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thinks. we dare to ask. i. more unrest in paris under lockdown. the highest mortality rates from kobe at 19 in all of france. washington threatens to sue beijing over the pandemic that is donald trump says he'll cut all u.s. ties to a chinese the roland there was deep support from the obama administration. with over $100.00 frontline health care workers reportedly dying in the u.k. from kovac 19 medics are urged not to complain online about shortages of protective gear and testing kits prompting outrage. at the end i share this as
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a consistent. future i should the future i should have released before clinical concerns and safety issues. russian doctors say they have successfully helped treat coronavirus patients find given them transfusions of blood plasma from those who have recovered we visit one of the hospitals you think this technique. blood plasma crucial antibodies that will help those who are right now perhaps in critical condition but like me dizzy. a very warm welcome to you it's 11 am here in moscow and this is our international with the headlines from around the world well let's begin with the latest figures on covert 90 since the outbreak of the new virus in december last year over 2500000
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have been infected with it the number of fatalities currently stands i don't know 177000 but almost 696000 people have managed to recover from that deadly disease. thing. where france remains that europe's 3rd hardest hit country with more than 158000 cases and more than $20000.00 deaths and it appears that the mortality rate from the coronavirus is significantly higher in some of paris is poorest suburbs than in the rest of the country or despite the nationwide lockdown these areas have seen violent clashes between the residents and the police. in the northern suburbs of paris tensions were high tins by the commission of a local low to cyclist with a police car over the weekend fireworks were used on the streets and police used
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tear gas to disperse the protesters with more let's go live now to our correspondent paula do bensky hoping there's more on this story shortly good to see you i was the situation like in those vulnerable french areas. well what we've found out in the last few days is how inequality in if you will poor means that if you have 19 you're more likely to suffer as a result and even die let's take cents on to me which is one of the new tourist northern suburbs of france it's one of france's smallest departments it has. one of the highest if not the highest proportion of immigrant populations it's also got a rate of poverty that is twice the national average chair of france and now new figures from frances it is dick's agency and see shows that it also has the highest
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mortality rate from cope with 19 in all of france. this health crisis throws a harsh light on the territorial inequalities of which the unit habitants. are victims. well son soltanieh also has an incredibly high unemployment rate one of the highest again if not the highest in france and those who can work are not in the types of jobs way you can tell he can eat this is an area that synonymous with poverty the people who are working or working as delivery drivers or cashiers in shops or home help or care home workers meaning that they are more likely to come into contact with people which means their move risk of catching couvade 19 so the issue is difficult for them and one m.p. for the area described what's going on in this department in france as being akin
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to a social emergency. and sounded the alarm over says people are starving i'm shocked that in a country as wealthy as ours the authorities do not provide better support. while also exacerbating the situation in. fact it is an area that also has a lot of shanty towns these are shanty towns are inhabited by remote communities and also by immigrants including illegal immigrants here in france now these are areas that have cramped conditions this squalid not nice as you can see from the pictures as an area to live places about basic things such as running water even in some cases electricity now one charity medicine. touring the shanty camps it's trying to keep an eye on the conditions and speaking to residents and offering
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medical care but it is concerned that the residents here could face their own epidemic. we're facing a double health crisis in the slums because one cruel virus people will have big problems to get access to. health care and also because the basics access to water access to toilets are not yet efficient in all the shanty towns it's very tough for them the more time goes by or the last minute they'll have to feed themselves so the slums are really dependent on the actions of town halls prefecture and. when of course people can access medical care like the charity work that meds and demand is doing but even when they do access that they are facing an uphill struggle i've been reading one journal that's been published in the newspapers here in france by a doctor who works in a local hospital there and he was saying that sense on to me is
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a twelvemonth that has some of the fewest intensive care beds in the whole of the country so if you need access to an i.c.u. to intensive care it will be less likely that you'll be able to get that and he talks about in his journal the situation at the beginning was only bearable in its move towards hardly being sustainable that's what one doctor has been saying but we know that the area has problems and those problems have been identified by the state when parliamentary report back in 2018 talked about what was happening in sense on today being a failure of the republic of france and the government has put in place action plans to deal with this it launched its latest one back in last october but that hasn't come quick enough to help people during this particular crisis now the lock down in france has been very strict in that is difficult for many people but if you're living in social housing with many of the people living in
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those squalid cramped conditions in a shanty town then it really must be pretty and bearable and the fears are that 90 in the pandemic isn't just widening inequality in areas like same song to me it's actually pushing people into their graves. thank you for bringing us that report. well meanwhile with more protests against stay at home policies in the u.s. the social media giant facebook is banning pages promoting such events will have more on that a bit later this bulletin. now washington and beijing are on a collision course over the pandemic with the trump administration suggesting it's now seeking to sue china the u.s. president has previously insinuated that the virus originated from a lab in one hand the center of the outbreak that contradicts the world health organization says finding that the virus is like to have likely to have come from
