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300000000 people are speaking with because no one should have to flee. make up your own mind. w. made for mines. ah, ah. ah, this is a dw news live from berlin, the united states records a 1000000 new infections in a single day. confirmed corona, virus infections have doubled in the past week as a highly contagious. i'm. a kron variance spreads across the country will speak to
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a health expert about what this means for americas fight against the pandemic. also coming up, a man accused of deliberately setting fire to south africa as part of the building has appeared in court, deny starting the blaze now finally contained after flaring up for a 2nd time. plus european unions, tattoos are about to get a lot less colorful. we'll tell you why, why tattoo artists are up in arms. ah, i'm nick spicer to our viewers on cbs united states and to all of you around the world. welcome. the u. s. recorded more than 1000000 new code, 19 infections on monday. that's a world record for confirmed daily cases though it's partly because of a reporting backlog. after the new year's holiday confirmed infections have doubled
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in the past week is on the chrome spreads across the country. that hospitalization and death rates have been lower than in previous waves. us center for disease control has recommended shortening the wait for booster jobs to 5 months, but more than a quarter the population is still completely unvaccinated. just moments ago, american president joe biden address the nation urging citizens to get vaccinated, unvaccinated, taking up hospital beds and crowded emergency rooms and intensive care units as displaced other people need access to those hospitals. so please, please, please get vaccinated now. there's no excuse no shoot for anyone being on vaccinated. this continues to be a pandemic of the unvaccinated. so we got to make more progress. and for patients who still haven't gotten your kids vaccinated, please get them vaccinated account for their interest here. it's the best way to
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protect them. folks, i know we're all tired and frustrated about the pandemic is coming weeks are going to be challenging. please, where your mask and public to protect yourself and others. we're going to get through this. we're going to get through it together now joined by william schaffner. he is professor of preventive medicine at the department of health policy at vanderbilt university medical center in nashville. professor, are you dismayed by the low level of vaccination now that on a crown is spreading? oh, neck of i am absolutely dismayed by the low level of vaccination. no, we have been promoting vaccination for months now, but there is a contingent of adults that are still hesitant. skeptic and i will say down, right, stubborn about not receiving the vaccine. and these are frequently also people who
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are not bringing their children forward to be vaccinated. and in addition to that, we of course have people who have had 2 doses of the m r in a vaccine that still need their booster for optimal protection. so we have an enormous amount of vaccination work to do here in the united states. and do think that perhaps some of the harsher measures are more rigorous measures that europe is applying. looking at austria, for instance, where there's a vaccine mandate are needed or even possible in the united states. the question is possible, right? you can have a public policy, but it has to be generally accepted. there are 2 kinds of populations in the united states. i'm part of the one group that would like to have more obligations and requirements for vaccination. and then of course there's a large number of people who pushed back against that very, very strongly. ah,
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and i think we haven't come to a consensus. and it differs in different states, across the country. i'm in tennessee where we have a large proportion of the unvaccinated still. and if, if we could, professor, just talk a little bit about the facts on the ground, the on the cross variant that is spreading faster than the delta, but appears to be at early reports less severe. does this mean that corona virus is going to become endemic, something that we just have to get used to living with permanently like the flu, for example. all. well, the short answer to your question is yes. a corona viruses, cove, it is not going to disappear. and we will have to cope with it as we do with influenza on an ongoing basis. it is true, omicron spreads widely. it can even infect people who are vaccinated and boosted. but the important thing to focus on is those people get mile disease. yes,
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you could even have to go to bed for a day or 2, but you don't require hospitalization. hospitalization almost completely still is comes from people who were on vaccinated at all, and that's where the burden of unvaccinated people are and hospitalizations. and that's what straightening our health care system. ok. professor william shatner, talking to us from nashville, tennessee. thanks for your time. and here are some more of the latest developments in the pandemic. the prime minister of israel says a 4th vaccine shot significantly increase his anti bodies and diminishes the risk of it's of a hospital trial. a day after the country began a new booster campaign for people over 60, china has locked down another city after just 3. a symptomatic cases were discovered. residents of usual in hand problems have been confined to their home
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since monday evening and only allowed to leave under exceptional circumstances and see sweden's king and queen have tested positive for the corona virus. their spokes people say they are fully vaccinated and have only suffered from mild symptoms. now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world. unrest over rising gas prices has gripped the central asian nation of kaz extent. protests that began in the countries west have spread. police have detained protesters in the capital, north fulton, and the populace. south president has vowed his government won't fall. but as promising to listen to protesters demands, sudanese soldiers have used tear gas to disperse demonstrators in the capital. cartoon. flashes were reported in several places, including near the presidential palace. it as political crisis deepened on sunday when the prime minister quit after failing to find a deal to please both the military and it's pro democracy opponents. germany
