The Daily Populous

Thursday October 8th, 2020 evening edition

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Country star Morgan Wallen was scheduled to be Saturday Night Live’s musical guest this weekend (October 10), but he says he’s been uninvited from the show due to COVID-19 protocols, Variety reports.

The singer was widely criticized yesterday when video surfaced of him appearing to party with no mask and kiss people in a crowd.

“I respect the show’s decision because I know I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this.

I’d like to apologize to SNL, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I let them down.

And on a more personal note, I think I have some growing up to do.”.

Wallen added that Lorne Michaels assured him he’d be invited at a future date and noted that he was stepping away from the public eye for a while.

It’s currently unknown who will perform as musical guest on this weekend’s episode, which will be hosted by Bill Burr. »

Coronavirus killing three times more people than flu and pneumonia combined

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Coronavirus was linked to three times as many deaths than those caused by flu and pneumonia between January and August, the Office for National Statistics has said.

There were a total of 13,619 deaths due to pneumonia and 394 deaths due to influenza.

There were more deaths due to flu or pneumonia in women but deaths from Covid-19 were 24 per cent higher in men. »

Donald Trump's so-called 'miracle' coronavirus treatment was tested on cells derived from an abortion

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The Trump administration has notably opposed medical research that uses fetal tissue from elective abortions, while knocking back numerous requests from scientists to work with it.

Last Friday, Mr Trump tweeted confirming he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19.

They argued the harvesting of fetal tissue was "deeply immoral" and warned members of their leaders' congregations may decide to refuse the vaccine. »

Raikkonen set for new Alfa Romeo F1 deal for 2021

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Raikkonen set for new Alfa Romeo F1 deal for 2021.

Kimi Raikkonen is set to celebrate becoming Formula 1's most experienced driver this weekend with a fresh deal to stay at Alfa Romeo next year, has learned.

Schumacher is having his first run in an F1 practice session with Alfa Romeo in Germany. »

America’s internet wasn’t prepared for online school

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Almost seven months later, rural districts around the country are still scrambling to accommodate all of their pupils.

The infrastructure needed to teach rural students remotely would require systemic change — it would require government assistance.

Just over half of households with annual incomes under $30,000 use broadband internet, according to Pew Research Center. »