well you know it's easy. gun violence in this country is an epidemic president biden announces a barrel chief executive orders to quell what he calls an epidemic of gun violence but the moves preempted by the state of arizona which has already taken steps to block the reforms. the european court of human rights rules that it's legal for countries to force back scenes on children in a case that's raised fears of. the european medicines agency sticks to its line that the benefits of the astra zeneca outweigh the risks but the regulator says blood clot should be listed as a very rare side effect of the drug.
alone live from moscow international monitors called a bright welcome to the program. joe biden has unveiled 6 executive orders aimed at tightening firearm controls. gun violence the us president told an international embarrassment gone wild in this country is an epidemic whether congress acts or not i'm going to use all the resources in my disposal to keep the american people safe from gun violence but there's much more in the congress can do to help that effort. and they can do it right now so we have joe biden president of the united states talking about how there is an epidemic of gun violence in the united states and putting forward executive actions intended to address that epidemic now the 1st proposal we heard from the white house was an effort to crack down on how guns are
sold he referenced ghost guns which are guns that people manufacture by they they purchase kits to make them in their homes he talked about gun show loopholes and background checks furthermore joe biden discussed what he calls the red flag legislation that exists in a number of states where if a person is deemed to be a threat to themselves or to others they are temporarily deprived of their guns at this point biden has been facing a huge amount of pressure from gun control supporters due to the fact that there has been a surge in gun violence we saw last year there were over $20000.00 gun related deaths that took place and that is a 25 percent increase since 2019 that we've seen this surge of gun deaths other was recently an event where 5 people were killed in south carolina including 2 children and that was certainly not the 1st mass shooting that happened in 2021 let's review some of the events that have been happening in the united states of america.
now it's important to note that there is certainly not unity around these moves that joe biden has proposed we've seen. the governor of the state of arizona put together a piece of legislation prohibiting sheriffs and police officers from carrying out any order that was deemed to be in violation of the 2nd amendment of the us constitution which guarantees the right to own a firearm. the state of arizona and its political subdivision supreme hit it from
utilizing any financial resources were state personnel to administer cool parade with or enforce a new law act order rule treaty or regulation of the federal government that is inconsistent with any law of the state regarding the regulation of firearms much like the vaccine passports there's a big divide between red states and blue states we've seen vaccine passports already outlawed in texas and florida preemptively as republicans just don't see eye to eye with democrats on this gun control is yet another example of how polarized the united states is becoming in 2021. european court of human rights has ruled that compulsory vaccinations for children are consistent with international law and could be regarded as necessary the rulings unrelated to the. rough is that it could lead to tough a policies from some governments here's our europe correspondent peter all of it. this case in fact started long before anybody had ever heard of covert 19 1st time
it appeared in the european court of human rights was in 2013 and already been going through the court systems in the czech republic for a long time before that the complaint was brought by families in the czech republic who'd either being fined or their children had been refused entry to early years education kindergartens and nursery schools because they hadn't been vaccinated by their parents and their parents refused to have them vaccinated what the court ruled on thursday was that finding all of those parents on the floor of the compulsory vaccination program in the czech republic was not a breach of the european convention on human rights particularly when it came to article 8 which deals with respect for private life what the court ruled was that vaccinations are necessary in society and the court clarified that ultimately the
issue to be determined was not whether a different less prescriptive policy might have been adopted rather it was whether the check authorized to use had exceeded their wide margin of appreciation in this area it concluded that the impune measures could be regarded as being necessary in a democratic society and the rules in the czech republic that dissimilar from other nations in the e.u. as well as many other nations around the world if you're sending children to kindergartens or nursery schools they have to be vaccinated against 9 different illnesses and diseases now these include incredibly serious things like measles hooping cough hepatitis b. tetanus as well as now what the court ruled on thursday in this was the 1st time that the european court of human rights is ever got involved in compulsory vaccination programs and made a ruling on them but what they said that it was in the best interest of children that they receive these vaccinations before they go into these nursery school in
