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did or did india but it was it ok but after most of the industry looking to do is going to order the vaccine should be flown to some other experts all to see that either should get their employees are executed or i just briefly made sure what kind of timeline are we looking at both for us to back up a bit focus on vaccinating frontline workers that are good and she should be she was released less than an ounce of this bill take up most of the big meat all next year and it is. little. but it would definitely be why i have some estimates that only $100.00 began to need to do. well on his nation just fine and delhi thank you. that's turned out some of the other stories making news a court in the french capital paris has found 14 people guilty of involvement in the 2015 attacks on the satirical magazine charlie had and a jewish supermarket they were convicted of helping the 3 attackers who were killed
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in shootouts with police. fiji has declared a state of natural disaster a cycler nasa hits authorities say no part of the pacific island nation is likely to escape the category 5 cyclone some experts warn the storm could be in the southern hemisphere is most intense tropical storm on record with more than 95 percent of fiji's population in its direct haase. a major winter storm has hit much of the northeast coast of the u.s. delivering a destructive blow to transportation services and causing traffic made him 2 people have died after a major highway pileup that involved 60 vehicles in the state of pennsylvania around $50000.00 households experienced power outages. now to a controversy in the world of sports with spotlight on the german gymnastics a report by the news weekly dish biegel recently shed light on serious allegations
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of bullying and mistreatment by a female coach at a national gymnastics sent in chemist's but now d.w. has spoken to to form a elite gymnast's who trained there and elsewhere and i say the problem's a much wider than previously reported. now you know me and ruby vandyke are learning to love gymnastics all over again for many years their love for the sport had disappeared. aged 10 and primed for big things between this move to an elite training center near cologne and when their performances dipped they say they were called fat and lazy by their coach just slims the front is the worst thing was when he said he wouldn't come to competitions with us because we were embarrassing him when you're 14 or 15 you need a coach he supports you no matter how badly he always let us down just before the competition saying you're so you have a you're embarrassed i'm
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a. mess on one occasion during a balls exercise naomi said she was purposely dropped on her head to teach her a lesson before he pushed me 2 or 3 times to go down lower but i knew he wasn't holding me properly that's why i didn't go lower and then i did under pressure but he let go of me and said that you see. in a statement to the local association the right nischelle turner said it was quite surprised by the allegations adding the r.c.b. takes the allegations raised very seriously and will clarify the facts as soon as possible. at the time naomi and ruby were given 3 options either put up with the coach quit the sport or if they ended up doing move to the olympic training center in penates earlier this month problems there were uncovered by the sheiko magazine a dozen other gymnasts accused the head coach in chemists gabrielle a fraser of bullying them and making them train through injury naomi and ruby say
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pain killers and injections were handed out freely without prescriptions and without the knowledge of athlete's parents but the twins felt they couldn't speak up because of the baggage they'd come with. by ads because. we were always told we were annoying a we were the problem we didn't want to be a nuisance we just wanted to show we were actually hardworking and so that's why we didn't mention a lot of things. on top of this big. fraser who's been suspended pending an investigation has called all the allegations baseless and says she never oversteps the mark it was her strong denials the promise of naomi and ruby to tell their story because stating that we can definitely confirm these baseless allegations that the other girls have made. 2 or 3 of them are with us in cannes nets and we witnessed how badly they were treated. we can easily say it's
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not baseless. and they convince us that. these days between really compete in the national league no longer dreaming of international success present least now they can perform again with a smile on their faces. joining me now is doug modified tag who chairs the sports committee of the german bundestag di my photographer thanks for joining us what is your reaction to these allegations that have come out here in germany well good morning i heard about the allegations a couple of weeks ago and i can say for me it's not credible what the people say and i think it's worth. working with it and talking about it because you know sports is a field with a very close relation between the staff and the athletes think of the coaches think
