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headlining the 17th of december more worrying news coming out about pfizer's new covert vaccine to health care workers now in alaska reportedly suffering allergic reactions to the job with one rush to intensive care. the world health organization warns of a post christmas surge in europe as the consequence sets bleak new coronavirus records ahead of the festive period. tell you about vladimir putin said similarly to hold his annual q. and a session on thursday this time by video link russian president will tackle the most critical national and global issues. and ordeal reveals the leaks founder julian assange tried to warn washington back in 2011 about widespread leaks of classified
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u.s. state department cables in stark contrast to its claims that he wanted to endanger american lives. here in moscow kevin knowing delighted to be in service with the latest news for the next half hour thank you for taking the time to check in 1st the not great news about phases vaccine another blow to health care workers now in alaska have reportedly suffered allergic reactions to the job with one rushed to intensive care one of the workers who didn't have a history of allergies remained in hospital wednesday night seems she had an allergic reaction 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine and suffered rashes all over a face and body also a shortness of breath and an elevated heart rate despite getting treatment she was
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rushed to intensive care the woman is now apparently making a recovery because caleb maupin reports this morning this is far from the 1st disturbing news on the shop. now the reports that we have received indicate that the person did not have a history of severe allergic reactions now this comes on the heels of reports about 2 health care workers in the united kingdom who both had severe reactions to the vaccine as well and that caused the united kingdom to actually issued this warning any person with a history of a significant reaction to a vaccine medicine should not receive the fine is appealing to seem it's important to note that when pfizer looked into the case they did emphasize that the 2 individuals in the united kingdom did have a history of allergic reactions the f.d.a. of the united states has gone ahead and approve pfizer's vaccine but made clear that it is only available to those who are 16 years of age or older and who don't
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shouldn't be given to people with a history of severe allergic reactions and at this point we have got some very prominent officials praising this new jab that's available to fight against cove it today our nation has achieved a medical miracle we have delivered a safe and effective vaccine in just 9 months this is one of the greatest scientific accomplishments in history we have these reports about the health care worker in alaska so people are waiting for more information many are concerned about this vaccine will it be safe will it actually put an end to the pandemic as some have predicted so many are keeping their eye on this situation is certainly disturbing news to hear that a health care worker has had an adverse effect in the hospital the minister the shot says the cases won't affect. we also reached of coming to pfizer they go they'll closely monitor all reports suggest evolve serious allergic reactions following vaccination pfizer also claim trial participants were excluded if they
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had a history of severe adverse reactions sociate did with the vaccine. and a good vaccine can't come soon enough the world health organization issuing a stark warning that the festive period is no time to relax about it think that the pandemic could even get worse there is a high risk of further resurgence in the 1st weeks and months or 2021 and we will there is a high risk of further resurgence in the 1st weeks and months of 2021 and we will need to work to give the roof we are to succeed in preventing it on the news that germany's registered its worst coronavirus death toll on the same day it had the district. the numbers announced on thursday morning are slightly improved over the still the 2nd worst on record these were the only grim statistics to hit europe had a christmas either as peter all of a report next. the christmas lockdown period is a part of. that comes at
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a particular time the couldn't treat posted record breaking covert figures this week that combs is. saying that they will roll out a vaccination program in the coming weeks but also warn that the foundations of already. for a 3rd wave of coronavirus. we saw that a 3rd wave had started to build before the 2nd and actually subsided we need to give a clear signal this christmas must be different to usual $700000.00 deaths this year the highest figure since 1944 during the 2nd world war rome has put in place new regulations to run for the 21st until january the 6th that will see restaurants closing at 6 pm and 10 pm curfew but hospitality workers say these measures will ruin the model and they actually destroyed our sector by making us close our stablish at 6 pm and blaming us for things they were guilty of instead.
