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tv   Corona Special  Deutsche Welle  June 17, 2020 9:15pm-9:31pm CEST

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conflict. and here's a reminder the top story we're following for you this hour germany's chancellor angela merkel says that physical distancing rules will remain in place in the country after a meeting with regional leaders here in berlin she says that germany must live with the coronavirus until a vaccine has been developed. back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day i hope to see you there. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news. hour carona updates.
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covert 19 special next on d w. the global corona crisis you can find more information online at e.w. dot com and on t.w. social media channels. schools closed for months all because of the pandemic. kids forced to stay at home and it's usually the mothers who are left to deal with the added burden i usually have one hour of my calendar or not and you have to do it. grocery shopping cooking . eating cleaning up and said. homework in one hour that's is impossible.
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as the world struggles with coven 19 some women fear that it's pushing them back into traditional roles. and this is the covert 1000 special i'm stephen beardsley in the lead it's good to have you with us the pandemic as a setback for women we'll speak with an expert in just a moment but 1st let's look at the story of one woman forced to put a pause on her career after the local schools closed. watercolors instead of spreadsheets normally and a month would be sitting in the office right now but with schools a nursery school closed due to the pandemic and her husband but she has to stay at home something she never wanted. this is a standstill and it is based on the fact that as a woman i said step back put my own needs on hold and yes that feels like i'm in
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a type of role right now that doesn't really fit me must have been much i need to get past. being a good housewife was never on this intention she just finished a masters in education when the crisis hit she postponed finding a job to cater for the family now pen cakes often on the menu one of the few things she knows how to cook but even that can get stressful because need to finish line and you can decide anything on your own you're always together every day for other people there's not a minute of rest and you can imagine what that does to you as a person and you constantly and the pressure on this and the caring for someone else pam and then talked with about pam and i'm going. right now we've banned them because we took too much and she asked most explains that the coronavirus crisis forces women back into old gender roles ethar that and believing the research shows there is a backward development in partnerships 26 percent of women have reduced their
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working hours to organized childcare and the coronavirus crisis but only 16 percent of men have done so and. the end of a long day on this hosp and constantine before the crisis he and his wife were both working and taking care of the kids now he's suddenly the classic walking dead which is not to his taste as. well and so life as if it is not that easy him again i simply earn more that's what that will hopefully change that one day i won't have to wipe full time but that's in the future. and i think that our society is still promotes gender stereotypes that are no longer appropriate. that doesn't recognise the fact that fathers want to be with their children i'm told by them cannot. as i live on. is it about the. constantino that have to negotiate this french i patterns on 2 for one schools for
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you open they hope to get back to life with more self-determination for both of them. and i'm joined now by joanna maycock she's secretary general of the european women's lobby that's an umbrella group of women's advocacy or associations rather in europe and she joins me from brussels welcome joanna now we know the pandemic has uprooted many families and workers why is it that women are carrying such an especially heavy load. well women are actually the backbone of our society that they already carry a very heavy load and what this content you've done is actually shone a light on and in some cases exacerbate what we're already very deep rooted inequalities between women and men in europe in fact we've actually stopped progressing on gender equality on equality between women and men in europe we stopped progressing for 10 years already so there was a great deal to do to really start to fast forward and fast practical a t between women and men and certainly this this pandemic we've seen families really
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challenge them particularly women bearing the brunt of child care all stepping back from that jokes of going part time or being made redundant overwhelmingly women have taken on not burden but what we know we're ready is that women already do the fast majority of childcare unpaid work of domestic working in europe still today and that's partly shifted in the last generation now it's all report earlier about and in germany stepping back to take care for kids during the penda make can we say that things will go back to normal for her once the schools and daycare centers reopen. yeah i think that story is very very difficult for millions and millions of women and millions of families across europe. we really what we see already is that it's going to be a political choice what happens next and the choices that our leaders make right now about the kind of society we want to build post this pandemic the kind of values you want to put at the center of that society are going to be really
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important with the financial crisis in 2008 what we saw was that was the response the political choice to say you austerity was really done at the cost of women it was done on the backs of women in fact we saw that women paid around 75 percent of the costs of pay cuts to public services to cut back to that jobs to cut back to check care infrastructure which impacted on women's labor market participation so we need to learn from those mistakes we made then and make sure that now as we as as leaders make choices about the kind of society you want to rebuild after this and then make that the issues of inequality between women a man are sent to state in the analysis in the policies that put in place and in terms of the budgets that are put in place and in particular the emphasis on care what gives me hope is that actually this pandemic has brought into a public conversation the issues about who's doing that how do we want the care instructed to look how do you want to care for our children for all the people for
