The Daily Populous

Saturday May 16th, 2020 night edition

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Boris Johnson is planning a war on obesity after deciding his own touch-and-go battle with coronavirus was exacerbated by him being overweight.

Boris Johnson is determined to get Britain cycling, colleagues claim, as he declares war on fat following his brush with coronavirus.

And with one in three British adults now clinically obese, the UK has one of the highest rates in the world.

A major study in Glasgow last week found obesity may double the risk of needing hospitalisation for COVID-19.

And Oxford University research has found those who are morbidly obese are three times as likely to die of coronavirus.

The news came after official figures revealed one-in-four UK coronavirus fatalities had diabetes – a condition often linked to obesity.

It's also closely connected with obesity, which has been recognised as potential risk factors for suffering severe COVID-19 complications. »

Family sues after 26-year-old EMT is shot and killed by police in her own home

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Now, a lawsuit filed by Taylor's family accuses the officers of wrongful death, excessive force and gross negligence.

Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officials said officers engaged in the shooting after Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot at them first.

Taylor had been working as an EMT at emergency rooms at two hospitals, helping with the coronavirus response, her family said. »

Many Americans Are Getting More Money From Unemployment Than They Were From Their Jobs

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As a result, though, many people may now be eligible for substantially more money while unemployed than they made while they were working.

The additional $600 per week is meant to make up the difference, providing enough money on a weekly basis to fully replace the average unemployment recipient’s salary.

Other analyses of estimated average wages and unemployment benefits have already shown, though, that replacement rates likely vary quite a bit by state. »

Japan suicides decline as Covid-19 lockdown causes shift in stress factors

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People spending more time at home with their families, fewer people were commuting to work and delays to the start of the school year are seen as factors in the fall.

In April, 1,455 people took their lives in Japan, 359 fewer than in April 2019.

Suicide has been on a downward trend in Japan since peaking at more than 34,000 cases annually in 2003. »