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we didn't receive anything the 1st time the second's total fools a similar scene is playing out in france where the state has been replaced with a few. thousands of workers at cultural venues protest a shutdown of places of work. in spain testing is found that one in 10 of the population being infected with covert 90 the scale of this pandemic is hitting home in sweden as well with more deaths this november than any since the spanish flu pandemic over a century ago and an official investigation into sweden's coronavirus strategy students. such a wave in front of them they spoke about klosters it's not like we weren't prepared
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for something to happen again but no one could have most health officials didn't see such a wave in front of them they spoke about klosters it's not like we weren't prepared for something to happen again but no one could have predicted the strength of it some conclusions have been made about where we could have done better in a week's time families would be coming together across europe to celebrate christmas however this year with covert dictating the rules the festive period may well be a lot more distant than we used to as european leaders to keep contact to a minimum peter all of our party early. talking about sweden despite the country struggling to deal with the health pandemic and all the financial pressures because of it in another bit of news its parliament's decided to stop michigan rise in spending on the military to counter alleged russian aggression apparently we'll talk more about it and what's behind it very shortly. but
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not before we talk about something coming up in the next hour or so this thursday russian president vladimir putin's about to give his annual q. and a session because the pandemic this time the conference is being held by video link putin will address the most crucial national and global issues you can watch the session live here later on r.t. . because our correspondents will be a very spot somewhere questions will be posed of lithium a potent trend careful one is that the journalists where special social distancing measures are in place of course to protect everyone there he goes down office reporting from vladimir putin's government residence where he'll be making the speech prior to which he had to undergo a 2 week quarantine to ensure he was covert free so all precautions being taken that we brought these previews from the guys and here they are. this is the main
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venue for the annual media conference of the russian president vladimir putin or rather media marathon i should say because these events they tend to stretch out from 3 sometimes to full hours this is the chair and the table where the russian leader himself will be sitting taking questions pay attention to the speaker position right under the table specifically so that lattimer putin he is everything that he's being asked to christmas tree behind me as well a bit of a festive mood it doesn't have any smell though it's a fake one not a real one and over there you can see the chairs where journalists will be sitting us asking questions but you may have already noticed that there aren't that many cherish and it is true that only a select few have been allowed here to ask questions in person only after a strict quarantine but it doesn't mean that the rest of the country won't have a chance to ask their question and world to lattimer put most of him
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on these plasmas you can see footage from all major russian cities where hundreds of journalists are expected to come and well talk to the president and here are the pictures from a special pool center where ordinary citizens not journalists will be able well just to dial a few digits and ask to submit their question for the president yet another event in 2020 that we're looking forward to that's been somewhat spoiled by mr colbert but not entirely wrote this was something that the whole country and journalists in the 1st place were very much used to every year before christmas imagine an entire stand full of football fans waving it trying to grab your attention this is exactly what the russian president was looking at for about 4 hours in a row every. here this is how mr putin likes his annual press conference to be
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done but this time the kremlin had to tweak the format so obviously this year it has to be a video conference with several locations the main one is here at the world trade center and moscow but besides those we're going to have spots in different parts of russia but very very few people will get a chance to talk to the russian president face to face and surely we will all be missing that usual onto raj of more than 1500 people sitting together in one room like i said all with absolutely different questions it can be something ranging from a technical issue in a remote village thousands and thousands of kilometers away from moscow that the authorities couldn't solve for decades or it could be something that could really cause an international geopolitical stir i can remind you that it was at this kind of press conference that vladimir putin 1st called donald trump
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a bright and talented politician and we know the rest of the story with the whole russian interference saga anyway it's definitely going to be a long one because this time ordinary russians will also get a chance to ask the president questions and let's hope the differences in the format won't change the essence because there is always a lot to hear from vladimir putin so blood's expect some challenging questions. to be with him we will take you to it now next a leaked tape reveals that julius son should tried to warn all of limit widespread internet releases of u.s. information back in 2011 the tapes been revealed in by conservative investigative project veritas own the recording the sounds allegedly speaks to an attorney at the state department. we have intelligence that scene state
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department database. $70200.00 cables including the classified cables that is. being. spread around. to the degree that. we believe we've got the next few days. become public and. some possibility to stop. well on the tape are son said that classified cables have been stolen by former wiki leaks colleagues were being quote spread around the internet the wiki leaks founder expressed concerns over possible danger to u.s. government employees further he suggested authorities covertly remove the files from the internet and indeed even offered to help track them down but all that said it appears that officials failed to take action on the information that he provided of course is a pin well publicized cable gate the leaks information went on to become known as
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cable gate so much publicity around it more than 250000 classified u.s. state department cables were released into the public domain containing dates or on u.s. officials as well as information about washington's foreign policy and secret operations abroad despite his efforts to sign feared extradition to the u.s. and then in 2012 took refuge in london's ecuadorian embassy he was under investigation by washington for his role in quote publishing documents on possible u.s. war crimes in iraq and afghanistan fast forward to last year british police then so publicly dragging him out from that embassy to a prison cell the extradition hearings continued to this day germiston told us the audio shows the allegations against the. are under question. quote was was careless to discipline are concerned i mean told the this person that he he had spent 24 hours calling very various u.s.
