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d.w. dot com. the meeting again. could. this is the that we do is live from germany's political leaders denounced the weekend's attempt to stall pollard's demonstrators including far right activists broke through police lines during the rally to protest against corona virus control measures also on the program. the fetus does have to suck it up. i'm going to medical say yes we can go in 5 years ago we'll look at how her decision to accept
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more than a 1000000 migrants has reshaped york. times welcome to the program the german political leaders have condemned what they've called attacks on democracy that happened during protests against coronavirus restrictions thousands gathered in berlin at the weekend to demonstrate against measures such as the wearing the face coverings hundreds of mainly fall right protesters who tried to storm the job parliament building were blocked by police the world health organization has sent a blunt message to corona virus denier saying it's release dangerous and it kills german present from cultish also warned protestors of the consequences of mingling with the far right. in that of a dog my empathy ends where demonstrators let themselves be instrumentalist by
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enemies of democracy and by political agitators. if you close ranks with right wing extremists in the streets or even if you just walk side by side with new nazis and anti semites if you don't distance yourself clearly and proactively you're on their side. so where did all these come from will have a close look at it with a d w reporter joel dole roy welcomed a jolt it did seem to be a lot of people at this demonstration does this mean that resistance to the government's coronavirus measures is widespread well the numbers are quite impressive and estimates of 38000 on the streets on saturday and it's almost double the official estimates of the last major demonstration we saw about a month ago however this is not translated into popular support according to the latest opinion polls around 90 percent of germans say that they do not support
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these coronavirus skeptic measurement measures and the vast majority are in fact supporting the government's measures to control the coronavirus and by the way those those are measures to control the true virus are actually quite lenient compared to a lot of other countries the the major lock downs have ended for months now schools are back in session larger vents are allowed outdoors under certain conditions in fact if you go here in the streets of berlin it seems like life is quite normal i even had some acquaintances visit over the weekend from spain saying they came here to enjoy a bit of a socializing i don't oversleep encouraging or not but that's the case so via large there isn't that much to complain about comparatively and the majority of people are supportive of what the government is doing ok so that's out there but what we've seen around the world is that pandemic control measures have become politically charged nowhere more so than the united states is that the case here in germany is that a particular posse sort of leading the anti masking jaja on put it that way but
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what gets people saw it said on the weekend in politicians starts that when we saw these scenes of the crowd storming the reichstag steps and waving those banners was that the idea that this building is supposed to be open to the public and that if you want to have your views heard you should be using democratic means to do so so that's what this movement currently lacks really is legitimate support inside the parliament there is one party that is trying to position itself close. to the coronavirus demonstrators and that's the alternative for germany deen now after the storming of the steps on saturday the leaders of the of the it came out and said that they didn't support that particular action but prior to our the leaders of the earth they did call for people to join in these demonstrations generally and if the flags have been seen at these demonstrations however the party hasn't been really been able to benefit from this movement it's poll numbers haven't really shifted that much since the last election right that slightly different while the polling numbers for the angle americans christian democrats have surged ahead so this
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movement is shown that it is allowed it is vocal it can mobilize a crowd but it has not yet translated that to any kind of political success i think it's a poll that we do make the distinction so what we had was a mass gathering to protest against a coronavirus control measures and within that a small group ng who stormed the study was was like that they all had a go that's right it came after the main demonstration a group broke away broke down the fences around the bundestag and overcame the few police who were there and stayed there for quite a while before they were moved and the leaders of the main demonstration have tried to distance themselves from these right wingers. you're a force it's thank you so much take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world the 1st of a commercial passenger flight from israel to the united arab emirates is bound to happen darby started flights as the u.s.