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of the medical doctors think of the physicians they all have a close contact to a very young people and that can make the young as it's strong self-confident. but to misuse of the power can destroy the souls of the young people and that's not acceptable it or not acceptable but are you surprised by the allegations. no not really we have learnt the nesa case for instance we heard about the cases in the netherlands we head to some cases in other parts of germany no i'm not really surprised but in the end i'm surprised about the handling of ours courts federations of the so-called stakeholders how they have handled it since $2918.00. i
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think there could have been done much more and that is why i hope my sports committee will deal with the. whole issue next year or what exactly can your sports committee the parliamentary sports committee do about this. well we can place the topic on the agenda of our sports committee who we can invite stakeholders that means we can invite the president of the domestic federation we could invite the boss of these so-called olympians to insects. and of course we are in close contact with the sports ministry that of course has the power to to do something if they are not satisfied with the handling by the federations what about funding your committee of the parliament
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also funds things organizations can you do anything there yes. we we do not fund special federations. the ministry of sports spreads the money. into contact with the national olympic committee of germany to the federations we are responsible for the total sum for high level sports but we are not responsible responsible for the sum for a single federation that's the task of the ministry of sports and i'm confident they will have an eye on it. what do you think needs to change in gymnastics in germany. where you see so far we have a legations but investigations are going on so it's too early
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to state what exactly has to happen but what is clear to me. it's not acceptable to have anything nyc pressure on very young athletes on talking about their weight for instance you can talk to athletes but you have to do it in a responsible way and that must be commonsense not only in gymnastics times dagmar fight chair of the sports committee of the german parliament thank you. thank you. a chinese learner proud has returned successfully to earth landing in intimate golet one goalie or rather after completing a starry commission china is only the 3rd country to have brought back samples from them and surface a fate last achieved by both the soviet union and the us in the 1970 s. . thermal imaging shows the caps you with its precious cargo touching back down
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to. helicopters then spot the lunar probe in the icy wasteland support staff quickly move in to recover the spacecraft china hopes the contents will help scientists discover new information about the geology and history of earth's satellite. chunk are 5 was one of the most complicated and challenging missions in china's aerospace history. when the rocket was launched on november 23rd it was a source of national pride. the probe was made up of 4 modules one was the land which has dug for rocks and soil the materials were then transferred into a return capsule for the journey back to earth it's the 1st time in 4 decades that material has been brought back from the moon. china's space ambitions are no secret
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and have been growing for years. in 2003 it secured a major breakthrough when it became the 3rd country in the world to launch a crude space program. 10 years later china hit another milestone successfully landing in unpiloted spacecraft on the moon it was the 1st soft landing since the soviet union success in 1976. more chinese cheers in january $29000.00 in a global 1st aluna probe touching down on the far side of the moon boosting china's space ambitions mars is also in its sights this year beijing launched a probe to the red planet. and in july china put the final satellite into orbit for its chinese navigation system the country's arrival to the u.s. alone g.p.s.
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beijing now has its sights set on building a moon base cementing its role as a superpower in the news face race. you're watching a date of any news live from ballet and that's your update this hour my colleague monica jones will bring you the business headlines in just a few moments so stay tuned for that more news at the top of the hour i'm rebecca written in berlin thanks very much for watching.
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monarch. fantasy. no one will trade. secrets to. stars december 25th. cyber a top stop on the rise the u.s. has issued an emergency warning after a string of hacking attacks on government agencies and multiple companies was the talk of cyber experts to find out more also coming up on the hot seat of electric vehicles right now china holds the biggest market but europe is determined
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to catch up. to d.w. news i want to get jones i'm going to have you with us and we're starting with a look at currency markets because there's a lot going on in these final days of this. pandemic year 2020 the us dollar plunged to a fresh 2 and a half year low against other major currencies including the euro which hit one u.s. $1.23 in asian trading china's one also moved higher against the dollar to levels not reached since june 2018 trade analysts expect the greenback to weaken even further in the coming days around for more on that let's bring in our financial market correspondent chelsea delaney franco chelsea what's going on there i mean what's driving the currency markets. well one of the most overlooked stories this year has been the really wild ride in the u.s. dollar we saw all the u.s.
