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i live in 5 for moscow. this is all it's international headlining this hour, a whistle blow report to the british medical journal claims. there was serious flaws in the testing of pfizer kogan back seat. will us authorities have been reluctant to investigate them? an unprecedented new low relations between france and astronomy. take a further plunge after the leak of a text message from president kron on the submarine dale canceled between the 2 countries. despite hosting we, you ends climate summit. the u. k. o green pledges come on to screw, to these 40 fossil fuel projects look to get approval coming up. we speak to local residents anxious though for one particular one to get the go ahead for them to step forward. really for technology and everything else, the mind should go ahead. it's not just the money to, it's here,
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the prototypes that are coming in as well to assist and also educate. so the kids in a very deprived area of the u. k. ah . my from ortiz will use h q mosca this wednesday. i'll to the welcome to the program kevin over here for the next half an hour with our latest. and 1st, as you heard, the british medical journal is published a whistle blow report that claiming there was serious flaws in phases. kobe vaccine trials last year. the research behind the claim says she was fired the same day she raised the consent. and further, she claims that u. s. authorities are refusing to investigate with the latest egos down of so all these revelations, they have been published at the british medical journal, a very respected science paper. not some tabloid, that has a history or well is known for publishing. some unverified information and so that article it details the allegations of a whistle blow of
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a woman who used to be part used to be with a contractor with a company called van tarver. so what does this vin tarver your firm has anything to do with the pfizer and it's vaccine you might ask? so it all goes back to the 3rd phase of clinical trials on the vaccine. some might argue that it's the most important phase. so pfizer, to do these trials, it hired a number of firms and a number of contractors. and so these contractor companies, they were responsible for the, for the trials in total fighters vaccine was tested on more than $40000.00 subjects . in fact, the numbers closer to 44000 and this vin tarver firm was responsible to conducting trials on about a 1000 of people. and so this whistleblower, she claims that she has observed some negligence. some are well, some violations during those trials. for example, according to the allegations,
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participants were placed in a hallway after that receiving the job. so instead of getting proper medical attention, they were somewhere in the hallway on top of that, she's accused batavia of a lack of timely follow up on patients who showed some severe symptoms which could be interpreted as well. side effects of the vaccine that they're using. the word or the british medical journal is using the word adverse events in relation to the symptoms to these will potential side effects. also protocol deviations were not being reported according to the allegations. the vaccines were apparently not stored at proper temperatures, and this is crucial for 5 for the 5 the vaccine. because, well, it has to be stored at a very particular temperature, a very low temperature. and this is something that makes the transportation of this vaccine, particularly challenging. also are the whistleblower reported mislabeled laboratory specimens and apparently vent avia targeted. those members of staff who will try to
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blow the whistle and try to bring to light. these are, these discrepancies or these instances and the. 2 whistleblower saying that she was victim over such targeting that she was fired after she tried to bring to light these allegations. so when, according to her, the company or when these allegations 1st fell on deaf ears or within the company, she assembled them. she put them together and sent them all to the da, the u. s. agency, a governmental body responsible for giving the approval for the emergency use of vaccine. and this is the response she got herbalists. within hours, jackson received an e mail from the if da, thanking her for her concerns, and notifying her that the f. d. a could not comment on any investigation that might result. a few days later, jackson received a call from an f da inspector to discuss her report, but was told that no further information could be provided. she heard nothing
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further in relation to her report. well, given what we've just had, it could have been world seen as an optimistic sign for this whistleblower, you know, company the old brother the empty air getting back to her the very same day. and obviously she comes across as a very concerned person. and on top of that, all of this happened in september last year, which is important because that's before 5, the phases vaccine got the approval of the of the a so well. so the only logical assumption that would be is that the of the i will look into these claims address them and well make a decision whether or not they were important. ah, but in december, same year, the price of vaccine god. oh god, the well it, it was recognized, it was recommended for emergency use by the, of the 8 and the of the a did not address any of the allegations have listened to or to, apart from the article in the british medical journal. in phases briefing documents submitted to an f. d, a advisory committee meeting held on the 10th of december 2020,
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to discuss fries as application for emergency youth authorization of its cove at night in vaccine. the company made no mention of problems at the vent, obvious site, the next day the sta issued the authorization of the vaccine. well, i guess the only the only logical outtake from the story would be listened to your doctor before. well, you know, putting anything in your body. well, good advice, of course. no, we've reached out to pfizer when tom crucially, i'm the f d a to comment almost allegations i can tell you as it's done so far, they saw none of them responded. that's not to say they well, it's just, i haven't at the moment, but on the line now. dr. burke county is senior clinical lecture at the university of exeter medice group medical school. so thanks for coming on the line here. i'm the allegation is, this isn't 5, this is a 3rd party testing company, isn't it? that this is the need for speed to try and get this through. may have come the cost of integrity of the results. how big problem do you think it is?
