The Daily Populous

Thursday November 5th, 2020 night edition

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En muteret coronavirus er vandret fra mink til mennesker og har siden spredt sig kraftigt blandt borgerne i Nordjylland.

Tirsdag modtog regeringen et notat fra Statens Serum Institut (SSI), som har udsat den muterede coronavirus for antistoffer.

Da Fødevarestyrelsen søndag aflivede mink i Brovst, havde de ingen containere til de døde mink.

Vis mere Da Fødevarestyrelsen søndag aflivede mink i Brovst, havde de ingen containere til de døde mink.

Samtidig er bekymringen, at den nye coronavirus fra mink betyder, at alle mennesker, som har været smittet med corona, igen kan blive ramt af den muterede coronavirus.

I skrivende stund har mere end 207 minkbesætninger fået konstateret corona, og derfor skal alle disse mink aflives.

Men nu lyder befalingen fra Mette Frederiksen, at samtlige mink på de godt 1.100 minkfarme i Danmark skal aflives. »

Denmark plans to cull its mink population after coronavirus mutation spreads to humans

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Health authorities found virus strains in humans and in mink which showed decreased sensitivity against antibodies, potentially lowering the efficacy of future vaccines, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said.

Outbreaks at mink farms have persisted in the Nordic country, the world’s largest producer of mink furs, despite repeated efforts to cull infected animals since June.

“China, Denmark, and Poland should support and extend the immediate and complete ban of mink production,” Sonne and his co-authors wrote last week. »

New study finds psilocybin greatly and quickly relieves depression

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A new study of 24 adults with major depression finds that two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms.

For the new study, the researchers recruited 24 people with a long-term history of depression.

A score of 17-23 means moderate depression, 8-16 mild depression, and 7 or less no depression. »

Mississippi Votes to End Jim Crow Electoral College-Like System; Popular Vote to Choose Governor

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It created an electoral college-like system requiring candidates for statewide office to win, not only the popular vote, but also a majority of Mississippi House districts.

With 67% of the vote in at 10:35 p.m., about 78% of Mississippi voters had approved the change.

Now, though, the popular vote alone will decide the victor in races for governor and the state’s other top offices. »

California just passed a major privacy law that will make it harder for Facebook and Google to track people and gather data

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A new law passed by California voters in the November election will set an unprecedented standard for digital privacy in the US, making it harder for big tech companies like Facebook and Google to track people's data.

It will also set tighter restrictions on how websites track your data to sell that information to advertising partners.

Some privacy advocates have said the law doesn't go far enough, calling instead for Congress to pass privacy legislation that sets a single standard nationwide. »