The Daily Populous

Thursday August 26th, 2021 night edition

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(The Biden administration has since said that it will aid those districts by paying for any penalties DeSantis imposes on them).

In fact, most Americans back masking requirements in schools, and Florida is no different: Around 62 percent of voters in Florida support rules requiring masks for students and staff in public schools.

Now, new polling shows that DeSantis may have harmed himself politically over his stubborn stance on masking and other issues related to the pandemic.

A Political Matrix/The Listener Group survey published this week asked Florida residents whether they had positive or negative views of the governor over his handling of the pandemic.

Just 43.3 percent said they viewed DeSantis favorably on that issue, while 53.8 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion of him.

The dissatisfaction felt by Florida voters has put DeSantis at a disadvantage against his potential political opponents, as he is up for reelection in 2022.

The state also has the third-highest rate of COVID deaths in the nation for the past two weeks, with more than 227 Floridians dying per day on average. »

COVID Vaccines Show No Signs of Harming Fertility or Sexual Function

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Yet studies so far have not linked the vaccines with problems related to pregnancy, menstrual cycles, erectile performance or sperm quality.

Pregnant women have reported similar suspected reactions to the vaccines as people who are not pregnant.”.

Ramasamy and his colleagues have found no detrimental changes in sperm counts and other fertility measures after vaccination. »

California updates lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, says game maker is interfering

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California has expanded its anti-discrimination lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, adding temporary workers to the female full-time employees of whom it is suing on behalf.

The state's Department of Fair Employment & Housing also alleges the game maker has interfered with its investigation.

Throughout the lawsuit, the word "employees" has been changed to "workers" in reference to harassment, sex discrimination regarding pay and other allegations. »

Canada's Justin Trudeau Pledges Two-Year Ban on Foreign Home Buyers

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Justin Trudeau, the Liberal Party head who is running for re-election, proposed the two-year ban as a means to boost housing affordability for Canadians.

Trudeau certainly isn’t alone in calling out foreign buyers from the bully pulpit.

doesn’t call for a ban on foreign buyers, but is proposing a 20 percent tax on homes bought by foreigners or non-permanent residents. »

China Swoops Into Bangladesh With a Vaccine Deal

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Not only will it help Bangladesh address its vaccine shortage but also with this, China has made deeper inroads into the South Asian country.

It kept a low profile and bided its time, and when opportunity opened up, it acted swiftly to strike the vaccine deal with the Bangladesh government.

Since March, Bangladesh has received 9 million Sinopharm doses from China, with an additional 1.1 million doses as a gift. »