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this is an after the event issue now, and what we have seen is that the 5 vaccine works and the pfizer vaccine is safe and it does what it is meant to do. of course, we don't want any product to be licensed if there are concerns about its efficacy and its safety. it looks like there was a possible problem at this place, according to this person who has blown the whistle. and we should look at it because we don't want such experiments to be connected in, in a improper or not following the protocol manner. having said that, i must reassure our viewers and listeners that the phase of accede has been given in now, over a 1000000000 doses, it works, it is safe, and he does what it meant to do. i. e. produce immunity against south coby to a very briefly, what about the argument, the people for the say?
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well, no, hang on a minute. it's been rushed, rushed rush, these vaccines that come out so quickly. what is the answer to that? well, i was addressing this very issue today, and the issue is not the gapes. that slowed down processes were opened up and funding was made available. and this is why vaccines were able to be produced in record time. not because corn wiggle, not a great or alice as a safe. yeah. okay. so this 3rd party, this, this testing company i'm gonna do, if you know the answer to this, i certainly don't, but how many such testing companies like that 3rd party trialing companies would fire reviews that wouldn't just to been this company? would it? no, not at all, because as your report indicated, there were only testing a 1000 ah, are people in the air trials and many, many other companies would have also been engaged for testing many thousands of people that were in the trials. you surprised that the so far we can put a blanket. right? yes. i'm saying so far. there's been no response from pfizer. from that company or
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from the f t a you surprised we didn't get a quicker response yet. it's always good to respond because then it's cautious the story. and here i am responding saying, look, ah, there may have been an issue. i don't know. we don't know. on the other hand, the important message is i have to convey is the pfizer vaccine works. it works very well, and it is safe. and, and the advisor chairman and chief executive albert burleigh said they're working at the speed of science as quickly as they possibly could. what would you like pfizer to do here? now, as you said, this is a very small sample of very small case. it's just have a very small part of the testing. but would you like to see them do something public? well, actually, it's good for all are a such vaccine manufacturers astrazeneca mcdonough? sputnik, pfizer, et cetera, to do due diligence with whom they sub contract, the sub testing to it is always important to do the due diligence and random checks
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that they're doing what they were asked to do. and of course, just very briefly, it's not justifies of vaccine that are so many others. now, i'm, all these other vaccines available on the market would have been put through similar stringent testing procedures. would that indeed indeed, and a half to be. and nevertheless, there's always got to be additional checks and it is not a bad idea to have those checks independent checks and scrutiny always because that way we ensure that the end product is safe and he does what it's meant to do. dr bar upon caressing a clinical lecture, the university of x, the medical school. thank you, sir, have a good day. love to see you. a truck in this next relations had taken a further down turn between australia and france. it comes off for personal text message apparently discussing the french australian submarine agreement and attributed to present macklin himself was linked to the press with paris, his envoy, to cambra even brown, to get
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a stab in the back that the seat was intentional. and because there was far more at stake, said providing submarines because it was a common agreement on sovereignty. sealed was a transmission of highly classified debtors. the weight was ended, was plainly as tab in the back while as the situation that's really gone from bad to nuclear france in australia. i've been pretty much at each other's throats since september after australia announced that it was pulling the plug on that deal a deal at france described as being the deal, the sale of a century to build this fleet of submarines at now at the time france said that when a stranger announced that in fact when it was doing is pursuing a new deal with the us with the u. k. and canada, that it had been completely unaware of this. and that essentially had the, the rug pulled from underneath it. even just a few days ago,
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president micron had suggested that the australian prime minister scott morrison had lied to him outright. i do see when, when we have respect, you have to be to you have to behave in mine and consistently with i don't think i know statements that when my questioning astride is integrity and the swears that have been placed on australia. i'm not going to call that on behalf of the strident i can deal with whatever people throw at me, but astride it has a proud record or when it comes to our defense capability. now this is saying that people in glass houses shouldn't throw, shouldn't hurl rocks and australia is clearly fuming over those comments from president macro, which made directly to the press in english. now it's decided to come play at that game and apparently has released a text message that mack on sent to morrison just
