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the stories are shaped the way karen r.t. moscow rolls out automated id checks to allow essential travel during the lockdown that after an initial pass system suffered big problems on the city's metro and roads. this doesn't make sense. medics in the us say their lives are being put at risk by the government's failure to supply protect. and french teachers and doctors criticize president plans to reopen the schools by mid mate calling it premature dangers.
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out there welcome the latest developments in a look back at what's been happening over the last 7 days to you watching weekly here on r.t. international so let's start with the latest numbers on the pandemic more than 2300000 cases have been confirmed across the globe at least 163000 people have died with the highest death toll in the united states and so far more than 612000 people have recovered from the buyers. now today orthodox christians around the world are celebrating easter sunday but for most going to church is not an option to the pandemic so in russia services here are being streamed on the internet the leader of the russian orthodox church patrick carroll is urged people to stay at home and pray he led an overnight the
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chill at the cathedral of christ the savior in moscow attended by a small group of clergy traditionally thousands do gather there to light candles from the holy fire which is flown in from jerusalem meanwhile the russian orthodox church is given some recommendations on how to bless the traditional stick a at home and president vladimir putin sent out this easter message. we're going to present what it was lou of these east celebrations are happening at a time of restrictions but they're necessary to battle the disease known around the world we are closely analyzing the experience of other countries to understand the situation and see the risks and assess what to do in any scenario it we will do all that is necessary to stop the pandemic there is no doubt that rush will make it through these challenges with dignity i'm happy easter stay happy and healthy. while in russia 361 people have lost their lives to the coronavirus and there are
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almost 43000 infections the majority of those are here in moscow and this week the city did roll out a digital past scheme to ensure that people only use transport for essential purposes after some early setbacks say the system is now fully automated the sas is haleigh reports. this week saw a few changes in the way russia is fighting to create a virus outbreak on wednesday a new pasta stove was rolled out right here in moscow brought to teach you imitate people's movement around the city and that's going to remain in force until at least the 1st of may now i can show you this one here is my it's got my name it's got my possible data it's also got my employees information and the most important thing is the possible codes like the very top and i need this to get to watch child from a taxi from pretty much to go anywhere other than to throw out the rubbish walk the dog go to my supermarket or my local pharmacy but there was
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a few teething problems at the beginning the site you register on crashed because of high it tomorrow and on the bus day that they came into force they have kids to do more harm than good. it's not surprising that initially the reaction to the dance but also moved everyone is a know what all they say as usual do it right now and never once started applying for a process and the server crashed the impulse but it's idiotic these kind of what those cannot so it's not a quarantine at all these are the right measures and should be strictly implemented but they must remain reasonable so the program that was told that was that each and every part of it was physically being checked by the authorities obviously creating crowds but from next wednesday the system will become thoroughly automated you'll have to link up the metro card to travel permit online and if you haven't done that the bar isn't the magic just way open and you won't be endowed through much more
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efficient now a similar formal streamlined system has also been created because we heard stories here of people waiting for hours to get that documents checked but now the cameras will be scanning to see which pictures have the right pockets and which don't now another big announcement this week was the perspiring of the night. may that is the annual victory day parade along with me yeah it is possibly the most highly anticipated event in russian calendar so a bit of disappointment especially as this year was going to be extra special about it as it marks 75 years since the fascism but a large gathering of people especially welcome to factions who are in the out risk category was something the russian president said was simply not justified at this point i ordered to change the sheer joy and postpone the rehearsal for the military march on red square and postpone all of the mass gatherings to celebrate 75 years
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since the great victory we have been promised you that will be held in 2020 just at the late date i do in the summer. and so those are just some of the key decisions that were made in russia this week was seeing how it started to dealing with cope at 19 in various ways to try to keep the country safe so we can all return to normality as quickly as possible because they are there were pharmaceutical firms worldwide are working flat out at the moment to develop vaccines and treatments for 19 and in russia patients who have recovered are helping doctors by donating their blood plasma with antibodies for transfusions one of the 1st stone is told us how it works. but. i became a donor 2 weeks after i was discharged from hospital as far as i know there was the time when the concentration of fan type bodies in my blood had reached its peak i received a call from the hospital and they asked if they could pass my personal data to
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another medical institution then a team of medics from school if i saw schemes to cheat came to take my blood for testing 4 days after i learned the results were good enough to be a donor. the procedure itself is rather simple and takes about an hour during this time you're surrounded by medics who are monitoring your condition it's not scary it's fast and causes no pain we're losing sleeping consciousness anyone who came through this conveyed infection could do the same it was said my plans might help 2 or 3 people who are about to be put on ventilators. or gets mosque or you'd better put on a medical mask yourself and then see people wearing masks and hazmat suits and run you for a month you shouldn't think this won't happen to you i thought i was immune to this disease because i hadn't been ill for 13 years but it happened anyway it's better
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to stay at home for a month or 2 than stay in a great forever. the united states has registered more than 39000 deaths from cave 19 and according to official data or at least 27 doctors and nurses have died from the virus the way the media has been reporting much higher figures some medics have taken to the streets blaming the government for the severe shortage of protective equipment. that was was. like it was really. this writing took place outside a hospital in new york which has been devastated by the pandemic benteke scary designs hit demanding urgent action to get supplies of pain pain personal protective equipment where it's needed the state's death toll now stands at more than $17000.00 motions boiled over at the protest with nurses saying they are risking their lies cheats and government incompetence if someone. just.
