The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 8th, 2020 evening edition

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"If we don't have enough PPE for the healthcare workers on the front lines, how can we possibly have enough PPE for all of the country's teachers to take the same precautions?".

"There's no reason we can't do any of this," Azar, a former pharmaceutical lobbyist and executive, said during an event at the White House.

We have healthcare workers, they don't get infected because they take appropriate precautions.

They engage in social distancing, they wear facial covering, they use good personal hygiene.

Others at risk work in nursing homes or are employed as home health aides," the outlets reported.

Many hospitals have been overwhelmed and workers sometimes have lacked protective equipment or suffer from underlying health conditions that make them vulnerable to the highly infectious virus. »

With new security law, China outlaws global activism

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The draconian security law that Beijing forced upon Hong Kong last week contains an article making it illegal for anyone in the world to promote democratic reform for Hong Kong.

In other words, every provision of the law applies to everyone outside of Hong Kong — including you.

This means that anyone advocating democracy in Hong Kong, or criticizing the governments in Hong Kong or Beijing, could potentially face consequences if they step foot in Hong Kong, or have assets or family members in Hong Kong. »

Jackson, Mississippi, votes to remove statue of President Andrew Jackson from City Hall

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Jackson, Mississippi, will remove a bronze statue of former President Andrew Jackson from City Hall grounds, the City Council voted Tuesday.

Councilman Ashby Foote, the only Republican on the council, dissented, according to NBC affiliate WLBT in Jackson.

Five days later, the Justice Department announced it was charging four men in federal court for attempting to take down the statue. »

Fernando Alonso joins Renault DP World F1 Team

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With 314 Grand Prix starts, 32 wins and 97 podiums, Fernando joins Renault DP World F1 Team for the upcoming seasons.

Fernando is a great driver returning to F1 enriched by other experiences and willing to build with his much-loved team.

Alongside Esteban, his mission will be to help Renault DP World F1 Team prepare for the 2022 season in the best possible conditions.”. »

'No one told me': Samoan man serves five more years in prison than he had to

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'No one told me': Samoan man serves five more years in prison than he had to.

A Samoan man has spent nearly five extra years in prison because neither he, nor prison authorities realised that his two sentences should have been served concurrently, not consecutively.

In an interview with the Samoa Observer, the father of three said he was never told the ultimate length of his prison sentence. »