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we were last spring last summer and try to shut things down with 70000 new infections each day vaccines alone might not be enough to turn the tide in the final against covert 19. no other country in the world has been hit harder by the corona virus the united states has had the most confirmed cases and deaths in the world and despite its unprecedented back the nation program those numbers are still rising many people have grown weary of lockdown and with warming weather many states have lifted restrictions facing the threat of a 4th wave president joe biden's administration is doubling down to back the nation as the key to ending the pandemic but local outbreaks threaten to do that strategy . john brooks joins us from the c.d.c. the centers for disease control and prevention how would you say the u.s. is coming along because there's been a change in leadership
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a change in the weather but has there been progress in the fight against covert. well i think there has been steady progress in the fight against cove even since we began and this is despite 3 waves including a really unprecedented 3rd wave over the holiday season but we're coming down off the back of that wave right now and really getting the numbers down quickly we're not succeeding yet i mean we're making incredible progress but the number of new infections we're seeing in this country remains about what it was during our 2nd wave last summer so what about 50000 new infections a day and 525021000 deaths a day by the numbers murder. promising when you take a look at who's been inoculated a 3rd of the population has got at least one jap that's over 120000000 americans but with the focus on getting people back to native what about new restrictions on the economy because there's
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a new wave of coronavirus cases as you mentioned and hospitals are getting crowded . that's right and this you know we want to reserve using those really most difficult decisions of shutting down the economy too when we have to apply them but it's becoming apparent that we may be at a place where in some jurisdictions certain states it may be time to sort of shut down a little bit to gain control over this virus i mean we're in a big race right now all right we are racing against the virus with vaccine and we've got to get the vaccine out as soon as possible we're asking people to hold on a little bit longer we know it's frustrating it's been a rough year people want to get back to the normal life they enjoyed before but we're not done with this race we're not done with the battle we're going to have to hang on to we can really get vaccinations out but john is that message getting through to state officials because in michigan state health director says the government's focusing on getting more people bath unaided rather than imposing new restrictions on the economy. well it would be wonderful if vaccination took effect
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immediately but you know it takes a couple of weeks for you to be to benefit from vaccination with the beyond tech vaccine is $21.00 days between doses plus another 14 days until you're fully covered but they're seeing a problem right now and to deal with the problem right now you need to cut off the chain to transmission with whatever you have at your disposal and unfortunately at this time the best means for that would be slowing down on the reopening of society there so which states would you say are getting it right which are getting it wrong because again despite all those vaccinations the 7 day case 48100000 people is it 515 in michigan california is an 850. that's right and it's interesting it's also very low in i believe states like texas and florida where one might have expected you know that it would be higher so where we don't understand exactly why the rates are different in different states it's probably
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some combination of the fact that some states have got more vaccine out they have more social distancing measures still in place the government and political opinion is aligned with public health so we're all singing from the same songbook we say right that we're all working together and not against each other what about immunity is there going to be a stage where the u.s. will reach that. yeah i mean i have an infectious disease doctor i've been working in this area for 30 years and i'm certain that we will reach herd immunity i just don't know what that number is we'll know it when we get there because there will be a sustained decline and then leveling off of new infections and that will be the point when there's been enough people vaccinated as well unfortunately as people who've recovered from illness that the virus can't find anywhere else to go and that also depends upon whether or not the virus manages to mutate in a direction that's absolutely right we're watching that very carefully i mean these
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mutations concert these variants they're called really concern us a lot and vigilance really matters when viruses vary so we've put in i'm sorry go ahead that's what we're going to say. i think we put into place a very very. large national effort to routinely screen a large number of these viruses out a model for variants and to identify those mutations which either make the virus more transmissible may increase the severity or undercuts some of the activity of drugs that we use against the virus ok on on that very topic i wanted to just mention some americans are already getting a 3rd dose which will be used to some people around the world that they're taking part in a study of updated versions of a court of virus vaccines and they've been tweaked to tackle mutations of the virus a variant this covered in britain just months ago is already the most common version of the corona virus circulating in the united states current vaccines off
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strong protection against these mutations but researches want to be ready to respond to new threats that emerge of course that study is being run by the national institute of health and emory university in atlanta i believe john which is where you'll based these sorts of tweaks can be achieved in a matter of weeks it's the regulators that hold back the process by months can and should that be changed. well i think they'll be a lot of urgency to find a pathway forward where we can make these changes these and adopt these regulatory changes as rapidly as we possibly can while of course maintaining the safety of the public will be receiving these vaccines you know we have annual flu vaccination now in that case every year the world health organization and other public health organizations around the world look ahead as to what may be commie but we have
