The Daily Populous

Sunday August 30th, 2020 morning edition

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Covid-19 vaccine may be mandatory in Portugal.

The Director-General of Health, Graça Freitas, admitted to the possibility of making vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory but considered that it is still too early to make the decision.

Graça Freitas during the usual press conference on Covid-19 in Portugal stated that “Portuguese legislation allows a vaccine to be used in an epidemic and in defence of public health to be mandatory.”.

The prime minister announced the purchase of 6.9 million vaccines against Covid-19, worth €20 million, adding that in Portugal vaccination will be “universal and free”.

Asked about the possibility of making the vaccination mandatory, when the vaccine is available, the director-general of Health explained that this decision depends on several factors that include a “deep analysis of society” and the characteristics of the medicine.

In the case of the vaccine now purchased, this information is not yet available and, therefore, this decision cannot be made for now.

In addition to influencing the decision on whether the vaccine is mandatory, the characteristics of the medicine may also be influenced by the number of doses required to ensure immunity and the definition of priority groups. »

Elon Musk Says Neuralink Is Like a Fitbit in Your Skull

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The Neuralink is an implant that directly interfaces with a person’s brain, reading signals from the brain, and even altering them to fix problems.

It’s essentially a “Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires,” Musk explained.

According to Musk, to install a Neuralink, a tiny piece of your skull is removed and the Neuralink is slotted in, where it will sit flush with the skull (no electronics jutting out). »

‘Someone’s gonna bomb you’: Man at N.H. Trump rally threatens 7News crew

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A man approached a 7News broadcast team and threatened to bomb them while at a rally for President Donald Trump in New Hampshire Friday night, all while the song “Macho Man” was playing in the background.

Reporter Alex DiPrato posted the clip, which is nearly a minute and a half, on Twitter around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

“This man approached us the first time outside the Trump rally, left, then came back a second time while ‘Macho Man’ was playing. »

Michael Moore warns that Donald Trump is on course to repeat 2016 win

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Film-maker says enthusiasm for president in swing states is ‘off the charts’ and urges everyone to commit to getting 100 people to vote.

Michael Moore warns that Donald Trump is on course to repeat 2016 win.

Moore wrote, presumably indicating Hillary Clinton’s 2016 race when she made the error of avoiding some states that then swung to Trump. »