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[000:00:00;00] a check, a 4 year old is court in pepper spray. i believe break pop and back in march in germany, countries across europe facing on the rest ahead of new year. richard restriction, some parents. c in the u. k. q hospitals are discriminating against children with down syndrome and a bit to pre op pads during the pandemic. we have from a mother who was off to find a do not with something take with when she did. i, well job is that's my son's life that you're asking with you should cycle. now you see us down syndrome, but that's got nothing to do with when we're shipping stuff. types are not in
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a polling shows that most us democrats now don't want joe biden to run in 2024. we look back at his posture in office with we're here on the hour every hour. bring you the very latest around the world as always. good to see. welcome. jumping right in europe is facing a new wave on gree street. protests governments are tightening the screws on the on vaccinate it at one protest in germany. a 4 year old child was caught in the spray as police moved n o one, according to the police, the child was compete the symptom free again off to an i was officers launched a formal complaint against the mother for endangering her child. meanwhile, over in france,
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i'm gar against restrictions. it shows no signs of updating the since monday, a number of german states have imposed strict covered restrictions. and these include, amongst others limiting public gatherings to 10 people. and that is people who have either been vaccinated or who have recovered. and at the same time, shutting down balls and nightclubs. it comes as a number of demonstrations take place across the country. hundreds of people were wasted in protest here in the capital city, berlin, and also trying foot. now in the last, a 4 year old child received paper spray accidentally from the police after her mother had bought her to the demonstration in a prime. the mother of the child had to appear before a judge and it comes as police complain that he and his axes are becoming more and
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more violent in france. they. the country has recorded a record high of a 100000 new code cases a day. at the same time, the country has registered more than a 122000 people who have died from the virus. not this is largely due to the new omi con variant that was supposed to take it in south africa and which tends to be quite mild. but at the same time, the country is seeing a search in delta cases that has led to a number of people being hospitalized. the government is looking to transform its coven health pass into a vaccine path. we've heard from the countries prime minister saying that a negative taste is no longer going to be enough for people to enter bars, restaurants, and other cultural venues, locked on dawn. so she said you in france that in europe, the situation is extremely tense. the new wave is sweeping over our continent. we've reached a symbolic 100000 daily new infections. we adjusting
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a law that to transform the health pass into a vaccination pass this parliament votes in favor. it will be applied from the 15th of january. moving across now to the netherlands there, the government has suggested of all that innovative way for people who are afraid of taking the vaccine to deal with so called vaccine anxiety. the health ministry has introduced virtual reality glasses that will help people relax during the injection. well, in the u. k, which you mentioned daily paper infections are around the 100000 mark with the countries health care system stretched. they're all fears. the corners are being cops in fact, putting knives that rest parents on campaigners raising the alarm now they worry vulnerable children now being discriminated against during cove. it to free up bed space. it comes amid a spike and do not resource to take orders for children with down syndrome an autism. one mother who was asked to sign one for her son,
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shut her story with us when she said it, i, well just in tears. because you know, and that's my son's life that you're asking what you should say or not. and, and i haven't been asked. that's my other 2 children and yes, he has down syndrome, but that's got nothing to do with whether shipping the taste or not. he was in the room and she was asking him a lot of questions and he a con. these panel crusty isn't that he understands. and i think luckily for him and i asked me because he was, i'm 16 anyway. i wanted to say are the parents. i know there's also around children . so in one respects i was glad he was on the 6th day because the others where i was 16 and where else themselves or just
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a quick reminder to not state orders offered to people who are gravely ill. one sign doctors won't perform cpr to help restart the patient's heart. when the u. k. d and ours is unknown, are increasingly being offered to teenagers with autism, a condition that affects 700000 people in the country as well as to teenagers with down syndrome. the national health services says it's not discriminating, stressing that it regards blanket policies and as inappropriate. current willard again begs to differ. we every child and every agile is called the right, especially to life. and i just don't understand why there's a difference in society for anyone, discrimination, of even the question bank in why are people with adults 2 children, l delay while we why on
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a will trade differently with the lack of he must say given the health care system they deserve on his social system. i did that, i get the and i just, it was painted under extreme cab. again. that's to do with higher than the and i just isn't as the government needs to pull their finger out. and so, you know, as alan isn't, it isn't our kids to say, oh, your children are not valuable. was everyone else's children? so they're not going to be put on the less they list. i was arc isn't it will leave you out. the dumbest idea, because there's not a lot of room muscle for of some american use. joe biden has suffered another brutal blow in the polls. more democrats would now rob the see someone else run in 2024 than not at times with the battering his ratings have taken during his 1st year in a fist next up, caleb and looks at why 2021 wasn't such a great yes, a bitin was like
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a fairy tale joe biden was set to ride into the white house on a white horse to save the country from the nightmare. those lights that are shooting out from the lincoln memorial. i look, it's like almost extensions of jo biden's arms embracing america. president elect joe biden, and vice president harris, cold the grief and regret out of the privacy of our hearts if just for a moment so that we all could share it. but in just a year, the country seems to have shifted from tears of joy and sighs of relief to let's go brandon. mm hm. mm. mm. mm. mm. mm.
