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a lot of good travel along the way but let's not forget he also developed an absolutely uncanny ability to heal troubled waters. and presidents there and former president barack obama is expected to give the eulogy momentarily. this is the news thank you for watching. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and. our corona. from the covert 19 special next on d w are they friends like you. or are they in enemies i've ever worked for roger. donald trump and
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a slightly more proof our 2 part documentary analyzes the difficult relationship between russia and the us and between their presidents how does their rivalry and their dangerous mutual admiration affect the rest of the world. bosom bullies trump and putin starts august 3rd on d w. there's been a lot of rage be it about toilet paper or masks the coronavirus pandemic sometimes results in aggressive behavior. and that has even led to death french bus driver fatigue among your was killed by a group of teenagers after asking them to wear masks to get on his bus. uncontrollable anger seems to be on the rise in lockdown social distancing mosque wearing uncertainty about jobs and the future could all of that be causing
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a pandemic of stress and frustration. welcome to you covered not in special here on the daily news i want to get jones very relaxed in the end but to have you with us i don't know if you've observed this kind of aggression in your daily life too but along the pandemic last the more people seem to be losing their cool life suddenly noticed more road rage when riding my bike through the lens is it just me or is there more of it my colleague james jackson went to find out. fights in your supermarket and harassment on public transport i've seen more and more videos on social media of fights happening in public and i've even seen some confrontations out on the streets so i spoke to a conflict expert to find out why is this happening conflict all the conflicts that normally occur in everyday life are covered with an extra layer of stress this was the it was not me ability to. balance police union told us that social media doesn't tell the whole story while charges for verbal abuse have gone up 10 percent
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compared to last year charges 1st salts and bodily harm are actually slightly down some people sense a rise in aggression but others don't we meet him to zoom in on a cashier who's seen this new tension at work. but there were also people who came in and said no and not wearing a mask there was one time when we said ok then you can go shopping and the person got really aggressive. and that is what. she would have loved to work from home for a week or 2 as well to take a breather. yeah business and one day i was sitting at the cash register and there was a moment when i had several customers nagging me yelling at me and then a colleague came over and asked me if everything was ok and then i really just fell apart a little bit. later this is. this is. the
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stress caused by the corona pandemic is affecting 50 percent of people in germany a survey found this stress reveals the rifts in our society that's one monday experience she wanted to stay anonymous because of the lockdown people always like people have to stay home and they just met and they're trying to blame what someone did trying to find a reason why this happened and they would say because of china because of chinese people are doing this because come from china that's why we're all in this together because of them because other asian in their eyes also look like chinese and also included that the arch chinese people so now it's all just. all together and yeah we got blamed for that. it went so far that mandy tries to hide that she's asian on the street the aggression caused by current often hits the most vulnerable. places . let's hope that with the loosening restrictions people will be more patient with each other. and for more i'm joined by douglas fields he is
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a neuroscientist and he's also the author of a book called why we snap so let me start by asking you when was the last time you snapped. well i don't know about the last time but i was interested in writing this book provoked to write this book because i snapped when i was robbed and i fought to get my wallet back which is not what you should do and so i realized that that was a very dangerous response i wanted to understand if something in your environment can cause you to gauge an aggressive response or risk your life i want to understand how that worked so that's what led to my interest in the subject well i mean from europe savation because i mean it today obviously we say that people are more aggressive now than they were before the pandemic but is this actually true or is this just opposition well there's no question that the 10 pandemic is causing an increase in rigor and in aggression and it seems that almost anything can cause an
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aggressive response but that's not true aggression is dangerous and it risks your life and limb so it's highly controlled by brain circuitry very specific circuits the thing to understand is that aggression is controlled by the brain's threat detection mechanism and it operates quickly without conscious deliberation and this pandemic situation is pressing on the circuitry and in fact there are only 9 triggers for aggression and these are controlled by different circuits in the brain this is the new insight that we're getting from neural science into this. the subject of aggression the coded pandemic presses on several of these specific circuits that cause a person to have an aggressive response right and this is also what you write in your book about how do you describe those 9 specific trick is could you just briefly name that i was switch trick it's obvious. yes there are scientific names
