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some 660000 people have died so far from cope with 19 according to official statistics poor rich young old famous the virus doesn't discriminate. even care as doctors and nurses who were there to help succumb to the illness. france and spain are among the few countries that held public memorials to honor the dead and whose departure has been especially difficult for loved ones many have
not had an opportunity to say goodbye and thousands have been buried in mass graves covered 19 was unexpected and fast changing our lives and the world. how do you grief when bedside visits and funerals are banned. welcome to your co with 19 special here and you knew someone who could giants in berlin good to have you with us on normally where here to talk about the latest vaccine studies or various other approaches to treat with 19 but we shouldn't forget the coronavirus also kills and so today we want to talk about deaths in times of a pandemic 1st a report from the u.s. . for amanda and gina their grandfather who see it was like a father to them he taught them everything help them become who they are and dido the corona virus one of so many in arizona it was horrible to leave him alone and
him knowing we had to leave him alone like what was he going to do at that time knowing that he couldn't have his loved ones there to support him his facing everything pretty much alone and there's nothing we could do about it. i don't know it's. very heartbreaking a situation l. ast to has become all too familiar with even after 38 years in the funeral business the corona pandemic nothing is as it used to be. with these families so many of them haven't been able to be with their loved one at the time of death put into a hospital where they can't visit or into a nursing home where they can no longer see them so many people are dying a while and that emotionally is challenging for families just to know that they can't be there and they can't you know be supportive and so are our challenge our job is to help them kind of deal with that and start to help them heal and grieve and that's that's what we do. more than 2500 people have already died in
arizona leaving many hospitals overwhelmed with the sick and the dead. when we get a death call the hospital will say can you come quickly because we're are compact we're at capacity we don't have anywhere to put these people they're trying not to get to these mobile units but they actually are so when we go now to a hospital transfer or someone in our care they have to actually have to look and see where the body is is it in the hospital facility or is it out in the mobile facility. it's been a little over a week since they've buried their grandfather amanda and gina still need time to come to terms with their loss but they already have strong feelings about who is to blame they could have handled a lot better i feel they knew about this from time and they didn't have been i understand prior so the world wouldn't go in panic mode but at the same time like what's going on what occurred due to them knowing and not doing anything about it
and i really do feel they could have did a lot more to help a lot of people and people are still getting sick people are still going to the hospital people are still dying and i don't understand why i just don't and i don't think it's fair to any of us. their feelings are shared by many mourners in america that the lack of leadership from the white house is just as dangerous as the virus itself. so let's talk a bit more about to death lydia humaneness your associate professor of the department of psychiatry and forensic medicine at the autonomous university of barcelona and she's also been part of a research team looking into the deaths and mourning process in the times of the corona virus pandemic which you have you with us let me start with the assumption western society tends to ignore the fact that we're mortal has the pandemic changed but yes.
yes definitely this is the whole of that on some nice act and we are responding to that until it's ironic but the scripts asked to make things are their life easier now and then he's forcing sourcing and changing our consciousness are seen as a young man's or marxist and those that have been closer to someone affected by it already have you can change and those that are your arm off your bones home to persist in this heartily we have a new challenge is to gather and kirsner some exactly and of course i mean those who've experienced it and we've just seen that also in the reports many couldn't say goodbye to the dying relatives they couldn't even give them a proper burial how big a trauma is that and how do you recover from that. well she's heard we should say that. lady has an accident not only x.
. will be will die and see me too or the sas that you didn't just say oh i ought to do it rita our disrupt is part of a long process and intensifies following the suspect. nest and makes me force. cory the best of many shot tourists and those who have floated also shows you probably will need professional help. searching meaning in life and. make a difference in this situation in days and especially as this pandemic isn't over yet and it has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives professor please stick around because we would just like to take a look at some numbers here this curve that we see now shows just how many lives were lost within a relatively short period of time it started slowly but then by mid february it
became clear that we do have a problem and by april we counted tens of thousands who died of covert 19 some 6 months into the pandemic some 660000 people lost their lives the highest death toll in the united states followed by brazil britain mexico and italy and as i mentioned and as we all know the pandemic is still on going back to professor human as your in barcelona please tell me we're talking about statistics here but these are people these were lives lost why don't we see more public ceremony mornings the death. wow how only because this store showed expressions of sympathy and relief as a collective august come at the end of the tragedy the tragedy of the all there is fear we are conscious that we are all one who are together in them you know of
these biotope still in the battle is not yet aware and also because. they are all the countries that the steel in them or city are tired of the confrontation with the buyers so i think that this can be our one of the arms that refrains is situations or who are immense in a state has got that because we have and the waves but for many other countries we wait in a certain way that this is the art or distress wave is over and to descend the respect of the. right professor york from the autonomous university of barcelona thank you so much time and thank you for sharing your seat research on deaths and mourning in times of a pandemic with us and you know. well now time for more of your questions over to our science correspondent eric williams.
what's happening with the present flu season. this is a really interesting question that made some headlines after a big wall street journal article on the topic last week don't forget that when it's summertime here in the northern hemisphere it's winter in the southern hemisphere so for the last 5 months there should have been a spike and that in the number of cases of influenza as as flu season ramped up into full swing there but according to the w.h.o. global flu levels have remained astonishingly low for this time of year in many countries south of the equator in some places they drop by by 90 percent compared to average years and actually when you think about it and it probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise of a loan with with heavily restricted travel all of the social distancing measures people have been observing to stop the spread of covert 19 are ones that would also
be effective at curbing the spread of flu we've just never used them against the flu before on this kind of a scale. could sauce cove to combine with influenza viruses to create a new strain. usually viruses evolve through a gradual process called antigenic drift which sees them slowly mutate as changes occur and their genetic material over time and many replications them what you're talking about is a phenomenon known as auntie genic shift which describes abrupt major changes that can occur for example and some flu viruses when when 2 different strains recombine inside the host to produce a much more deadly pathogen appear. lee out of the blue that's what we think for
example occurred with the h one n one flu virus that caused a pandemic back in 2009 now fortunately antigenic shift that leads to highly infectious new pathogens seems to occur rarely and we're pretty sure it only happens between very closely related pathogens so so some flu viruses recombine amongst themselves in this way and there's some evidence that that some coronaviruses might do it too but but the 2 different species we combine with each other to create some kind of superbug. before we start worrying about to the next threat let's deal with the one at hand for people in hong kong this means no more dining in restaurants after a new upsurge in case numbers restaurants have been ordered to hold to dine in service and offer to take away meals instead and while the threat is real with the
use of such says of hong kong harbor well using outdoors may not be the worst way to spend your lunch break as you see here 70 times of a pandemic. that's not him special for today for me and the team campbell and as always thanks for watching a distaste. for. kerry and not enough. for years their porch their government sink into the sewer corruption. polycarp grant themselves privileges while the law enforcement officers of the citizens. now there are daily demonstrations and a demand for a new government. focus on europe. in 30 minutes on
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