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the european court of human rights rules that it's legal for countries to force vaccines on children in a case that's raised fears of compulsory. president biden signs a barrel of executive orders to quell what he calls an epidemic of gun violence but the moves preempted by the state of arizona which has already taken steps to block the reforms. and the european medicines agency sticks to its line that the benefits of the astra zeneca coated jab outweigh the risks but the regulator says should now be listed as a very rare side effect of the drug. life
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from moscow this is a national i'm calling bright 1st for you this the european court of human rights has ruled that compulsory vaccinations for children are consistent with international law and could be regarded as necessary for the ruling is unrelated to the covert pandemic but there are fears that it could lead to tougher policies from some governments here's our europe correspondent peter odom. this case in fact started long before anybody had ever heard of covert 19 1st time it appeared in the european court of human rights was in 2013 and already been going through the court systems in the czech republic for a long time before that the complaint was brought by families in the czech republic who'd either being fined or their children had been refused entry to early years education kindergartens and nursery schools because they hadn't been vaccinated by their parents and their parents refused to have them vaccinated what the court
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ruled on thursday was that finding all of those parents on the floor of the compulsory vaccination program in the czech republic was not a breach of the european convention on human rights particularly when it came to article 8 which deals with respect for private life what the court ruled it was that vaccinations are necessary in society and the court clarified that ultimately the issue to be determined was not whether the different less prescriptive policy might have been adopted rather it was whether the check off to use had exceeded their wide margin of appreciation in this area because clued in that the impugn measures could be regarded as being necessary in a democratic society and the rules in the czech republic album that dissimilar from all the nations in the e.u. as well as many other nations around the world if you're sending children to kindergartens or nursery schools they have to be vaccinated against 9 different
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illnesses and diseases now these include incredibly serious things like measles hooping cough hepatitis b. tec miss as well as now what the court ruled on thursday and this was the 1st time that the european court of human rights is ever got involved in compulsory vaccination programs and made a ruling on them but what they said that it was in the best interest of children that they receive these vaccinations before they go into the nursery school in kindergarten classes and start mixing with all the children. the judgment emphasizes that in all decisions concerning children the best interests must be of paramount importance over god's women a zation the objective has to be that every child is protected against serious diseases through vaccination or by virtue of herd immunity the check health policy could therefore be said to be consistent with the best interests of the children who were its focus while the ruling on thursday makes no reference whatsoever to covert 19 or the current situation we all find ourselves in the covert 19 pandemic
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has been thoroughly ground for anti vax conscripts the theorists with numerous conspiracy theories abound both online and elsewhere many of them relating to potential forced vaccination now what this ruling on thursday does from the european court of human rights is it sets precedence. of bigotry vaccinations don't contravene the european court on human rights what it does not do in any way is give any european nation the right to start forcing vaccinations on any of its citizens of course it coming out during this huge vaccination program we're all going through with vaccines throughout the news all over the world right now this is why this particular ruling from one of europe's top courts has made top billing in the news. a live now to journalist and broadcaster neil clark welcome back to our. callers saying we are pains to say this isn't connected it's pacifically to
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the covert pandemic but still think any governments are going to be looking at this be using the timing feel able to try and ramp up the rollout and among children. i'm sure they are good because in britain i mean this is the concern even though as you said the case was not specifically about kodak's nations and britain situation that moment is we were under enormous pressure i think on that front from the government advertising campaigns from the media etc to have a jab i mean to over you pick up a paper we're being courted to be take a backseat and we were even being threatened with the prospect of vaccine passports not just for international travel but also the rollout of these passports even to go into the public so the pressure on us to get vaccinated for code is intense and in fact there have been people who called for compulsory coli vaccinations here on the grounds it for the best for society so it is worrying this judgment is is