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brokered deal establishing diplomatic relations between israel and the u.a.e. the 1st such arab israeli code in more than 20 years. sudan's transitional government has signed a peace agreement with 5 rebel groups at a ceremony in neighboring south sudan it seems a major step towards resolving deep rooted conflicts that raged for 17 years under the rule of former leader of al bashir. one of greece's most important archaeological sites is narrowly escaped wildfire as a flames reach the gates of my seanie before firefighters brought the blaze under control my scene is one of the major centers of ancient greek civilization the rig's now 3000 years old. now all this weight data looking back 5 years to when hundreds of thousands of people mostly from syria escaped war and persecution and headed for the european union seeking refuge it was
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a pivotal moment for the e.u. and its policy of open borders to some member states close their friends it is after initially allowing refugees to pass through the biggest member in the main destination for many forms fleeing was germany so how did they respond in the crisis in the 3 words chancellor angela merkel changed the course of the european history the w.'s chief political adviser behind a curtain was that on this day 5 years ago as the uncle of machall laid out a policy. it was the moment that defined going to merkel's response to the 2015 migration crisis if you are a special fish and us it was the german equivalent of this yes we can. i was there 5 years ago when desperate migrants in hungary set off on foot towards germany just hours later i'm going to mark all singlehandedly decided to keep germany's borders open the scenes of an open welcoming germany went around the
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world. 5 years on this raises the question did germany make it and at what cost. in 2015 many an angle or merkel's own c.d.u. party were against her open arms policy but. then finance minister was one of them his key concern was losing control for today's speaker of germany's parliament it still is. a bubble one has to prevent the impression that there is a loss of control that situation was crucial for a few months but we've mostly overcome its effect by now we need a european solution to these problems. instead of more europe national reflexes kicked in across the continent in germany merkel's decision helped launch a populist party into parliament the far right alternative for germany. the f.t.
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supports have been fizzling out until merkel's we will make it moment ignited the party's rise to become a fixture of germany's political landscape its co-founder alexander garland freely admits that merkel's open border policy helped propel his party to parliament. we didn't make it and we can't make it it's nobody's fault but it's simply impossible to let so many people from a totally different cultural background who behave so differently into a country and say we can make it. in fact map of decision was humanitarian yet many also hopes the migrants would be able to meet germany's growing demand for skilled workers a new survey obtained exclusively by de w. before publication shows a mixed picture 5 years on half of these refugees are in some form of employment or education the authors of the study germany did reasonably well mostly because of
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its economic strength. almost to the day 5 years after her yes we can moment same place same setting machall says she would do the same again. overall i would take the same decisions again that's right. but she warns of tough times ahead. and we will now see a phase where jenaveve rise in unemployment will make it again more difficult to get those people to work have only recently arrived here as refugees or as migrants . for now though germans are more busy with corona been debating migration both have proved to be political gain changes while germany has undoubtedly mastered the effects of 2015 economically
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politically i'm going to machall vowed not to let that moment repeat itself a moment that changed germany and will define her legacy. while many of the people who fled say europe were escaping the war in syria hard sued hafiz director of the center for humanitarian action and is a former head of the un food program in syria welcome to d.w. what do you think has chancellor merkel delivered on her promise to syrian refugees . is delivered 4 years on this promise have been 2 sides of this promise of war refugees are welcome in germany at least for some period of the other wars we have made a big mistake we stopped funding humanitarian aid in syria and the neighboring countries to such an extent that is was surely a trigger for people to move want to move to europe and merkel promised to fund at least 50 percent of what is needed in the region in the future and i can control
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for my time in the region that this has been really delivered on the other hand we have a situation today where syrian refugees now are stranded in islands we have overcrowded recants we have promises to get these the sick kids out of these camps in germany and there is not much happening today. or in the middle of this coronavirus crisis so of course that was very much taken our eye off what's going on in syria at the moment are people still trying to leave the country in the numbers they were 5 years ago. surely not and what this has a couple of reasons are more one would be difficult to say well because we got this migration to germany the year on this has ended and the trigger for the people has and the key issue is the people can't leave the country from syria anymore because borders are closed and that's good you big disasters in northwest syria for
