The Daily Populous

Monday January 10th, 2022 day edition

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A Kaiapoi doctor caught handing out fake vaccine exemptions is no longer registered to practise medicine in New Zealand.

Footage of Jonie Girouard​ issuing bogus exemptions and coaching people on how to use them sparked an investigation into the North Canterbury GP in December.

Medical Council chairperson Curtis Walker said Dr Girouard​ was now unable to practise medicine in New Zealand, as she was no longer registered.

In December the council suspended the practising certificates of three doctors as it investigated claims they had shared Covid-19 misinformation.

Dr Peter Canaday, Dr Emanuel Garcia, and Dr Matthew Shelton are unable to practise, but have appealed the council's decision to the District Court.

The same month, Walker said the Medical Council had begun gathering information "with urgency" once the footage of Girouard​ aired on Newshub.

Hailing from the United States, Dr Girouard and her husband, Michael, have both worked as doctors for over 20 years, including as missionaries in Ecuador and Africa. »

Bob Saget Dead at 65

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First responders were called to his hotel room Sunday afternoon, but the actor was pronounced dead at the scene.

Saget has been on touring lately as a comedian, with many shows in and around Florida.

Check for my dates in 2022. — bob saget (@bobsaget) January 9, 2022. »

Sen. Jon Ossoff set to introduce bill barring members of Congress from trading individual stocks: report

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Sen. Ossoff is set to introduce a bill that would bar members of Congress from trading stocks, per The New York Post.

Sen. Jon Ossoff of Georgia is set to introduce legislation that would bar members of Congress from holding or trading individual stocks while they're in elective office, according to The New York Post.

However, the bill would bar trades among members and senior staffers, while excluding congressional spouses and other family members. »

Unvaccinated People Ordered to Stay Home or Face Jail in City of 14 Million

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Under the order, unvaccinated people must stay at home except to buy essential goods or for medical purposes.

The metropolis has exceeded its target of fully vaccinating some 9.8 million people, or about 70 percent of its total population of around 14 million.

Some officials criticized the council’s stay-at-home order for unvaccinated people, noting that even vaccinated people can contract and transmit the virus. »