The Daily Populous

Monday June 29th, 2020 morning edition

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Bill Gates Fears People May Reject COVID-19 Vaccine.

Microsoft Billionaire Gates have invested time and resources of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in pursuit of the COVID-19 vaccine.

But the tech billionaire fears not everyone will like to use it.

The final roadblock to distributing a coronavirus vaccine will be ensuring that enough people actually take it, Bill Gates said in a recent interview with CNN.

“You’ll have a choice of whether you take the vaccine or not,” Gates said to CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta in a Coronavirus Town Hall.

Three-quarters of Americans said they would take a coronavirus vaccine if they were assured it was safe, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll published in May. »

It’s Official—Americans Won’t Be Allowed Into Europe When It Reopens

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The news comes just after the United States reported 36,880 new cases on Wednesday, a record for a single day.

As of June 26, the United States had 2.45 million confirmed coronavirus cases, more than any other country in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Those restrictions were extended three times, and the latest extension left the ban in place until July 1, 2020. »

Trump retweets, then deletes, video of supporter shouting 'white power'

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The video on Twitter, which was later deleted from the president’s feed, showed Trump protesters and supporters in Florida shouting profanities at each other.

After a protester called a Trump supporter a racist, the man responded by raising his fist and shouting, “white power.”

Senator Tim Scott, the Senate’s only Black Republican, told CNN’s “State of the Union” program. »

Mississippi to remove state flag, the last to display the Confederate battle emblem

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The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to replace its state flag, the last in the nation to display the Confederate battle emblem.

The state flag of Mississippi flies at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Mississippi, on Friday, April 26, 2019.

But nowhere is the Confederate flag more on display than in Mississippi, the last remaining state to include the design on its official state flag. »

20 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Seven Nation Army’

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The ‘seven nation army’ is how a young Jack White used to mispronounce the Salvation Army.

The song is rare in being a very good song about that titanic cliché, the pressures of fame.

Jack once said that he had once intended to use the riff if he was ever asked to write a James Bond theme. »