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since december, children from the age of 3, have also been getting the job plus an interview with epidemiologists to be as could. what lies ahead for 2022. what developments are we likely to see this coming year? the only cron variant is spreading rapidly across europe. infection rates are increasing at an unprecedented pace. but you might not know that looking at the streets of downtown berlin, to the dismay of some locals. unless they managed to get more people vaccinated, the numbers will go on that are for paramedics. and so it by the cities, emergency services are already under strain done by time. yes, locked during the very 1st lockdown. we set up a crisis team to put together a pandemic plan from a hot. yeah, we also have the option of the local volunteer emergency tina was all the to with
and we have concepts for dealing with higher infection rates within the department side. and deborah had owned it more than 80 percent of his colleagues across the city have been vaccinated, but they still take extra precautions. yet test anyone entering an official department building does a self test with tests of which the idea of getting away from it all is tempting. but whatever destination you choose, there is no escaping the crown of iris. especially now as only crowns spreads across the globe. we met people who decided to board a plane anyway, while the tourism and aviation industries struggled to recover from the pandemic and 400 a jumbo jet is approaching the tarmac at palmer de majorca airport. after
months of locked downs and travel restrictions, german tourists are again flocking to the spanish island. demand is huge for getaways in the sun. people are tired of the pandemic and eager for a change of scenery for a fail, accepting a that means hopeless on the horizon after a year and a half on a reduced hours furlough scheme. as the pandemic curtails commercial air traffic, many planes and pilots were grounded as healthy as the school. now, because of kobe, i spent 15 months on furlough and off work. that's a long time the longest i've ever been away from fly. so it's a very special feeling to be back on board and back in a plane. so full speed it had then, far from it. army kron has brought a bumpy landing for passengers and airlines alike. fears surrounding the more infectious new variant prompted
a range of countries to tighten their entry restrictions again, practically overnight. tens of thousands of flights were cancelled over the holiday season world wide. here at the airport in berlin, feelings are also mixed. these passengers are checking in for a flight to 10 a reef where visitors are looking forward to sun and spring like temperatures and rapidly rising infection rates due to the ami kron variant. and we'll sort of, if i'd known what would happen, i probably wouldn't have picked this trip as a rush on this mystical bolt of a talk to them is still going to be nice and we just needed the break. yeah. horrible vin us in october. so if we known this in october, we would never but this trip, a good, a sobering development for the airlines still just recovering from the original slump. and for the pilots and flight attendants, to at the start of the pandemic,
germany's biggest carrier lufthansa had to be rescued by a 9000000000 euro government bailout industry. experts are now concerned that all micron could put a damper on the rebound the sector had seen over the past months, reminisce and if we don't get the situation under control quickly, the industry is looking at additional losses in the billions. we've almost indiana and the airlines would have to massively reduce capacity and continued to try to sit things out also that and companies that can't stay afloat under those conditions might need another round of government. am alanna financing chrome? the renewed uncertainty is also affecting holiday makers on the ground. take thailand, a favorite destination for many europeans and winter. in november, it eased travel restrictions for visitors, but now the rules have been tightened again. tourists are again required to provide documentation including cobit tests and vaccination certificates. the pandemic has
been an enormous challenge for a german hotel owner. hi o font color. he runs an iron veda, retreat on the island of pu cat, as is it to be honest. it's still too complicated. for most people aren't even aware of what's actually required when they books of conferences. the only find that out later on the most muff for hotels that often means customers cancel their bookings or delay their travel plans. the entire sector from hotels to airlines and travel agents is feeling the effects loop hands a pilot fail x ebbing are still hopes that the ation industry will get back on an even keel soon. in the meantime, he's continuing his sessions in a flight simulator to maintain his skills. 1000. when will things go back to normal? if ever a question people around the world are wondering about what to epitome ologist 3,
can we asked to be as could from belinda shelley to university hospital. i mean, hello mr. could. thanks for your time there again, you're welcome. if you can get by yeah, we've been living with the pandemic for 2 years now. we have on hand, at 1st i thought we just have to be patient for a few weeks and then it would be over tab. did you feel the same way order, or did you expect the pandemic to last for months or even years, yamuna to what out. so i added on 9 as it was something on, you know, i didn't expect it to last this long either. normally you can stop the virus from transmitting by isolating infected individuals and the population. and that's what we did even of us via gustavo this month. and as of the trajectory, this took was something that was very difficult to predict at the start. again, some unsung guns near fall. susie, so the way things developed did surprise all of us including me. of course, once ali rushed out of the socially speaking to alicia. i'm i'm in austin. how have