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a few days before the ending of that deal was announced. now this text message suggests that president mack, on which means the elisa and the government, did actually have an inkling that there was a problem with this deal and that it could be going under. if you thought things couldn't have gotten worse. well, you would be wrong because they clearly are unraveling at a furious pace. at the moment that leak has seen paris pushed the red button with the french ambassador who had been briefly recalled from canberra as a result of this row. not mincing his words. seat is an unprecedented new law in terms of all to proceed in all so in terms of truce and trust, you dont be able exists on personal exchanges of leaders. we're
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allies, but babies gesture confirmation that we were never seen as an ally font is clearly a gast about this situation. the idea that there could be a leak of messages sent from one leader of a nation to another, has completely baffled, shocked and disgusted officials here. and it looks like this issue between france and australia could about to be causing even bigger problems for australia. we know that the country is due to have trade talks with the european union. they've already been postponed as a result of this route. if those talks do go ahead, i guarantee you that there will be a new rift, and that time it will be between france and brussels. the climate of fear that's a chilling description of life inside the u. k. national broadcaster the b, b. c, from the latest investigation, by the daily mail than the newspaper spoke to several employees, including
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a former senior bbc manager. their message is that doing journalism is a challenge when you have to now look over your shoulder with fighting our own culture wall in the corporation. you live with the realization that if i put a foot wrong, the mob will descend. that is a huge level of fear within the organization with people thinking that the going to be the next to get monster. when a sort of calm, the poor causing regulatory body, they're afraid of pot, internal stuff networks. he filled the holden to the climate of whoopin as i'm getting the p. c. valid rights. not only as stories being changed or adapted, but sama, partly even being dropped. but where does that leave the state board cast as jennison hern free presses a whole? this is a night man will and very, very bodily for the bbc. literally there are people who think we should stop bunning words. they don't lie compelling viewpoints. they don't like. there are lots of things we hear in journalism that we don't agree with. that's the whole
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point, isn't it? while the baby see says it's editors have a responsibility to seek diversity of opinion. it's a slippery slope for some janice, who fear this so called mob rule if they got it wrong. take last month's example where it publish an article suggesting a handful of lesbians felt pressured into sex. my son trans women. well, 20000 people signed an open letter calling on the pdc to apologize dubbing it trans so big and poorly evidenced was to be received most or was that b, b. c, misrepresenting the facts. well, the bbc journalist behind the very story apparently had to fight like hell against internal opposition to get it published. so surely they must have seen something coming. but have editorial lines become so blurred now that the beat may ends up like the new york times, with some even quitting the channel for goods. stories have chosen untold in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences. rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. my
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own forays into wrong saying have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. they have called me a nazi and a racist janice, of course, habiting tend to be impartial, sensitive, and respectful. but when it comes to identity politics, the cultural war means whatever journalists say or do they all think can't get it right. as they will always offend someone somewhere, we discussed it with you could journalist brookeville clark who said that the purpose of journalism is olsby to show all sides of the story. not just the pleasing ones. my job as a reporter is to basically park away to one side, my political views, my views, social, huge, whatever, and report what is happening and report the story. and in that case, you have to make sure that both sides, you get them, you see both sides of it. you get a wide range of opinions when you put it fill together all your, all your documentary together. and i think that distinction has been lost and
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that's the problem with this ultra woken us is that there are these issues where there is no consensus. a lot of the time, it's almost like it's a case now when you can't have that opinion, that's outside the parameters. things have changed. britain's changed, and you shouldn't have to reflect that, that we really need to have put, you know, the, the widest possible opinions out there, and not seek to, to, to, to restrict our coverage, basically only taking only taking the one promises to protect the earth forests. ambitious goals of net 0 by 2050, and give cash to south africa to help it ended reliance on coal, the climate summits in scotland. then on going this week up to its pledge to save the planet with britain's prime minister boris johnson. taken the lead. although that said the u. k. does not currently appear to be holding back on his very own fossil fuel projects. case in point and a recent report reveals that are i'm 40 plans are still seeking provo at the moment
