The Daily Populous

Sunday January 2nd, 2022 night edition

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared racism a "public health crisis," signing an entire package of legislation Dec. 23 aimed at addressing discrimination and racial injustice in the state.

"For far too long, communities of color in New York have been held back by systemic racism and inequitable treatment," Hochul said in a statement last week.

"I am proud to sign legislation that addresses this crisis head-on, addressing racism, expanding equity, and improving access for all.".

The legislation has been spearheaded by state assembly members Karines Reyes and Yuh-Line Niou, Sens.

Legislation S.6639-A/A.6896-A will require that the state collect specific demographic information to keep a "more accurate and relevant public record" of Asian-American populations in New York.

Senator Julia Salazar says data collection is important toward acknowledging the needs of certain communities and allowing proper resources to be allocated to them.

"Asian-American communities are among the most impoverished in New York," Niou said. »

France introduces free birth control for all women under 25

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Contraception including the pill, IUDs, contraceptive patches and other methods will be free for women aged 25 and under in France from January 1, 2021.

Free birth control for all women under 25 will be available in France from Saturday, expanding a scheme targeting under-18s to ensure young women don't stop taking contraception because they cannot afford it.

France announced the extension to women under 25 in September, saying surveys showed a decline in the use of contraception mainly for financial reasons. »

Florida breaks single-day COVID case record

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Friday’s report marks a single-day record for the number of new cases in Florida.

It breaks the record set a day earlier when more than 58,000 cases were reported in the state.

The omicron variant of the coronavirus has spiked in Florida and across the nation over the past few weeks. »

Space Colonists Will Likely Resort to Cannibalism, Scientist Says

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As if things weren’t going to be tough enough for future space colonists, experts now say that they’re likely going to face food troubles — and that might just turn them into cannibals.

Specifically, Cockell stressed that if the farming and crop systems failed, the colonizers would likely face very dire consequences unless they received regular supplies from Earth.

To underscore his point, he pointed to Sir John Franklin’s 1845 exploration of the Arctic that resulted in the crew cannibalising each other. »