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mm. mm. mm. mm. oh, all, charlotte, 70 percent of americans doubt that biden is a leader. you can trust only donald trump had a worse approval rating at this point in his presidency. and it's not just the american voters, the mainstream media that wants praised him, are now calling him worse than a lame duck and recommending he not run for reelection in 2024. quite a huge turn. how could this have happened to a democratic president? so love by mainstream media and the party establishment, coven das at this point, and added up to about the population of st. louis and atlanta combined double what it was when trump left office. joe biden does not have much to say about this topic through viruses. with why i find it on the oregon to visit with joe biden is urging
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americans to get vaccinated. one can't help but wonder if americans have hesitation about heating their commander in chiefs. words, the wild assertions the administration was making about how this was going to go away and inject bleach and all those kinds of things. it was diminishing confidence across the board. you know, you can't, but you can't say everyone past this action requirements. work only makes sense to require vaccine to stop the spread of covert 90 forcing people to get vaccinated with mandates is not exactly a big hit either federal and private companies are fighting them in court. furthermore, you got the senate repudiating the vaccine mandates and judges ruling against them . inflation is that a 39 year high, half of the americans say that biden is making things worse. and 2 thirds of americans say that inflation is causing them financial hardships like ever since he became president. things have been slowly going downhill,
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especially in this said everything is about 40 percent higher than or was a couple of years ago. so no, i would not say that there during, for a job to be honest is actually one more up lake. everything went on bad is really bad. the afghan pull out got pretty massy. 13 soldiers died. people were hanging from planes, and u. s. personnel was left behind on republicans wanted joe biden to be impeached. now that didn't exactly play out, but people aren't exactly ready to move on from this afghanistan disaster with it's not only the u. s. public. it's unhappy with the afghan pull out within army ranks. there is rising discontent. active duty marine corps. lieutenant colonel stuart sheller. a combat veteran with multiple deployments in iraq and afghanistan even went public. he demanded accountability from senior military and civilian leaders for their
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failures. people are upset because they're senior leaders, let them down, and none of them are raising their hands and accepting accountability are saying we messed this up. i'm not saying we've got to be in the in afghanistan forever, but i am saying, did any of you throw your rank on the table to say, hey, it's a bad idea to evacuate bob graham airfield, the strategic berries before we evaluate everyone. this got him charged in the military court, find and punished, but many consider him a hero. what about the commander in chief himself? now biden is telling people he opposed the war in afghanistan from the beginning. however, the record begs to differ. he was beating the drums of war for afghanistan and iraq, 20 years ago, back when it was popular. but i guess this is not the only thing he has forgotten. and i want to say that so down on. thank you very much back. but i'll kinda side of course, present harris is a proud howard. oh,
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no wonder so many of his press conferences and grabs the white house, sometimes even cuts his live feed polls shell that americans are questioning his mental capacity. democrats are starting to get worried with mid term elections less than a year away, and biden unpopular even in states where he won the election by a large margin. there's so many reasons people should be disappointed and upset with by them. it's hard to settle on one. certainly, afghanistan was a huge blow to america's sense of itself, and the outrage in the middle of america is not to be underestimated even today. at the way joe biden got us out of afghanistan. joe biden, drug america down an ugly past. of course the economy is on kept promises. his insistence that he would shut down the virus and not be economy. and since then, of course, he's had more death on his watch than trump had on a longer time scale. i believe our allies no longer trust us. i believe our enemies are lining up to take advantage of us. you see how it all goes together and it all
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is generally against american interest. it's extremely unfortunate, and he's not showing any sign of changing his weight. well, america's of aspiring kind of the death toll has cost a chateau over j biden's. first year in office. the president is now claiming that any solution to the crisis will have to come from individual states and not from the white house. there is no federal solution. this gets solved for the state level and then ultimately gets down to where the rubber meets the road. and that's where the patient is in need of help or preventing the need for help. jo biden's remarks run counter to his ears before he took office just over a year ago, he slammed the trump administration's cova testing efforts as a travesty. and said the administration's vaccine roll out was well behind the developed nations as presidential contender might and promised to change the course
