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food security oppression marginalisation. a notch has been achieved so much more needs to be john and i think people have to be at the heart of solutions my name is a mcclatchy and i wanted to delve. it is a major blow to corona virus vaccination efforts today regulators in both the european union and the u.k. said there may be links between the astra zeneca vaccine and rare blood clots in the brain depending on where you live and how old you are the advice tonight is choose a different shot well tonight the astra zeneca back seemed it was designed to be easy inexpensive the world's vaccine workhorse instead safety worries maybe putting it out to pasture arbor golf in berlin this is the day.
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blood sucking following vaccination with the ice chips any kid vaccine should be listed as possible it's time to take the currently is readable again turn did not and i was to identify a definite cool piece that the scene has proven to be finally a picture it pretends to do to decent hospitalized patients and he did say to no specific risk factors could be identified based on current data the committee can therefore not recommend any specific mentions the benefits of the astra zeneca vaccine in preventing cope with 19 overall outweigh the rift it's time to fix. also coming up 2020 was a disaster of a year the pandemic claimed the lives of millions of people around the globe but
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amnesty international says human rights also have suffered. well the biggest priorities for the egos of the went east to a reef that most ads of policies that put us to our meet in 20202020 easy outcome of years of neglect. to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states into all of you around the world welcome we begin the day knowing which coronavirus vaccine we probably should not get today medicine regulators in both the european union and the u.k. said yes there are possible links between the astra zeneca vaccine and cases of rare cerebral blood clots in britain where tens of millions of older residents have already received the shot people under 30 are being advised not to get the astra zeneca jab here in germany the same is true but for people 60 and under both the u.k. and european agencies emphasizing that this is an abundance of caution and they're
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repeating their position that the vaccines benefits still outweigh the risks but the hopes of using astra zeneca to vaccinate much of europe as well as poor countries around the globe those hopes may be vanishing the damage to public confidence in may be too great to repay or trying to put to rest any concerns. first of all i want to start by stating that our safety committee the pharmacovigilance and risk assessment committee of the european medicines agency has confirmed that the benefits of the astra zeneca vaccine in preventing cope with 19 overall outweigh the risks of side effects. the european union's drug regulator the european medicines agency says after a safety assessment of the astra zeneca vaccine they are still encouraging people to get it that's despite finding a $169.00 cases of
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a rare brain blood clot after $34000000.00 doses the agency says while no clear link has been found they believe the clots are caused by any means response as a result the regulator will be listing the clots as a rare side effect of the astra zeneca vaccine this vaccine has proven to be highly effective it preventive severe disease and hospitalized patients and it is saving lives vaccination is extremely important in helping us in the fight against cope at 19 and we need to use the back scenes we have to protect us from the devastating effects to my it comes as u.k. authorities recommend that the astra zeneca vaccine should not be given to adults under 30 where possible but again they stress the continued use of the vaccine our review has reinforced that the risk of this ressa spectate side effect remains extremely small. the drug maker itself says the bottom line of the regulators
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findings is that the astra zeneca vaccine offers a high level of protection against coated 19. which day's announcement attracted extra attention in the u.k. because so many people there have already received at least one jab of the astra zeneca bank scene and because oxford university partnered with astra zeneca to research and develop the vaccine saved this hits close to home you don't use correspondent charles until she is on the story for us tonight she joins me from london good evening to you charlotte's tens of millions of people in the u.k. have already been vaccinated with the astra zeneca drug. what do people think today when when they heard the news when 20000000 people to be exact close off have been ranked native with the oxford astra zeneca vaccine and of course any suggestion of a possible link between these red blood clots on the job will be
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a cause of concern among the people that i've spoken to as you might expect concern higher among younger people that we've been hearing that the risk benefit calculation is very different when looking at a given the japs on this that tease than it is to giving the job to those who are older who have more of a risk of ending up being hospitalized or indeed dying from kovac 19 so yes there is some concern but the agreement is that any risks hit. the benefits far outweigh any of the risks in fact we were told today by the medicines a regulator that the risk of these potential blood clots is vanishingly small say one of that really has to be to be kept in mind when looking at the the risk associated with this job and we know that people under 30 are being told that maybe they should get a different type of vaccines and we know that people under 30 have not begun to be vaccinated in the u.k.