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worrying today and i must say i am not an anti backs up that's a phrase we're hearing so much of purgative leap in the u.k. at the moment i take for example most years i have the flu jab because i've had 2 bad flu shot in the past like that flu jab and touchwood every time i've had the flu jab i haven't had the flu so i think the important point is is that vaccines whether or not we take the vaccine should be up to the individual and i'm quite worried that the what how this decision today could be interpreted and could actually lead to even more coercion to take over vaccines against people who don't want to or more than a few countries are going to be able to say well no for decades now very young children have had to have compulsory measles jabs and the m.m.r. jab said and the like they're going to say well this is no different come down. yeah i would have i would have agreed with that had this judgement can place or could say 18 months ago but you have to see it in the context of now and there are people in the media in politics who have actually called for compulsory mandatory
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vaccinations on the grounds it's for the good of society in the the why i have with that kali is we go down that road if we. and it's not a sort of a binary thing about being pro or anti bax it's you know there are vaccines and vaccines there are vaccines as you've mentioned there for measles sort of be tried and tested going on for many years their safety record really can't be criticized you look at them and people accept that but there's a new a vaccine that will come along that people may be a little bit more wary of so it's it's a very you know important to make that point this is not a sort of binary position pro or against accidents fundamentally it's about the element of individual choice and if we go down the line of saying look mind of true vaccinations not just for kids for measles or protect the sword over that as you said been going on for a long time now but it should be for adults too but then i think that's a slippery slope there's already
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a lot of vaccine hesitancy in europe isn't that do you think the. stories like this whether or not it leads to any direct action does reinforce that reluctance on the scale of the task ahead of trying to get that vaccine rollout. yeah i think that actually you could argue so in britain i know i've met people who've said it's all been over the top and they actually would have probably decided to have the vaccine but they've just been put off by the fact that every day you've got matthau got that retallack you get a job it's for the public good and there's a sort of reaction against that i think they push the case so hard especially now when they're coming out having deny about the whole that they were planning vaccine passports this is taking the whole stage further to actually argue that that citizens could be prevented from you know going to sports events going to theatre going to concerts even going to the uk if they couldn't prove their vaccination state so this is this is you know the whole as i've said this judgement to come up
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2 years ago most people would have said it's no big deal but it's coming out now in this climate of some people would argue with seem to be being pressurised too much by governments to take to take these new vaccines another big discussion in the mix as if we didn't have enough already during this pandemic right neil clark thanks very much for joining us thanks girl and. next joe biden has signed 6 executive orders aimed at tightening firearm controls it's after a surge in gun violence that the u.s. president called an international embarrassment. gun violence in this country is an epidemic whether congress acts or not i'm going to use all the resources in my disposal treasure to keep the american people safe from gun violence but there is much more in the congress can do to help that effort and they can do it right now. because this forces kind of open hi there could you just talk of through these
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executive orders and the resistance that joe biden's up against. indeed so we have joe biden president of the united states talking about how there is an epidemic of gun violence in the united states and putting forward executive actions intended to address that epidemic now the 1st proposal we heard from the white house was an effort to crack down on how guns are sold he referenced ghost guns which are guns that people manufacture by they they purchase kits to make them in their homes he talked about gun show loopholes and background checks furthermore joe biden discussed what he calls the red flag legislation that exists in a number of states where if a person is deemed to be a threat to themselves or to others they are temporarily deprived of their guns authorities are able to go and into their homes and confiscate their guns if they are deemed to be a threat to others or a threat to themselves now at this point biden has been facing
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a huge amount of pressure from gun control supporters due to the fact that there has been a surge in gun violence we saw last year there were over 20000 gun related deaths that took place and that is a 25 percent increase since the year of $0.29 that we've seen this surge of gun deaths other was recently an event where 5 people were killed in south carolina including 2 children and that was certainly not the 1st mass shooting that happened in 2021 let's review some of the events that have been happening in the united states of america.