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government offices and no one no one would talk to him no no no and of course the tape shows quite clearly that sarge is concerned about the release of unredacted files so he is quite hard as of how the information could be misused and therefore he wants to alert the relevant parties i'm sure that washington warrant you that deal is wiki leaks falls but i think anybody who says this tape will show their work. leaks is quite conscientious and trying to prevent any individual from suffering any kind of retribution as a consequence of the release of these files are the democrats have been extremely hostile to or to wiki leaks much more hostile than republicans so so therefore it be a good way for a book for trump to stick it to his enemies. live from moscow this is our international thank you for achieving in move around the world this is ahead good old russia gate mainstream media blaming moscow again this time for
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a major hike of u.s. government institutions just one of the stories across a closer look at ahead to the big putin q. and a in under an hour's time it is exactly 16 past the out. is your media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe. isolation community. are you going the right way or are you being led. by. what is true. is faith. in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us
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in the depths. or a maybe in the shallows. hey why are people in debt so much well you know the saying is very expensive and education is very expensive and health care is very expensive because of all the money printing that's being done to help people manage their expenses. again kevin 0 in here reporting next to hacking alarm us media crying foul over the weekend's major breach of government computers pinning the blame on russian hackers despite the f.b.i. still tracking those responsible and 0 official findings yet it comes as the white
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house reportedly convenes urgent talks with national security agencies to discuss the case and what happened seems the cyber attack targeted u.s. government institutions including the homeland security office treasury and commerce departments outlets have labeled it one of the most or dayshift sacks in the country's recent history the attackers apparently use a texas based software company for the breach but next as our senior correspondent we're ghosty of explains the media appear rather hasty as usual in their russia did it narrative. the story goes an icy company called sooner wins was allegedly infiltrated lonely goo by hackers these company has thousands of government and business clients all over the world now you know how many apps get regular updates right well one of those updates from ceuta way into all its clients included a true so a back door remote access to the systems of many of solar winds clouds allegedly
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according to the press this may have been one of the most damaging attacks ever well you can be sure of the morning after. recipes for thanksgiving turkeys but for the moment we're taking it very very seriously yes very seriously indeed evidently alarm bells are ringing at the department of commerce but let's be fair figuring out a sub or attack takes a lot of work a lot of time to understand what the heck happened it is literally include but journalists have seemingly forgotten this it's boring and it's dull and stead they've jumped to the fun part of the already figuring out who to blame u.s. officials tell c.n.n. that they suspect russian links hackers breached their computer systems at several federal agencies isn't it remarkable how we went from suspected russian hackers
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straight to russia's attack it's almost like c.n.n. believes that other than americans only russians have computers but is the kicker so the journalists have riled everyone up by saying that u.s. officials suspect it's a russian attack and then we find out that the government officials learned it was a russian attack from those press reports entre us government were aware of all of these reports these media reports suggest that these attacks were comprehensive and historic and that these bad actors. may have had access to critical u.s. government systems for many months it's like the joke which came 1st the chicken or the egg except in this case it's who blamed russia 1st the journalists or the officials because they keep citing each other unless you're watching at best n.b.c. who have already managed to make an attack that they don't have the stand carried out by they don't know who trumps fault the white house and senior trump
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administration officials have been basically silent on the attack should be noted that since that seems to be sort of par for the course in this administration when we get hit by attacks from that one particular country so the white house has kept quiet congresses learning about this for media reports and journalists on the whole a technically illiterate so that's not a good source i get the sense that would be safe flipping according to decide who was behind this the pundits it don't care at the end of the day or rush or the attack sounds much better much simpler than say please wait we're trying to figure out who was behind this because it takes time and cyber attacks aren't the only thing being blamed on russia with presidential election fraud still a hot topic to now one u.s. senator claiming quote foreign influence from moscow in the latest vote and even calling us sister news agency sputnik. you know the before and the scary fly
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question have had a low false narrative according to alfie and through the head of the election russian media sources i r g and sputnik are ready pushing the narrative that the us would not conduct free and fair elections is repeated again and again and again any time anything goes wrong in the united states or anywhere else for that matter. the easiest way to get out of it the easiest way to avoid evade responsibility is to blame russia now in this case it appears as if this was a lousy piece of software so how do you get out of it would you say oh it was hacked by the russians no evidence is ever presented and because you say this terrible word russia everybody buys into is ahead everybody is appropriately horrified and so that way that it is as often the media that are screaming at the