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so is there the feeling that young people may have dodged the bullet here. well 1st off i would say there is of course some relief that this is all being investigated while those in this age group be under that he's a still months away from getting us also that astra zeneca job and work on this is still ongoing but i think that you really have to look at this in context and really just go through the figures to understand the risk is so in the u.k. we have the figures announced today 20000000 people as i said have been given the 1st dose of the oxford astra zeneca vaccine all of those there were 79 cases of these rat blood clots after the people received the 1st dose and all of that 19 people died now it's thought to be equal amounts about one in a 1000000 people one of a 1000000 chance of dying off receiving this vaccine so i think to say that people at the young people have dodged a bullet by by this hearing this announcement is is going is going
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too far just to stress again the benefits here we've been told over and over again fall far outweigh the risks and we know the leads europe when we're talking about the drive to vaccinate people so what does today's warning what does it do to the n.h.s. has plans for vaccinations moving forward do we know. well there are 2 ways of answering this question there are there is of course the vaccine roll out and there is the planned easing of restrictions which is underway at the moment with more strictures expected to be knocked on restrictions expected to be eased here on monday and the answer to both we've had very roman medicines thirty's and from the government here today is that not much is expected to change looking at the vaccine rolled out it's expected that any effect of this announcement will be negligible if not 0 and that's helped in part by the fact that we have
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a stab back seeing the medan of banksy now being rolled out and well today expected to come into action in england in the middle of april so not much effect expected that all adults still shed jeweled to be a tough one dose of the vaccine by the end of july continued contingent of course on supply and when it comes to the easing of restrictions boris johnson prime minister saying today those restrictions the timetable the road map for that still is unaffected will go ahead as planned you know let me ask you about politics here before we run out of time charlotte foreign minister boris johnson he has been a staunch defender of the astra zeneca vaccine what does today's news what does it mean for his policies and his politics. well of course he is a big defendant of the oxford astra zeneca has seen the pot in pot i'm sure there's a degree of national pride that this being a u.k. swedish company also that is well to do universities in the development of this so there will be
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a good deal of pride but there is pride in the entire boxing rolled out the u.k. leading the rest of europe on that now that's in pots and juice of the fact that the u.k. has ordered over 100000000 doses of 7 different vaccines so that policy is being credited with playing a big role in the u.k. vaccine roll out so i think the general feeling here is that the overall picture is that the the vaccine rollout irrespective of this news by astra zeneca considered a is still considered a success and rights to be used by current sales until in london tonight charlotte thank you. 1000 crimes in brazil is getting worse by the day on tuesday for the 1st time brazil reported were going for sales in new deaths from covert 19 doctors say a local variant of the buyers is causing this latest surge which has pushed the health care system to the breaking point. another sorry milestone in brazil's
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mismanaged response to the pandemic the figure of 4000 deaths in one day may be partly due to the late reports of fatalities over easter but the situation is dire and back as a vaccination that the governor of south paolo a facing resistance from the federal government. or president both now know isn't the tories denial of the dangers of the disease international media has already established that he's responsible for the current shortage of vaccine in brazil today. since the pandemic started the far right president has not only played down the dangers of the disease he's also actively try to prevent vaccination campaigns like the one in some powerful. in one of his most recent statements he hadn't yet decided whether or not to get it and he said nothing but damage to the economy most of brazil's intensive care worlds are filled at 90 percent the health care
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system is approaching a breaking point and the pandemic is almost out of control. in brazil. of hof a 1000000 deaths by the 1st of july. 340000 brazilians have died with all. the u.s. has a higher death toll brazil is well on the way to losing the battle against the disease . he joins me from. brazil let me ask you is the outbreak from the outside it looks like it may be completely out of control in brazil is that the case of health care system. well it's not good i mean literally over the last day we saw 3 people die per minute here in brazil it's definitely out of control but i wouldn't say it's completely out of control we've seen just the last couple days particularly in the south of the country that actually bed there are some beds available in some i.c.u. units at hospitals so the numbers of people that are driving into these hospitals
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in the i.c.u. units have dropped just the last couple days but the problem is we're heading into flu season right now we're coming off of an easter holiday and what many researchers are saying is that we're kind of at a crossroads right now either brazil could impose more harsh restrictions social restrictions saying listen we really want to get this thing under control and that will of course make the number of new cases and the deaths drop but it brazil keeps on the same track many researchers are saying yet we've passed $4000.00 deaths a day by the end a month going to average $4000.00 a day and it could go even higher than that so it's not good right now which way do you think it's going to go to the i'm sure that depends a lot on the messaging that people are receiving from their political leaders in the government. yeah and that's the big thing i mean since the very beginning as we just heard this report president bush not has been denying this is a problem he's been fighting the pandemic from the very beginning especially in
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fighting lockdowns from governors he just said this last week he said listen you need to lift these lockdowns we need to get people back to work that's the only thing that's going to get us back to normal and of course that is the exact opposite direction from what all health professionals would all research are saying last week he was also denying the the numbers of people on wait lists in the i.c.u. has basically said there are that according to what he understood there was no shortage of wait lists but actually i think zach same day he said that there was more than a 1000 people on wait lists for ice use all around the country so this is a big problem of this mixed messaging now the one bright spot we do have is the new health minister he has been telling people to wear a mask to clean of this over this easter holiday he told people listen don't get into crowds so he's been really pushing the vaccination campaign he's actually said that he wants to be vaccinating roughly a 1000000 people a day here in brazil and it's heading in that direction vaccines roughly tripled over march so that's a really positive sign but getting this the the negative message the opposite message exactly from president diables and is not helping the campaign to try and
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get this thing under control michael what are you hearing about the brazilian variant of the virus the p one variant i mean is there anything about it that makes the outbreak in brazil particularly more severe than we would have another countries. well absolutely this variant at least according to what researchers say it's 10 times the viral load of the original corona virus it's roughly 2 times as contagious and could be 2 times as as deadly and so what we're seeing is this is this is the main virus that's really spread around the country here flooding office in the south of the country were so far as you can get from where this thing began yammers on and as as much as roughly 85 percent of the cases here now are all this amazon p. one variant the problem too i've been talking with with doctors and technologist here in the state in.

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