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germany say's it's ready to go it alone with vaccine procurement if the e.u. fails to fix its sluggish program. by the world health organization executive director for europe in an exclusive interview with r.t. . i'm frustrated. because rapidly approaching 1000000 in the european. because we don't see a. fury of president. to deliver on his promise to speed up approximations us from. yet another surge in covert patients. we believe the government is to blame for the fact that we have to
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. put the same time in a completely grueling regime. social media purge continues us face blocks. interview. we're catching the program from today and welcome to r t international i mean you know neal our top story. germany say it's ready to take matters into its own hands when it comes to ordering vaccines if the e.u. doesn't get its act together the country's health minister also stressed that berlin needs to stock up on jobs for next year too. what is important is the question of 2022 we have to secure our capacities for a possible 3rd or 4th round of vaccinations we currently don't know how long
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vaccination protection lasts hence we must secure these capacities as part of the european union or failing that as a nation a louis you vaccine roll out has been beset by problems with several states now looking to break away from the joint purchase scheme going on those countries include slovakia and hungry while austria has just entered talks to buy a 1000000 doses of the russian job despite it not yet having been approved by the blocs drug watchdog the w.h.o. hers also expressed its concerns calling the e.u.'s efforts on acceptably slow according to the organization only 4 percent of europeans have taken 2 doses of the facts seen so far earlier my colleague neil harvey discussed the matter along with the astra zeneca trouble on the prospects of the russian vaccine in the block with the executive director of the w h o's regional office for europe. we're both alarms and frustrated at that moment
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we're alarmed because we're rapidly approaching 1000000 deaths in the european region which are 44000000 cases of covert 19 on the other hand we're frustrated because we are well frustrated for the reasons that many of us have been living in lockdown ferrante fancy 140 days in some cases but also across states it's because we don't see these vaccines reaching arms fast enough but this really is a court of governments to improve their backs nation plans ramp up speed up that vaccination process we need people to accept and have confidence in the vaccines they're receiving and when they're offered a vaccine to agree to take it the longer we wait the higher the likelihood that the that the virus mutates and that will see variants escape the vaccine you mentioned a really important point there i think particularly pertinent right now because the w.h.o. talking about the after seneca vaccine is said country should keep using and of
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course there's that there's a great the need for it and a great demand for it but there are several countries i think more than a dozen countries at their full of using it what is the stands now on astra zeneca as vaccine just in confidence is such a fragile thing i mean it takes you in some cases years to build in just a few minutes to erode and diminish so it will undoubtedly and has undoubtedly impact its confidence of the communities that are relying on that vaccine. the astra zeneca backs it this is very important that we get this vaccine back online where it's been temporarily suspended but at this point there's no course the association until we have more data we won't know just getting back to the vaccinations there's a range of them out there now russia has a fear of its own thing the 1st one out there are those put on the market with sputnik v some countries and the west to be. slow to approve use of it is that legitimate is it just because the medical checks haven't been done yet
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or is it could there be a political element to it i don't think pothole it 60 something that out we should necessarily just just in terms of the vaccines and when different vaccines used sputnik the vaccine from what we've seen from the russian federation's the dates of its own of all peers to be an effective and safe nazi is used in many member states and in some of the states that do not have access to the vaccines that are listed for it's really the russian boxing that has come to that aid and supports so sputnik very being used to many member states it does not have european medicines approval hence it doesn't have a u. member states using it at this point but we are confident that in the very near future not vaccine will be of use to everybody across the globe well the message from the w.h.o. is something president emanuel micron may want to burn mined french doctors have