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to hold alone about the terrible things of the russians and doing as the government can just simply sit back and allow the media to take up the running it's easy to punch at russia largely because it doesn't do that much great in russia where the us doesn't do a lot of trade with china so if you go down the powerful. denouncing china a lot of people might lose a lot of money so russia is an easy target for. the center their own despite being overwhelmed with high casualty rates in the pandemic sweden's parliament nonetheless is ok to massive and record rise in military spending the defense ministries excuse is russia. it's because of the new security situation with russian aggression toward your your. crimea conflict in ukraine it is in belarus. the russian military capability were complex exercises
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activity in. the source so we see a new security of was. ready to use military power also to fulfill political goals it's a heck of a spread hiked in the next 5 years to france spending will jump 40 percent to $11000000000.00 it's being called the country's biggest military budget boost in modern history the armed forces will get up to 90000 new soldiers and the number of conscripts will double all this coming despite the country admitting the pandemic right now is seriously limiting the economy with almost $8000.00 dead and 350000 cases the country statistics multiple times worse than its neighbors in denmark finland norway we discussed the situation with swedish professor emeritus of elegy marcelo for larger denali areas. so you know the beginning of this pandemic depleted all. of such issues and. it is secure
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units of course. that money should be better used so to speak in a decent and there are sons and also in 100 schools and and health care. duration limited 6 at exeter but they can hardly a got howley surprise me that it is so despite him and would have decided to increase the value of that extent it is absolutely not the surprise so winning it is already participating in the huge in may here are over asians have rolled under of the military for months of the united states or so their geopolitical reasons there are there are going to respond and then maybe even into you know they are being nice you know these sit seeing old for that area assuming the impossibility is sort of governing the last year in the area or investment in in earnest industrial would mean more sales increases sales to countries rich
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countries latest this or saudi arabia and and then the night that emulates for them to continue for them to increase even more. divonne being all very old for a country which is yemen. next are gender stereotypes behind a mental health crisis for young children a new report in the u.k. it's claimed that it's not only affecting primary education it's also destroying their self-esteem. what every parent hopes for their child and what educators hope for children in their class is that there will be free to achieve their potential yet what evidence shows is that we still limit our children based on a harmful tired gender stereotypes we meet and the princess occasion of ghosts and intoxication of boys the commercial sector too often uses gender stereotypes and segregates boys and girls simply to sell more product but this is not about making
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everything gender neutral so the commission for gender stereotypes in early childhood notes than that there's a mental health crisis among children youngsters you know highlights issues faced by both including for instance problems with body image and eating disorders for girls well for men there's a high a suicide rate and violence against women the report adds parents may need to adapt their approach to deal with the problem we discussed it with linda last say british equality law specialist and also delighted to be joined by lisbeth hobson leader of the justice for men and boys party. ex differences do exist as much as the forces society will try to minimize them and majority of children who different concepts typical behavior should also be respected i do think that worries are different to girls and girls are different to boys but that mainly. an ideology that's been encouraged to be the 1st of think about that we should
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think that boys should be physically strong they should be take a lead and lots of men don't want to do that i'm not so women don't want to do it and lots of women do want to do it so must nelsons in this man made notion of who should have power on the basis of the sum of their physical characteristics and so much evidence to suggest that biological sex differences exist and so you know there are studies weight newborn babies that shout that females prefer to play with dolls and stuffed toys than ploys. their calls and of course you know there's the fact that sex differences are really quite consistent across cultures and across history i don't have a problem though some billie's do and learn to do things that men
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have historically done i don't think that's a crime but it isn't a society that then says well men got to do this and no women can that's my problem we still have. a social system in britain that privileges men in privileges men in so many ways and culturally and i would like that not to have. that's the way things look in so far this morning the conversation more in a half an hour special coverage of the imminent big presidential q. and a coming up in facing the cameras and many in very questions across this vast country will bring you the highlights as it happens here live in moscow for now kevin owen starting off and know what have you doing a great day. so
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what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic development the only and. i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk.


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