The Daily Populous

Sunday September 26th, 2021 day edition

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Pedestrians walk along Karl Johans Gate, the main shopping street in Oslo, Norway, on September 23, 2020.

Norway has ditched all its Covid-19 measures, even social distancing, in a radical move that as yet has unclear consequences.

The extreme move is part of a four-step plan to scrap all restrictions implemented on March 10 last year.

The country's Health Minister sent a letter to municipalities asking alerting them to prepare for the ending of restrictions.

Norway is the second Scandinavian country to end the restrictions, following in the footsteps of Denmark who waved goodbye to lockdowns on September 10.

Infections went from eight to almost 200 in 10 days, prompting restrictions to be brought back for the Asian country.

The UK and Denmark are yet to backtrack on their radical move to end Covid rules entirely. »

Arizona Dems promise to disavow Kyrsten Sinema if she doesn’t support filibuster reform

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In the Senate, the current filibuster rules allow for bills not to pass even if they have majority support.

NEW: the Arizona Democratic Party has passed a resolution pledging a 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐧𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 in @KyrstenSinema if she refuses to vote to reform the filibuster.

According to the motion “Concerning Kyrsten Sinema,” the ADP voted to “Reaffirm Our Support for Ending the Filibuster and Giving Notice of Possible Vote of NO Confidence.”. »

Minister: Iran will return to nuclear talks `very soon’

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While “standing up new sanctions against Iran,” he said, the United States can’t keep speaking of returning to the nuclear deal, even holding bilateral talks with Iran, and criticizing Trump policies.

The Biden administration implored Iran on Thursday to quickly return to talks on its nuclear program, which were suspended in June ahead of the Iranian elections, warning that the window for negotiations may soon close.

“Have no doubt,” he said, “that if they wish to continue their previous language towards Iran and previous comportment towards Iran, the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran will not remain tied.”. »

'We will not boost our way out of this pandemic,' CDC director says as 70 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated

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But the virus still poses a great threat to more than 70 million eligible people who remain unvaccinated.

"The most vulnerable are those unvaccinated," Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Friday.

The CDC on Friday approved a third shot of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to an expanded group of Americans. »