we learned anything over the past 2 years as well? which strategies were successful and what would you do differently in the future on a bathroom and the trees, if yolanda, like we've learned a lot and continue to learn more every day this month. i know so it's important for us to realize that we're facing a global public health crisis saga inflation. the virus doesn't respect borders lives as you cannot or completely isolated. again, communication with the general public has to be clear and direct lately times closet as discuss 50. that's something very important that we've learned when you can't just produce a vaccine and some corner of europe and distributed globally. ideally, you have to find companies in each region to produce and distribute it locally. and once the situation improves, which it will at some point, will have to remember that guess i see in stuff out when the 1st vaccines became available around a year ago. every went felt pretty optimistic chimera,
but soon new variance gave rise to new worries and concerns like a science say about which maxine protects you best against the new variance, ny of evils valley anthem dot lafayette not like new data keeps coming in and the situation will certainly continue to evolve has also sign does at the moment it seems that the m r n, a booster vaccines do lower the risk of developing severe disease that they can't prevent it entirely up. which obviously nobody ever saw that applies to the delta variant. and as the latest data suggests, also for the army, kron barrier one valley and the size that so the vaccines do provide a kind of baseline protection. it's perhaps less than against the original strain or the alpha variant about it, but they offer very good protection against severe disease. what's forced me and after a booster, that seems to hold true for armor crohn as well young to to get it. and thus,
it might be in the way that the vaccines are being distributed globally is quite simply unfair. to what extent is this vaccine nationalism responsible for the fact that the pandemic is still ongoing? judge good in that aspect does play a decisive role vendor yet on. if we were at the point of delivering boosters everywhere in the world, when the risk of new variance emerging would be significantly lower toyed leash would see that. and if we can't manage to comprehend and address the pandemic as a global challenge for it will continue to spread around the world later. that's part of the problem often owns on to, and this is help me to problematic russell's pathway needs to happen so that we can look back at all this in a year's time and say, okay, the pandemic over for bi. you're missing respect for we have to take it seriously and be prepared to respond to an evolving situation in amish. do we need to be prepared for the likelihood that there will be new vaccines even built,
which again should be made available to everyone. so it won't even, and it's vital that we fight this pandemic on a global level. the chemist that includes consequence is not always directly linked to the virus, like mental health and the economic impact on certain parts of society. we have to consider the effects on children, the elderly and other groups, and we have to address their needs and those impacts to and be proactive and addressing them so that in a year or 2, we don't find ourselves facing a new situation involving long term harms. that are an indirect result of the virus, etc. and electric. thank you mr. quantity of sites, patches since his father ah, in some parts of germany, children are returning to school despite rising infection rates. but in chile, many parents have been homeschooling, their children in hopes of protecting them from the corona virus. that's why the
country launched a major campaign to vaccinate children about a month ago. schools in chile are currently on summer break, but pupils are due to return to classrooms by march at the latest. before christmas elisa and matilda wrote a letter to santa claus. their biggest wish no more homeschooling. so their parents gave them a somewhat unusual bonus. christmas present. girls were of the get vaccinated right . little elisa need some encouraging women. oh, why not? we already said yes to getting vaccinated. so mosques on let's go. i
andras moraga and cecilia, now bona, have taken time off work to escort their daughters to one of the mo bile vaccination centers in la serena, a city in the north of the country. this one is located next to a famous lighthouse. the borrow monumental a p c r test center has also been set up here to detect people already infected with the corona virus as quickly as possible. 9 year old matilda is the 1st to get her jap. but her little sister isn't at all keen on the idea but with encouragement from her parents and the promise of an ice cream afterwards . it's all over in a couple of seconds. oh, look at some come familiar. we've talked about it together because it's
a decision we have to make as a family model as parents. it's what we want for out children, and glinda. it's about their saving by your her. that's why we went ahead with a even though our little one wasn't happy, it affects the health of all of us, so we all have to take care of each other. okay, so that's why we did it. animal them. after the jab, they wait half an hour, but both kids are doing fine. were you nervous? yes. why? and by gaining him, it was the 1st time i got a vaccine. millions. what day i did it hurt. now do you want more children to get vaccinated? yes, why? i don't, it's been 2 years already. we want to finally be over most of the hanger bicycle more. no. so don't know if we want them to see their relatives again. my, the mentally, the kids haven't seen their grandparents with their uncles and aunts for
a long time, something tikwa cut on the us. now there are finally vaccines steel. so from here on, we're all safe level 3 i give up. when i looked at, i gave them over the hill, currently in chalet. more than 44000000 vaccine doses have been administered. around 90 percent of adults have received a 2nd dose. in early december 2021. the country also started vaccinating children as young as 3 way the under secretary of health says the vaccine drive is a success on dig of some, but that, that i think though, might, for the children themselves, an infection is often asymptomatic as well. but we want to prevent the virus from being transmitted to the elderly and my god, who we already know are the most vulnerable group. my son, he just at the same time, will that with kept in mind that school resumes in march. i'm up on the seat isn't up so by then. yeah, we'll be able to say that this group is double vaccinated to los he has as buddha,
