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headlines this hour russian scientists developed the world's 1st test for the deadly u.k. coronavirus strain that's led to many countries shutting their borders we hear from the head of the russian lab. while developing the new tested system we kept in mind that if we need to detect other strains we could do it in a short period of time. a u. turn in minneapolis is the city gives law enforcement millions of dollars after a push to defund the police led to a spike in the violent crime. the blame game continues as china hits back at washington for questioning the findings of the w h o's coronavirus investigation and move on. i'm stuck in a hotel room for 10 days that's the new reality facing people returning to the u.k.
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from covert hot spots as new quarantine rules come into force. a very good morning to you it's the level i am here in moscow and you're watching r.t. international with me and here aaron. now russian scientists have developed develops the world's 1st test for the new corona virus strain 1st detected in britain the new deadly a variant has led to many countries shutting their doors to travel as i'm joined now by our correspondent ecostar nabil igor just a game changer is this. well nicky one thing to understand about this particular virus of all covert 19 is that it mutates very rapidly adapting to the different environments that it exists and this particular mutation we're talking about the scientific name point one point $1.00 or more commonly known as simply the british
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strain because that's where it was 1st detected well again there are many strains but this one is alarming particularly because it is not more aggressive per se doesn't try to kill its host more than any other virus but it's it is more infectious it spreads more rapidly basically it infects people quicker and more of them so while it's not more aggressive so to speak it has the potential to infect more people send more people to hospitals and will increase the number of casualties from covert 19 here's how a scientist who took part in developing a test targeting this particular mutation explained how they managed to well specify and to pick of this particular strain. well developed in the new test in system we used the same approach as we did for
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the main test it is the same express method where you need about an hour to receive test results which is much faster than the classic p.c.r. testing we don't try to replace our main test it is not a method for mass diagnostics it's a tool for e.p.d. milage ical surveillance to control the spread of new strains however well developed in the new testing system we kept in mind that if we need to detect other strains we could do it in a short period of time well again there are many other mutations but this one in particular has had world countries in europe especially on very high alert they've been closing borders like france and we're just all of europe closing the borders and going on very very strict log downs in a bid to defend itself themselves from basically trying to trying to not allow this particular strain into the country or just not let it in fact as many people as it potentially could but as long as covert 19 exists and right now there
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is no indication that it is going anywhere it will be mutating further but according to russian scientists well this new technology that they've developed will allow them to create new testing systems for different strains of the virus as well. so our justice system aims to detect a mutation in a protein that was 1st found in this strain in britain but later it was also found in south africa and brazil and strains as well initially we planned to use the test for surveillance which now i do not exclude the possibility of the detest can be used for differential diagnosis after grown a virus has been diagnosed in order to understand what kind of virus a person is infected with and so anyway the more scientists know about covert 19 and it's different mutations the more information doctors have and so they can do. procedures and tailor treatment according to each particular strain making it more
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individual and therefore world saving more lives seems like we're finally making some headway against this virus that r.t. correspondent stan of thank you for the info. i mean one of the u.k. new quarantine measures introduced on monday may make travelers think twice about coming home starting this weekend you want to arriving from a red listed country you will have to quarantine for 10 days in a specially designated hotel travelers will be charged $1750.00 pounds which includes meals upon arrival passengers or a score to through the airports then taken by bus to their accommodation however heathrow airport has expressed concerns about the policy we have been working hard with the government to try to ensure successful implementation of the policy from monday but some significant gaps remain and we are yet to see the necessary reassurances or some say it could be difficult to determine where someone has actually come from so the u.k.