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dollar start the year really surging and there was so much demand that we saw really a liquidity crunch that the central bank in the u.s. had to step in to fix so there was a ton of demand for dollars as we saw the coronavirus begin to unfold an economy started to really seize up around the world but since the summer we've seen the u.s. dollar really plunge and that's because investors are now betting that their west of the world is going to start recovering so the u.s. dollar is a safe haven it's really the most in demand safe haven in the world so whenever assets were really under pressure people were buying dollars now that there is a lot more confidence that we are going to see the economy recover and that we have a vaccine that's going to help the reopening of economies we're seeing the dollar weekend and other currencies really rally on these growth hopes briefly i mean when you say all the toad's use rally the euro is going from strength to strength right now and there's just the good. the year has been one of the key
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beneficiaries that's been up about 10 percent against the dollar this year it's going to be a mixed bag for the european economy the stronger euro gives consumers more about buying power but it also weakens inflation it also really hurts exporters which for europe is the big problem because we have so many export dependent economies so this is a major concern for economists in europe and of course we have to talk about all the currency the clip the currency keeps breaking new records jumping more than 10 percent to $23655.00 today back in march it was was just $5000.00 what's happening you know. it has been a really an amazing ride for a bit over $3000.00 overnight. has been really benefiting from in part these fears that we're seeing over inflation as a lot of central banks are issuing. there is putting a lot of stimulus into the market that's helping to drive out that point but we've also seen wall street professional traders all really taking to fit quite it's
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become more popular on apps and things like that so there's a lot more demand for bit coin and a lot more accessibility right jessica they need then from there for us thank you so much. the u.s. government acknowledges a major hacking campaign against multiple agencies including homeland security and the state department at the center of the attack is a private u.s. software company so love wins or the threat of cyber attacks is big and small is growing cyber security firm mcafee expects for one global cost of hack attacks to reach $1.00 trillion dollars this year and that's a rise of 50 percent in just 2 years google says it had to block between 101-2000 government sponsored potential cyber attacks every quarter this year and your alliance says the biggest threats come from data breaches attacks interrupting business and ransomware where hackers lock uses out of their own files is aside
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from the attacks themselves companies. huge regulatory penalties and private litigation if they don't protect themselves from hackers well for more i'm joined now by. head of international cyber security policy at s. and d. that is a nonprofit 6 tank working on current political and social challenges posed by new technologies so he's just the man to talk to right now good to have you with us so the coronavirus pandemic we've been hearing the whole year is actually boosting digitalisation which means more people than ever are using the internet that must be paradise for hackers. yeah that's what we also thought but the current statistics show that for germany for example there's only been a marginal increase in the attacks. but even those of course people are using less secure devices companies were forced to adapt to remote offers very fast and of course where you work fast you make mistakes and that might show actually in next year's statistics it's true and what really bothers me is when we hear that the
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most attacks a government sponsored what do we know about that. well you could actually look at it as a modern spy game so every almost every government in the world wants to continue that game so there's very little discouragement of other governments to stop doing it if they go overboard if they do something too serious and they might be reprimanded but other than that most governments want to keep the ball rolling they want to conduct their own cyber espionage operations so they they don't really want to deter other governments from doing that but serious threat right now that we see is actually cyber crime which cost billions and billions of damages and we don't hear a lot about it because it's less sexy then saying oh we had the government right to parliament. less sexy ok but it was a lot of money of course and what puzzles me is i mean for years and i don't know anyone who doesn't have an antivirus program installed and keeps updating it as well doesn't do any good it seems. well if you talk about companies the security
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infrastructure gets very complex but for us as a single user. virus it's just the basics you need backups which are totally disconnected from your computer might even use caltech up to you have to you need to enable to talk to authentication where you don't need to password and username but also because if you get sent to your device to make it more secure your accounts at facebook or whatever and you need to use strong passwords and you need to be aware of what you're clicking even if it's only if you do all these things then you have a basic 80 percent or more to survive or to get through breaches and cyber attacks when it's been having just very briefly how well protected do you feel. depends on what we're looking at against iraq when as i feel ok against nation state actors not so much when her pick their head of international cyber security policy it s. and the thank you so much for your time this morning now has the world
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is trying to cut greenhouse gas emissions electric cars seem to be a clean way to stay mobile and that means demand for lizzie and i am batteries is rising and mckenzie consultancies study says annual global demand for batteries is currently at 282 gigawatt hours in 10 years they say we look at 2623 gigawatt hours that's over 800 percent growth right now the sector is dominated by one country and yes you guessed it it's china it is home to 100 of the world's 140 battery plants the country's largest produce a couple a 3rd of the entire global market followed by other asian manufacturers in 2nd and 3rd place so where is europe it's trying to catch up. in sweetens forest something is taking shape which many say is decisive for the economic future of europe bolivia my own battery plant startup known volt plans large scale battery
