Paul Wagner discussed on BBC World Service


To pay the bills and by putting your stuff I see not paying yourself let's just one rather brutal way of doing it is it affecting all staffed by which I mean right up to the boardroom funny you should say that but no not really well I mean he's in the way of basically Paul Wagner who is the at last month he's the executive chairman he said he's going to give up his entire salary during the pandemic the chief executive Bob Chapek he's going to take a fifty percent take out I mean it's quite a big he's quite a big sacrifice to miss if I missed only go to I mean he earned last year forty seven and a half million dollars as chairman and chief executive so he's taking quite a risk that I'm giving up but a lot of senior people apparently will not be you know will not be losing their their salaries unlike the more you know a lower paid staff at the big the big theme parks soccer tonight and rooted in Hong Kong with the business use thank you is the BBC world service now I want to come off and I will turn into a teacher because I like many of you listening to this program have children at home and we have to earn money and also be caregivers and teach as well two things that owns not always we used to during the same time and he always has to be honest the BBC correspondent in the Netherlands a holic and has been getting some professional advice with the help of her three year old tools Xena's practicing for phonics should parents be incorporated green into the routine I put that question to a professor of childhood development so we have a listen to what he had to say so this is professor Hey this is what happened to her because she is in full from the back of his stories have a listen to what professor Carlos Shingo had to say my advice would be to avoid its long on interactives episodes off and are you working and having conference calls on the one hand and and the child's you know being left to its own devices out of turning devices or otherwise that may be harmful in the long term instead turning this into a fair collaborative challenge for you and the children together may potentially strengthen your relationship so you're sitting in the balcony and can you explain what you're doing thanks for for the people you come across it is are looking here we are playing to the altruistic motivation getting children involved helping them to understand how they can actually help why are we only sitting on the balcony rather than going it signs the virus when that gives that race here in the Netherlands and run the world's it's the older people who have suffered more isn't it they've become more ill Tom does come up so people can and then there's the pressure to home school Emily McLean is a teacher in Scotland parents should prioritise children's health and well being just nine it's a huge transition and children will be missing family friends clubs under normal school routines let them take time to adjust and don't feel pressured to suddenly replicate this guilty this is Asha hi there as a mother of two young kids and at the campus working from home feature at the moment thanks number one is just keep your cool don't worry about anything too much and play enjoy the time you have with the kids and if you need to work give them tasks don't stress that's my advice those reporting from the Netherlands the B. B. C.'s many holding them and her mom as well this is the state from the BBC it's twenty three minutes past the hour right let's talk about education and schools when will the nippers go back to schools and colleges it's become quite a hot political topic Denmark has re opened lower level schools last week some parents still keeping their kids off school because they argue that I want to be Guinea pigs fronts in Australia also making plans to re open Germany's we had little bit area opening shops may you be educational but for the no date here in the U. K. let's talk to talk to Mike to loosely exposing disease modelling at the university of Warwick Mike when it came to closing schools all of a sudden US civilians became aware that there are many different ways that you could model the importance or north of the school as a vector one way or the other what do you think are the the main criteria that the governments and people have to look at in terms of deciding when to reopen schools well I'm in other cities at least two conflicting factors here and this is why it's a really really challenging decision I'm on the one hand I'm at some point we need to start thinking about releasing these log not locked down measures and starting to resume some levels of normal life in a part of that and this is why some of the decisions are being made in some countries is allowing some workers to go back to work what is your children to go back to work so that's one of the reasons why it's being considered the children being sent back to school on the other hand this is the real challenge there's still a lot of uncertainty regarding the role of children in transmission we know who from the data that we have that children tend to have only a relatively mild symptoms old maybe even in some cases have no symptoms of toll when they get infected what we still don't know who really is the precise role of these children playing transmission so that could be a risk that if schools start to reopen rapidly that we could stop the resurgence of now she's not is really interesting because one or two and I understood from the reporting that I heard here on this program last week wanted to parents in Denmark was saying listen we don't want our kids to be used as a Guinea pig because you can't guarantee that they're not going to be exposed to infection and so on so in effect you're saying that right because you can never say there is no risk well I I think this is unfortunately this is one of the problems with things like that matches that I mean if we take the U. K. as an example when we started to introduce lockdown measures all the matches came in relatively close together right the space of maybe three to four days I'm out it's really hard if we're trying to mobile this to predict the relative impact of all these different types of measures closing pubs and restaurants closing schools fighting what places and sidewalls at some point as I said we have to start using these measures and unfortunately this is one of the this is one of the consequences of this that we will have to relax a measure I'm in the world whole thought will helpful tonight's action said this missiles that if the measure is relaxed we need to allow a period of time to be able to observe the effectiveness of the ISO what exactly we need to know how long that period is and was still slightly unclear about the the sort of the infection delays and that kind of thing when it comes to the thing that we're all going to be talking about fairly soon avoiding the second wave of infections all schools particularly an important part of that or they just one of the many factors such as work social distancing and so on that have to be slowly tested him brought him well I would I would say there are particularly important part of that they certainly could play a role in that send unfortunately I get it which it does feel like a little bit that we're all being Guinea pigs and we'll have to sort of relax and measure gather information and then we will have a look strong confidence in the effectiveness I mean what you need what you need to remember here is that we know that for a lot of countries in Europe we can say relatively confident legal the lock down matches have happened effects that have reduced transmission I'm we all seeing that we have managed to reduce all reproduction on the side of it the academic codes all turning out of that what we don't know necessarily how rapidly that turning out of when it may be that we can release some measures and we can still keep the epidemic under control but it may be that actually releasing some measures we start to see a rise again so it's really important that when we list measures and observe we're able to be reactive and if necessary some measures may need to be re introduced to someone off many thanks indeed up to Mike Gillislee of the university of Warwick an expert in disease modeling it's easy for the BBC world service we gonna leave you with the raw the lifting story of a Spanish taxi driver and I he had been giving patients at Lister hospital for free in matrix to and from appointments all thing for nothing in return he got a call from the hospital I think it will be sent to him can you come pick up another patient I'm when he walks in he called this instead what you can do is doctors nurses lining the entrance to the hospital as this names taxi driver Hey man I am uploading him he was taken completely by surprise what they did was they have a guard of honor as he walked down everyone waving and applauding him and saying thank you so much for giving your services for nothing of it had a whip round as well they handed him an envelope with money and a dedication inside the trip it's been said by the Spanish taxi union he was moved to tears by it and that has been viewed more than ten million times Lawrence on social media very very proud of that exactly how the union saying it's at times like this we see what said communities do for one another good things happen to good people sometimes she could because so much others without expectation or a ward humbling and beautiful what a lovely note and the prevalence of the stuff join us again tomorrow for more rush across the world class and parents with Newsday bye bye and thanks for listening distribution of the BBC world service in the U. 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