Skip to main content

tv   DW News  Deutsche Welle  April 8, 2021 11:00am-11:16am CEST

11:00 am
this is news coming to you live from the e.u. and the u.k. say blood clots are a potential rare side effect of the astra zeneca back scene but european and british regulators say the benefits of the job far outweigh the risks we'll take a closer look at their fund also coming up brazil confirms its 1st case of a highly contagious variant of the corona virus discovered in south africa it's a fresh danger sign for the country already facing a record death toll. and a look at how one change technology is reshaping the art market collectors are
11:01 am
paying top for digital works some see profit while others are only a bottle ready to say. hello i'm terry martin thanks for joining us several countries have recommended limits on the astra zeneca about seen following a review released by european and british regulators on wednesday spain the philippines and south korea have restricted the jobs to people over the age of 60 the u.k. suggests those under 30 get a different shot the european medicines agency says that there does appear to be a link between the vaccine in a rare but potentially fatal type of blood clot the benefits of the job outweigh the risks trying to put to rest any concerns. first of
11:02 am
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 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 if it prevents if severe to fifty's and hospitalized patients and it is
11:03 am
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 media 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 rare suspected side effect remains extremely small. the drug maker itself says the bottom line of the regulators findings is that the astra zeneca vaccine offers a high level of protection against coated 9 tame. we're joined by your topol us she's a member of the european parliament from germany's green party and also a licensed pharmacist thanks for being with us this morning as polished for stock would you recommend astra zeneca to everybody.
11:04 am
i think we should differentiate between countries that have several vaccines to choose from and can trees that must rely on astra zeneca so i do understand the decision of the british a story to you saying for the under thirty's will use another vaccine that ye may have clarified that the risk is incredibly small and that the benefits outweigh the risks so if a country only has as president it should be given to all age groups what do you make of germany re germany which itself is suffering a shortage of med vaccines it seems what do you make of germany recommending astra zeneca only for people over 60 will germany has taken the decision to take the lowest possible risk and recommending astra zeneca over sixty's and giving the under 60 years biotech pis. under 60 that are being
11:05 am
vaccinated today are mostly health care professionals are people working in crowd spaces like for example mass. monster welling's and there are of course we should choose the lowest possible risk i feel my part tend to say to people that say well there's so much risk in extra zanuck i tend to ask them well do you take aspirin because aspirin also has some sid there are side effects which extremely rare and it's quite comparable to s.r.s. and so that's the choice that people should be aware of we prevent a very very serious disease with a vaccine with a very very low risk the controversy surrounding us percentage has reduced public acceptance of the back scene in europe health demagoging is all this to the e.u. has already sluggish rollout campaign. well 1st of all it's been
11:06 am
a communication disaster and i do think that astra zeneca did not do a good job in promising doses to every state's u.k. also the e.u. but also other countries all over the world well not being able to produce enough of the vaccine and if the e.u. had known it in advance that assets and income would not be able to fulfill its promises then i probably would have ordered more vaccines from other companies the number of countries in europe are already using the russian v. vaccine germany is about to start negotiations with russia on the back scene. it hasn't been approved by the by the european medical medicines agency what does this say about unity in the european union that there's a scramble now for the for that vaccine. well as for germany it has been make
11:07 am
perfectly clear that putting it will only be over finally if a gives authorization and i think that is the right way to choose because. i am a. very thorough examination of the data and i cannot understand the approach of other e.u. member states saying well never mind about the e m a we just believe that it should be safe because they have people x. in it and we haven't heard of anyone dying so i don't understand what what benefit there is in relying on data that has not been scrutinized as promised thank you very much for talking with us this morning that was your to publish the licensed pharmacist and member of the european parliament for the green party thank you. let's look at some other developments now in the corona virus pandemic worldwide australia's government has ordered an urgent inquiry into the possible link between
11:08 am