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government has brought in some tough penalties for anyone who flout the rules is introduced fines of up to 10000 pounds for those failing to quarantine and a prison sentence of up to 10 years for people who lie about visiting a covert hotspot well this creates additional challenges for the u.k. border force to what extent a border force going to be chicken to be sure people have been noticed we're hearing a lot of concern from people who are concerned about encountering someone who has been in the red this country and hasn't declared it could be face abuse are they expected to detain them paul charles a travel consultant c c o believes that testing at the border would be more effective than quarantining in hotels. i noticed the world health organization said the other day that some of these variants are on the wane which means that maybe they are now being managed more effectively but before we get the data we don't know for certain what i do think is that hotel quarantine is still very high risk is
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a policy it prevents people coming into the country who might have to come in and that police often come in so it doesn't help the economy recover secondly it's high risk because as we've seen in australia and new zealand there are some hotels where the as iris is being transmitted from one of the guests through to a security worker or catering work and work enough hotel is then taken it back and transmitted it within their own communities it would be much better for effective testing to be done at the borders on arrival and then anyone these positive is taken in school to to their own home where they could quarantine in their own their own in their own home and self isolate there and if that was in forced properly i think that would be far more effective than hotel quarantine. as it is growing within the germany closed its borders to austria in the czech republic the way it was part of billings battle to come back to new covert variance but that explain nation didn't last with it for over 4 weeks various minutes the president marcos
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hasn't missed a single opportunity to take a pot shot at her all this constant push orator of remarks are disgraceful and don't befits a minister president that's not the way to treat neighbors the truth is that the virus cannot be stopped by close borders i think it's wrong to return to europe with close boris' like we had in march 2020 where battling the mutated virus on the borders with the czech republican or strip the e.u. commission should support the arts and not throw a spanner in the works with their cheap suggestions. well meanwhile the introduction of border controls has caused massive traffic jams at the german check front if under the restrictions that took effect on sunday german citizens along with truck drivers are allowed to enter germany provided they test negative for cove it that they will still be quarantined for at least 10 days on a rival political commentator john bricmont believes it's not realistic to expect
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countries to act as one despite the ideals of the e.u. your hobbies are fiction your hobbies a religion is to believe that we can build this european union and make it into a single gallantry eventually but it doesn't seem to work that way devan really achieve unity in the sense that the different people in europe are still as different as they used to be the german town the french know the french and italians etc and then those are going to be doing to these areas of the people to control their country their policy and so on if only they're all the us and this meat that we're going to build a european union that's really doing that it's it that's when you know mother they want a lady named it's just not possible because. there won't be that's i think i said the basic thing is that we are different people and we have not changed to was danger unity if you want to go in late the. united states and china have again turned the coronavirus pandemic excuse me into
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a political scandal accusing each other of wrongdoing over kovac 19 the hour upset over the findings of a recent world health organization probe into the origins of the virus in china with washington calling for more transparency from beijing we have deep concerns about the way in which the early findings of the cold ignite investigation work communicated and questions about the process used to reach them beijing has hit back at washington saying the u.s. has undermined international efforts to tackle the pandemic. what the u.s. has done in recent years has severely undermined multilateral institutions including the w.h.o. and gravely damaged international corporation uncovered 19 but the us acting as if none of this has ever happened is pointing fingers at other countries who have been faithfully supports in the w.h.o. and at the w.h.o. itself with such
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a track record how can it win the confidence of the whole world but w.h.y. mission to hand was the subject of intense political scrutiny with some accusing china of applying pressure to members of the team something that they have denied this was not my experience on w.h.o. mission as leader of animal environment working group by phone trust and openness with my china counterparts we did get access to critically new data throughout we didn't grizz our understanding of why it was spillover pathways we did build up a good relationship in the chinese international epidemic team allowing for heated arguments reflect a deep level of engagement in the room our quotes are intended lead to east accosting shadow over important scientific work china expert joseph gregory mahoney believes the origin of the pandemic will remain a political issue for some time. well it's absolutely the case the united states hyper politicized the pandemic coming out now it encourages unfounded and
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anti-scientific conspiracy theories demonize china and withdrew from the world health organization and that these actions in tandem with transamerica 1st perch proved profoundly destructive to international cooperation we know that biden will not go soft on china that he aims to compete we know that he has to play to american voters who are deeply suspicious of china we know that he's trying to rally allies in a new coalition to push back against china the problem we face is that it's often practically impossible to pinpoint scientifically when and where an outbreak like this started and the best we can do is rule out unlikely scenarios and consensus building around well grounded theory what this means unfortunately that the outbreaks origins will probably remain skeptical of what the politicization and demonization are a long time to come. in a u. turn from last year's decision to defund the police the minneapolis city council
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has now voted unanimously to give law enforcement of a $6000000.00 following a spike in violent crime recent data suggests that the number of young of does show victims is up 250 percent compared to the same period last year at the same time that rape cases have increased 22 percent and robbery by almost 60 percent the situation is being made was to as a city currently has around 200 fewer offices than usual that's off the many left to fulfill when told to leave following the death of george floyd in may last year . thank you. thank you. thank. you. lou that was the lucky folks that we got to call it. thank you. i want i want jane oh we are watching.
