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that's because he is held the so-called m r and a vaccine works genetic information from the corona virus is brought into the human body by our messaging molecule the body then uses it to produce viral proteins against which the immune system forms antibodies those antibodies should then defend against covert 19 the drug may have been developed in mines but the effort to develop a vaccine against covered 19 is a truly global one hundreds of people would be on tickler barger in sao paulo brazil have already received the vaccine and they're just one group of among 44000 volunteers involved in testing worldwide most of the volunteers are in the americas but there are others in europe and africa the company says so far there have been no serious side effects. it's important that we test the vaccine on people from different regions. and
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different ethnic groups. to make sure that any possible side effects don't vary for people with different ancestry that. beyond taken pfizer and now planning to apply later this month for emergency use approval in the u.s. even if it all goes well authorities have stressed it's unlikely any vaccine will arrive before the end of the year. now let's get more we are joined now by peter crams now director of the institute for tropical medicine at the university hospital in tubing and he's also leading the clinical trials of a covert $1000.00 vaccine which is developed by german biotech company sure vaca welcome to the program and thank you so much for joining us i want to talk about the vaccine that you're working to develop at 1st i'd like to get your reaction because we have biotech pfizer saying that they succeeded in reducing the risk of cova 1000 by 90 percent in an efficacy study what is your reaction to that
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going to do this. one of these news. and i don't know the press release. or any other company commission on this you see these 2 would use condensed in the 1st few nice that you know no serious of those grounds and that the issue is 90 percent to untouched talk with us about now your efforts because we know that you're working with karabakh which has said that it has this experimental vaccine which has triggered an immune response in humans which is now on track to start mass testing this year tell us a little bit more about that effort and about the clarification of efficacy and safety issues and whether you think there might be significant differences in safety between the individual vaccines. it is
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likely that there will be differences in. using different vaccines specially not for it seems all. axioms compared to protein bar scenes or are not in a d.n.a. ice box and this is like it will cook but there may be not big differences we should see a time in or out what we consider from our efforts on the air not in a box in biofuel are different a swan trial which finishing in terms of recruiting as we speak we have about 280 recruited not and we have just submitted to the creation of every summer us ordered a ton. this shows that we have any better it would hold our ability. to safety and the scenic route in the largest city at this stage is very
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difficult to. access because you are not using rule saying take me for leadership because it is different and beyond take said in very high so everybody in out needs to be out for 90 percent warship because if it is just one. so then tell me given what you know at this point why do you think that we will have a vaccine why do you think that we can potentially all that vaccinated. it looks like we have to 1st are seeing. like you or so if. 'd you're this may well be you know have your tech scene but the office i was coming up and also i will if you are. really getting results yes with the starting trace we all are so next month's this might also be
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good to get a. car sitting out. there is likely to be into so i'm very happy about the results from yesterday although it's a competitor it shows us that and not in a rock scenes and do look and they're safe and this is just wonderful because then the other person also can maybe even compete a very encouraging assessment thank you so much for joining us to share that expertise peter crams now director of the institute for tropical medicine at the university hospital to get. so what does all this need for the business side actually let's bring in steve joining us here from. break down for us i want to talk about you know that the news we've had in the past 24 hours of this you know this 90 percent efficacy vaccine from biotech and pfizer
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they have a partnership right how how does that work with biotech 1st biotech is a small drug maker out of mines in germany and basically it's owned by a turkish german couple they've had several other patents are their belts they've had a long history 2008 the company was founded and they have a relationship with pfizer they're actually working together on a flu vaccine when the husband. that you had in one ear pieces he does interesting as rotavirus is now taking off we should work on that he phoned up his connections of pfizer and they immediately agreed as well so what this partnership consists of is the technology that him or and there that messenger are in a vehicle that biotech is developing that combines with what pfizer can bring to the table a global drug maker with distribution with sales capabilities and with the resources frankly that a smaller drug maker doesn't have and so together they can hopefully create something that they can then channel throughout the world since even plain language . who owns the drug you mean yeah it's
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a good question it's incredibly complicated if you actually look at their filings they have a partnership together that is spelled out in pages and pages and pages of very thick text what we're talking about is patents and intellectual property rights and so if you look at the basic core technology behind this that messenger in are in a technology that is beyond tech pfizer has a licensing agreement with them to use that and then there are other men there are other patents and licenses within there but that's really the core the technology belongs to beyond tech but it's license to pfizer it's license to another part of court for soon in china so it's very complicated there's actually patent committees that work on this because that's where the money really comes from we would all like to think that this is just for the bad. if it of humanity of course there's there's there's a major profit potential for those who are involved with us 1st of all tell us. what who stands to profit and what could those profits look like and is there a plan for distribution to nations to individuals who might not be able to afford it without the profit possibility than than companies like pfizer beyond when