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been venting their frustration at his failure to deliver on his promise to speed on pikes a nation's france enters its 3rd lockdown they warn that the lack of available doses is not critical with ever more seriously ill covert patients being admitted to already overwhelmed hospitals but the nation's leader insists the rollout is happening at full throttle. when we talked to him when we were putting all means to vaccinate vaccinate vaccinate without a response without holidays saturdays and sundays just like weekdays. the general practitioners like myself are not currently receiving vaccines for 2 weeks now we've not had any vaccines available for injection we've been working for 9 months without stop and without vacation 7 days a week as mr macro says due to the inability to complete the work on time due to a lack of vaccines we believe the government is to blame for the fact that we have to work incredibly slowly but at the same time in
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a completely gruelling regime simply because of a lack of equipment the new wave of code will lead to overcrowding in hospitals we already know this will happen we are already deciding which patients get treatment and which don't because about 60 percent of operations were cancelled. mr mccracken promised to increase the number of intensive care beds to more than 10000 but doctors say it will come up the expense of none covert patients another problem is the lack of stuff intensive care requires additional special training and equipment. again see those challenges could have been avoided if parties had acted earlier. emmanuel macron has woken up a year after the start of the crisis the year ago in march the need for a large number of hospital beds and beds in intensive care took us by surprise but after a year the number of beds has not increased there is however
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a positive point unlike last year we do not need a large number of ventilators not because they were produced but because they're now used at a much later stage of the disease now it's enough to simply provide patients within homes to oxygen therapy the problem however is that the appropriate technology has not been installed in our hospitals as a result of therapy sites are still limited responsibility for this rests entirely with the manual macron who endlessly delayed the adoption of measures even preventative measures such as supplying hospitals with oxygen cylinders and oxygen therapy devices necessary for treating patients. living the program on donald trump may have been burned by a social media giants but that doesn't mean they're a purge of the former president over facebook has removed entry with him posted by his daughter in law artist caleb maupin looks at whether social media giants are
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the new thought police. big tech censorship just keeps coming the latest is an interview from former u.s. president donald trump getting scrubbed from facebook in line with the bill quip placed on donald trump's facebook an instagram account says a content posted in the voice of donald trump will david moved and result in additional limitations on the account donald trump is not the president anymore and you sunning himself in florida so why exactly is it so dangerous for people to hear his interpretation of world events and just like that we are one step closer to wilson 1984 wow joe biden keeps repeating that big tack are his allies in his efforts to create a world where everyone has freedom of speech and the united states is spreading human rights across the planet but some are saying that a social media purge of a former president sets a dangerous precedent it is an issue that we have got to be thinking about because of anybody who thinks. yesterday was donald trump who was banned and tomorrow could
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be somebody else who has a different very different point of view so i don't like giving that much power to our handful of high tech people but the devil is obviously in the details and it's something we're going to think long and hard on and that is how you preserve 1st amendment rights without moving this country into a big lie a mentality and conspiracy theory all kinds of pro trump voices have been purged from social media you've got the removal of retired general michael flynn sidney power and 2008 vice presidential candidate of the libertarian party and commentator wayne allen root we've also seen big tech declare certain news stories to be off limits they have shut down discussion of the biden family and their shady business dealings they have actually scrub search results to remove conservative media outlets but yet all kinds of inappropriate content remains on social media 40 percent of americans have faced online harassment or hate. california wants to hold
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big tech accountable for what they are not censoring while they're too busy playing politics instead californians are becoming increasingly alarmed about the role of social media in promoting hate disinflation conspiracy theories and extreme political polarization trost of social media has dropped to a low of 35 percent and it's not surprising either how social media originated with the idea being it would be a place for all kinds of people to be free to speak up and explore the marketplace of ideas instead it's turned into a place for playing politics and pushing some people's agenda while suppressing others they are afraid of because it would do a great for the american people who plans to set president trying to get him out of the way so he won't be able to run for office the office again because you know if you did run for office again that he will win we need to look back at the 1st