kindergarten classes and start mixing with all the children. the judgment emphasizes that in all decisions concerning children the best interests must be of paramount importance regards we mean a zation the objective has to be that every child is protected against serious diseases through vaccination or by virtue of herd immunity the check health policy could therefore be said to be consistent with the best interests of the children who were its focus or while the ruling on thursday makes no reference whatsoever to covert 19 or the current situation we all find ourselves in the covert 19 pandemic has been 13 ground for anti vax conspiracy theorists with numerous conspiracy theories abound both online and elsewhere many of them relating to potential forced vaccination now what this ruling on thursday does from the european court of human rights is it sets precedent. of bigotry vaccinations don't
contravene the european court on human rights what it does not do in any way is give any european nation the right to start forcing vaccinations on any of its citizens of course it coming out during this huge vaccination program we're all going through with vaccines throughout the news all over the world right now this is why this particular ruling from one of europe's top courts has made top billing in the news. i suppose some of the ramifications now then we go live to lawyer and former n.h.s. c.d.n. nurse rebecca butler welcome to r.t. and you have the benefit of a legal and a medical background here is the european course correct in its ruling. yes i mean they say this is a well reasoned judgment in my opinion and as your reporter identify it this is a social it's not unique in europe or indeed in the world in making vaccine
mandatory what the margin of appreciation used by the check work already sees in this case was that they use this as a preventative rather than a punitive measure so they i mean it is a bit weasely words they say that you are preventing her staying at nursery school rather than prevented from going to it to tall if you aren't vaccinated and so providing the. nation states a bar lived by this principle of margin of appreciation which means that they basically consider all of the issues at stake and make a decision in the round then the european court of human rights will uphold these as necessary decisions as a salem to be articulate rights which is pretty much a national be term when rights are being infringed as we pointed out although this
isn't directly connected to the covert pandemic do you think governments that come under the auspices of the h c r might use this as a way of ramping up the rollout of the code for jobs among young children. well i think that that's slightly tangential to this specific judgment i mean they will use this as precedent but of course the as you again as your reporter quite rightly pointed out under the un convention of the child the paramount seat principle is something under which any drafting of legislation must abide by any rules made that do affect children must consider their welfare 1st when you're looking at compulsory vaccines you're not looking at those sorts of protections now with childhood illnesses things like measles at the very best example following the entry wakefield scandal back in the 1990s where he raised
doubts over the safety of the m.m.r. vaccine the drop in herd immunity was quite significant and because the the herd immunity for measles dropped we have seen measles creeping its way back in so italy for example has a 2000 euro fine and refuses to allow people entry into school because of measles measles is a devilishly horrible disease for children and is quite often fatal so we have seen a resurgence of measles a big problem with coronavirus vaccination is the conspiracy theorists they are getting it wrong there is a lot of misinformation around and now we are seeing the uptake of invitations for the ground virus vaccination is reducing so in the older populations we're looking at 90 percent compliance with vaccination in the younger population it
drops down to 80 percent so there is a really big problem here with uptake but i don't think it's going to be a compulsory vaccine in. forced by the government but i do think that people like airlines and the tourist industry are going to force it in through the back door in other words i don't think that governments are going to have to go through the mystery of making it compulsory i think the private sector is going to bring it in anyway but the explaining its decision the european court said compulsory vaccination may be necessary in a democratic society what you make of. your well it may well be necessary and it is necessary i suspect in a democratic society where we've seen the complete devastation of our economies and social structures over the last year i actually think bizarrely that the
it would be quite popular if vaccination were made compulsory i don't see that the populace would have a major problem with it because the vast majority of us do not want to get coronavirus as i said there are the fringe groups particularly on social media who are the conspiracy theorists they propagate an awful lot of false information about the vaccines and there is a possibility that unless we crack this on the head we are going to be stuck in social distancing rather than not downs we're going to be stuck in social distancing nightmare for many many years to come so i'm not saying it's not going to happen my point is that private enterprise will for city in any way without government's having to do it i think the airlines for example are going to spare the government blushes on compulsory vaccine but it may be necessary sorry the i
may well be necessary it's been really good to get your a double expertise on their sly and for my silliness of the n.h.s. about the good to talk to r.t. thank you. of the european medicines agency is standing by britain's astra zeneca jab saying the benefits outweigh the risks while noting that blood clots should be listed as rare side effects the agent says received more than 200 reports of blood clots in those getting the shots that's among the more than 30000000 though who've been inoculated across europe over in the u.k. the authorities there say that people under the age of 30 will be offered alternatives to the astra zeneca jab due to the possible blood clot link 80 people in the country have suffered clotting after a dose 19 have died but britain's regulator has taken the same line as the european medicines agency but i guess the of reports. the takeaway the message that europe's health authorities want to leave you with is that it's still worth it the benefits