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in the pipeline in the u. k. in the next 4 years, which has approved with nearly triple the countries yearly greenhouse gas emissions . me, tom, this ongoing dispute over proposed new coal mine, particularly in the north west of england. and what bars? johnson doesn't support it. he insists it's not his job to get involved locals. they're those say they desperately need it. the mind should go ahead. it will be mined in the safest, cleanest greenness where it can possibly be done. plans of being explored for the 1st coal mine to be opened in the u. k. in 30 years here in the coastal town of white haven in northwest england. just a 140 miles north from here. the cop 26 summit in glasgow is in full swing the u. k . of course, hosting that summit, that critics say it sends out the completely long message for the hosts to be giving the green light to this coal mine. while at the same time preaching the green message to the rest of the world, the u. k. government has decided not to intervene with the tons of opening and brand new english coal mine. this really shows the true meaning of so called net
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02050. this leg insufficient targets long into the future, basically mean nothing to day, but contrary to what some make spect given fears over potential air pollution. the locals are quite happy to have it. many of them think it could spark a much needed economic revival. she stepped forward, really for technology and everything else. the failure to produce your mining area . and i know for many, many years now, i saw a gone. we journey jobs in the area is not just the moneys hill. it's here, the prototypes that are coming in as well to assist and also educate to the kids in a very deprived area of the okay. and that's what's needed to drive the future to drive education and support the kids. a local campaign is in support of the mine say that coaching coal, which is used to manufacture steel rather than generate energy, is being unfairly maligned by green activists. this is just an older piece to the puzzle. got his green green glee we. we are an environmental area. we understand
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what the problems are when there's no denial. if there's an issue that is a problem, we've got nuclear, we've got winds, we've got a high job that will be coming to some point in the future. and thankfully, if we get this my going as a will be say him a coca cola from over there. so the transport it from america, which is couldn't, we've all been served on to think that young cutty seldom is that we shouldn't open up my web web i in all the whole of it. it's a bit hypocritical west cumbria mining. the company in charge argues that the project will be the world's 1st net 0 mythological coal mine in the world. ministers of argued in favor of the project from an economic perspective, as well as an environmental 12 is a very small as i am, stand quite specialist ah, form of coal that's being that would be produced there on will have negligible impact ons of the global coal usage, we need to transition our existing oil and gas sector to
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a d carbon ice platform. what others want to see is a complete eclipse and shutting down of oil and gas with 250000 jobs vanishing overnight. the u. k. government on the pressure from climate groups intervened and ordered an inquiry by a planning inspector local may, refutes any objections. however, saying coaching call from the mine would drive forward green energy project. he also insists that the projects will revise the local economy off the curve. it, i think you've got to look at the united kingdom as a whole and we're responsible for just all the one percent of the entire world, carbon emissions on this. mine will finish one small from north point one percent of that one percent. the mine will have a huge positive economic impact on the, on the area, etc. i chuckled meant investment. this is private money coming in. are you talking 160000000 pound entail to watch a relatively small community. and i'll create 500 direct jobs that i have with the
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spin off of 1500 supply chain jobs that will transform people's lives in this area to inquire results. the jew at the end of the year, well after the climate debate has moved elsewhere for is johnson said at cop $26.00, that he didn't support the opening of the mind, but that he would leave it to the planning committees to the side. an indication perhaps of his own desire to not get dragged into a row with the local community desperate for the area once again to see economic regeneration. the sally all see in white haven cumbria. we spoke navarro mental journalist about whether the british government sticking to its place to drop fossil fuels or not been u. k. president of carbon seriously undermined by the government phone actions in the united kingdom. government have agreed that it will not fund new fossil fuels by itself. however, as the united kingdom, financial industry and the financial industry globally will be able to continue to
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invest and also chills, investment by the united kingdom in global fossil fuels, amongst a 15 percent of global investments. and that's where the united kingdom record is really terrible. in that it's center for global finance for fossil fuels. so this little after for our credibility of the presidency of the pickup, mean time on the other side of europe and she's also dominating headlines and growing fears of power outages possibly coming up in spain. minutes is, there was, there is little more than a month of gas reserves left. it's a complicated back story. it comes as algeria as cuts off the gas supply to spain through a pipeline crossing morocco. a 25 year transit deal was suspended with a renewal over a diplomatic spot between the 2 north african countries of l. jeron authorities promised to provide more gas to spade. european politicians have already slammed the cutter, calling a blackmail. manipulation for political purposes may come. spain's main gas
