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confirmed cases have doubled in the past week as be highly contagious on the current barian spreads across the u. s. will speak to a health experts about was what this means for americas fight against a pandemic. also coming up, severe weather leaves thousands of people stranded overnight on a key u. s. highway a sen stuck in the snow course at a nerve wracking experience. tattoos are about to get a lot less colorful as the european union bands, some inks, to, to artists are up and offs. ah, i'm all on soccer a very well welcome to the show. the u. s. recorded more than 1000000 new cove at 19 infections on monday. that's a world record for confirmed daily cases, though it's partly due to
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a rick reporting backlog after the new year's holiday. confirmed infections have doubled in the past week as omicron spreads, but hospitalization and death rates have been lower than in previous waves. the u. s. center for disease control has recommended shortening the wait for booster jobs to 5 months, but more than a quarter of the population is still completely unvaccinated. earlier you, as president joe biden addressed the nation urging people to get vaccinated, unvaccinated, taking up hospital, birds, m 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, she really won't be in on vaccinated. this continues to be a panoramic 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. look out for their interest. here is 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 mass can palmer to protect yourself and others. we're going to get through this, we're going to get through it together. now for more, i'm joined by william shatner. he is professor of preventative medicine at the department of health policy as at vanderbilt university medical center in nashville . welcome to the program, joe biden is pleading with the unvaccinated to get jabbed, and his pleading with people to wear masks. at this point in the pandemic, do you think he's getting through to people? oh, i certainly hope so, because many of us have been saying the same thing for a very long time. and the spread of the oma kron virus. now in the united states, is nothing short of amazing. it's left the city. it's into the suburbs and into
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even our rural counties. so it's everywhere. and as the president said, it's putting unvaccinated people into the hospital and making them more sick. whereas if you're vaccinated and particularly if you're boosted your risk of hospital admission is 20 times lower. so the benefits of vaccination are very, very clear, although in some parts of the country, including my state, the resistance to vaccination in some groups is very, very strong. so looking at the hospitals are like where you are in nashville. the research indicates that on the chron can be milder than previous variance, but more people get it. so what does this mean for the pressure on hospitals and health care stuff? in the united states, you have the mild infections or bringing people to outpatient departments, to clinics and to emergency rooms. but they're not being admitted to the hospital.
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when the virus finds people who are on vaccinated, that's the group that distressing the hospitals at the present time. and to make things a little worse around our country, influenza is now acting up another respiratory virus that can put people into the hospital. so i think the next month in united states is going to be very, very difficult for the health care system. some countries here in europe for example, are now introducing tougher restrictions on the under vaccinated, and there was a discussions, hair around vaccine mandates. do you think this can be necessary? will this be necessary in the united states? well, only a difference in different parts of the country. new york city now has ins introduce those kinds of obligations, similar to those in europe. but in my part of the country that would be resisted very, very fiercely. so i don't think increasing mandates. i had advocated for them,
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but i don't think they're going to be terribly effective, at least and much of the united states. it's still going to have to be persuasion, and i hope it works. all right, professor william schaffner at vanderbilt university medical center in nashville. thank you very much for your insights. thank you. staying in the united states where snow storms are playing havoc with road and train travel closed or delayed planes have been grounded, and schools are closed in virginia, an interstate highway was brought with standstill overnight with hundreds of motorists stranded in their cars. many are still stock and they say they're running out of food. water and fuel. 100 stuck in both directions. a snowstorm coupled with a traffic accident shot down
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a stretch of 15 years. i 95. the u. s. east coast may north south highway, leaving motorists stranded for a freezing night. among them, a senator on his way to the capital. it was, it was nerve wracking overnight and i'll tell you. i had 2 things. i had a heavy coat and i also had a full tank of gas. and the problem is a lot of people when you're stuck that long between, you know, 5 miles from an interchange and traffic is that move and folks are running out of gas. motorists have been helping each other, sharing what least will they have with them. but as the weight stretches on food, water, and fuel a running out and some of those stock angry at the slow response from officials. i don't think they've done a good job whatsoever. i feel like they could have prepared if they knew about the weather. ah, in from i understand they knew about it. maybe 14 to 18 hours ahead of time. it
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definitely could assaulted the roads or maybe even or, you know, maybe shut down the, the highways. the genius authorities said they would start the rescue effort at daybreak on tuesday, but hours later, an unknown number of people, a still stranded on the icy road. let's take a look at some other stories making headlines around the world. and rest. rising gas prices has gripped the central asian nation of cassock. stone protests that began in the countries west have spread. police have detained protest, as in the capital of no. so tom and the populace south, the president has bowed. his government won't fall. but as promising to listen to protesters demands haiti's enter in prime minister says he has survived an assassination attempt. gunmen opened fire as ariel henri and his entourage emerged from a church forcing them to run for their lives. on re,
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is blaming bandits for trying to kill him. he has effectively been in charge of the caribbean republic since it's president was assassinated last year. sudanese soldiers have used t aghast to disperse demonstrators in the capital cottage. crashes was reported in several places including near the presidential palace sedans. political crisis deepened on sunday when the prime minister quits after failing to find a deal to please the military, and it's pro democracy of homes firefighters in south africa say there. finally, they finally contained, the place that tore through the parliament building afterward flared up a 2nd time. the man accused of the liberty starting. the fire has appeared in court . he is facing 5 charges, including arson and possession of an explosive device. loofah spect denied all charges when he appeared in court and faced the assembled press.
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the 49 year old who lives in the 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 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 judges. because the feel that it does as is include housebreaking, the content to steal intent, to kind of assume it was as you know, an explosive device, empty section of essential 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,
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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 next 7 days, police will continue their investigations gathering additional evidence. the accused will remain in custody until his next court appearance. earlier we spoke to jen list shaquana natania in cape town. we asked her how the day in court unfolded. it's quite a dramatic thing called 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, the 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,
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dishevelled. he didn't look very keen and he appeared to be wearing the same clothes that he appeared to have one on the day that he was still keeping up some way the 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 to date 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 journalist natania with their reporting from
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cape town to to artists. and the european union will have to limit themselves to a much smaller palate of colors from now on was because the e u has imposed a new ban on thousands of chemicals used into 2 inks. officials 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 e rules came into effect. colors like this one are now banned. for many tattoo artists, it's hard to accept. the form 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 on what i have seen shows something different. oh, for it right now,
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it feels more like harassment than a sensible band that would protect people with the e u band. these colors because they are suspected of causing cancer. for example, because the concentration of certain chemicals is to hime dermatologist, britta les come agrees that some of the substances they contain could be dangerous . if harm isn't in cup, the colors enter the body or 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 carcinogenic substances, 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 ink manufacturers reacted to late design. 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 all of the world are
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coming up with creative campaigns to encourage vaccination. and germany and entrepreneur teamed up with a shepherd for a unique stunt. in the push to achieve human heard immunity, 700 sheep and goats were lyman died lined up to form a 100 me to 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 where scientific reasoning had failed. as that you're up to date you watching d. w. news up next, the world's biggest consumer electronics show as back. that's with steven. basically in dw business after sold rank, i'm will, i was like, are invalid. thank watching for by what secrets lie behind these wall.


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