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of the disease and his fast 100 days in office. but that does not seem to have happened more than 400000 americans have died of covert under my aiden's watch. that is more than i'm to trump. and new cases all hovering around half a 1000000 per day. new york has been the was hit with case numbers, reach you in all time record. since the arrival of on the kron testing. that is also and chaos. it seems with huge lines forming outside overloaded clinics. what i want to bring in now spike cohen, 2020 vice presidential candidate for the libertarian party justin robot. young host of the politics, politics, politics, port cost, and for a job and a medical professor. spike. want to start with you? boy, i didn't said what was. 9 there is no federal solution. i don't think that is something that one wants to hear from the president. so he says it's up to the states to solve the panoramic. what is thought is not him accepting, but the white house can't do it or is it him shifting responsibility? well, it is him shifting responsibility,
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but honestly it's also biden's rhetoric catching up with the reality which is that there never was the federal solution to a virus that spreads more easily than chicken pox. and what the issue very and as becomes more and more of the early, the idea that there is some policy or some politician or some we're sure should, that's going to stop it. we should have been acknowledging that this is not a pan demik. and that this is endemic, at least a couple of wades ago. colby waves aren't going away at this point. we should have been applying what we should have applied for in the beginning. if you don't feel well, stay home. and if you do feel well then take whatever precautions you feel are best necessary to be able to take care of them. the most restrictive countries in state are seeing, you know, very high record numbers in each wave and the ones but the least restrictive are also seeing record high numbers. it really doesn't matter what kind of policies are happening. this is a very, very, very lint virus, basically, it looks like it's becoming more mild and there's not
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a government solution that is just an i want to bring you when i mean, like i said, i can promise to change the cost upon that. make a 100 days, we know that there's a 100 days on our goal and he's been a how for almost a year. what, how long do you give him? did he turn it around? ah, no, i would give him bad marks. if you were to ask me what marks i would give him. but then again, i think that spike makes a point. there is only so much that you can contain a biblical flood. you can argue that the government should have sent you more nails to put boards on the door, but at the end of the day, we're all gonna end up in the river. and that's exactly what has happened. i do think that it is very interesting. the joe biden has made a big, big, big look of by the numbers. joe biden got elected because of donald trump's of failed handling of cove. it in the minds of voters, that was the number one issue that people had when they went into the ballot box. in 2020 the economy was number 2. now we're coming into, you know, a year after he was elected and coming up on the year that he was inaugurated. and
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we have covered as bad as it's been certainly case wise. although you can make an argument, the democrat is actually good news, myra in terms of the epidemiology. but the economy is in far worse shape than, than he has been. so i think that that by and large a we can now add up all the rough weeks for biden to rough year for bite. but i want to ask you, obviously as someone with medical experience, 62 percent of americans now, double chance. they said that when we get to a certain threshold, everything is going to be great as how immunity we're going to be able to live more normally. in your opinion, is 62 percent good enough? these terrible, i mean 62 percent is close to 50 percent, not close to 100 percent. but frankly speaking in europe, we're not doing much better. western europe has a roughly double general rate of 70 percent. austria, where i'm from, is around 7374 percent. most of the people are getting their 3rd wooster. jeff, but unfortunately, even in the western so called really advanced world,
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economically and industrially, we are far behind from what we should be. we're going to get to reasons behind that aren't, you know, also by kolowski right now. i mean it talking about being behind the levels that we are, the u. s. does have fairly high levels of vaccine hesitancy as it's known. and he's 21 percent. i believe about old's day want the vaccines. what do you think is the coolest for that? is it there. c is a lack of trust in the government. first of all, let me like, oh spike. let me tell you and then bob, i'll come back to spike, go fret. okay. yeah it's, there's definitely a lack of trust in the government as well as a lack of trust in big pharmaceutical company. it's also the fact that, and this is something that it's odd that we're not acknowledging this according to the south african study that came out about the vaccine effectiveness for the home across very. and they said it was as effective as 33 percent. that means that it's 60,