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amendment when it comes to the media because we have seen how the. coming from big tech and the media these people have too much control they have became rich and they really don't care about mappin you know your opinion so if government want to reign in big taken against they can do it tomorrow if they wanted to do that the republican party democrat party is the same on big tex democrats and republicans on the same boat it takes $2000000.00 so bury the flag for say the whole thing is a political gain. 45th u.s. president is not the only one who's been purged by social media giants actress and activist ruth mcdowell and has shared here in r.t. her own experience of being ousted by big tech. what do you pray to. a little pretty much speech going against your brownies i don't understand why you support evil characters' and one of the law. i was just spending by twitter for posting and internet. bill clinton and the
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getting massaged by and. they flagged it for indeed i was just trying to drive the point home about a disgusting human doing disgusting things i know twitter is trying to silence me and i know a lot of the powerful democrats are behind the deactivated right now it's tired of the 4 days after i helped out harvey weinstein my attacker in the new york times exposé 4 years ago there was a world wide limited boycott for 24 hour process has until they reinstated me and they have and i have been shadowed band ever since i am tired of having these men is on my neck i am tired of having their hand over my mouth you guys are opposed to be tracked for oh that's right the little grows. you're supposed to be
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the freedom to speak the rap. and that is a lot. of anonymous reports of sexual harassment by pupils in u.k. schools so shown a spotlight on the abuse of alleged abuse by students around $100.00 schools have been named in the testimonies including private institutions over $11000.00 accounts of sexual harassment in british schools were posted on the everyone's invited website which is aimed to exposing some mean rape culture in the u.k. the figure has more than doubled in the past 2 days the majority of testimonies detailed the alleged harassment of girls to include posts from children as young as 9. meanwhile a recent survey by charity plan international u.k. showed that 58 percent of girls aged 14 and up claim they have been publicly arrest at school and found that girls experienced on wanted sexual comments as well as
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being corrupt with the u.k. government has launched emergency review a hotline to support victims of sexual abuse in schools the british education secretary has said he's committed to ensuring victims feel supported but katie russell national spokesperson for a rape crisis angle and we'll see if this is not a new issue. these statistics aren't particularly surprising to us we know that sexual violence and abuse and sexist bullying and sexual harassment are far more widespread in the general population than many people appreciate but also there was a women inequality select committee report into precisely this issue sexist bullying sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools just a few years ago and made a series of recommendations which the government has largely ignored and failed to act upon so this is not a new phenomenon and really the question is why more hasn't been done by government
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to tackle this situation sooner any action of course is welcome but these feel very much like sort of kneejerk responses to a situation that as a say you know there's not been are known about. it pretty extraordinary story in our doctors in the far east of russia have successfully performed heart surgery in a burning hospital building the blaze broke out around mid day almost all patients and staff were evacuated from the building but 2 people were undergoing complex operations including open heart surgery and that meant the doctors had no choice but to keep going. what's in europe with their children that we just had to finish the surgery and we did our best it was a coronary bypass the most difficult kind of heart surgery we had to stay calm and focused that's all. going to live there my colleague in a different operating room finished he's operation it was not that complicated the
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patient was evacuated to the other building and my colleague helped get the patient from intensive care to the regional hospital. and thankfully those patients were ok as well after that or do your props even worse for the doctors than the people on general anaesthetic ok but is that for no i'll be back in 90 seconds more news this friday from russia and beyond. same wrong. just don't hold. me. to shape our. culture. and engage with it was betrayal.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. the wall street frauds going all the way back to the twenty's they're not different they're repackaged rebranded and sold again it's the same y. and it is a new bottle so the smack frog is just a variation on the dot com frog which is a variation on the mortgage subprime fraud if you remove fraud the g.d.p. would be it would be negative 20 percent. and.