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production here to supply european automotive giants like fox of our b.m.w. found a peter carlson used to be tesla's purchasing director now he's taking on asia's powerful competitors. in a very real way it's definitely a challenge i mean we're we're fighting against these lords large corporations. but we do it with very very strong skills and with speed and you know my experience from from my days at tesla is that you come a long way if you have the right people and you work with a sense of urgency and certainly urgent europe of all places home to the world's largest car makers has barely any automobile battery production and the battery makes up a 3rd of a car's value the e.u. has been asleep at the wheel now it's responding with billions of euros in economic development aid 3 years ago but 3 production system in europe was nonexistent and i think it was very clear that people are very sore now not import only the batteries
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about the fee want to change the course they will very soon be importing elec the cars so it would be really a danger for the whole european car industry. no fold once mass production here to begin in 2021 and a further plant is in the planning stage other companies are also lining up for a piece of the action the e.u.'s to be self-sufficient in battery production in 5 years' time we or in the mean that this transformation or revolution the way you like to look at it and it's very very exciting and it's also exciting to see europe taking a leading role here where china has been kind of dominant up to now but that europe is really taking a leader position. from battery importer to export or in only a few years when ambitious goal right now the sector is still very much a lot of work in progress. and not just some of the other business stories making
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news chinese tech giant ali baba offered facial recognition software for identifying ethnic wi gorst that's according to a report in the new york times it follows recent reporting that chinese telecoms provide a hallway at itself offered up occasions aimed at surveilling we gore's china is believed to hold more than a 1000000 readers in internment camps hours long lines of trucks in cali are expected again today as a rush of heavy goods vehicles try to move between the u.k. and europe before breaks it starting on new year's day new administer the requirements will be in place a driver's hoping to avoid long lines are already stuck in them 10 u.s. states led by texas are suing google arguing the company is abusing its monopoly in digital ads among its claims google gave facebook special treatment in its ad
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auctions in return for the social media platform curbing ambitions that could cut into google market share google has denied the claims. spain's 1st fashion facemask boutique hopes to transform a humble facemask into a most tough christmas gift just in time for the festive season it now boasts a line of unique christmas designs in total to shop off a 6 on the different models with prices ranging from 8 to 900 euros they're all made in a workshop barcelona the owners believe once the worst of the pandemic is over facemasks will remain a popular accessory just like me. that's all for business for me in the team in berlin thanks for watching.
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the fight against the corona virus pandemic. has the rate of infection been developing what does the latest research say. information and contacts the coronavirus update. on t w. n
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u i mean are your years reading and how the last years german chancellor will bring you i'm going to call as you've never tried to have a surprise. so with what is possible who is magical really what moves back and. who talks to people who follow along the way my runs and critics alike how is the world's most powerful woman shaping public good telling us the mecca. to be a global pandemic but when it comes to individual nations the response has been anything but uniform. while some governments were quick to implement lock downs and mass wearing others only reacted when the virus had already retallack.
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the crisis has exposed a major philosophical divide over the questions like the role of government or the definition of individual responsibility. as a result of outcomes have varied greatly but the experience of some countries has also helped shape the response of others in this time of crisis what can we learn from each other. welcome to your special i'm chris called. germany has gone into a 2nd hard coronavirus lockdown with all non-essential shops schools and daycares closed the move comes after less stringent measures fails to break a 2nd wave of infections even after months governments still seem to be pondering over how to best battle the virus the south american country of europe why seems to have found a viable way. this year has been a stressful time for the dow but as you know my old family in montevideo again i
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was born 2 weeks before the start of the lockdown in itself a joyful occasion but they couldn't share it with anyone or get any help because i know christina and her husband my teen along with the children had to go into quarantine there was a suspected case of covert 19 in their circle of friends if they were there in the boat also it was terrible for us because the grandmothers couldn't come. and fathers all our brothers no one could come in the baby it was really tough. now 7 months later the world looks very different the borders between europe and its neighbors are still closed but a small country is so far doing well with less than a 100 deaths and only a few 1000 cases overall although infections have now risen sharply again schools and universities closed for a few weeks in the spring it was the same for shops but now the streets are busy
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again many people voluntarily wear masks in public there's still a need for caution but there's also an obvious sense of relief that things are not worse than they are the mood is also at peace at the pastor research institute when the pandemic started in march they were able to respond immediately with nationwide testing the testing kits came from these laboratories they say the approach taken by the government helped. i think one of the big advantages in poor guy compared to other countries was that both the president and disc or on a virus team were good supported our scientists right from the start so that the scientists were then able to make decisions in good time for decades europe why has invested in its welfare state and that appears to be paying off now in the crisis the country is home to around 3500000 people. poverty is still definitely an issue in some areas and impossible to over that in our capital. europe was former
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president jose move he is one of those credited with reducing the gap between rich and poor during his 5 years in office he was president until 2015 and invested heavily in health education and social welfare now 85 years old he agreed to give us an interview at his home. a certain level of prosperity allowed us to develop a social democracy. that has shaped the entire country. not only structurally and materially but also in terms of our way of life. we are now a country known for its tolerance where people are very civilised in their dealings with each other but also when there are differences of opinion or economic crises are going to go. back to the family they have been enjoying meeting