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operator is trying his best to come public panic. the spanish gas system has higher levels of contract natural gas capacity than in previous winters. and is in a better situation than that of other neighboring countries. with the current situation, there is no indication of a lack of gas supply in the coming months. but the set of spokes physics marino a portfolio managers are trading in madrid, who believes the spain is at risk of a potential gas deficit. space gas supply is not in immediate danger, but it does leave, is in a very vulnerable situation. the certainty of price is going up and there is a danger of lack of supply. the situation with the boots is unreliable at the moment, as you know, contain a boats and all boats are being stopped. the ships have been stuck in many ports. so this has the potential to provoke, a lack of supply in the winter and winter's very close demand is going to go up to build. people need to heat their homes. they're not going to heated with solar yet . and i'm going to have
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a good gas connections with the rest of europe. most of our gas comes from, from the south, and our, it does leave using a very vulnerable situation. we're about to coven vaccines earlier. some more news on it. now. russia's one, the weekly medical journal, the lancet, has published a study revealing that russia's one shot covered vaccine sporting light has proved to be safe and highly effective, or corresponded. danny armstrong's got the details on it. support is a, is about sport nicholas. now that might sound familiar, and that's because it is equivalent to the 1st component of the sputnik v. n vaccine was putting the is a to dose. vaccines want make light will be a single dose out. it been developed to tackle the rising world demand for license coley vaccines, especially in those countries with a deficit or uh, vaccines. now, there's 2 very important things to take away from this report. and the 1st is that sputnik lie as a high safety profile. and the 2nd is the adverse reactions to the vaccine are
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either mild or moderate round. 66 percent from mild adverse reactions to the vaccine and around 5.5 percent, or for moderate. now officially sputnik light was developed to find a vaccine that was an, an immune at a high immune a genic vaccine was also cost effective and logistically, sound to produce. now it seems to take all those boxes so far and, but just for more details on the science, we can hear little snippet that report. the composition of sputnik light vaccine is equal to the 1st component of t dos. put nick, the vaccine for which safety and immunity miss t were assess a number of completed and ongoing clinical trials. now. so what does all this mean? well, sputnik light can be administered as a single job job as i have a stand alone vaccine or a booster. and it's shown effectiveness in both of those roles against the delta variant. it has shown a 70 percent effectiveness against infection,
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and that number is a little bit higher on 75 percent effectiveness in individuals on that 65. now, when combined with all the vaccines such as the astrazeneca vaccine, it is also shown as high efficiency. but when administered as a booster shot against the delta variant is 83 percent effective against infection and a little bit high at 94 percent effective against hospital ly zation. now aside from all those figures, the bottom line is the sputnik light vaccine. according to this report, in the lancet and by the russian direct investment fund is that it can accelerate the pace of vaccination in russia. and of course, in those countries that has the have a deficits for those colgate vaccines. her back, you are russia's already been saying, good news them for that that. so what we're talking about so far, if you were to find out more, check it out. don't come on, go to any of our socials of your say as well, or maybe suggest, or as you think would be covering that we're not. but for now, reporting from moscow this hour, it's been kevin allen from the great team on duty with me today. we all wish you
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a great rest of the day and stand by if you could stick around to how she returns, he say, with his latest going underground. just ahead. ah, at the moment russia and the north atlantic military alliance have no official links. now, there is no official dialogue on issues that concern them all, and one of them is ukraine. washington's relentless drive to admit ukraine to nato is a red line for moscow. something is going to have to give ah, [000:00:00;00] a
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with i'm african retention ahead of mass protests we're doing on the ground is 30000 is under the drug gets capital of europe. scotland dissolved the climate emergency in what is accused of being the most privileged climate summit in history coming up in the show. we confront allegations of hypocrisy with one of our us. johnson's talk climate advisors, as the u. k. government which just slash taxes on domestic air travel ways up 40 new fossil fuel project, one lecturing the world. that loon with a minting nuclear submarine deals with australia may do the world in more ways than one hand after allegations by u. k. foreign off his lawyer that bore us johnson jokes about the world's worst humanitarian crisis. we investigate yemen and other british weapons markets contributing to global death, destruction, and climate change. all of all coming up in today's going on the ground for us to


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