force him up. i can say a little of what it's like, but i guess this year's not going to be quite the usual celebrations in front of their behind on the guitar, which you might see here behind made. so, you know, it's so fast, steve, you can hear the music as a concept. going on to con said that he's being broadcasted here in germany, but you can also see that it's empty. people are not here. people have been asked to stay home. these are avenue, he has been cordoned off. so this is really a reminder about this stage in which countries at the moment,
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because of their pandemic, there is a party. yes, we are going to have a decent party, had the plan and we'll get gates, but we know public no audience, but people watching it from there to the vision. unfortunately, emma were saying good bye and perhaps good riddance to 2021. what's in store in germany for 20? 22. well, it's sir, it's been a very, a very eventful 2021. first. there was a huge political turnover with the chancellor anglo america who after 16 years in power, passed on this power to all our shots. a massive change for germany and no time for the new government. for the new chancellor. all are sure to implement the measures he had promised a doing his campaign at germany with oh, so a become a but we also lead to g 7 group. there is 7 big economies in the world,
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a g 7. this will be a huge thing for germany. next year, and of course, the biggest challenge for the country will are 1st and foremost to go to a will be to go through the said new wave of infections or covey. 19 infections due to the army current variants are here in germany, or officials or bracing themselves for a sorry number is come january a 1st. my stern hath been reached by the government of olaf shouts when he promised the end of november that $13000000.00 jobs would be administered by the end of this year. he succeeded. his government succeeded. but officials though, so fear data meets the sorry number of infections. well, also a health care personnel could be affected, meaning that less people would be available to, to work in hospitals or so in public services. so a really germany is bracing themselves at bracing itself to face this new wave of infections. but it does so hopefully this won't last the entire year, but
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a tough winter ahead are, i'm afraid. yeah, fingers crossed michelle's stay warm. stay dry and enjoy festivities of the brandenburg. right. all the new german chancellor has given his 1st new year's address to the nation. olaf schultz urged all germans to stand together in the fight against covey 19 and to get vaccinated. besides tackling the pandemic, the german later said the biggest challenge for the upcoming year was to lay the foundations for germany's future development. i think one small change is that today i am the one speaking to you on new year's eve as your federal chancellor. things are different this year. after 16 years of new year's addresses by angle america, germany's new head of government roasted a task for the 1st time. chancellor shall send out the challenges faced by the country in 2021. acknowledging the hardships that have been endeared. such as december's flirts in western germany and facing the resilience people have shown,
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especially during the pandemic. monte vic lies days. some people complain that our society is divided. i'd like to take this opportunity to make it very clear that in fact the opposite is true. our country is standing together by what i see everywhere as tremendous, solidarity, and incredible spurts of helping others, and people coming together and mutual support in order to cab covey 19 infections, or left shots appeared once again to people to get vaccinated. if isn't that the, we know that those who are not yet vaccinated are at particular risk of becoming infected and suffering from long and severe illness. for this reason, i would like to urge you once more to get vaccinated. the new government's vaccination efforts have already hit their 1st milestone with 30000000 vaccines, administered cynthia and of november and further 30000000 doses planned by the end
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of january valesh held so so t oppertunity to emphasize to coalitions goes on climates and meet them within 25 years, we want germany to become climate neutral into achieve this, we will move forward with the greatest transformation our economy is seen in more than a century. in this period we will achieve independence from coal, oil and gas. and he reminded listeners of one of his social democratic parties, he election pharmacists and recent pay is also a matter of respect. that's why in 2022 will be taking a major step in increasing the legal minimum wage to 12 years per hour shelters. first new year's address soon with optimizon, it was a declaration of good faith. but it also called on people to play the part informing that you q. 50 numbered at the beginning of a new decade, a new era as dawning lawyer, an error that will be successful if we actively shepherd. because we can make a difference if we remain determined and take out fight and to our own hands and
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zips that deanton him. and he can watch the full address from the german chancellor on our youtube channel and also at our website to be found at d. w dot com. or let's get you off the screen now on some of the other stories making news around the world now. and germany has shut down 3 of its 6 remaining nuclear power plants on the final day of 2021. last 3 stations will be switched off one year from now. germany began facing out nuclear energy under angola, merkel after the reactor accident and fukushima. ross has condemned a satellite rocket lawrence by iran saying it is in breach of un security council resolutions. power says it was especially regrettable because world pals are seeking to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with around the mission. i am to put 3 research devices in the space, although tehran says they failed to get into orbit on person is confirmed did, and 3 others are missing. after a powerful gas explosion in northern belgium,