outweigh the risks the benefits outweigh the risks how does become almost a slogan for the after they make a covert vaccine earth portrait cases of unusual blood clotting following vaccination with the astra zeneca vaccine should be listed as possible side effects of the vaccine it's important starts both vaccinated people and health care professionals are aware of the signs and symptoms of these unusual blood clotting disorder so that they could be spotted quickly to minimize any possible risks so why did it take so long i mean the rumors began months and months ago that it was on the news on t.v. in the papers and the company kept telling everyone the same thing there's a new link between the jab and the well dive analysis of our safety data more than 10000000 records has shown no evidence of an increased risk of palm
in your family's or deep vein thrombosis and defined age group gender batch or in any particular country unfortunately there was a link and now the astra zeneca job will have i've additional warning on it can cause blood clots and potentially death in people as young as 8 seed the age the youngest deceased and still they say it's worth it unless of course you can go and get another job in which case probably best to go for that their words adults who are aged 18 to 29 years old who do not have an underlying health condition that puts them at higher risk from serious coben 1000 disease should be offered an alternative covert night in fact seen in preference to the astra zeneca vaccine where such an alternative face seen. is available over a dozen countries only counting the european union have suspended vaccination with
the astra zeneca vaccine or vax servia to please their marketing department though i doubt that a simple rebranding is going to cleanse their reputation i would definitely say is a stupid move because changing the name which means changing your shop window right in the midst of a crisis rather than increasing trust will increase because it always indicates that there is something you want to hide so i absolutely do not understand how a company comes to such a decision at the end of the day i can't help but partially agree with them the alternative waiting for another vaccine could have cost thousands of lives but only partially they let these rumors steward fester for months before coming out and admitting that essentially people were right to be afraid and that unfortunately has done irreparable damage to the vaccination drive worldwide.
of axing shortages across the e.u. have prompted several member states to question the block's joint procurements austria is one of them and chancellor sebastien kurtz's said that he'd be in favor of buying russia's sputnik. it would help us a lot because the vaccination process would be significantly accelerated i advocate that we do this we are now coordinating this with the federal government i really hope that we will be able to acquire this vaccine as well as use it this is not only my decision but i strongly support it and european medicines agency has yet to approve the russian vaccine but former european commission president jean-claude juncker says that if the regulator gives it the green light the e.u. should be included in the procurement program meantime the russian direct investment fund which is behind the sputnik the rollout says it's now in talks with germany on supplying the job berlin's made it clear that it will go ahead with using the shot if it passes the e.u. approval process that has been dragging on for several months already media
commentator neil wallis things a huge bureaucracy is putting lives at risk. what your needs do is to save the lives of german citizens that's what we're doing here e v u k the european commission made a huge huge mistake at the beginning of this i think it is true that they saw it as simply a commercial issue what you don't allow is a huge bureaucracy to get in the way. out and in brussels we do european commission they allow bureaucracy to get in the way of putting needles lifesaving needles in people's homes and that's why more and more countries have be as starting to act for themselves and to hungry for instance has bull the backseat other countries have pull the us command zeneca others have pull why is that now. the
a single day he's been outlining the scale of the problem to us. the current situation is this 3 really severe in brazil is very critical right now we are in the middle of a national hospital collapse and exponential growth of new cases in the country for the 1st time in brazilian history and april we may have more deaths in the country diverse this has never happened in the brazilian in the entire brazilian history what we needed now is a national law but we have 4000 that they think the brazilian people will support the call because they know we have nothing else to do at this point deaths from covert in brazil have now passed 340000 that makes it 2nd only to the united states but despite the horrific surge and the collapsing health system president also narrow insists the nation was put under lockdown we've been getting reaction in sao paolo. ascii patches just said that i think part of the blame is always from people
getting relaxed after so long in this situation but i believe the bigger plane is on our president who always makes and a path more difficult making it harder to interact with the rest of the world. through that i believe it's the result of people having to relax too much after all the improvements people have to know that if it was getting better we should keep doing what was being done to improve but as it is system we brazilians are in a unique situation due to the government we have that doesn't care about the millions of people that are dying every day or even worse i even think the president celebrates. and brazilian authorities maintain that the country will get quote back to business in a couple of months but the physician we spoke to warns that that is unlikely. the country is not going to be back to normal in 2 or 3 months you may take half a year or more just a good debate and then make under control let alone to get back to normal life the
