The Daily Populous

Sunday February 14th, 2021 day edition

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Auckland will move to Covid-19 alert level 3 from 11.59 tonight for three days.

The rest of New Zealand will be at level 2 over the same time period, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who made the announcement tonight.

At the same time, Auckland will undergo a testing blitz to find out how extensive the outbreak is.

Speaking to reporters tonight, Ardern said the lockdown was the "right thing to do.".

The three community cases announced earlier today triggered the new alert level restrictions.

At 8.25pm, a nationwide push alert went out to mobile phones across the country, warning of the upcoming lockdown.

"Customers travelling from Alert Level 2 regions are able to transit through Auckland on their way to other Alert Level 2 regions. »

Impact of the COVID-19 nonpharmaceutical interventions on influenza and other respiratory viral infections in New Zealand

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Remarkably, influenza virus circulation was almost non-existent during the 2020 winter, a 99.9% reduction compared with previous years.

Other potential contributing factors for the reduction in influenza virus detections include influenza vaccination, climatic changes and viral–viral interactions.

These data can inform future pandemic influenza preparedness and seasonal influenza planning for the northern hemisphere’s upcoming winter. »

Protest Leader Cameron Williams Fired From Library For Removing Conservative Books And Burning Them

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After a hearing last Friday and conversations with the city attorney, the employment of part-time Library Specialist Cameron Dequintez Williams was terminated on Wednesday.

He was charged with burning books from the library written by conservative authors.

"The investigation determined that part-time Library Specialist Cameron Williams violated city and Library policies by improperly removing items from the Library’s collections.". »

The Senate Has Failed America

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For this, he was impeached by the House of Representatives and he must be convicted by the United States Senate.”

The 43 Republicans who abandoned their oaths of office in order to defend Trump failed the Constitution.

But so, too, do Democrats who failed, when they had control of the Senate, to fully embrace their authority to try Donald Trump. »

You shouldn’t have to publicly humiliate AT&T to get usable internet

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Now, AT&T has him hooked up with a fiber connection, and he’s getting over 300 Mbps up and down.

All it took was getting interviewed by Ars, the ad going viral on Twitter, and a Stephen Colbert mention.

Less than two weeks later, AT&T techs had him hooked up, though the company says it was part of a planned rollout. »