the family can now go home with the renewed peace of mind. the sisters are looking forward to seeing their grandparents and their friends from school. again. no signs. correspondent derek williams has been following the progress of tilly's vaccine roll out. though it is not yet dominant, the highly contagious alma chrome variant is now on the rise in chile to the discovery and spread of new mutations is an additional issue of growing importance for avi. was world wide o disassemble analysis, the blurry tree, distinguish between variance. since the announcement that south african scientists had identified the new variance that the w h o has dug, alma crohn, a few people have asked how they were able to do it. so today, let's take
a closer look at her absolutely groundbreaking technology that in the last 30 years or so has changed the life sciences really more than any other gin, no mic sequencing. now, like living organisms, viruses carry around all of the information to make a new virus in their genetic code. in the case of sars covey, 2 baths, a long strip of coiled r n. a made up of around $30000.00 chemical sub units called a nucleotides. together they encode for the $29.00 proteins that are produced in an invaded cell to make more copies of stars go v to. now if that code changes a process that we call mutation, it can therefore also change how the proteins are structured. what the w h o calls
variance of concern are mutated versions of the virus where changes in the code have made its proteins more effective in some way. so to distinguish between variance in a lab, all you have to do is read the genetic code in the viruses in a sample and instead front, and it's identifiable for, for every variant. reading a genetic code. sounds simple, but developing the systems to do it was not we've, we've only recently improved the process to a point where it can be performed quickly and accurately enough to do things like a detect and track virus variance. as they spread the current generation of systems and cold, high throughput sequencers, they've only been available commercially for about 15 years. and detecting viral
variance is just one thing they can do. the ability to detect genetic similarities and differences in species and, and individuals has impacted fields from evolutionary studies to personalized madison and really fundamental ways. in many countries, people who run to go to restaurants, museums, old, crowded outdoor events have to provide proof of that kind of it status by a vaccination, negative test or recovery and many countries, including us to italy and israel have introduced covet, pass pulls us has argentina our portia alejandro. they bossier took a tour of goin is our is to see how the system is faring.
change it summer afternoon when the site is, it's done kind of fun. but now to help on, you need to toby's bus for the 1st step on our tour takes us to a very big event. a crucial football fixture. barocha sent all his hosting kill mace in the local playoff to decide entry into the 1st division. fans are keen to share their excitement, but authorities hope they won't be spreading. the virus. i rag. i think there are there any melinda it, dad? doing? joshua is our leader. what do you think of the coven past hunter? italian? it's great. we have 3 kids at home, and of course i've had my 2nd shot jojo. i meant to shut dingo charlottesville and elsie like. i do now. we're all vaccinated. all of us. i boon. oh i for.
but i guess is vexed. argentinians suffered under one of the hardest loc downs world wide. the restrictions meant dramatic economic consequences for many now the majority of people are vaccinated and the death rate is going down. the province of when aside ace, requires proof of vaccination for large open air events and indoor locations. some fans aren't allowed into the stadium. goopy now you're being denied entry because you don't have a pass on it, but it was good one, but the phone batteries empty. yeah. now what i didn't know, sissy my video lab and then she'll try turning it on again. maybe it'll work that up. but she's backed. yeah. i went over for this police officer tells bands they won't get in without a coping. health pass, but checks don't seem strictly enforced. did they not be your help pass? no, yes they do. and what did they want to see?
you didn't care that much here, but it's important. yes. we continue onward to idaho gay. another suburb of boy? no saudis we're paying a visit to a fitness center. what is the response to the cobra past audio? good. like there's always a few of them who don't want to, but when you have a word with them, they appreciate it's in everyone's interest to be sure, but i don't what do you think of the past to enter jimmy southfield? maybe it is a oh, now what do you recommend us? yeah, it seems to be an effective set up with nasa. but i'll be coming here a lot. see, because i know that every one is vaccinated. i am our next stop is low. must they zamora on the southern outskirts of winter, saudis, it's reportedly home to one of the best burger places in town. the employee taking
our order, asked to see a cobra passport. correct. how do customers react attorney back to you? i did dolo. it varies and a 1000000, some people behave well, but others make a fuss and get very angry or even violent math. and then c as in alpha, they feel that their personal liberty is more important than government regulations or the general health of the country. the only darya has with omar, you get all sorts yeah. by you get some people who own comply and then li, hi, but when okay, enough and no, but some people start arguing and are nasty to me with the and all the that, that of a mile. once you take a seat at your table, you're allowed to remove the mask and talking to your meal out on the streets and the open air. there is no mask requirement, the court, but your thoughts on the cobra past requirement for bars and that everybody's
a member to him. i'm vaccinated and i think it's a good thing. no, no, says he don't a lot. it seems to be our only option to your fellow when you come, anita. i feel sorry for people who don't want to get vaccinated. we're not a fair, but i don't want to get infected by people at the next table i. i've shown consideration towards them by being vaccinated myself. i looked at all, but i'll, none of i go down the me. the night is just beginning when the site is luckily made . so phone battery has been run out. i need they go with passport to visit more pops. boom. with
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