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example in italy because the turkish border is closed as well at the same time in the region we have many people who get very little for to get these days especially this year only 20 percent of the funds are coming over john needed to support syrian refugees in the region in their home region plus we have the issue of many syrians reach europe and they can either reach germany because there is no legal way to reach the german border as a refugee if more come back on cross the military and c b 2 or so all the rescue missions stop your. own people drown in the military and your reporting them back to libya where they are taught shot. or deported again this is a key challenge people are not coming around syria anymore for very good reasons well thank you for outlining that. the center for humanitarian action thank you so
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much for joining us. the 1st pontus to be poland and germany have celebrated their 1st birthdays at the inserts a pit and power to become star of chalk since since i made that public debut in january hyundai was rewarded some special birthday treats frozen cake the portion of snow over the pond was born in germany they remain on loan from china as do that it's. too much time to pay his reminder about top story this hour german chancellor i'm going back up this condemned to shameful of attempts by demonstrations including 5 activists to storm the german parliament you know better than some protesters broke through police lines and during a large rally against the government's content because. of the news last i'm
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driving bed facility is up next to the culvert 19 especially out the back at the top of the tower there was more on the website that's t w dot com of the day. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news of. our corona update. covert 19 special next on d w. every day counts for us and for our
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own. global ideas is on its way to bring you more conservation. down to me beaks see the screen. how can we protect our tickets. we can make a difference to. the ideals the environmental series of little 3000 on t.w. and on. and from percent back in the battle against the coronavirus cases of reinfection are emerging in hong kong the united states and europe. they suggest immunity from the disease does not necessarily last long. the world health organization is calling for more studies. concrete answers a vital interval of being
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a back seen that is if we ever get one. so much for herd immunity or full immunity and what about natural immunity so many questions which we'll get to in a moment with an expert 1st the world's 1st genetically verified case of someone being re infected with covered 19 and what that could mean for the pandemic as the corona virus pandemic took hold scientists knew a vaccine would be the best protection against the virus but there was still the hope that those recovering from infections would be immune as is the case with viruses like smallpox or polio when a 33 year old man in hong kong tested positive for a 2nd time those hopes were ruined. some people might ask will you be immune to the virus forever after you recover there wasn't a clear answer before but now it's certain after your 1st infection there's always
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a chance you'll get infected again. in their research paper the team at the university of hong kong says the 2nd infection was a different strain of the virus and that the patient was asymptomatic the study examines how often people who've had covered 19 are immune to new infections and for how long these questions have implications for vaccine development and decisions about returning to work school and social activities as many countries in europe and around the world went into lockdown to slow the spread sweetened went against the tide opting not to confine its population of schools and restaurants remained open in the hope that infected people would become immune thus allowing them to continue their lives as normal and ultimately slowing the spread of the virus. i think. we can be. sweden's infection rate and deaths per 1000000 were soon among the worst
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in europe. and yet testing showed the country still fell a long way short of the estimated 90 percent which would create herd immunity nor is the rest of the world anywhere close to that. the w.h.o. says that until the world has readily available vaccines the virus will continue to inflict significant changes on our lives. as a planet also global population are close to levels of immunity required to stop. and we need to focus on what we can actually do not to suppress transmission and not live in whole herd immunity been right now is not a solution that's on the solution we should be looking to for. and the immunity picture is looking increasingly complicated in the southern german town of but finding a study by germany's robert cock institute found that 40 percent of participants
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who had tested positive for the corona virus before the study began no longer had immune aglow binjie anybodies the most common type of antibody our house and one student is the can we know from other studies that a proportion of people proven to have been infected with sars cave to show no antibodies after a certain amount of time but this doesn't necessarily mean they don't have a new unity to. it in the 2 cups ass caused by the state of the rabbit cock institute is now conducting several regional studies and plans to start a countrywide antibody study at the end of september. as researchers toiled to bring vaccines to the world questions are looming about whether it's feasible to create a vaccine that would actually work for a lifetime. well let's go over to thomas com he's director of the institute for
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immunology. for us what are the chances of getting reinfected. the chances to be real but there are several of case reports from different countries from people who have recovered from cope 1000 and then fell sick again this is series of 8 patients from china and similar reports from hong kong and some european countries so it seems to be possible. saying raf. what about other cases that haven't been uncovered and more studies that have to be done according to the world health organization i mean could this be the tip of the ice but. probably not because from we know a little bit about the immunity against co with 19 man how people usually develop antibody responses which are protective people usually you've got responses by t. cells which are protective but we do know that in some people these responses may be showed live so that would be