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for them i created a number on it called life mort's because it makes it easier to understand rather than the scientific terminology the most obvious one is the s in life mort's for stopped that's also restraint aggression on an animal or a person who is restrained or trapped will have an aggressive response to break free of that aggression we see this in the road you know when you are held up in traffic you get angry and you're ready to fight that you know you don't become bored or tired or something else that's because being held up. trips this aggressive response to break free of the restraint obviously being sequestered during the pandemic prevented from going about our daily activities this pressing on this s. triggering and provoking an aggressive response but but it doesn't dare do it in the same it doesn't do it in the same way to everybody i mean not everybody is losing their rags it's just a few people so what's the difference. well we all have the same circus and
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we respond to the same triggers there are individual differences these are biological genetic they're also determined by a person's previous life history and experience so yes different people have different responses to the same triggers if i could mention 2 other triggers that i think are very good some insight into one that's less obvious is the trigger which is order in society social animals use aggression to maintain order in society human beings are strictly social are survivals dependent upon being part of the society and we use aggression to maintain social order all of our laws are mechanisms of controlling behavior with aggression imprisonment capital punishment taking away resources and fines and eccentric i mean we we get angry in the summer runs a stop sign because they're breaking the rules in the cove a situation people are feeling that their rules of society their freedom to travel
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associate conduct their businesses are being violated and that presses on the same triggers that cause riots right and another down the scales if i just you know just mention these are obviously triggers that we will have to live with until there's a vaccine or it's. 19 hopefully people find a way to deal with it better than breaking things and getting aggressive if really interesting deafness failed thank you so much for your time please try not to snap to cuts. right thank you very much. now then time for more of your questions now and that means i went to a science correspondent to derek williams. why has germany being so successful and fighting coverage 19. germany's case fatality rate and it's over 200000 confirmed coping $1000.00 infections is quite low and and it has one of the highest recovery rates in the
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world most experts say that that's because the country got a lot of things right here in the early stages of the pandemic there was some luck involved i'd say the virus didn't strike germany massively and practically without warning like it did for example italy so so the country had a few crucial weeks to prepare and and that used them the political response to the looming pandemic which was very swift compared to other countries one of the 1st tests for the coronavirus was developed here in berlin and it began to be used widely in the country very early on didn't hurt to have a highly respected leader making decisions that people listen to among other things those decisions helped to protect the country's elderly which which many think is the big reason behind germany's low mortality numbers and the strong economy and
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the german lack of debt has allowed a more cautious measured reopening of society and the economy so so although there's been a surge in new cases in the last couple of weeks that some experts think might signal the start of a 2nd wave i think that in general most germans would view the national response at least up until now as a success. why in general have we seen a low a prevalence of the fire. seen africa. africa has seen over 850000 confirmed cases of coke at 19 so far not that's a lot but it's still just a small percentage of the more than 16 and a half 1000000 cases confirmed worldwide is that all down to the under reporting or is there something else going on i'm not an expert on epidemiology and certainly
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not for africa but reading into this i discovered a hypothesis on why the prevalence is still fairly low in africa that to me seemed plausible it said that the countries with the highest international exposure called gateway countries have been the ones to be hit 1st and hardest countries like south africa and egypt well over half of the of the continent's reported cases so far have been from those 2 countries alone countries with fewer links abroad remained largely free of covert 19 in the initial months of the outbreak the experts think but now that the virus has spread to every country in africa many of them expect internal domestic transmission to begin playing a much bigger role and there are worries that as it picks up speed misinformation and generally inadequate health care infrastructure could turn the continent into
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the next global hot spot. and that's this edition of covidien 1000 special here on news from the of the team member then as always thanks for watching and today more than ever do stay cool. during the conflict zone in these extraordinary times we decided to take the opportunity to folks. on the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on human rights around the world there are reports of invasive surveillance of authoritarian power grabs my guest is the head of human rights watch kind of problem how many limitations are people willing to accept in order to fight a threat like coronavirus conflict. next month d w. i'm going to guard limited her.
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just scum who. subscribe to a documentary on. the. subject kills it literally is antithetical to the book of you have called coronavirus the new terrorism nobody wants to see a dictatorship go to over over their head conflict zone it is on summer break and we look back at this season's most controversial interviews in april we decided to take the opportunity to focus on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is having on human rights.

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