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asked what we needed. so i discover on oh my dearest friend that i mean if you do in the us. work as well i wonder. let's think about the fact that the mt sinai bosses right now are in their mansions in florida while their nurses are dying because they can't get the proper v.p. and they just don't give a damn they don't care about all the lies the loaded the gun they played russian roulette with working people's lives and with playing the consequence well aside from a lack of protective gear medics in the us to say that the health insurance system is putting people's lives at risk to a post by a nurse was widely shared on facebook there explain record the 1st the final words he heard from the patient to you was put on a ventilator they were who is going to pay for it the nurse spoke with r.t.
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. it was really sad because someone who is you know potentially going to die the last thing you should be worried about is how to pay for their health care it's speaks to a misallocation of you know we have almost endless discretionary spending for militarism. we recently just you know injected $1.00 trillion dollars into the stock market you know just that. but when it comes to health care you know the constant question is who's going to pay for it which is the same question as the patient ironically. and you know it just shows where the priorities are i don't know that it's necessary to have a multibillion dollar annual military budget you know which with our allergic to apartment defense where i think the real honest effort to defend would be with providing care for our citizens especially with the amount of people that just lost their insurance that's types of their employment as you know a lot of people just lost their jobs with this pandemic so now france does have one
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of the most severe lockdowns moment with hefty fines for people who break the rules and speaking here in the wake the president did say that the measures will have to be extended until maybe 11 so far 19000 people have died from corona virus in france and demand that crime has admitted that mistakes have been made it to demean it doesn't commit the epidemic is still not under control we need to continue to make every effort to try and stem the spread of this virus because the more we do this the more we will be able to save lives oh. yes it does so who are we prepared for this crisis well i think the answer would be no we won't but we have to admit to our errors we made difficult decisions when dealing with incomplete information changing information about the virus. the containment measures have dealt a heavy blow to the french economy with restaurants and cafes out of action many owners do say that they won't have the finances to reopen once the pandemic is over
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we mark president macron is calling for schools to resume normal activity in may but many teaches the thing that is premature charlotta been reports schools could start to reopen from may 11th that was the announcement from president might call prompting a wave of criticism not just from teachers but doctors too this choice reveals an absolute lack of logic it is very difficult in a school environment to enforce social distancing measures and now the 1st environment that the president wants to reopen is the school environment how does it no longer carry the same risks. well the federation of french doctors says it's worried the target date could generate an unnecessary risk and it's premature children do not necessarily follow instructions they will naturally play together and risk bringing the virus home that criticism seems shock but perhaps given that
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almost in the same breath mark or announce that restaurants bars cinemas and museums would not be reopening until further notice that's left some teachers groups reeling. who are we going to return with young children and adults packing the small classrooms 20 square metres maximum the school cafeteria is a crammed with 500 people inside it's completely incoherent to leave bars and restaurants closed because of 20 people yet at the same time open a school with some 502-1500 students one of macro given reasons for reopening schools gradually was to fight against social inequality or don't fall in the demonic too many children notably in poor areas in the countryside are deprived of school without access to digital tools. since schools closed in march teachers have few educating their students online there have been public television services
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broadcasting lessons to the nation yet despite these new concerns from the government about students for ling behind the education minister genre show blanca recently it flies that they should take a break that you stop holidays for one teaching union there is a clearer motivation behind the return to school we have the impression that we are being personally author of the economy it seems like the school is being used to the big childcare service so that mom and dad can go back to work that's also the belief of the teaching collective. the red pens. this is an irresponsible decision driven by economic interests life is more important health is more important than the economy. the red pens also say there needs to be a concrete plan to protect not just those who work in schools but the people's too
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who will be what we are waiting for is the move viable situation mass testing including immunity tests mosques in large quantities and although i won't be ready in $26.00 days it's impossible a bold plan hasn't yet been formulated about how schools will reopen schools will though be disinfected and full classrooms will be out of the question that's according to france's education minister shaul michel but for many teachers the devil will be in the details will they get facemasks how will they enforce any social distancing that still mandated and it says longer says the return will not be obligatory how can the government be sure that the most deprived students well actually come back to the classroom show but even ski r.t. paris meanwhile more than a 1000 sailors on board
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a french aircraft carrier have tested positive for cope with 19 and charles de gaulle is topped off the country south coast at the moment but it isn't the only nato ship to have been infected by the virus. well we spoke to a retired u.s.