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just come up to 90 minutes past the hour welcome back russian opposition activists alexina their 3rd himself on hunger strike after claiming he's being mistreated in prison he's demanding the right to choose his own doctor and those made various allegations of mistreatment being rapidly picked up by western media outlets mr novelli was jailed around a month ago for breaking the terms of a suspended sentence for earlier embezzlement conviction his case is now being reviewed by russia's human rights committee which is conducting a tour of the country's prison system or to join them to see 1st the facility where alexina felony is being held. you can tell a lot about how civilized a society is by entering its prisons russian prisons shrouded in dark mystery a beloved topic for the merchants of doom but lately the gaze of the international media and rights activists has been glued to one penal colony holding alexina
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valley in one of the toughest penal colonies it's a place that's very isolated are very strict information flows it's a demoralizing and very difficult place to spend a lot of time this particular theme in a flat in a region is one of russia's most of the 2 of our colleagues set off to check up on these alarming reports of abuse not as journalists though but as members of russia's human rights watchdog our crew strong along novelli called this a concentration camp here is what we were shown the facility has a library a medical unit 3 floors of conjugal visit rooms the daily routine is hardly spa like of course the administration has the facility in an iron grip that this is not a resort it's a correctional facility and of course things you're allowed to do on the outside on to allowed in here it feels like groundhog day get up do your exercises make the bed tidy up breakfast morning inspection then lunch get some free time evening inspection and more tidying up dinner lectures lights out now we couldn't
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independently verify these exact claims but what we were shown corroborated the account so this is what a typical barrack here looks like but apart from well expected bunk beds there's also a table for ping pong the administration has assured us it hasn't been brought here just for show well being able to play table tennis in the penitentiaries is great in all of that but alexina valley hasn't been complaining about the lack of exercise he's accused the administration of denying him medical care privately though inmates from the same unit as novelli say that they heard a very different account from him. this one. i can tell he's regularly taken to the medical unit on top of that a doctor from a regional institution has seen him he said he was taken for an m.r.i. but said that he had not yet received any diagnosis. at personally examined him and his condition was satisfactory he did all the tests gave blood and urine samples
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had a full examination on the 24th of march he was taken for examination at the regional hospital in the city of a dinner and you're all just prescribed treatment for him which he has refused and is still refusing to this day. maria booting the an expert for russia's commissioner for human rights has seen the inside of an american prison so she can put the conditions here in context she visited in a valley and here's how it went christmas shows through the goods here that if that was really a question we're going to start to. use newsweek new but i took the position i knew better to those of us this is elected in the us national anthem a pleasure to know when you're guilty of it which is what it is or what is your day to music when you are because i was acquitted because they were both mother to them most of what is right the ball will be washed up by the book the governing is up our skirts of story delisting well there is a hospital tonight it's a new place and we're only about ridging use it isis which is of us a bit out of washington with choices it's just what zuma is going to do it's obviously acknowledge the love that society who preached in
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a purpose and that will definitely be chased everything changed in business what that or whatever we've got is a slogan that the british military says well do we have whichever way you want to know what is this going to go on a petition really don't shoot him this doing it's. called measure how can i ask national economy just like when the new guy strikes and you do a go to move not voting machine gunned down the bomb was to. opt out of the missile would watching our daughter circle dance with mission in your heart lets you have the courage to do that normally why are us and you didn't get what united nations is when you switch and i suppose it's about the ban was supposed to cut out the with the united way that part of the course will just modestly look at what is better than most of what the relation because you assign it as a baseline so talking like that if i could ask me what's he to lose more than you should think the next going in those particular something you might say yes this is good i am sincerely here of my own free will as i've received requests from russians to fix chamber and i said to him aleksey you yourself complain that something is wrong with you here well here i am if you compare this place to an
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american prison for example and terms of the number of people staying in one of those dorms then whereas here you see about 50 people together over there it's 3 to 4 times. more overcrowded and here you can see that everyone has space there's a shared kitchen there are special rooms for a long family visits which do not exist at all in america which there are no such visits he looks down on everyone you know as someone who's been to prison i would advise him not to behave in this way the administration will protect him as best they can but he's living with other prisoners if one of them ends up being punished for his behavior say his own cleanliness he will be the one to blame the valley's behavior has been mirrored and amplified by his followers as other members of russia's rights watchdog showed us threats they got since the kremlin critic was incarcerated yet medical care is just the tip of an of ollie's iceberg of complaints sleep deprivation another charge against the colonies administration
