The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 20th, 2021 day edition

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Sources told The Wall Street Journal he would like to call it the "Patriot Party.".

The report comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell blamed Trump for the Capitol riot.

Embittered by critical comments from some top Republicans, outgoing President Donald Trump is said to be considering a launch of a new political party, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Trump, with just hours left in his one-term presidency, would like to call it the "Patriot Party," The Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The report came after Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top congressional Republican, delivered a speech Tuesday blaming Trump for this month's riot at the US Capitol.

In 1968, George Wallace, the far-right segregationist governor of Alabama, won five states while running as the nominee of the American Independent Party.

No third-party candidate has won a statewide federal election since, although numerous independents have been elected to Congress. »

Causal impact of masks, policies, behavior on early covid-19 pandemic in the U.S.

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We find considerable uncertainty over the effects of school closures due to lack of cross-sectional variation; we could not robustly rule out either large or small effects.

Overall, substantial declines in growth rates are attributable to private behavioral response, but policies played an important role as well.

Finally, we stress that our study is observational and therefore should be interpreted with great caution. »

Canada's next Pfizer vaccine shipment deferred

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Pfizer vaccine shipments will pick up in the first two weeks of February.

OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – The COVID-19 vaccine shipment from Pfizer that was supposed to arrive in Canada next week has been deferred, according to the head of the country’s vaccine distribution program.

Maj Gen Dany Fortin says next week's Pfizer vaccine shipment will be deferred, meaning Canada will not get a Pfizer delivery. »

Trump is officially the most unpopular president since modern polling began in the 1930s. It will forever be his legacy

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And here is a fact most will assuredly cite: Trump was consistently the most unpopular president since polling began.

Future historians will probably debate many points about the presidency of Donald J. Trump for a very long time.

This makes him the most unpopular president since Gallup began measuring presidents in 1938, and four points lower than the second-most unpopular president, Harry Truman. »