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president frank walter stein my looks set for 2nd term is head of state. after securing the backing of the coalition government, the greens for the last of the 3 coalition parties to endorse and he's now boys to be re elected on february, the 13th for another 5 year and turn over some of good club, comma firefighters in south africa. say they finally contain the blaze that tore through the parliament building after it flared up for a 2nd time. the man accused a deliberately starting that fire has appeared in court. he is facing 5 charges, including arson, and possession of an explosive device. the suspect denied all charges when he appeared in court. i'm faced the assembled press. the 49 year old who lives in a township. se of the city center was the only person arrested in connection with the fire. his lawyer said the wrong person had been detained and that his client
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was being made a scapegoat. he advocated for a release on bail, but the prosecution seems certain they have their man and are trying him on 5 charges. at those charges include house, breaking the content to steal and there are 2 kinds of awesome. it was this, you know, an explosive device, intersection of h as in south infrastructure. the case has been closed, gone to the 11th of january. an explosion could have made an already chaotic situation. worse, firefighters 1st tended to the blaze on sunday. hampered by the fact that the building sprinkler system had malfunctioned, then it flared up again on monday evening after high winds and was eventually extinguished late at night. no one was injured with parliament still closed for the holidays. the building is expected to be out of use for several months. over the
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next 7 days, police will continue their investigations gathering additional evidence. the accused will remain in custody until his next call to parents. and for more on this, we are joined by journalist and taekwan's, an attorney in cape town at can you tell us more about how the dane court unfolded? it's quite a dramatic course. let me just say that at the beginning, the court here was expected to start at 9 am, but of course they had to be negotiations, allow the press inside the courtroom and for the press to film, the whole proceeded. and that took more than an hour, but eventually the man said, africa wanted to see appeared at the top of the magistrate court. he appeared, dishevelled. he didn't look very clean. and he appeared to be wearing the same clothes that he appeared to have one on the day that he was still keeping some way
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parliament. so he then his persecution, the national prosecutors off the court to postpone the case. at least the bail hearing by 7 days saying that they need more time to wear the man live, but also called food investigations. as you had said, that there was more fire investigator for the investigator was only started doing was today in terms of determining what the source of the fire actually was. so all of that made the magistrate to allow the 7 days more. where no, did i really have a test that would have to have a bail hearing more, not more than 48 hours income city. you gave us a few details there and i understand the prosecution as requested more time to gather even more. but do we have any idea about a know who this man is and what is possible motive might be what we know is that
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he is, and i'm an employee man, as you had, he lives in a township. not too far. lisa township, not too far from parliament. we understand that he's from another province, the north west of him. but he moved to the western cape to try and get a better life, but he has been unemployed to move for the past 6. yes, that's all we know about this man, but he, he had a bit disoriented in court and so his lawyer had to convince the press that he is the one who actually wanted private representation in terms of this case, as opposed to getting a that would be provided by the state. okay, thank you for those facts. journalists into quite an attorney covering the arson trial of a suspect in the fire at south africa as part of tattoo artists
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in the european union will have to limit themselves to a much smaller pallet of colors from now on. that's because the you is imposing a new ban on thousands of chemicals used in tattoo inks. official say the band will protect the public from hazardous substances that could cause cancer and other illnesses. one last design in blue before the new iraq came into effect colors like this one are now banned. for many tattoo artists, it's hard to accept. so forms of people that a lot is based on speculation. either. there are no real fact that somehow justify van and our experience here in the tattoo parlor proves that all what i've seen shows something different with another. oh, for it right now, it feels more like harassment than a sensible band that would protect people. vote of the e u band, these colors because they are suspected of causing cancer. for example,
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because the concentration of certain chemicals is too high. dermatologist britta les come agrees that some of the substances they contain could be dangerous. the harm isn't in copper. the colors entered the body. what exactly happens then? we don't know for sure. part of the colors remain in the same place. other parts travel through the body if they contain carcinogen. acceptances, they can have an effect on all the organs and organic. the e u commission says tend to artists were given sufficient notice and that safer alternatives for the colors exist. the artists complain that the inc manufacturer is reacted to late because i and there could be delivery bottlenecks which lead to inc shortages. the artists now have to bridge the time without bright colors. after the corona virus closures, it's another blow to their livelihoods. organizations and governments all over the world are trying to come up with creative campaigns to encourage crone of ours
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vaccination in germany. an entrepreneur teamed up with a shepherd for a unique stunt. in the push to achieve schuman heard immunity, 700 sheep and goats were lined up to former 100 meter long syringe. pieces of bread were laid out to coax the animals into position. the stunts organizer said he hoped to reach the emotions of vaccine hesitant people were scientific reasoning had failed. you're up to date for now off next business with my colleague, steve fiercely. omics spicer, thanks to watch. t w's crime fighters are back with africa. most successful radio drama series continues them all episodes.


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