government didn't work hard and off to procure to buy tens of millions of those that brazil needs to vaccinated its people so we have unlimited supply and current levels 'd we have vaccinating barely a 1000000 people a day when we should be vaccinating at least 2 to 3000000 people a day so we need to double or triple the number 6 of people vaccinated 'd but the problem is the supply of vaccines that brazil has been able to acquire if we don't do anything we could be in to me 2 of a story tragedy here i mean probably going to do largest humanitarian tragedy of the 21st century. northern ireland has now been gripped by 6 nights of rioting loyalists and irish nationalists faced off amid a wave of anger over a post breck's a trade barriers between the north and the republic. this was the scene in belfast on wednesday night a bus was torched and more than $41.00 officers were injured during the clashes
rocks and petrol bombs will hold the police northern ireland's 1st minister fosters urged both sides to show restraint and the british prime minister's expressed his alarm and called for dialogue. i am deeply concerned by the scenes of violence in northern ireland especially attacks on the p.s. and i who are protecting the public in business attacks on a bus driver and the assault of a journalist this week to resolve differences is through dialogue not violence or criminality. meanwhile northern ireland's justice ministers blamed the u.k. government for the flare up a log accuse the conservatives of dishonesty over the way bracks it would affect the irish border saying they promised unfettered access while failing to work through the legal consequences she also slammed the british government's decision to suspend the northern ireland protocol which is part of the u.k.'s withdrawal agreement with the e.u. aimed at ensuring an open border a professor of british and irish politics jonathan tong thinks the government made a series of false promises to the people of northern ireland for the british
government bonds johnson in particular have to bear a considerable amount of responsibility it was boris johnson who went over to belfast and totally democratic party the largest party in northern ireland told the public party conference 3 years ago that it would be untold for any british government to preside over a border in the irish sea forest johnson says hacking is precisely treason may signing a deal within a year boris johnson done that and since then he spends a lot of time pretending that there is this board between great britain and northern ireland so you just said more the single and terrible sense of betrayal over what the prime minister is don't think that boris johnson needs to go to northern ireland explain what he's done in terms of the protocol and try and also meet with the you leaders to instigate similarly the worst effects the protocol and diminish the number of checks your own goods go between great britain and northern ireland otherwise we're looking at a group of russian foreign ministers dismissed washington's attempts to derail the
north stream to gas pipeline project between russia and europe calling them a dead end strategy correspondent igor start of travelling with sergei lavrov on a trip to. there have been reports that the united states army pointing a special envoy to europe with one thing stopping the north stream to project down just to remind the north stream to is a gas pipeline going from russia via sea bed into germany now if this is appointed there will be traveling across europe talking to european leaders like in germany for example or denmark and convincing them to stop the construction russia's top diplomat sergey lavrov has commented on this strategy on this potential step that the united states might take he did not mince his words have a listen. even a structure like the council already publishes material criticizing the united states' absolute deadlock strategy over russia which does not produce any results
in terms of the goals that were declared when sanctions were imposed now from the very outset the united states have been against this project against north stream to saying that russia will be using this pipeline as a geopolitical weapon geopolitical tool moscow in turn has been saying that this spy plane simply makes a lot of economic sense and it makes russia's task of delivering natural gas from russia into europe just simply move flawless and easier but this didn't stop the united states from repeatedly slapping sanctions on to this project and onto companies involved in the construction circular labral has also commented on the state of russia u.s. relations in general saying that well in fact russia can only rely on itself when it comes to some key state interest saying quote unquote that the u.s. and european partners are unreliable as an example he talked about the situation around the so-called open skies agreement with the united states saying that lately
russia has been receiving some very mixed messages from the from the united states from washington as to whether or not it is staying or leaving at. bounding this agreement if it is abandoning the dream and then. that is your news for now i'm calling about with the next update in alpha. l look forward to talking to you all that technology should work for people. i robot must obey the orders given to by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the 1st law should your identification we should be very careful about artificial intelligence at the point obesity rates trusts ever other than shia. might take on various jobs and with artificial intelligence will summon the
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