The Daily Populous

Monday July 26th, 2021 day edition

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France's parliament approved a law on Monday (local time) requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and domestic travel and mandating vaccinations for all health workers.

President Emmanuel Macron and his government say they are needed to protect vulnerable populations and hospitals as infections rebound and to avoid new lockdowns.

The law requires all workers in the health care sector to start getting vaccinated by September 15, or risk suspension.

The law says a government decree will outline how to handle vaccination documents from other countries.

Macron appealed for national unity and mass vaccination to fight the resurgent virus, and lashed out at those fuelling anti-vaccine sentiment and protests.

He criticised "people who are in the business of irrational, sometimes cynical, manipulative mobilisation" against vaccination.

More than 111,000 people with the virus have died in France, which is registering about 20,000 new infections daily compared to just a few thousand earlier this month. »

An airport piano player earned $60,000 in tips after a stranger shared videos of him on Instagram

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Carter, 66, isn't famous, but he does perform for an international audience nearly every day at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The author, podcaster and Instagram influencer also took videos of the musician and shared them with his "InstaFamilia," which include more than 200,000 followers.

"Suddenly I was like, what would happen if I asked my Instagram followers if we could give him the biggest tip he's ever gotten," he said. »

Michigan Politicians, All Republicans, Pocket Thousands in Bonuses From Federal Covid Relief Funds

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The funds were part of $557,000 of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds earmarked for hazard pay, and elected officials allocated “the bulk” of the funds to themselves, the Argus-Press in Ossowa, Mich., reported.

But those funds were intended for workers whose jobs put them at risk of contracting coronavirus and whose jobs were greatly affected by the pandemic.

These payments to elected and appointed officials likely violate both the Michigan constitution and the federal rules for ARP funds. »