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the blast in the town of turn hooked, destroyed part of a residential building there. one person is recovering from the injuries in hospital or francis recorded over 230000 ne karone of ours cases on year's eve. it's the 4th consecutive day. the country has broken the european record for infections and his knees addressed french president, her man macklin warned that difficult weeks. why ahead did it? and he urged people to comply with the government's measures to curved the spread of coven. 19 employers have now been ordered to let staff work from home and wearing a mask outdoors in paris is again compulsory will health experts in the u. s. a warning of what they call and on the kron blizzard. they've told americans to prepare for severe disruptions in coming weeks. the rising wave of covey 19 led by the on the chrome variant is threatening to overwhelm hospital
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schools and other key infrastructure. wriggled numbers of children have been hospitalized, and authorities are preparing to authorize booster shots for 12 to 15 year olds. next week of more on this on joined by sat oma, who's the director of the yale institute for global health in new haven. professor, thanks for talking to us and american epidemiologist as warning of a viral blizzard in the us in the coming weeks. do you say that way? yes, it's more like a flash flood that we are expecting in the sense that it is likely to have a we are likely to have a further increase in the number of cases, but hopefully based on the pattern from other countries, this um deluge will be short lived in the sense that it will not last 4 months and months. the question is whether and where it over the health system of that is a very concerning situation. but my estimate is that it will be reasonably diverse
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in terms of where it's an argument over the health system. we talk endlessly and understandably about the problems associated with the pandemic. the spread of the bars, the dangers. but what about a solution? what can be done to stop coded ruining another year? i think that's a really good question. so just to remind everyone, this is not december 2020 we are. we have tools at our disposal around the world. we have highly effective vaccines, especially against severe disease. we have a pretty substantial supply of high quality mass. we have understood more about the modes of transmission of the buyers, and we know that good ventilation and good filtration helps. so it is the deployment of those tools that will ensure a sustainable control of this virus in the coming months and years. a talk about
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that, the tools, i guess we want to talk more about how we're using them. now you've been an advocate of global vaccine equity. it seems now that the wealthy countries are pushing their populations to get a 3rd shot, while many people in, in poor countries are still waiting for their fist when he stand on this. now, as you alluded to that i have been talking about vaccine equity even before the vaccine was available because, you know, some of us have worked in global health for a while. but here's the thing. my perspective is that doesn't have to be a 0 sum game. my perspective is that, of course, if you have a population that has vulnerable do whatever you need to do a to protect them. however, the problem is not that valuable people in certain countries are getting a 3rd dose based on the data. the problem is that we haven't increased the size of the pie. we haven't increased the, the actual deliveries against the announcements that had been made for,
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for donations, for example, the team, europe, which as you plus a couple of countries, had announced half a $1000000000.00 up in various stages. and only a quarter of them approximately have actually been delivered. so press release is don't save lives, actual vaccines save lives. so the idea is not to say that, you know, you don't follow evidence at home. the idea is to increase the size of the pie through actual delivered vaccines through technology transfer and so on and so forth. deliveries to match the promises and just on another matter, it's just about 2 years since china reported that 1st cluster of cases in whoo, hon. what do you see in the year ahead? well, i see that we are not helpless bystanders. but to say that we have a lot of power to change the course of the, of the pandemic. but that would require leadership, but it will also require the recognition from the population from the populations.
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because, you know, we are a heterogeneous a world that we can either muddled through this for years to come. or we can bite the bullet and control this pandemic aggressively through the tools that are available and then get on with our lives. and so i think of deployment of tools doesn't only benefit us in terms of public health, but it also benefits us in terms of getting back to the normal, increasingly wonderful to get your insights. professor sedona from the al institute for global health in new haven, connecticut. thanks so much. my pleasure. some sad news from the entertainment. well, before we go, american comedy. actress betty, what has died at the age of 99. i television korea spent some 70 years, but she was best known for her emmy award winning rolls in the t. v sitcom the golden girls where she played the loopy but lovable rose and the man crazy tv
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hostess on the mary tyler moore show. she remained in the public eye until her death. she passed away less than 3 weeks before her 100th birth. and that is all for now, daniel winter is up next with d. w. business news that's coming up after short break. stay with us for that. and you can start to date on our website at any time to be found a d, w dot com on social media. the handle you need is at d. w. news. i'm anthony. how'd in berlin? thanks for your company. and where you're watching have a happy need what secrets my behind these one.


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