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developed as by one analyst estimates companies like beyond tech pfizer could make anywhere from 60 to 80 percent profit margins profit margins on a drug it's hard to say without releasing a cost breakdown what we know is that it's going to sell for about $20.00 a dose 2 doses in a regular regiments about $40.00 a dose per person most people won't see that because governments will pick up the cost in terms of licensing it to other nations there is discussions about what that will look like. there is an international covert vaccine facility that's run by the u.n. some other organizations that are working together pfizer beyond tech have said that they are considering how to work with them but there have been no commitments so far so there is an interest we'll probably see it from other drug makers as well because there is going to be a lot of pressure in that regard there r.t. has been organizations like oxfam saying hey you need to bring this down a need to frankly provide it for free that intellectual property is really the profit mechanism for these companies and so without that without the promise that they can make some sort of profit then they're not going develop drugs like this
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the question is what is the right kind of profit what is their social responsibility ok stephen beardsley joining us from business thank you so much. for a long time spokesman and veteran peace negotiator for the palestinian side erekat has died at the age of 65 following complications from late a covert 19 he'd been hospitalized last month for treatment after his condition deteriorated palestinian president mahmoud abbas has described the passing of a brother and friend as a huge loss for palestine and for our people abbas has declared a 3 day mourning period. and let's bring in sami suckle who is joining us now with the view from jerusalem how was he to be remembered by the palestinians and also on the other side of the negotiating table in israel. as the negotiator of the palestinians and he's more than anyone else. with
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negotiations with the israelis and with the whole peace process and of course the oslo process so if we look back to 9091 who was the deputy head of the delegation to the druids talks and then in $95.00 the south will be israelis to formulate the interim agreement which brought about the totally that we have today to sell through in that we have in the 'd in the west bank and you went on and on with negotiations and you can see that at times that the whole process of negotiations did not make any progress when really you see the growth of the u.s. settlements throughout the west bank and many palestinians today's feel that the whole process has failed so. a lot of it is also associated with inside every cot so he's been respected for standing up for the palestinian cause but also
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as a person who did not succeed him here is to the palestinians their yearn for ending the bend the gap by the state in state i can tell you that israeli negotiators all the israelis who have been in contact with over the years they they they liked it even though they disagreed with him even though they argued with him he was a very likable person and you know the kinds of things that we've been hearing so except for some more right wing goes something extreme is who have not been part of the do go see ancient process and who are just watching from the outside and from these these circles we've heard even today some people celebrating the passage way of several weeks out otherwise the journalists who've met him and he's someone who's been meeting journalists over the years there is a lot of sympathy i would say to disperse a. grass that is seen as
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a tragedy not only for him but for the palestinian people. he recently tested positive for public 1000 as we mentioned he was ill for a few weeks he was admitted to a hospital in jerusalem a created some controversy what do we know about the circumstances of his illness. well through a lung transplant 2 years ago it was she was supposed to be the lung transplant in israel there was opposition. united states he went through this lung transplant in the united states now naturally because of his lung transplant he coped with when it hit him he was he immediately his situation deteriorated he came to the hospital right behind me over here he came when his situation was really critical so the last 3 weeks they've been fighting for his life. but the situation
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was worse it was very bad report that i got your hospital and they write that it's a you all going it's a. so this is this is the medical situation. sam asako with the view from jerusalem and as we have mentioned there are side erekat dead at the age of 65 complications related to cope with 95 let's have a check of some other stories making news around the world u.s. attorney general bill barr has authorized federal prosecutors to look into allegations of voter regularities in the presidential election it is the 1st time that he has addressed president donald trump's for key did an unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud since last week's election won by democrat joe biden. in peru congress has voted overwhelmingly to oust the country's president martinelli this kind as and teach meant was prompted by corruption allegations and
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his handling of the and demick through has one of the world's highest coded mortality rates he says that he will not challenge the decision by congress. former president of mali ahmed due to mani tor a has died at the age of $72.00 he was an army general who won a claim for pursuing democratic reforms before being toppled by a military coup in 2012 his chief of staff says that he died on monday night in turkey there have been scenes of celebration in azerbaijan and protests in armenia after the 2 countries agreed to stop fighting over the disputed territory of nagorno-karabakh the russian brokered deal allows also by shaan to keep its territorial gains now at least a 1000 people have been killed since the longstanding conflict erupted again it's temper russia mediated the cease fire which moscow says will it able a permanent end to the bloodshed. a peace deal signed
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but this was the reaction in armenia. was protesters storming the parliament building in get about demanding prime minister nicole resign the several government offices were ransacked and local media report the parliamentary speaker was attacked and beaten was the prime minister called for calm and said it had been easy to agree a deal. i saw the kid the decision has been taken as the result of analysis of the military situation and based on the assessments of the people who are the most familiar with the military situation is on one of those . during 6 weeks of fighting azerbaijani forces made steady inroads into the go now
