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tv   Corona Special  Deutsche Welle  December 29, 2020 8:15am-8:31am CET

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other information than those that have been given to them by the state media. thank you very much that was journalist fabio in beijing i'm sorry martin you're watching news i'll be back the top of the next hour with more of me while you can find everything on our website that's at the w dot com you can also follow us on social media at g.w. news finest there on instagram and twitter i'm terry mark thanks for watching. the fate of the coronavirus tend to have. a has the rate of infection been developing what does the latest research say. information and context the coronavirus update. on t w. walkin immigrants. to the
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police will stop that. is the solution to their flight could be fatal but going back is not an option. i'm on and are stuck in the spanish border area where they're waiting for a chance that will probably never come shattered dreams starts january 18th on t.w. . homeless during a prom demick. in the french capital paris health care workers deliver a mosque for family ties or and food to rough sleepers. in rome volunteers conduct temperature checks to test for a fever. and scenes like these are playing at all over the world.
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whether living on the streets or in close knit communal shelters homeless people are. especially vulnerable to cope with 19. cold weather bites in some parts of the world they face a double threat. many homeless people are older and have underlying medical conditions which leave them out of increased risk for severe illness. homelessness organizations say social distancing and hygiene measures are often all but impossible to maintain. this. 1000 special i'm kate ferguson thanks for joining me an estimated 115000000 people around the world don't have a home lack of affordable accommodation unemployment a family breakdown and addiction are some of the major causes now during the pandemic homeless people have been pushed into
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a more precarious situation than ever and our next report will meet lukey a homeless man in the german city of cologne business used to be better. every day. and hopes for the goodwill of the passers by but since the start of the pandemic the tourist crowds have dissipated and most of the people keep their distance. there are fewer people around and fewer people who approach me because they're scared of corona. i guess because i'm homeless live on the street on good days nuki used to make up to 30 euros in 3 hours enough to feed himself and his dogs but in recent months he's had to sit here for an entire day. look he spends his nights a new bridge he's 35 and came to germany from slovakia to find work he's been homeless on and off for the past 5 years he lost his last home in august because
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his landlord didn't allow dogs. before going there mother if i always have the dogs with me i'm going to look for work compliers want to see where i'm registered but without a home i have no registered address without an address i can't get a job without a job i can't get a flat and money. a vicious circle. at least twice a day look he makes a stop at the cliff at a cafe for homeless people you can learn central station he comes here to eat shower and charges phone. but even here things have changed only 8 people are nowadays allowed to sit in the cafe. before corona the to 30 to 40 people at once. for many here this place is a lifeline and despite the new lockdown measures it's allowed to stay open. that's one of the main problems for homeless people which will probably get even worse
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during the winter months is that there are fewer day shelters and indoor spaces for them to spend time in and we're not the only institution which is have to restrict its numbers others have also been affected. sleeping rough through the winter will definitely be challenging for looky and he's also worried about corona especially because he can do so little to protect himself. because i want to stay healthy and are trying to be careful but how can i take all the necessary precautions when i live on the street i'm always in town with my dogs i meet other homeless people i can always get infected and i'm always at more risk than other people. a roof over his head that's in the keys biggest wish during the current crisis then he can look for a job again and no longer has to rely on help from others. for more and if they she let's talk to frank spain event director of the european federation of a national organization of working with the homeless mr speight event welcome what
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do we know about how the homeless community is experiencing this pandemic where i think it's important to note that most homeless people are homeless people in general are more vulnerable do. then the general population basically for one reason is because they have often beat existing health conditions that make them more vulnerable and also because their situation the situation they leaf in make them more than the like most homeless people live in shelters i don't have to explain to you without following the guidelines imposed by the government such as staying at home. playing social distancing is extremely difficult when you're in a shelter so i think the homeless population is the movable or there are groups of society for the. problem i with all those factors in mind what can you tell us
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about covert 1000 rates among the homeless are they getting access to testing and treatment. well in the rates it's difficult to see because it is very few countries are actually quite elect they thought the infections amongst the homeless people but what we know is that that he's a bit of a difference between the 1st wave in the 2nd wave that we're currently experiencing in the 1st wave the equus we get from the homeless shelters is that the have to be able to contain the spread of the disease in the homeless shut the system now in the 2nd we've got seems to be different be here from countries like france for instance where a study was get it out. of the shelter system but is in the but it's a lesion and they found that in all the shelters that they investigated the over 50 percent of the book lesion who is probably simple actually infected by 1000 so we