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regularly with relatives and friends again. so what do they think is the secret of your relative success in the crisis so far. apart from the political decisions they think the country just got lucky to a certain extent. perhaps it's a different mutation of the virus that we have here that means the cases aren't as bad as in europe and. perhaps it's the climate yeah we'll see. what a lie they were in my city i have no idea there must be some other reason. a few months ago they never thought their lives would improve again so quickly but none of them will forget the anxious period around the birth any time soon. let's get more on the euro one way and whether it can serve as a model for others with marie ball field she's the director of the latin america division of the german institute for global areas studies she joins me via skype
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from hamburg welcome to w. marriage of latin america and the caribbean have been heavily hit by the pandemic and its economic ramifications what really has done better so far to cope with the crisis well i have better health care and social infrastructure going into the pandemic and so when the pandemic hit the government was well prepared to mobilize its state infrastructure to help with both the health response and make sure the populations were able to stay inside shelter at home and still feed their families and the current government is also following a lot of lawyers a little voice of various tradition a unifier has been unifying rather than. divisive and publish and trusts the government so they did as the government said and finally little guy also had a pioneering. are all of just who was able to with colleagues invent his own test and their health with massive rapid testing right from the beginning and
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so i think those 3 factors have been very important in helping the little guy weather the pandemic much better than any other latin american country so in your opinion what is the takeaway here for other countries particularly those that might have less money to spare for a solid. health care system. there is no better prevention then being well prepared also from a sofa social infrastructure point of view i mean government simply need to invest more resources in building a basic you need a welfare state which includes health care and emergency income provision. in your in search of numbers have been rising drastically and are now repeating in europe why what happened there. well i think i'm not an epitome ologist but i think what happened there was also happening in germany all over europe and north america and so you would always nothing spared from this 2nd wave i think their rates are still
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lower than they are in germany for example i think currently i see your capacity is about 56 percent in a little boy so they're still doing ok and i believe that they're going to announce stronger measures today you know they've never had a mandatory lockdown like many other latin american countries had and they've announced they don't plan to do that but they do plan to exploit their city sense to behave well and responsibly through the christmas holidays just like germany has in many ways little boy is not so different from germany's now you are an expert on latin america what exactly needs to be done to protect people at high risk of social disadvantage during a pandemic. you absolutely have to ensure that they have the means to stay home and isolate and that's where there is no easy solution except investing socially more for the future and it was a rude awakening for most of latin america when the pandemic happened and
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governments told their citizens to stay home and most citizens could not do that because they simply didn't have the means to support themselves through the pandemic and there's been a lot of rapid state building going on in the region to try to reach these disadvantaged populations and the government to have done that are probably in a better position to weather the next pandemic or the next economic crisis but it does take effort. and investment and i think that's the only way that governments can. weather these pandemics without devastating human human impacts. director of the for latin american studies thank you for your insights. and now it is time to answer your questions about the coronavirus here is our science correspondent eric williams. what does the nation's days as saying about how much schools and universities contribute to community threat this sounds like
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one question but it's actually 2 so so let's split it up kids and schools 1st there's been conflicting information on just how common transmission is among children but in general the current consensus is that unlike in other respiratory diseases schools are really driving the spread of covert 19 at the beginning of this week national geographic reported exclusively on a major new study from iceland and said that its conclusions were that kids under 15 are only around half as likely to transmit the virus as adults are that data hasn't been published yet but if the report is correct it would provide corroborating evidence for a phenomenon that many experts now accept which is that the older a child is the more infectious they are if they themselves contract covert 19 we
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still don't really know why but outbreaks in high schools for example are happening at a much higher rate than they are in elementary schools so what about universities well college students are physiologically adults and they seem to transmit like other adults do 20 year olds are not the ones who are most in danger if they catch the virus but they can apparently have a big impact on its spread in the wider community although it's hard to put an exact number on that impact analysis carried out by the new york times. showed that in communities throughout the u.s. for instance deaths in calne tees that were home to universities and large populations of college students are consistently outstripping deaths in counties without them but those deaths are not happening among the college students they're
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happening among older people in those communities who are getting job at 19 in greater numbers in those counties so what the data is telling me at least so far is that while schools tend to reflect spread in a community they don't drive it universities on the other hand appear to do that possibly in a big way. and social thanks for watching stay safe and see it all. in.
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this is day to day news live from berlin the french president a man known as call test positive for corona virus the palace says michael will continue to oversee the running of the country while carrying out his duties remotely also coming up critical days for germany's health care system with new infections at record high levels the number of hospitalized patients is also
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