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a different situation now we have these m.r. in a vaccines from beyond ecan moderna and other companies that you can custom create the vaccine with m r n a relatively quickly and then it takes probably weeks to a few months to get that into production i believe that given the experience of this pandemic we're going to hopefully see regulators moving just as quickly with us. that would be nice to have. you can you can use it in the is there is there anything else that you can leave us with. gives us some sort of hope in his cries that. well i'll just say this i mean our food and drug administration is the organization in charge of these regulations and they say they have experienced this pandemic just like we have in our agency which is in charge of things related to prevention and i think that there is a strong desire to move forward into this future in a way that we can keep the public safe but respond more fleetly we've had some bad
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experiences where we weren't able to respond as quickly as we'd like and is clear that that's going to be an important thing in the future both for the city thank you very much for joining us today it's my pleasure. in another setback the united states has recommended putting the johnson and johnson vaccine on hope it's investigating a potential link between the jab and blood clots nearly 7000000 people have received the single dose vaccine in the u.s. clotting was reported in 6 women in the days of the vaccination several countries have also restricted the astra zeneca short of a closing fee is. over to our science correspondent eric williams who has an interesting view a question about the vaccine and hospitalizations. how come people hospitalized with covered 1000 don't get the vaccine couldn't say for lives no although ongoing research into what are called therapeutic back seems is
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fascinating the approved prove it vaccines are traditional and in the sense that they aren't therapies if you already have covered 19 there are a measure to prevent you from contracting it in the 1st place or at least ensuring that if you do get the disease it will be a milder case and you won't end up in the hospital the reason the pandemic went global so fast and so on so quickly out of control is because sars could be too was a novel pathogen that no one had been exposed to before a state that 'd experts call being immunologically naïve the vaccines now in use basically teach your body that there's a bad bug out there that looks like this so that if it shows up in your nose or throat your immune system is is forewarned and can jump on it quickly but just like it takes time for your immune system to respond if you're infected for real it also
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takes time to ramp up in immune response to the fake infection that a vaccine simulators a couple of weeks give or take a few days depending on the vaccine so so giving someone who has a severe case of the disease a vaccine won't help and could likely do harm that's why trusted health care authorities like the centers for disease control recommend that if you have killed at 19 you need to wait a while after your symptoms have completely. subsided before you even began to consider getting vaccinated. finally surging coronavirus cases in many parts of the world are overshadowing the start of ramadan south asia's nations of battling a spiraling outbreak europe has passed a 1000000 deaths the muslim holy month is a time of avoiding food and drink during the day and coming together for feasts at
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night both a challenge during the pandemic indonesia has the world's biggest muslim population of people have been attending socially distance services did most its islamic body now says coded vaccinations do not violate the fast in a permissible under the religious law a relief for the government which has been counting on a vaccine drive to tackle the largest number of infections and deaths in southeast asia. thanks for watching stay safe and see you again sick.
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find. it's not easy to spot i'm afraid one thing industry is another. great books of good 20th century. present day hoaxes. and who's behind the. news manufacturing ignorance starts may 3rd on g.w. . welcome to arts and culture on this edition we look at how performing artists are finding ways to occupy and express themselves despite the devastation their professions are still facing pandemic knockdowns told. we'll hear how one casualty a production of romeo and juliet has reinvented itself we purposing the theatre
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where the long life production couldn't open. and will be lax with an artist you sick not sick designs of being called a panacea for pandemic stress. but 1st culture is unstoppable that's the message of a project born out of one choreographers frustration with the devastating impact of lockdowns on the dance world stuttgart based eric go to a wanted to keep our eye and inspire his companies 16 don says after they were put out of work by the pandemic the. ult is a collection of solo dances created by dozens of artists collaborate collaborating internationally the dying swan project. and barbara mellow frédérique tracks herself along in front of the cats current expel a dying swan being filmed for the latest dance production by.
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the south and i was in the studio and told my dancers there would be no performances in february and march i saw they were all hanging their heads like this i laughed to myself and said you all look like dying swans then i went to my office and thought actually that's a nice topical theoretically. and practically to. go t. a wouldn't be good if he didn't develop a dance project out of that spontaneous idea and to do it in record time. was a little idea i had in the beginning but now it's become much bigger with a lot of work for a lot of artists. quickly got 16 choreographers from around the world involved each of whom contributed a solo number one for every member of the company. yet
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. one of them was nicky lister who also leads a dance company inched up got the music was composed especially for the pieces thanks to the gods to the outer holes and sponsorship from diamond. well i went past the composer to quote the beginning and appearing virtually from goatees hometown of montreal was usually people near who developed her version of the classic tale of the dying swan choreographing a piece can be done remotely if need be. working with visioneer simply a gift you can express yourself very well and evolve and play with feelings. and in 5 and then.