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now it's important to note that there is certainly not unity around these moves that joe biden has proposed we have seen the governor of the state of arizona put together a piece of legislation prohibiting sheriff's sale in violation of the 2nd amendment of the us constitution which guarantees the right to own a firearm this is the law that that we saw in arizona restricting the activities of sheriffs and police when it comes to enforcing gun control laws. 'd the state of arizona and its political subdivision supreme hit it from utilizing any financial resources were state personnel to administer cool parade with or enforce a new law act order rule treaty or regulation of the federal government that is inconsistent with any law of the state regarding the regulation of firearms
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now it's important to note that this follows a similar pattern the vaccine passports that are being worked out by the biden ministration have already been preemptively banned by florida and texas and this seems to be a pattern of republican red states in the united states not cooperating with the federal government and directly trying to work against the efforts of the biden administration so it seems like gun control is just yet another example of increased polarization in the united states. yet the never ending route with a perennial problem where you kind of open in new york thanks for that. back to one of our top stories europe's stalling efforts to roll out covert vaccines the european medicines agency is standing by britain's astra zeneca jabs saying that the benefits outweigh the risks while noting that blood clots should be listed as rare side effects of the agencies received more than 200 reports of
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severe blood clots in those getting the shot that's among more than 30000000 who have been inoculated across europe or in the u.k. the authorities there say the people under the age of 30 will be offered alternatives to the astra zeneca job due to those possible blood clot link side effects 80 people in the country have suffered clotting after a dose 1000 have died but britain's regulator is taking the same line as the european medicines agency where it gives the of reports. the takeaway the message that europe's health authorities want to leave you with is that it's still worth it the benefits outweigh the risks the benefits outweigh the risks i does become almost a slogan for the astra zeneca prove it vaccine earth portrait cases of unusual blood clotting following vaccination with the astra zeneca vaccine should be listed as possible side effects of the vaccine it's important starts both vaccinated people and health care professionals are aware of the signs and symptoms of these
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unusual blood clotting disorder so that they could be spotted quickly to minimize any possible risks so why did it take so long i mean the rumors began months and months ago that it was all in the news on t.v. in the papers and the company kept telling everyone the same thing there's a new link between the jab and the well dive analysis of our safety data more than 10000000 records has shown no evidence of an increased risk of palm leaves him or deep vein thrombosis and a defined age group gender or in any particular country unfortunately there was a link there now the astra zeneca job will have i've additional warning or it can cause blood clots and potentially death in people as young as 8 seed the age the youngest deceased and still they say it's worth it unless of course you can go and
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get another job in which case probably best to go for that their words adults who are aged 18 to 29 years old who do not have an underlying health condition that puts them at higher risk from serious coben 1000 disease should be offered an alternative covert night in fact seen in preference to the astra zeneca vaccine where such an alternative face seen. is available over a dozen countries only counting the european union have suspended vaccination with the astra zeneca vaccine or vax servia please their marketing department though i doubt that a simple rebranding is going to cleanse their reputation i would definitely say is a stupid move because changing the name which means changing your shop window right in the midst of a crisis rather than increasing trust will increase because it always indicates that there is something you want to hide so i absolutely do not
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understand how a company comes to such a decision at the end of the day i can't help but partially agree with them the alternative waiting for another vaccine could have cost thousands of lives but only partially they let these rumors steward fester for months before coming out and admitting that essentially people were rights to be afraid and that unfortunately has done irreparable damage to the vaccination drive worldwide. the german chancellor's had yet another change of heart and she finds germany's 3rd wave of the pandemic i'm going to merkel has now back to short a national lockdown according to the government's deputy spokesperson decedent is any call for sure is uniform log down is right a joint uniform federal approach would also be important here the variety of troops adopted does not contribute to security and acceptance at the moment. the long
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running covert restrictions in germany have taken a severe toll on the federal budget the public sector deficit is now hit almost 190000000000 euros that's the highest level it's been since reunification 3 decades ago. a member of the ruling c.d.u. party economics professor max author spoke to r.t. easy german channel he says the deficit will have a severe knock on effect for already struggling businesses and workers. vocalise of the world trade has partially collapsed in germany itself there are structural deviations retail trade hasn't grown for a long time huge shortfalls in revenue have occurred in the middle class restaurants and the hotel business there are also changes in the country system we're really losing jobs because of retail bankruptcies this is not happened to everyone yet but it will happen to many more now we already have a lot of unemployed people trade has not withstood the strong recession and germany in particular because of the strict lockdown and our dependence on world trade i
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would rate this crisis twice as severe as the financial crisis in 2008 and i believe that now in the midst of the covert crisis the mood has changed dramatically at 1st everyone thought that we were well equipped and then there was 180 degree turn we have very weak politicians they are just followers we are now definitely dealing with the digitalisation lobby a panic lobby a bullying lobby and a pharmaceutical lobby merkel is busy figuring out how best to stay in power the big lobbyists have become very influential. a biological that's how a scientist describes the covert situation in brazil to more than 4000 deaths in a single day he's been outlining the scale of the problem the current situation is the stream is severe in brazil is very critical right now we're going to meet to have a national hospital collapse and exponential growth of new cases into country put
