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he wasn't, i was women, especially victims of violence in atlanta to take part and send us your story. we are trying always to understand this new culture. so you are not a visitor, not the guests. you want to become a citizen. in phil migrants, your platform for reliable information ah ah, this is dw news live from berlin, the united states records a 1000000 new corona, virus infections in a single day. confirmed cases have doubled in the past week as the highly
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contagious on the cranberry and spreads across the u. s. we'll have from a health experts about what this means for americas fight against the pandemic. was coming out. a man accused of deliberately setting fire to south africa's parliament building has appeared in court. he denies starting the place now finally contained after flaring off for a 2nd time survey wet. that leaves thousands of people stranded overnight on a key u. s. highway a sen stuck in the snow cause that a nerve wracking experienced. ah, i'm will, i was like, are a very well malcolm to the show. the united states recorded more than 1000000 in you covered 19 affections on monday. that's a world record for served daily cases,
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though it's partly due to a reporting backlog. after the new year's holiday confirmed infections have doubled in the past week as on the chrome 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 boost jobs to 5 months, but more than a quarter of the population is still completely on max unaided. earlier you, as president joe biden addressed the nation urging people to get vaccinated, unvaccinated, taking up hospital burden. crowded, emergency rooms and intensive care units as displaced other people need access to those hospitals. so please, please, please get vaccinated now. so there's no excuse, no ships really won't be non 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,
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please get them vaccinated. look out for their interest here. it's the best way to protect them. folks, i know we're all tired and frustrated about the pandemic, is coming weeks. we're going to be challenging please where your mask can palmer to protect yourself and others. really get through this. we're going to get through it together. now for more i am 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 and vaccinated to get job 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,
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it's into the suburbs and into 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,
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but they're not being admitted to the hospital. 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 here 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,
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very fiercely. so i don't think increasing mandates. i had advocated for them, 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. europe is also contending with record infections to start the new year. her in germany, health officials are warning that the truce scale of the crisis is not yet known because of a lag, and testing and reporting of cases over the holiday period. while army cra, numbers have exploded across europe, germany has buck the trend here. infection numbers have remained relatively low over the past few weeks, but that com may be deceptive. cases have been under reported over the holiday
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period and many think a steep rise in the infection rate is inevitable. and for the 1st time in weeks, cases have actually started to go up. but there is a marked shift in where the virus is heating hardest, where it's just a few weeks ago, the south eastern region. so the biggest number of infections. now it's northwestern germany that is seeing a spike in cases. this is likely due to the spread of army crone cases from neighboring netherlands and denmark that have seen a sharp rise in new infections. authorities fear a new wave of infections could affect the running of critical infrastructure, such as hospitals and other public services. this is prompted a debate on changes to quarantine roles with officials suggesting shortening isolation periods for people who test positive for coven 19 burn yourself. emma allows for if everyone suddenly drops out, then we can close the whole store. if just one person is left, they can't move from one department to the next and then do the checkout at the end . that's impossible this on working. while most people in germany support the
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measures currently in place nationwide some 35000 people took to the streets again on monday to protest against germany's corona virus restrictions. many protesters are also angry at the new government's plan to introduce a vaccine mandate. more and more politicians have come out in favor of it, but it will be up to the german parliament to decide with a vote expected at the end of february. here are some of the latest developments in the pandemic. the prime minister of israel says a 4th vaccine, short significantly increases antibodies and diminishes the risk of infections and hospitalization of taliban. it was announcing the preliminary results of a hospital trial a day after israel began a new booster campaign for people over 60. china has looked down another city after just 3, a symptomatic cases were discovered. residents of utah in hannon province, have been confined to their home since monday evening,
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and only allowed to leave under exceptional circumstances. and sweden's king and queen had been test to have tested positive for the current of ours. they spoke. people say they are fully vaccinated and have only suffered mild symptoms. sevien tennis down aback, talk of h has confirmed he will defend his australian open open title in melbourne this month after being granted an exemption to play without being vaccinated against having 19 the world. number one had earlier declined to reveal his vaccination status and said he was unsure whether he would compete at the grand slam due to concerns over strategies. quarantine rules was railing, open organizes say no special favors have been given to joker, which let's take a look now at some other stories making news around the world. a u. s. judge says he will decide soon whether to dismiss a civil sex assault case against the britons, prince andrew. the prince's lawyers say he is protected by
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a 2009 settlement between his accuser. virginia do frey and sex offender jeffrey epstein to fray says prince andrew, sexually assaulted her when she was 17, a palestinian prisoner has ended his nearly 5 month hunger strike after israeli authorities agreed to release him next month. he sham abu hogwash. as the family said, he had achieved a victory for all palestinians. he began his hunger strike in september to protest his detention without charges being made. unrest are the rising gas prices has gripped the central asian nation of cassock. son protests that began in the countries west have spread. police have detained protesters in the capitol. no sultan and the populace south. the president has vowed his government won't fall. but as promising to listen to protest as demands, sudanese soldiers have used
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t gas to disperse demonstrators in the capital. cartoon. clashes were reported in several places including near the presidential palace sedans. political crisis deepened on sunday when the prime minister quit. after failing to find a deal to please the military and its pro democracy opponents 5 artists in south africa say they've finally contained the blaze that tore through the parliament building after it flared up a 2nd time. the man accused of deliberately starting the fire has appeared in court . his facing 5 charges including arson and possession of an explosive device. the suspect denied all charges when he appeared in court and 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
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lawyer said the wrong person had been detained and that his client was being made escaped goat. he advocated for a release on bail, but the prosecution seems certain they have their man and are throwing him on 5 charges. because we feel that those judges include how's breaking the content to steal? and then to kind of assume it was the scene of an explosive device, intersection of essential infrastructure. the case has been close. one 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 court appearance. snowstorms are playing havoc in the u. s. with road and train travel closed or delayed planes have been grounded, and schools closed in virginia. an interstate highway was brought to a standstill overnight with hundreds of motorists stranded in their cars. many are still a 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 a stretch of virginia's, 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
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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. they definitely could assaulted the roads or maybe even are, you know, maybe shut down the are the highways. virginia's authorities said they would start the rescue effort at daybreak on tuesday. but hours later,
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an unknown number of people is still stranded on the icy road. organizations all over the world are coming up with creative campaigns to encourage vaccination in germany and entrepreneur teamed up with a shepherd for a unique stance. in the push to achieve human heard immunity, 700 sheep and goats were lined up to for my 100 meter long syringe, pieces of bread 2 were laid out to coax the animals into position. the stunt organizer said he hoped to reach the emotions of vaccine hesitant people where science, scientific reasoning had failed. you're watching the w news live from berlin. that's it for me. thanks for watching. ah ah, knows all.


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