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back in late 2019 trump officials say beijing must be held accountable to stop the export of these viruses from china we have a lot of tools our tool kit i understand there are lawsuits that are being filed here against charles royal lawyers there are there for the dog good and the chinese have a lot of assets around the world you know we'll see what happens lawmakers in washington are thought to introduce a bill in the senate that would allow americans to sue beijing for its handling of the pandemic well donald trump says the u.s. will not fund the now infamous institution of the which it turns out has been heavily backed by washington in the past caleb maupin has the story. the blame game between the usa and china is escalating now got a longtime critic of china who's also a white house advisor saying that china is profiteering from the pandemic he put forward the claim that china worked to hide it along with the world health organization while stockpiling the supplies that would soon be in high demand 1st
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of all the virus was spawned in china 2nd of all they hid the virus behind the shield of the world health organization the 3rd thing they did was basically hoard personal protective equipment and now they're profiteering from with the pandemic overwhelming america this was on capitol hill soon found a scapegoat that they could pin it on if they did it was a mistake a mistake is a mistake but if there were no a responsible here then there should be consequences china has the largest state sponsor pandemics this is the 3rd or 4th pandemic that came out of china what should we do to the largest state sponsor of pandemics on the globe which is sanction china china's attempt to control basically every organization within the united nations through their colonial powers to bribery through other things tremendous damage to this country into this world china has has long been and the
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most significant geopolitical threat the united states faces trump even promoted the conspiracy theory that the virus originated in a virus lab in china is a lot of people are looking at it it seems to make sense they talk about a certain kind of bet but that wasn't in that area in the city rouhani are adamant that this is simply not the case so it's. officials have repeatedly stated that there isn't any evidence that you coronavirus was produced tree many medical experts in the world also believe the so-called laboratory leak hypothesis has no scientific basis you know that conspiracy. theory wouldn't exactly when the united states points let's remember that lab actually received a grant from none other than the united states itself the obama administration gave them a grant of 3700000 i've been hearing about that and we've instructed that if any grants are going to that area we're looking at it literally about an hour ago and
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also early in the morning u.s. officials have glossed over this fact barely was mentioned during a press conference and now despite the fact that there's no real evidence donald trump says an investigation is going on into the laboratory a lot of strange things are happening but there is a lot of investigation going on and we're going to find out conspiracy theory is used to justify us foreign policy rarely require evidence for the u.s. media to run with them and for the u.s. public to become convinced now calls for china to be sanctioned over the virus are growing not just in the united states but around the world and is really n.-g. o. recommends suing china australian and canadian politicians are jumping on the anti china bandwagon as well this as so many countries around the world are depending on china for personal protective equipment and the u.k. health being gags from denouncing daya working conditions during the pandemic
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including a lack of personal protective equipment a lot of the n.h.s. trust handed this new guidance to its stock outlining a list of 5 bitten topics it also them to refrain from tweeting about political issues including shortages of people a testing kit but stalls are encouraged to praise the n.h.s. is hard work and volunteering initiatives mental health campaign a terrence o'shea ses this situation will affect the morale of frontline workers. it's not a coincidence that guidelines were issued by probably a mental health trust in the united kingdom with the west reputation and the worst relationship between. because and management. it just excessive bites norad's a. poor situation well i think if we look at the response
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to the corona virus outbreak in the u.k. . it's brain ball shift and perhaps one of the reasons why the u.k. has been cited sleights reacts so the coronavirus is because the n.i. has a consistent record all saying it's its reputation and reputation of ministers before clinical concerns and safety issues transparency is a must if we all see stop these dreadful out by like the british medical association has warned the doctors lives are being put at risk by dangerously low levels of paper and amid the shortages the n.h.s. has changed its guidelines advising medics to reuse gowns and a point with something unions to call for an independent inquiry into the government's handling of the paper crisis they say the lack of equipment has
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contributed to the deaths of over $100.00 health and cast offs so far in the battle against like 19 doctor and mia cons they as the government is failing the n.h.s. at a critical time. we're getting a bit tired of of hearing it's on its way but we need we need to be able to go to work we assure that the people will be there and that we're protected when we're doing our jobs and see these patients you know where putting our selves our risk we understand the risk of we're happy to go along with it and treat operations we just expect the government to provide it was the right equipment and 1st always this pandemics been going on really we've been hearing that it's on its way it's a logistical issue the supplies are there we just can't get it to you book a constant kind of feels like nonsense about it. the number of coronavirus infections in russia keeps storing with some 5236 new cases where just
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that the total number of people who have died from the virus now stands at 513 meanwhile russian medical staff are exploring new ways to help coronavirus patients with cover one thing that appears to be working is that blood transfusions 3 patients were discharged from the last hospital after they received a blood class not from people who flew covered from povich 90 r.t. if it was done of talk to some of those donating their blood. plenty of brushing hospitals have been briefed purpose countries partially to treat those who have fallen sick with covert 19 but right now we've come not to where the patients are but where those who have been cured have come to donate their blood plasma blood plasma crucial antibodies that will help those who are right now perhaps in critical condition are battling the new disease.