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a 1st time in brazilian history and is mugged apra who we may have more of death in the country diverse this has never happened the brazilian in the brazilian history what we needed now is a national law but we have 4000 beds they think the brazilian people will support the call because they know we have nothing else to do at this point. deaths from covidien brazil have passed 340000 is 2nd only to the united states but despite the collapsing health system president insists the nation it won't be put into lockdown we've been getting reaction in sao paolo. our ski patches just said that i think part of the blame is ours from people getting relaxed after so long in this situation but i believe the bigger blame is on our president who always makes an aperitif more difficult making it harder to interact with the rest of the world. i believe it's the result of people having to relax too much after all the
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improvements people have to know that if it was getting better we should keep do what was being done to improve but as it is is that we brazilians are in a unique situation due to the government we have that doesn't care about the millions of people that are dying every day or even worse i even think the president celebrates. brazilian authorities maintain that the country will get quote back to business in a couple of months but the physician we spoke to warns that some likely. the country is not going to be back to normal in 2 or 3 months he may take half a year or more just to good and then make under control let alone to get back to normal life the government didn't work hard and off to procure to buy tens of millions of those that brazil needs to vaccinated its people so we have unlimited supply and current levels we have vaccinating barely a 1000000 people a day when we should be vaccinating at least 2 to 3000000 people
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a day so we need to double or triple the number of people vaccinated but the problem is the supply of vaccines that brazil has been able to acquire if we don't do anything we could be in to me 2 of a story tragedy here i mean probably the largest humanitarian tragedy of the 21st century. over an island has now been gripped by 6 nights of rioting loyalists and unionists faced off amid a wave of anger over opposed trade barriers between the north and the republic. this was the scene in belfast on a wednesday night a bus was torched more than $41.00 officers were injured during the clashes rocks and petrol bombs well the police northern ireland's 1st minister fosters urged both sides to show restraint and the british prime minister's expressed his alarm and called for dialogue. i am deeply concerned by the scenes of violence in northern ireland especially attacks on the p s n i who are protecting the public and businesses attacks on
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a bus driver and the assault of a journalist this week to resolve differences through dialogue not violence or criminality. meanwhile northern ireland's justice minister has blamed the u.k. government for the flare up log accuse the conservatives of dishonesty over the way it would affect the irish border saying they promised unfettered access while failing to work through the legal consequences she also slammed the british government's decision to suspend the northern ireland protocol that's part of the u.k.'s withdrawal agreement with the e.u. aimed at ensuring an open border a professor of british and irish politics jonathan tonga thinks that the government's made a series of false promises to the people of northern ireland where the british government promised johnson in particular after a considerable amount of responsibility it was parts johnson to do went over to belfast and totally democratic party the largest party in northern ireland told the party conference 3 years ago that it would be untold for any british government to preside over the border in the irish sea forest johnson says hockey's predicts that
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he treated me for signing a deal we did a year for his johnson done that and since then he spends a lot of time pretending that there is more between great britain and northern ireland so you disagree with a single line few terrible sense no betrayal over what the prime minister does don't think that boris johnson needs to go to northern ireland explain what he's done in terms of the protocol and try and also meet with the you leaders to it's a gate simile the worst effects the protocol and diminish the number of checks on groups good between great britain and northern ireland otherwise we were looking at a grim summit potentially of violence in northern ireland. the russian foreign minister has dismissed washington's attempts to derail the nord stream to gas pipeline project between russia and europe calling them a dead end strategy correspondent igor start of travelling with sergei lavrov on a trip to kazakhstan. there have been reports that the united states army pointing
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a special envoy to europe with one thing stopping the north stream to project down just to remind a north stream to is a gas pipeline going from russia via sea bed into germany now if this is appointed there will be travelling across europe talking to european leaders like in germany for example or denmark and convincing them to stop the construction russia's top diplomat sergey lavrov has commented on this strategy on this potential step that the united states might take he did not mince his words have a listen. even a structure like the council already publishes material criticizing the united states' absolute deadlock strategy over russia which does not produce any results in terms of the goals that were declared when sanctions were imposed now from the very outset the united states have been against this project against north stream 2 saying that russia will be using this pipeline as
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a geopolitical weapon the geopolitical tool moscow in turn has been saying that this spy plane simply makes a lot of economic sense and it makes russia's task of delivering natural gas from russia into europe just simply move flawless and easier but this didn't stop the united states from repeatedly slapping sanctions onto this project and onto companies involved in the construction circular probe has also commented on the state of russia u.s. relations in general saying that well in fact russia can only rely on itself when it comes to some key state interest saying quote unquote that the u.s. and european partners are unreliable as an example he talked about the situation around the so-called open skies agreement with the united states saying that lately russia has been receiving some very mixed messages from the from the united states from washington as to whether or not it is staying or leaving at. pounding this
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