the astra zeneca vaccine and blood clots it has asked regulators to look at the findings from europe and consider how they should be applied in australia argentina has announced a 3 week curfew after daily infections reached a new record high it will enter into force on friday in the country's most badly affected areas and morocco's nightly curfew will remain in place during ramadan when people gather after breaking their fast at sunset the muslim holy month is due to start on april 13th brazil's 19 crisis is getting worse by the day the country has confirmed its 1st official case of the most infectious variant identified in south africa thousands of people are dying in brazil every day from the virus over 340000 people are now known to have lost their lives there for. more bad news for brazil surging kopechne 1900
11:09 am
help put the health care system on the verge of collapse patients are dying in and out of hospitals while they wait for treatment. scares frustrate me. if they had properly prepared for this scenario from the beginning then the same thing wouldn't be happening again. they should've prevented it from the beginning and it would have been better but now it's not your problem i don't know. but i have already lost relatives to the coronavirus i think the politicians should be more united. for months president wilson arrow has opposed strict measures to curb the virus and slam state leaders who imposed tight restrictions even his own covert 19 infection did not change his approach to the pandemic p. one new variant has emerged and spread quickly in brazil making it the epicenter of the pandemic again whether p one has the potential to lower the effectiveness of
11:10 am
some facts scenes is unclear meanwhile brazil has also just recorded its 1st confirmed case of the highly contagious variant 1st discovered in south africa yesterday his voice. who is in the forecast by some epidemiological institute's show that brazil will most likely surpass the half a 1000000 mark for kobe 1000 deaths rapidly approaching the total number of deaths of the united states the country that had the highest absolute number of death my heart. brazil has been slow to vaccinate on wednesday the pan american health organization said the country needs access to more covert 1000 vaccines and halt on countries around the world to help. in other news protesters have set fire to
11:11 am
a bus in belfast as northern ireland experiences a new wave of unrest the violence started last week and probative parts of the region tensions have been fuelled by the pandemic and post brags that trade barriers for the rest of the u.k. . alexina vonnie has been diagnosed with 2 spinal disc harney is that's according to his lawyer the imprisoned russian opposition leader is said to have lost sensation in his legs and hands. on hunger strike in a penal colony criticised for its harsh treatment. jordan's king abdullah has broken his silence over a public rift in the royal family and told the nation that the worst political crisis in decades is over it was sparked by an alleged plot involving his half brother the king's statement said the recent events had caused him quote shock pain and anger that. these days the art market is going digital with investors spending enormous sums on artworks that exist only on computer networks
11:12 am
until now digital art was so easy to copy that it didn't make much sense financially but now that strange to and the implications for the art market are huge. the magic word is n f t or non fungible token and it's revolutionizing the art market this technology records the owner's identity in a blog change while the work itself remains publicly visible on the web for anyone to see. so well and it is a technical stand there to make the work of art were any good that any east s. it is unique so you get that tolkien may have thought it was the artist was the edition size. and that you bought it and it you are the rightful owner in this online gold rush a flying cap sold for $650000.00 but 20 for several 1000000.
11:13 am
crypto cats or virtual basketball cards sold for millions. and now christie's has got on board auction ing every days from artist people as its 1st tokenized piece. the sale not only meant recognition for digital art but it's helped christie's reap millions in a win win situation. job it does get him of us and i think when there is money at stake people take things seriously so many people who used to not really take this art form seriously are now having a closer look and that's great and of course the artist who created this work will go down in art history on that site so i. can squish timestream. the buyer was a singapore based fund that had made a fortune with cryptocurrency 90 percent of the bidders at christie's were unknown is a new crypto elite divvying up the market. people they're all right now. that
11:14 am
. come to the market and a lot of forms will be open i don't have much knowledge of the art markets and all our enemies and houses and just really go by like that could up end the traditional dominance of art galleries and museums when it comes to determining what art is valuable and important for crypto art could turn out to be an unprecedented speculation bubble but even if that bubble bursts it's still likely to shake up the art market. just reminder the top story we're following for you this hour the european medicines agency has said there is a possible link between us for seneca's coronavirus vaccine and a rare blood clotting condition but it's insisted the shots benefits far outweigh
11:15 am
the risks britain says it will now offer alternative jobs to adults under 30. you're watching t.v. news up next find out a documentary for you looking at the science behind fear i'm terry mark thanks for watching. people have to say matters to us. that's why i listen to their stories. reporter every weekend on t w.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on