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ringback is here. my friend you had coronavirus. recovered was asked for a blood test because doctors need blood plasma from those he successfully recovered from the virus and i decided to donate my blood because i also got over the coronavirus and wanted to help. how did you illness play out jevon the symptoms of the one. yes i had symptoms it went by the book but 1st i had a fever followed by a cough. would you believe it's of significance which you're doing here right now. the question much for the pomo yes as far as i understand this will help the doctors they save this blood plasma transfused it will help critically ill people.
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but rule blood plasma can be used for treatment just yet 1st it has to be processed all potential bacteria and other viruses that is in there they have to be destroyed and it happens here. ringback we have 10 to 15 people donating plasma today we don't know how much russia will need as we don't know how huge the peak of the pandemic will be but based on what is expected in moscow what is happening now we will need 202250 donations a day and that's just for moscow plasma has already showed its effectiveness we have seen the 1st recoveries however more time is needed to say if the effect is proven.
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so how were you examined before this procedure on august they took a blood test done i think and discharge me from. well they say they are expecting you back in 2 weeks' time yes there's the it'll be extracting me and of course i'll go back. but it could stick in cities all the pandemic we were doing 20 to 30 tests a day at the institute now we're doing 2500 tests every day. so if covert 19 is indeed the invisible enemy as they say this right here is the front line of the civil resistance. of the day's top stories coming up after this very short
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after a lot last year prime democrats and their media brands have decided on joe biden as their party nominee is electable will the progressive. what is junk offering voters and will the d. and c. experience buyers. welcome back now the number of confirmed covert 1000 cases in ecuador has now surpassed 10000 with over 500 fatalities already the country has resorted to deploying mobile morgues refrigerated trucks were seen parked in the country's capital quito the reportedly capable of storing up to $200.00 bodies however for residents of that doors hardest hit cities such facilities remain unavailable with
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more trees overwhelmed and cemeteries running out of burial space. looking forward i demand please i want to know where my father is please you know hold up and it's not clear that one see my dad's body and i'm desperate i cry every day because i can see my father i would like him to have his christian dorio so that all his family can.
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look like little boy in the middle of it last time they brought the containers they were placed there at the main entrance of the past while this public cemetery on the containers with their with blood leaking out of them salutes all over the floor even maggots in my hand if this is a fact in our respiratory tracks the kids are feeling that my case last week i didn't understand the reason for the smile suddenly a phone some stomach ache and i thought why never realized it was because of this the smell from a certain trick. the u.s. state of texas has abounds nearly all abortion services as part of its response to covert 19 texas is among 18 states facing legal battles over restricting abortion
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access during the pandemic and with our tease that out call. non essential procedure during a public health crisis comes as some clinics are now experiencing a spike in requests from women hoping to get an abortion while they still can but trust to women abortion clinic in kansas reported an up to 400 percent increase in patients recently we talked to julie burkhardt the chief executive of that clinic she says that women are under a lot of additional stress during the pandemic oh i. affected our clinics greatly we have seen a 300 to 400 percent increase in our patient load i think there are a couple of reasons why. we are facing a global health crisis. coronavirus and some people are very
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certain they're going to stay healthy or not we've had millions of. claims science people have lost their jobs people are still losing their jobs and we have absolutely see women coming in and saying you know this is not the time to bring another child into their family because there aren't sure if they're going to be able to financially support the child fighting against kobe $1000.00 misinformation facebook has found itself in the spotlight while praising its loyalty to free speech the tech giant has banned several promotions for anti stay at home protests across the u.s. categorizing them as harmful misinformation. we do classified as harmful misinformation and we take that down. facebook says that the promotions for anti quarantine protests in california and new jersey and nebraska had all been removed
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after consultation with state officials the platform is also reportedly seeking guidance for whether protests in new york and other areas would violate its code if 19. however the governor's office brass counts new jersey claim it was the tech giants that contacted them over the band and then said they weren't aware of facebook's actions although facebook maintains that it wants to remain neutral many have called out the platform for its political bias at the same time you know it's important that people can debate policy so there's a line on what we're seeing right now from facebook is that it's basically trying to do its best to support the current government approach in the current government approach is basically ineffective it's not terribly effective in controlling the bars and it's also not terribly effective in protecting the economy but the problem is not that facebook is using selective enforcement as a private company you can do whatever it wants but the fact is it's presenting
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itself as sort of a neutral arbiter of information and it is not achieving that it is presenting highly biased information and this is not something new for facebook it has been presenting a highly biased political information for years now it's not that i think that people should be doing mass protests i think it's a terrible idea but there's a difference between saying something's a bad idea and censoring information about it i want those ideas out there so they can be debated and so we can say listen i get why you want to do it but here's why it's wrong rather than censoring the idea that he confessed. despite millions being on the look down the street song oh it's completely empty can you not in south africa and this group all of penguins was spotted taking a stroll down the streets of simon's town just outside cape town animal groups say that the penguins are usually anxious around people but with the streets now empty the animals are now reclaiming bad territory cats conservation rangers busy in south africa with penguin hatching season now also in full swing. well thank you
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