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tossed in funk is barbara mellow for a year he's filmmaker he's one of a further 16 creatives involved in the project. a wounded swan gasping for breath on the pavement behind the rehearsal room. is this how dancers feel these days. the been affected me and i miss the stage i think we all do it's really very magical to be on stage and to feel that energy coming from the audience to the dancers the piece in the key for. making videos is some comfort especially since putting them on line means a much larger audience than usual and who says the dying swans won't end up on stage at some point certainly not even. so the show must go on and the company
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members of go to a dance are putting all they have into it the swans are still very much alive. and you can see the results of all that preparation on their take out to house stuttgart you cheap channel and go to dances instagram from this friday i'm joined now by my colleague adrian kennedy good to see you i didn't now go to a dance innovating in order to continue despite the lockdown and they're not the only ones out there now we've seen quite a lot of creative solutions that allow foremost to engage with audiences at home another good example of this is the new production of romeo and juliet from the national theatre in britain it was originally envisaged as a stage production but in 2020 it became one of. first victims of the coronavirus crisis a crisis as we know is the mother of invention and they decided to revamp it as
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a film for t.v. stars josh cannot. be familiar to many because he was prince charles in the most recent series of the crown and jesse buckley plays juliet it was shot in just 17 days at the national theatre in littleton stage ok and we have the director simon godwin here talking a little bit about how it was made. the camera doesn't come at the end of the process it comes at the beginning every morning jim sydell our great director of photography would come in and essentially put me through film school so we'd talk each morning about this is a close up this is a long shot this is a medium close up because we're going to start the process now of nothing and sometimes no nothing is quite liberating and the film itself in a way mirrors the journey from theater to film because we start as if in a rehearsal we start on the stage just with the acts were simple everyday clothes
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simple everyday props the spaces very much like this and then as the story gains momentum and the imagination of the actors takes over we move from a very rough theatre context into a much more refined cinematic landscape. well it's exciting adrian has it been well received has had glowing reviews that it's a romeo and juliet for the coronavirus. bible these online and t.v. productions all great for the time being but of course will it change to get back into theaters properly lived one of the chances well in britain the vaccination is quite advanced monday was a milestone day because many shops and open tops really opened some very unusual scenes in britain theaters to
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making plans to reopen some have already announced dates the national theatre for example. life is on june 16th and as you can say something of a carnival atmosphere in and around britain so wonderful for them but here in germany things are not looking quite so rosy now here the vaccination rollout has been a little bit more problematic and we're looking more at extended lockdown and tightening of risk. directions some big festivals have already been cancelled rock and bring rock and pop others the vacuum heavy metal festival or at the other end of the scale the famous by horowitz a wagner festival are hoping to go ahead on a smaller scale but with audiences. and the. don'ts is hoping support on its production of the dying swans project for audiences in late may and to take that on top internationally in the autumn but of course we'll just
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have to wait and see how that turns out and where can we see romeo and juliet it's already showing in the u.k. on sky and now t.v. and it premieres in the us on p.b.s. on april 26 the 23rd story my colleague adrian kennedy as usual great chatting with thank you parting is such a great song it is indeed. now to an artist whose work is more in demand than ever and not despite but because of the pandemic swedish design and state is a monster of geometry and it appears psychology has 3 dimensional art works of being called hypnotic meditative and relaxing the stockholm based design is playful symmetry in motion has won him a claim and half a 1000000 followers on instagram. geometric shapes move and roll as objects combine effortlessly in endless sequences of movement friction and the laws of
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gravity seem to be suspended here. these creations are the brainchild of swedish motion graphics artist under the us van ash date he uses a special computer program to get his fascination for shapes free reign. of the good things with 3 d. software is nowadays is that they make it very easy to mimic physics physics behaviors like like a camera you can capture lights in a way that almost look photo realistic illegal. in the way. the animations are only a few seconds long. yet they seem endless the trick is to edit them into a seamless salute. the swedish artist has already programmed more than 150 digital works of art drawing on 20 years of experience as
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a graphic designer and 3 d. artist. he sketches out his ideas over the course of several days or sometimes even weeks. i try to base my work on. simple objects and simple shapes and try to keep my minimalistic as possible and to focus on the movements and on the owned the feeling of the movements and the pattern the motion patterns once the concept is finished vanished it needs less than a day to program his digital creations using cinema 4 d. software it's important to him to share his art online and receive feedback about what users like and dislike. the funniest thing about this is a lot of people think actually building physical models of physical sculptures and everything i create is digital. everything i do is is done in my 3 to software but
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i still get emails pretty much every day from people who wants to buy them and the things that are actually building this. he posted his 1st animation on instagram in 2016 since then he's gained more than 650000 followers and players vanished its works are hugely popular. one day i received 50000 followers in one day only and there are. many people say his animations have a soothing effect and can reduce stress levels. german psychiatry list and stress researcher actually explains why. when viewers calling for us to mercer ourselves and rhythms like the ones we seen this complex animation being but it's complex and up it is satisfying for us to see something function smoothly as we can see demonstrated here and also complexity of
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by the then one that is soothing for us. and that's exactly what andreas vanished it is out to do he's glad of his perfectly smooth animations bring some calm to social media with this the 3 d. artist has created something new in the digital world hypnotic 3 dimensional animations that are a balm for the soul. i think we could all use a bit more of that until next time keep safe and keep well.
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