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this is what you get when you don't hold other cops accountable when you let them kill other people when you look at your house when you don't hold your partner accountable to see this. following the protests the president of the minneapolis city council announced plans to replace the police with what she called a transformative new model of public safety however bad see brunton a smith from the national police association believes that was not the best approach. remember they voted a few months ago to take $8000000.00 away from the police department which they did and what happened there there are some businesses in the city of minneapolis who are getting hit by the same person $2.00 and $3.00 times in a week and now for the city council to say well we're going to spend money to hire
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new police officers so you know you almost you know must have to laugh at it it's ridiculous what's going to happen is you are going to see a shortage of police officers in larger urban centers like minneapolis new york chicago los angeles most if not all of these cities are run by the democrats and the democrats tend to not support their police officers you can't support your criminals and consider them victims and not support your police and not expect crime to rise and in all of those cities i mentioned most of them have skyrocketing homicide rates skyrocketing violent crime rates you vilify your police officers you better make friends with criminals because that's all you're going to have left. so that they knew were pulled costs down song the effectiveness of u.s.
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aviation in the fight against isis in the middle east but that story and more often they still break. it. you get. this is a speculative attack that he must is making on the right so he's already going to want to say yes you see he's already got a wild guess you see he's shown them to be in capture now he's gone to war with spit and sand like i buy back my own stock i'm going to take your cheap money i'm going to buy it play like michael sailors don't and now 500 other c.e.o.'s in the s. and p. 500 a like you know what that's a darn good idea. the world is driven by a dream shaped by one person with those great. thinks
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. we dare to ask. welcome back and you were told by america's rand think tank has cost out on the effectiveness of the u.s. air force his role in the fight against isis this survey has found that the military aviation failed to significantly speed up the defeat of the so-called caliphate. with mall you might remember not too long ago a humble man claiming
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a historic victory. when i took it over was a mess now on the bottom that's exactly there is no red the ice is caliphate. has been decimated we have one good study says while washington so successfully defeated islamic state the reportedly it's now in the process of setting up a new military base to counter islamic state which is on the rise again so if indeed the us how busy returning to a little triangle between iraq syria and turkey it seems a good moment to ask how effective really was the u.s. against the terror threat us trump or the pentagon full marks but read a recent report by the think time grant corp which did a deep dive into us out against islamic state between 20142019 while does lente have room for improvement
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a little more aggressive operations more just slightly accelerated the defeat of isis they're unlikely to have significantly altered the timeline the deep fighting operation inherent result of affected ices finances but it could not affect us is main said dr gravity territory meaning the strategic attack did not play a decisive role in this operation was the probably made american taxpayers who saw 20 of the billions go towards operation inherent resolve in 20019 alone think is it really worth doing it all over again to be for the report does point to successful moments in washington's fight in iraq and syria but what stands out is that despite being much better funded than other operations in the middle east including the war in afghanistan that was a slew of errors including outdated techniques slow action uncoordinated
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intelligence gathering and who most unbelievably being out of practice. after decades of flying primarily overwatch mission since september the 11th the joint community's ability and capacity to plan and develop a deliberate strike operation in the deep areas actually feed this meant that many practitioners lacked experience in applying these processes to real world operations and the muscle memory to rapidly execute them and the conclusion the report comes to night the much as that last scene victorious tone of the pentagon nor does it exactly fill you with hope for any future campaigns did strike operations help stress isis's finances in haste and its demise but what ultimately peripheral to the overall strategy ignoring this issue would be deeply problematic in the fight against a more capable adverse saree or in a more concise to their environment washington war hawks have historically preferred to repeat the mistakes over and over again so whether they break with
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tradition this time and take up the report's recommendations is unclear what is horrifyingly clear though is that villagers were bombed into oblivion thousands of civilian lives were lost along with all those taxpayers billions and it still wasn't enough something that becomes all the more horrifying when it looks like round 2 is on the cards but we have from a tyrant create kosky a retired u.s. air force officer who questioned the motives behind the u.s. presence in syria. i think that the u.s. would spend if they want anything they're going to. spend at least as much as they have spent in the past bigger issues seem to be ignored when the united states makes decisions about where they want to put their military hard with the united states military is true is that we should spend more money on our defensive and
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offensive capabilities and in many ways we use these. wars not as wars but as exercises or we can demonstrate technologies improve our coronations skills our combat intelligence or using and kind of as our own testing ground almost a playground which of course is extremely. immoral. pro independence parties have increased their majority in catalonia is regional parliament taking more than half of the vote for the 1st time the leader of the republican party says it's a new chapter for the region and the union is of catalonia made history today the independence movement has more than 50 percent of the vote and this means that this country starts a new chapter we have enormous forced to choose the students determination to achieve the freedom of the political prisoners and the return of the solver exult we have a huge force stood she refer to achieve the catalan republic despite the results