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think it took a little be the fine for the vita's to end that into the shelter system into shelters but that is currently the case in quite a few countries and when the fight is circulating in the shelter system it's but it's very quickly because so many people live together there many shelters are overcrowded and said. what our government's doing to protect the whole method if either any best practices that you know off. well governments are many governments are doing things certainly emergency measures it has been quite remarkable how quickly many governments have been able to get people of street homeless people you could say off the streets as a public had measure they were new shout the bets were created that's where used to accommodate homeless people then put a leaf even some countries used. a b. and b. flats to find accommodation for homeless people on the sea so. as as emergency
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response many countries did actually quite well if i can give you one example of a concealed a secret of it but it is doubly really house managed to keep the infection rates. anybody anybody who it was so. that's one thing in terms of the long term solutions it's only a few countries that actually use the 1000 bomb they make to change the way they dress fulness is because it's obvious the show that it is not a solution to homelessness homeless people meet housing often with supports housing is important but that is some countries that use the 1000 pound they make as a lever to actually change the way they address homelessness and the netherlands would be a good example the government there has just decided to invest 15000000 euro in housing solutions for homeless people in order to get his groups to use the
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abundant make to say what ok we can not we have to go beyond the emergency response and actually providing sustainable hosing solutions with support if necessary for homeless people. and you think that anything we can learn from the fund and make that might actually help tackle home if in the future. well what we've learned is that it is over but it is important it is the housing is the best protection against good 19 and instead any limit and actually against orders or vision for the health problem so putting people into shelters as an emergency measure is fine it's probably progress but it's not a safe place for homeless people to be so you actually need housing housing is the best pull that shit against a pandemic and i hope that that will sink in with with the governments with the decision makers not in the future they will put more emphasis on. the people homeless people as quickly as possible to housing and provide to support messes that housing is probably one of the most stark the social determinants of health
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and i think that has now become quite obvious for expanded and from the european federation of national organizations working with the whole mess thank you so much thank you very. time nightgowns or one of your questions over to our science correspondent derrick williams. how long does it typically take in europe to approve a vaccine after phase 3 trial results are published. under ordinary circumstances not in the midst of a public health emergency the scientific evaluation carried out after phase 3 trials by the e m a the european medicines agency it takes time developers 1st have to submit testing data and what's called a marketing authorization application that governs general approvals for medicinal products throughout the e.u.
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a board at the agency called the committee for medicinal products for human use is required to submit a scientific verdict on the application within $210.00 days it then passes that opinion on to the european commission which makes a decision on whether or not to grant an approval within $67.00 more days so all in all the process can take between 9 and 10 months. but that's under ordinary circumstances in the midst of this pandemic the e m a has set up a special task force to help fast track covert 19 treatments and therapies it allows for accelerated action in a number of ways for vaccines a key change is that developers don't have to wait until all of their data is final before submitting it for approval but have been able to submit it instead in batches while the trials are still ongoing a process called
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a rolling review so in the end the formal assessment will take much less time for covert $1000.00 vaccines that have proven safe and effective in trials because the e m a has cleared the way for what's called conditional. marketing authorisation. you can submit your questions for a character via our egypt channel for all the latest on the pandemic go to d w dot com slash covert 99 x. time for me in the team but if they can't. kick you off. dortmund's news superstar step on to the stage. hardly any other sport has this much talent up its sleeve but does this new generation have what it takes to make a film a brand new era of success come
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a see you. next on d w. the going gets tough the brits it agreement is here. for most it's more basic than sweet. our report is big it mass and we must travel through the u.k. the e.u. and beyond. breaks it winners and losers close up. in 60 minutes on d w. in these difficult times it's especially important to us to wish you all a happy new. year on the virus has come as a family and friends always been so easy to shoo along most racially during this
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