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to buck and on sunday officials said they'd taken the key city of shusha. we're going to cut a buck has been meaning in hand since it won the war with azerbaijan in 990 fool most of the people who leave their ethnic maney and put on the international law it is part of azerbaijan. both countries were once part of the soviet union and russia still wields huge influence in the region moscow hopes negotiate the deal and is already sending peacekeepers to the area. as they were but the republics of azerbaijan and armenia are to stop at the positions they have taken peacekeeping forces of russia are being set up along the line of contact in the corner car back and along the corridor connecting our going our car back with the republic of armenia. in baku the capital of azerbaijan the deal was hailed as a victory. that imus are
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now cut a buck is liberated a nation is liberated thank you for today god bless you will i 70 words in my heart that i don't know what to say. 3 ceasefires he knew going to have failed since fighting erupted in september and he hopes this deal will finally bring peace to a troubled region. and let's get more now from d.w. correspondent yulia han who is standing by in istanbul right now yulia you've been reporting from the region reporting on this conflict how significant is the cease fire especially given the territorial gains on the part of azerbaijan. well we've seen the images there from azerbaijan from the capital but cool people cheering driving around in malta cade's waving the as very national flag now these
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people are not just celebrating another cease fire agreement they are celebrating victory and that is exactly how the azerbaijani leadership the political leadership is framing this president aliyev on twitter referred to the agreement and i quote him as a good henri is a victory and he also says that the armenian prime minister has a signature constitutes quote again armenia. capitalization in this conflict now why is he so confident if you look at the text of the deal as armenian forces have to withdraw from launch parts of nagorno-karabakh until december 1st while as a by john can keep are the areas it's currently controls including the areas it has gained during the fighting the strategic and important town of the shoe shelf for example in a corner shushi in armenian language and yulia azerbaijan also
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alleging that turkey will play a role in the so-called peace keeping process will armenians really accept. well i guess it's safe to assume that a turkish military presence in the area would be extremely painful for many armenians to accept and right now turkey's future role there seems somewhat ambiguous because the actual text of the deal does not say anything about the presence of turkish soldiers in what is often being referred to as a simple peacekeeping mission on the other hand we've heard by john president say that turkey will be involved in one a touring the cease fire agreement so right now we don't really know what the turkish role there will be but it's hardly surprising as a by john is pushing for stronger turkish influence here turkey is their most
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important support especially militarily turkey has propped up by john with a weapons military training and we've also seen the reactions here from turkey today the foreign minister for example hailed the new agreement as an important gain so inter-caste year this is also being framed as a victory for azerbaijan but also with a turkey yulia we have to mention that there were already 3 other attempts at a cease fire all of those failed what goes through you know what the prospects are of this truce holding and also potentially a longer term peace deal between these 2 nations. well i think this time the circumstances are quite different and it was surprising to see how fast everything was moving the 2 countries had signed the deal and now hundreds of russian troops so-called peacekeepers already on their way to new go in
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a car about so it seems they want to create a new facts on the ground as soon as possible the other 3 ceasefire deals i have to mention have been brokered by members of the so-called minsk group that belongs to the organization for security and cooperation in europe and it consists of russia but also france and the u.s. and these 2 western nations are now completely out of the picture it's now russia and turkey there will also be up to 2000 russian troops stationed there in the for the next 5 years so this possibly has a deterring effect i think it's interesting to keep an eye on what's happening in armenia what's going to happen there we've seen the protests as we have seen people demanding even. the call pushing on the prime minister to step down because for many people in armenia this new deal is what they say is a betrayal you leon in istanbul thank you.
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a new technology that could revolutionize travel has had its 1st passenger test the hyperloop goes back to an idea that a tech entrepreneur or muskie might have heard of and came up with about a decade ago its high speed travel in a vacuum tube well now virgin has taken a step closer to turning the vision into reality. stepping into the future virgin executive josh key goal boards his company's hyperloop capsule where the 1st human test ride engineers had previously conducted more than 400 test runs with all passengers using the magnetic levitation technology. 54321. go and his colleagues were hurdled 500 meters in just 15 seconds. was.
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that was. the. developers say the hyperloop could eventually achieve top speeds of more than a 1000 kilometers an hour potentially cutting the travel time from los angeles to san francisco to 45 minutes with no carbon emissions. virgin says it aims to have the hyperloop ready for commercial passenger service by the end of the decade . incredible stuff there you're watching d.w. news a reminder of our top story drug makers pfizer and biotech have announced an experimental vaccine that they say is more than 90 percent effective at preventing poses. no serious safety concerns arose during clinical trials pfizer hopes to make enough doses to and you know 15 to 20000000 people by the end of the year. protests
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have erupted in armenia after its prime minister agreed to a peace deal with also. john crowds stormed parliament and government offices of the capital yerevan the truce allows also by john to keep territorial claims that it made in recent fighting in the disputed region of new car now car about. next year's asia with melissa chan remember there's more on our website to w dot com also follow us on social media i'm sorry kelly thanks for watching.
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