The Daily Populous

Monday April 20th, 2020 morning edition

image for Canada: At least 16 people killed in country's deadliest mass shooting

At least 16 people have been killed in a mass shooting in Nova Scotia - the deadliest such attack in Canada's history.

The suspected gunman was dressed as a police officer and had disguised his car to look like a police vehicle.

Image: Heidi Stevenson, from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was killed in the shooting.

One of those killed was Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a married mother of two.

Image: The shootings began in the small town of Portapique, Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia's premier Stephen McNeil described the shooting as "one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province's history".

It is the deadliest shooting since a gunman killed 14 women in Montreal in 1989, a tragedy that resulted in an overhaul of Canada's gun laws. »

Coronavirus Has Now Killed More People in US than 2018-2019 Flu Season

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COVID-19 has now killed more people than influenza did during the 2018-2019 flu season in the United States.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 34,200 people died last year during flu season.

"In March, the President further downplayed the coronavirus, telling people to "think about" the fact that the flu killed so many people:Now, unfortunately, it appears that coronavirus will kill tens of thousands more people than the flu did last year.

In 2017-2018, the flu killed approximately 61,000 , the highest in the 2010s, and a number that the coronavirus will likely eclipse in May. »

Bernie Sanders Says Pandemic Made Clear the 'Irrationality of the Current System'

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has called for major economic and social reforms, arguing that the coronavirus pandemic has revealed the "irrationality of the current system.".

"The absurdity and cruelty of our employer-based, private health insurance system should now be apparent to all.

As tens of millions of Americans are losing their jobs and incomes as a result of the pandemic, many of them are also losing their health insurance," he added. »