The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 10th, 2021 evening edition

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The Fair Fight Political Action Committee donated a total of $1.34 million to the nonprofit organization RIP Medical Debt to clear debts that carried a face value of $212 million, the Associated Press reported.

The state where the most people received the debt payoffs was Georgia, where 69,000 people had their medical bills paid.

Abrams founded Fair Fight Action after losing the 2018 election for governor of Georgia.

"I know firsthand how medical costs and a broken healthcare system put families further and further in debt," Abrams said in a statement.

"What is so important about this is the tie between Medicaid expansion and just crushing medical debt," Groh-Wargo said.

She also said research shows states that expanded Medicaid have lower rates of medical debt.

"There does need to be a larger solution around what we do about medical debt.". »

Research team develops vaccine that kills HIV in monkeys

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A new vaccine technology that eliminated the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in test monkeys has raised hopes for an end to the AIDS pandemic, a research team said.

The research team focused on a bacterium that secretes a substance that strengthens an immune response.

The research team plans to create vaccines by using HIV removed from patients undergoing drug treatment. »

Western Sanctions on Belarus’s Potash Industry Test Beijing-Minsk Partnership

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Western Sanctions on Belarus: Implications for China’s Potash Industry.

The Belarusian potash mining and processing industry has faced serious problems due to international sanctions imposed on the regime following fraudulent presidential elections in summer 2020.

In practical terms, EU sanctions on potash exports have large loopholes, and last year’s sanctions did not disrupt Belaruskaliy’s supplies to China (China Agricultural Holdings, August 21, 2020). »

Ghislaine Maxwell Denied Bail for the 4th Time in Jeffrey Epstein Sex Abuse Case

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It was the fourth time that U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan has rejected a bail application for Maxwell, 59.

In the latest bail request, Maxwell lawyer Bobbi Sternheim said her client has been subjected to physical and emotional abuse by jail guards.

The new three-part Peacock Original series “Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell” is an investigation into the British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell, known for her association with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, as she awaits trial on multiple sex trafficking charges. »

A South Korean engineer who exposed safety issues at Hyundai and Kia was awarded $24 million by US auto regulators, and it marks an industry first

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A South Korea-based engineer was awarded $24 million for reporting information on security lapses at Hyundai and its Kia subsidiary.

South Korean engineer Kim Gwang-ho was given $24 million by US authorities for reporting Hyundai and Kia's safety violations.

A former Hyundai Motors engineer was rewarded with $24 million for reporting safety violations committed by the South Korean carmaker, US auto regulators announced on Tuesday. »