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    Europe is once again at the epicentre of the global pandemic, that’s so far seen more than 44 million infections and over 1 million deaths worldwide. The region is struggling with rising numbers of infections while deaths rose by 32 percent last week. France has imposed a month long lockdown. Across the border, people in Germany are also preparing for a month of restrictions from Monday. Britain has once again decided to go its own way in how it handles the pandemic. And there are warnings things may get even worse. But are these restrictions the answer to the pandemic? Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra Guests Maurizio Checconi, president elect of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and head of Intensive Care Medicine at Humanitas Research Hospital. Matthew Fox, infectious disease epistemologist and Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. Azeddine Ibrahim, Director of the Medical Biotechnology Laboratory, Medbiotech and Director of the BioInova Research Center. –

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    “Hashem Ahelbarra is a roving Middle East correspondent for Al Jazeera English. He regularly reports from Afghanistan, Yemen and across the Gulf region. Hashem has covered many of the biggest international news stories in recent years and secured exclusive interviews with many of the major names in world news, including late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and former Liberian president Charles Taylor.” – Al Jazeera

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