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air force left and colonel who does think that france should have learned from america's recent experience. the group that is most sickened by this is not normally the age group of soldiers or or nay the servicemen so you know it's not that dangerous per se like in terms of life and death but in terms of operational capability yet bethink because if a 3rd of your crew is sick and not functional then your ship is not functional well he knew like you think that social distancing and things like that could work with those things are not going to be possible on a close quarters ship of any type i actually am surprised that the navy doesn't seem to have reacted and learned from that type of situation because we had that months ago and we can see how it was handled and also what the vulnerabilities were very much a bureaucratic response as opposed to real leadership it seems
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a little too little too late or despite the risk to save lives so i use the nato secretary general does believe that the real danger could lie elsewhere in stoltenberg has warned of the strings including russia not to exploit the pandemic . secured it to challenges have not diminished because of called it 19 on the contrary potential adversaries will look to exploit the situation to further their own interests terrorist groups could be emboldened we see a continued pace of russian military activity all were operational readiness remains and diminished. and our forces remain vigilant and prepared to respond to any threat. i want americans death by which the new york times has become the new russia today saying that kremlin propaganda is making the pandemic worse we'll have a look at that stuff. when you.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics small business i'm show business i'll see that.
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oh again now the new york times is accusing russia's president of personally helping to spread 19 in america according to the paper kremlin propagandists have done that by discrediting the american health care system with more on the city with more on the story his were against the. nowhere in the world is it as bad as in america a quarter of the world's confirmed infected are in the states the economy's on the
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brink of ruin millions fighting in employment someone has to take the blame preferably someone far we want to look into the world health organization because they really are. they called it wrong they call it wrong they really they missed the call blame the world health organization blame the chinese blame conspiracies and of course blame russia the decade of health information promoted by president vladimir putin of russia has certain white confusion hurt major institutions and encourage the spread of deadly illnesses the new york times lies right off the bat there is no widespread confusion in fact americans trust in scientists and doctors has grown yeah off the year according to pew research a record 9 in 10 americans trust scientists and doctors and less than half of americans trust the media or the new york times apparently for good reason experts
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fear that it will foster public cynicism that erodes washington's influence as well as the core democratic value of relying on demonstrably facts as a basis for decision making the facts as follows in january it was the new york times that misled and misinformed potentially millions of americans about the pandemic telling them it's nothing to worry about and that the flu kills more people reaching an audience is far greater than any russian bought network given the checkered history of coron teens throughout history they've been used to persecute the marginalized lawmakers in the media should rigorously examine the bases for any such restrictions seems trump followed the advice he read in the new york times. delaying almost every measure against the virus from mass quarantine to international travel restrictions to the last moment a device that has potentially could tributed to the deaths of thousands of
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americans they apologized and admitted to being wrong but it was too late mr putin has worked hard with courage americans to see vaccinations as dangerous and federal health officials as malevolent and here we thought it was a matter of public knowledge that the united states is the capital of the world's vaccine movement a movement that was birthed not by putin in the k.g.b. but by a british position who were really nice leaning vaccines to autism the alleged autism vaccine connection is perhaps the most damaging medical 100 years even today masses in the united states refuse vaccinations because of the 998. reason it snowballed this because the media gave a controversial research paper ed including the new york times which gave a platform for conspiracy theorists and vaccines to speak the spite the
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overwhelming majority of the scientific community insisting it was nonsense it is absurd to accuse the n.y.t. of helping birth the anti vaccine movement 20 years ago but for some reason it's ok for the new york times to accuse others of spreading simulate this information the russian president has waged his long campaign by means of open media secrecy of trolls and shadowy blogs the regularly cost american health officials as patronize and frauds putin didn't put a trash bag on that nurse when american c. then says dressed in trash bags they lose faith in their system in their leadership because their leaders have failed them not because putin said so and everybody involved. we are essentially just are we just the right protection to be in that environment that is in the little bit 90 look at all the charlatans the bloggers
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the televangelists who are being watched by millions of americans i believe is that putin do you see behind america's faith based medicine. only. was it puton or american politicians who cut funding for counter pandemic programs was it russian balts who urged america's elderly to sacrifice themselves so the economy could keep running i think all of my my fellow grandparents out there are going to be smart we all want to live we want to live with our grandchildren as long as we can but the point is our biggest but our biggest gifts we give to our our country and our children and our grandchildren is the legacy of our country we can go on and on about how american media and politicians bungled this pandemic caused untold suffering but instead will end with this quote from the new york
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times itself it is worth remembering that disease or the fear of disease can bring out the worst in humanity and demick so often feet scapegoating jews were widely blamed for the black death creating a fertile field for demagogues. difference this time it's polluted. now the pandemic has brought entire economies to a virtual standstill but with factories closed it's empty and planes grounded the has been a sharp drop in pollution levels and in many parts of the world the contrast is striking.
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and that's the way cliff and i that brings you up to date this evening we're back with more stories out in just over half a. well
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i've been arguing for the last decade or so capitalism crisis is both a structural crisis and it is also a crisis of state when you're going to see in a capitalist edge of money and this endemic did not cause that crisis it only made it they asked me and made and revealed it to the whole world and it's going to aggravate all of the frets and dimensions of the crisis the health emergency lam's we're still going to be left with this dual crisis of structural the structural crisis of the economy and the political crisis of state legitimacy and. coby 19 pandemic not only sees much of the world in lockdown but it is also
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