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a recent survey suggests that only 44 percent of catalans are in favor of independence while 47 percent are against spain saw its worst political crisis in decades following a failed independence but in 2017 by then president colors push to mount we discussed the issue with that r k a spokes person for the international commission of european citizens. this time we've not only get again an absolute majority of seats in the current parliament but also was her posts the rest of 50 percent plus one votes so we are running really of. for ways of democratic ways to show ourselves and the world that we are completely that to be a cutter an independent state so we've seen always a history and in the recently history. the spanish the spanish to the
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violence attitude against in devon and i will write a solution and us people into to be an independent state we are legitimate to defend our that are with us stance. in whatever manner the splendor state decides to confront. the influence of may just social media platforms on politics and personal lives is rarely out of the headlines these days culminating of the banning of donald trump the council and some of those of his supporters r.t. spoke with the co-founder of cyber security firms kaspersky lab about people getting kicked off platforms and the safety of our personal details on the net you can watch the full interview at r.t. dot com but here's a preview. you're buying it it just you know the concept of private censorship by social media is kind of a myth in fact it doesn't exist because all those companies are totally state controlled it's just that the us has split and the media has found itself under the
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thumb of one party well the other didn't want to engage with the media in the same way for one reason or another it's still unclear why they didn't just set up their own outlets but the fact that their arms were twisted is obvious it's clear that severe measures taken by themselves one part of the country is censoring the other and the fact that this amazing step was taken a real breakthrough well actually trump has been blocked before but during the electoral process all the mosques had been taken off already and when the election campaign started the question was only who would win democrats or republicans the democrats wanted to win so badly that they didn't care about decency anymore. in other words shut so make no mistake all platforms collect as much data as they can and even buy it from other platforms too so from this point of view they're all
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alike i would take a variable approach to the issue of information people need to understand what kind of information they can safely share on the web in general you can say that on some platforms your data is better protected than on others but the information isn't safe from the platform itself if you have access to some very serious information that needs to be kept in secret it's probably a good idea not to use electronic devices at all if you are an ordinary citizen not involved in any into social or criminal activity it's ok for you to use apps while taking reasonable precaution measures but be aware that all your movements and all your pictures and videos etc are stored in the cloud so you need to consider them as good as leaked that's all for a regular citizen however if you are a james bond then old school phone is all you can afford and a mask on your face. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international plenty more to be found including the full interview on our website
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artie dot com and join us again at the top without. join me every thursday on the alex salmond schill and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. in the 1920 s. and thirty's several 100 african-americans moved to the soviet union and many of their descendants still live in russia. looking at the risk of no no rush but i thought put a stop yes it got lisa going things on their way to set their child on the darkness little scott back home black american suffered from racism and
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a complete lack of prospects. of the real life be a losing show one by elsa store but by doing. so they decided to leave everything behind and start a new life in a country about which they knew almost nothing at all and some of the african americans who were too thrilled you're in the know if you heard round great crowd. to moulay a golf you you're going to call you and now almost a 100 years later the history is repeating itself my great grandfather george time went to russia. probable worst time to go anywhere why not me. why don't i come here.
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i'm max kaiser this is the kaiser report well. as christine legarde might call it funny money let's get into it stacy right worst mom money because more money is being handed out and in the 2nd half we talk to dominic frisby about his new edition of they american version of daylight robbery about the history of taxation is very fascinating but it's relevant to today because as we see the money printer go boom it's the same story that's been going on since ancient mesopotamia of of men with guns as paul krugman calls them like to come around and collect some of your money or try to redistribute it around as favors to some groups of people over other groups of people well biden just said every american as much money as jeff bezos has we should demand it is my money joe that's what i had tweeted because you
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know they're getting ready for another $1.00 trillion dollars to send out and they're trying to allocate who gets at this time and of course the last go around we saw basically the oligarchs plunder most of it ordinary people did receive quite a bit but now there are handing us more money you know the problem. is the money itself that's the problem so therefore the solution to any of the perceived problems can never be to more of the foundational problem and that is the money itself this money says $971.00 no fee money in the world has ever been really now connected to anything that you would equate with a store of value it's just basically an accounting fraud essentially in the united states they print trillions and trillions of dollars they claw back some of that in taxes which is completely unnecessary they drop it by the trillions on the pallet load.


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