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for 66 percent ineffective in stopping or slowing someone from getting or spreading cold but know it had higher numbers of keeping people out of getting severe illness or ending up in the hospital. but you know, the argument that you have to get back to needed, or else you're putting people at risk that is becoming less and less true with each and each new variant. and when people are watching a government say you're a bad person, if you don't do this despite all evidence to the contrary, yes, that makes people skeptical and hesitant. the fact that pfizer is saying that they don't want to release the data for their, for the trial, the trial for their vaccine for 50 years. you know, all of these things add up and people becoming hesitant and i'll be clear. i'm not back. i think that if you think it's best choice for you, then you should get it. but the, the lack of data supporting the idea that back the are going to get us out of this, coupled with the threat and the, and the, the, the attempt to try to stick with people that are, are hesitate to the fact that amounts to more and more people thing, you know,
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what i'm wondering if i'm going to, if i want to do that, especially now that an increasing number of so hopefully back need an american to be in told no, if you haven't had a booster shot, you're not back to me anymore. you went bad is all those people that didn't get back to it. so i think this is only going to get worse. it's often you mentioned that the economy was one of the things that the sea was on to on the top of people's minds when they will boating. i mean, obviously the whole world is having a tough time coming out of covert. no one particularly as economically in the strongest place, but the u. s. i mean, the inflation has been grabbing headlines all over the world and people, and i'll pointing the finger at by saying, yeah, ok, i got it tough, but it didn't help you going on this 2 trillion dollar stimulus package, spending spree. do you think? but the by the ministration has gone a bit too far. it misjudged the situation. optically, obviously they have in terms of how the public perception is, look, inflation is
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a presidency killer period like in terms of political history here in america, there are a few things that kill a president the faster than having the price of average goods go up. so everybody, regardless of class and race and demographic all have to pay a larger price. the only way out of inflation is also something that nobody really want to think about, which are recessions or raising rate. so you can slow elements of consumption. this is a bad news sandwich for, for joe biden, economically just barna bought bringing back to sort of the medical side of it. obviously we, we were just talking about how the cases are still going up in europe yourself. mentioned the vaccine levels aren't great that i thought and the year seems to have showed that some people are getting richer and richer, and others are getting poor and poor. now one industry that's done incredibly while as usual, big pharma really cassia and i was just looking profit spies at $82000000000.00
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expected to up to last year. do you see these medical companies making that much money as a problem? well, frankly, me put the record straight because it was mentioned before and i see, so my position on a very medical scientific point, i'm at a vaccination, does not prevent you from getting infected. let's put that on the table. this is a completely misconception that you think if you have a vaccine, the virus will just stop at your body and say, well, i'm not going there. absolutely not the back that the virus will enter your body, but the vaccine will prevent that virus from causing more damage. a lot of damage putting into hospital or even having you die. so at the end of the day, don't get me wrong, but the vaccine will not even be the only cron vaccines do. so that's fact. so please, let's put the signs and, and let the science make that decision and not just as commentators. number 2 on the crown is a variant,
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but we understand that the rise can go to ways getting worse are getting better, getting better is a good thing. but mil mean that it takes longer because the worse of virus gets the quicker will. and now this gets worked better, which me takes longer, puts a good thing as earlier said in terms of a drama ecology point is that of course the companies will produce those vaccines did make a lot of money. there is no doubt about it and we live in a system. we're, if you do something good, you produce something good. you will make money. so as a scientist, as long as those companies invest in research in r and d, and are able to provide the amount of vaccines fairly to the whole world, as we cry needed. i'm happy somebody makes money and i don't have a problem with that. i do a problem, however, when in politics and politicians misuse this for their own agenda, understand the reason why we are not vaccinated as was mentioned by things like earlier, is because people are misinformed. it was not accurate information, but these vaccines and
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a fake news that are allowed on social media late get st are allowed. and social media basically lead to the fact that patients and people at the end of the day will doubt under a been necessity of having events. so let's put it where it is. this vixen's door. if companies make money on it, fine with me as long as the offer us vaccines that will help we need to inform and politicians. that's a 1st duty is not only did g d p and an inflation and everything, but basically save the health of their, of their countrymen. and this needs to be done. this was not done. what we allowed for you can use a politician even in my country, used vaccines and vaccinations are encoded for their own political purposes. this is dirty, this is really bad. so this is much worse than some people become in 1000000000 years because to produce the vaccines and make money on as pike. i want to go specifically back to this idea of shifting from federal to state. i mean, because you were talking there about the polarization, while the hounding of people who considered on t bank says,