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each other and and who is going to be doing that so that means we need a really bold new you can deal with europe and you want to briefly if you can are you seeing in the recovery packages that are being laid out right now by individual nations do you see some of these policies being put in there that you want to see events. we've seen in the response to the pandemic some really good measures particularly when it comes to addressing violence against women which we've also seen increased during the pandemic and we've seen a whole political conversation about care elder care child care and care for disabled persons and the disproportionate impact on women but when it comes to the actual response and when it comes to the money which is where we see how the how the policy is translated into action we absolutely have not seen enough we need to see really a least half of the resources for the recovery package going to women so we're calling for the money at least to go to measures which address the inequalities
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between women and men so no not enough has been done yet all right we're going to leave it there joanna maycock with the european women's lobby in brussels thank you very much thank you. and it's time now to answer your questions about covert 19 over to our science correspondent derrick williams. i read that the virus might have arrived in europe by early november is there evidence it was around earlier than in china at the end of december the working thesis has always been that the 1st 1000 and factions occurred at a wet market and were high on back in early december but but there's been a lot of suspicion over over whether that's really the whole story especially since a new study that looked at how the virus has evolved said it might have emerged as early as october then another heavily contested report from from harvard researchers which hasn't been peer reviewed yet recently also made
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a splash it looked at among other things satellite images of parking lots on hospitals and it says visitors to them served as early as last august though the authors admitted that their evidence was not an airtight argument for for pushing back the origins of the pandemic so while there are some claims the outbreak began long before the 1st official cases appeared in han there are still only supported by by disputed data. germany also working on a fact seen for coverage 19 this question came in a few weeks ago but now seems like it's the right time to answer it since the german government just announced that it was sinking 300000000 euros into a german biotech company called cure that you might remember that that's the firm that donald trump allegedly tried to lure to the u.s.
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back in march it's a vaccine platform which uses what's called messenger r.n.a. to provoke an immune. spawn's is currently in testing in animal models and that and the company says results so far are very promising a rival german firm called by on tech has has also teamed up with with u.s. based company pfizer in pursuit of the same goal but it hasn't received any funding from the german government. i see people jugging in cycling wearing masks is that medically advisable 1st of all i can tell you from from from a person who experience that jogging with a mask is no fun at all it gets it gets really hot it is really humid and it seriously affects your performance that said if you are infectious it will probably make you less of a danger to the to the people around you experts now widely except that the virus
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is transmitted as an aerosol so so theoretically at least an infected person panting along in the part is giving off clouds of floating infectious droplets on the other hand almost all of our solid information on erosive all distribution comes from enclosed spaces what we do know is that is that outdoor transmission of the virus appears to be very rare so long and short like pretty much everyone else here in berlin and i stopped jogging with a mask pretty quickly even though there's no real scientific consensus on that. and finally a feast for the eyes thanks dependent measures wildlife is reclaiming the tourist frica lapa goes on islands ok in the 1000 kilometers off the coast of ecuador sea
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lions iguanas and many bird species are now moving freely on the archipelago which has been under lockdown for more than 2 months scientists studying the impact of tourism see a number of key species have returned since travel was halted and they'll compare their observations to measurements taken once tourists return. and that's it for us as always thanks for watching today healthy. entered the conflict zone with sarah kelly sweden's unique trust based approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic rejecting the strict lockdowns imposed around the world but the policy has come under increasing criticism and pressure my guest this week is sweden's foreign minister and linda with
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a death toll much higher than its neighbors has sweden made it deadly arrant conflicts are. next on t.w. . armstrong really walk on the moon. isn't thing earth really flat hafter all. the government used planes to cuisinarts. conspiracy theories should read like wildfire on the internet. some people are convinced they are true though. john you've been steering me on account of small groups who showed. how does anonymous profit from a lack of interest among reasonable deal. scientists are studying why some are so susceptible to ideas that are obviously wrong and absurd and how the internet
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amplifies it all. the time and it takes a lot more energy to refute rubbish than to propagate it in the 1st place. if conspiracy theories can provide comfort you don't like reality create another. a film about knowledge and belief trust and deception. tomography of the goal of all starts joyce 1st on t.w. . every death is very tragic with such a high death toll how can you say that your strategy is working well it sounds like you want to troll us out of e.u. sweden's unique trust based approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic project of the stricter lockdowns imposed around the world and instead encourage people to voluntarily social distance but the policy has come under increasing criticism and
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pressure a group of scientists wrote a letter condemning the approach months ago and more recently the country's chief epidemiologist admitted mistakes have been.

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