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guards waking him up 8 times a night beaming a flashlight in his face talking loudly in his ear jury nighttime roll call but according to an inmate sharing the block with the volume he must be a featherweight of a sleeper no one else is bothered by the rounds most part of my bed is practically next to his during the night i don't wake up from their rounds it's never happened to me if i'm not mistaken he was in a plugs when he sleeps it doesn't bother me even without it plugs. to hear it from someone in the valleys shoes we talked to an inmate from a different calling subjected to the very same rules who in jews the same procedure as every night starting from 10 pm they do their rounds every 2 hours on the 1st day i kept waking up but now it's all good so no one sticks a torch in your face or anything like that no not really it is unlikely one public visit will put to rest claims about and volleys treatment from his backers home and abroad but russian authorities hope that
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a more transparent strategy opening prison doors as opposed to bolting them shut will allow a different picture to emerge of his confinement. done of r.t. . the united states is using all tools on its disposal to counter the ever growing global influence of china with that goal in mind washington's reaching out to allies across asia with mixed success simon right investigates rise of china and subsequent tantrum in the west is heading the way these things always do the great powers are not so great ones and getting together and holding hands and forming alliances so anything really bad happen we can all suffer together in the blue corner we have record for the 1st try we're convene this group . yet that meeting was a few weeks ago a meeting of the quadrilateral security dialogue 'd quite of a short because no one can remember the real name who comes out with those names anyway it's made up of the united states and india japan and australia some might
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suggest a more clues than quads the aim of the gang is a free and open indo-pacific that was the promise after the 1st summit between the leaders of the us india japan and australia so they're really mean are the words is to keep china in its place brilliantly without ever using the word china i show you one me you will take a look at their p.r. video often in a few words as we go. to be china and. close it and help the unless you china. to be china i constrain course power china a committee to addressing the world's defining challenge the rise of china moment of crisis something. to be china. and china. about the threat of climate change and combat the threat of china our savior the pain of watching it basically goes on like that some of the quad the asian nato we
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say officially denied because it is not a minute to your lines for the 1st time canada is heard to subpoena joint exercise in the pacific ocean with the nations to rise the. sea definitely not a military alliance as ever though bear self-interest is likely to be the main enemy of this group they 1st got together back in 2004 to respond to the book day tsunami when they tried to go steady off the words and make it all a bit more fish or they realized it wasn't going to work because none of them really wanted to annoy china. now almost 15 years after they gave up on the court in the 1st place they're back and they realize they do want to know a china now because the us is scared of being used as the global bully indios just have a border clash with china literally with sticks and australia is facing economic sanctions from beijing so yeah return of the cord we know that our allies have complex relationships with china that won't always align perfectly and to us ally
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south korea which is doing all it can to stay out of the cord after realizing that while it relies on the us for its security it does most of its shopping in china australia doesn't seem to have noticed it in the same position hence those sanctions from beijing china has called the quad an excuse to form clique's and openly incite discord between regional countries with that in mind is. building his own clique too inside the school your reaction to china making a big push into the mid east with a new 25 year deal with china and iran. is really struggling to see the oars cues and she so china and iran have signed a 25 year cooperation deal among other things beijing buying iranian oil in defiance of u.s. sanctions i mean just like the quote never says the c word china and iran didn't exactly say at the signing but this is one big middle finger aimed squarely at washington the big geopolitical beef then are picking their teams and taking sides
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into why am sure. just some news coming into us on the program the area surrounding the u.s. capitol building in washington d.c. is under lock down over what's being described as an external security threat for the d.c. fire service said it's responding to a shooting there are reports that several people are injured including 2 police officers but i must stress that's not been officially confirmed there is though as you may just be able to make out in the background a heavy security presence a police helicopter as well was seen touching down on the east entrance door. at the scene as well we will of course keep you updated on this story of a reported shooting at the u.s. capitol building which of course the riots in january and there's been very much in the news of late.

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