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and this is the split that we're seeing in society. do you think that there is too much disagreement between the states at the moment for us to see any real change across us? cuz you, for example, you've got florida, which is kind of quite last a fat attitude towards that. desantis is pretty clear, caught that he doesn't want to what he says in french from anyone's ninteenth when you book california, which is pretty hot line, but we'll spike what you'll take on that. well, 1st of all, i wanna address 2 things that were talked about before. the way that we're going to get out of this inflation is to stop inflationary spending and to stop the u. s. and other central banks printing out trillions of dollars of their various be currencies, handing them off for the big businesses. you put their politicians in office and then sticking the rest of us with the bill for it. that's how we do that. when it comes to the vaccine, the most powerful misinformation we pad has come from the, the policy makers. and the big pharma company who initially told us that this vaccine would,
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in fact stop or greatly slow the spread of code. it not just that it would keep us from getting sick or from dying, but that in fact we had to take it even if we didn't think that we'd get seriously ill because it would protect others from getting it from us, which is clearly not the case. so yeah, nice information, what they did call me or i'll go into your question. i think that the bigger question to the bigger answer for whether or not this, the lack of unity is that we need to acknowledge that this is not something that we're going to centrally plan our way out of that. the federal level or at the state level. this is about the fact that a virus, i think it was one of the other guess you said, you know, you can't stop noah's flood. you're not going to be able to start a virus that spreads more easily than chicken pox by telling people to stay home on varying weeks or to put up other restrictions of the occupancy restriction, or telling people that they need to wear a mask from when they walk into the building to least sit down and they can take it back off. the none of this stuff is going to stop this virus. and i think the sooner that we get over the conditioning that we have that government is going to
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fix this, which is what we're told about crisis after crisis after crisis. again, all evidence to the contrary, the sooner we get over that missing to recognize, this is the new normal. we need to be making decisions for ourselves. we should not be listening to politicians. we should not be listening to crony corporation. and we should be deciding for ourself the best way out of this, the sooner we're going to be able to find the best equilibrium that we're going to have in this new reality that we find you just what i want to ask you as spike just talked about the policy makers. i mean talk to antony, found she a very controversial fair guy in the u. s. some. i hale him as a hero of his think that he is a bit of famine. gra, whenever you think about him, he has recently suggested you ash consider vaccine mandate for domestic ad travel. do you think that's the direction of cutting and, and how do you think americans would receive that? i'm so glad you brought that up because i was about to bring it up even if you didn't have one follow up on the conversation that we had that that,
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that has been talked about is the fact that we have seen less of evidence that the vaccine limits trans miss ability. if you don't have that part of the puzzle from a political messaging and lawmaking perspective, then you don't have the pretends to set up the mandates. you don't have a pretext to set up what dr. valgy and many others in the, in the government have floated over the past few weeks. if not months, the idea that you'd have to be vaccinated to get on domestic air travel a if it does not stop trans ms ability, which i was. i was very glad to hear that are the, the other guests on the panel make that point because i wish we had that kind of medical clarity here in a lot of the, the conversations that we've had, especially around the men, the vaccines are for your personal protection, i'm triple vax, that this point i, i am i on board and i'm very glad that i am because i know that if i get this highly transmissible virus, it will be less than what it would be otherwise, which on my, on vaccinate. friends have gotten, but yes, i don't think that these that that would be popular at all. what's like,
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thank you so much on what we have run out of time for all 3 of you. thanks so much . spike cohen. justin will be young and bob jumping to have you on and that is all for this hour. thank you so much. oh, they are. thank you so much for joining us. and we hope season ah, joined me every thursday on the alex simon. sure. but i'll be speaking to guess in the world politics sport, business. i'm show business. i'll see you then. oh,

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