The Daily Populous

Sunday June 13rd, 2021 evening edition

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In 1977, the Guardian published a travel guide to the mysterious island grouping of San Serriffe.

The two islands, Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse, formed the shape of a semicolon.

If that wasn’t enough to raise your suspicions, the part detailing education on the island read: “in addition to the mainstream subjects a San Serriffe teenager may well be offered pearl-diving as an A level choice”.

You wouldn’t be alone in wondering: “how do we sign up to go to school there? »

Virtually all hospitalized Covid patients have one thing in common: They're unvaccinated

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All three patients, who are in the intensive care unit, have one thing in common, said Dr. Hugh Cassiere, director of the hospital's critical care services: They're unvaccinated.

It's been the same for Dr. Ken Lyn-Kew, a pulmonologist in the critical care department at Denver's National Jewish Health: "None of our ICU patients has been vaccinated.".

But the overwhelming majority of sick patients in recent months — since the vaccines have become widely available — have not been vaccinated, Rice said. »

Dennis Schroder reportedly turned down $84 million from Lakers, and he's likely going to regret that decision

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In a pivotal Game 5 with the series tied 2-2, Schroder was held scoreless on 0-of-9 from the field.

All of which is to say, perhaps Schroder should've taken that $84 million the Lakers reportedly offered prior to the March trade deadline.

When Schroder reportedly turned down that $84 million offer from the Lakers, he obviously did so thinking there was going to be a high offer in free agency. »

Canada rejects 300K J&J vaccine doses made at troubled Baltimore facility

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Canada has rejected 300,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from the U.S. after it was made at a Baltimore facility riddled with contamination issues.

“Health Canada has completed its quality review of the shipment of Janssen vaccines that are currently in quarantine,” Health Canada announced on Friday.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has pushed for 60 million doses to be tossed from the facility due to contamination concerns. »