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a possibility to explain the fact that some people can become very infected after well but most people should have protective immunity for some time after the infection was who in 1000 was too but what about full immunity i mean does that exist when it comes to code 19. what do you mean by a full immunity that once infected you can never get infected again in your life is that what you mean exactly well that's true and that's too early to say because we only know this infections into a little bit more than half a year so thus far the vast majority of the symptomatic patients and the asymptomatic that have been investigated have not fallen sick again but we do not know if the immunity against the virus will last for year or for 2 years or for many years experience from other coronaviruses including the zoster one of our shows that the immune response is when enough to some time so for dos. immune responses antibody responses were no longer detectable after 6 years in most of the
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people so we do not expect lifelong immunity after an episode of covert 19 probably . and of a question what about developing vaccines or drugs to treat a coven infection doesn't doesn't success depend on knowing exactly how immunity against the disease what's well seems have off mean quite empirically and there's a lot of quick scenes promising ric scenes in the pipeline we do know a little on protective community you're absolutely right we need to know much more about this far it seems that the wreck scenes that have been tested are and using the right responses and probably or possibly we will have to be content with less than the normal circs says so maybe of exceeding would not induce a lifelong immunity or not induce an immunity that lasts for 10 years or so but even if it lasted for 2 or 3 years this thing would be a great success and even if it would just prevent the c.v.
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or clinical choruses if it would switch the clinical a severe clinical course to a mild infection acing that would be a huge success already given the current situation so could it mean getting immunize getting if like a flu shot every year basically we don't know if it would be every year or every other year or every so years or so but that could be the case it would be slightly different from flu because flu you need a new show every year because the virus changes so rapidly that does not seem to be the case with the grown of iris and there was a scarf to if i would have to immunize more frequently it would probably be costly immune response and memory wanes against. the virus and never needs to be refreshed that that's a possibility that needs to be explored to us come out there from the institute for immunity in a thank you very much. thank you or much of my story. for a look at some other aspects concerning the coronavirus it's over to our science
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correspondent derrick williams with your questions. we've heard about the underlying diseases and conditions that can influence the severity of coded 19 outcomes but does viral load also affect some verity. when i began looking into this i quickly realized that there's still no clear answer to this question partly because the amount of virus in a patient's body changes from day to day as the disease progresses we know from other diseases that that high viral loads are linked to infectiousness but do they also affect disease severity in covert 19 well the information coming out of the studies is kind of conflicting a recent a fairly large scale one for example found a clear link between mortality and high viral load in hospitalized patients
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and even suggested it could be used as a tool for stratifying patient risk but other studies that have measured viral loads in for example children who had very mild forms of the disease found they were generally carrying even more virus than adults who develop severe forms of the disease and then there are the studies showing that that asymptomatic or precint dramatic adults can also have very heavy viral loads so so after hours of reading this is how i would interpret the data because kids and asymptomatic adults can have lots of stars cove 2 in their bodies but no symptoms a high viral loads don't seem to be a reliable indicator of disease severity and. so you land in the hospital with a severe case at that point it does become an indicator of outcome severe what we
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still don't know is whether high viral load is actually causing the disease to get worse for those patients in the hospital or if it's an effect but at least in those who are hospitalized or associated in some way. well over 38000 people turned out to protest against germany's coronavirus measures on the weekend there were multiple arrests after clashes with police they say right wing extremists co want to the demonstration over 1000 people have died from the virus in germany still protestors believe the danger is overblown. personally i don't believe that there's a pandemic i do think the disease exists but not a pandemic kind of. difficulty on from the cording to the new definition of a pandemic it's a pandemic. but that has to do with how much it spread and not with how dangerous
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it is. finally medical staff are among those most at risk of getting the corona virus but a hospital in mexico city is taking on a new employee with complete immunity to covered 90. robots tina goes from room to room providing support to patients with the robots help they can talk to relatives via video call to the hospital psychologist feelings of isolation are a big problem for coven sufferers and this is where the robot comes in. see you next time. on a smartphone lifespan 18 months. my mom materials extremely high recyclability cell. side effects environmental pollution child labor harsh working conditions fast food to short
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