The Daily Populous

Thursday January 13rd, 2022 day edition

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The Premier of Quebec François Legault at a press conference on November 18, 2021 in Montreal, Canada.

10% of Quebec's adult population is unvaccinated for COVID-19, Premier François Legault said.

The unvaccinated, however, make up half of all ICU beds in the province, Legault said.

He says they will be taxed a "significant" amount for the strain they put on the healthcare system.

Quebec's Premier François Legault announced on Tuesday that the province plans to tax people who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 for non-medical reasons.

Legault said that while only 10% of the province's residents are unvaccinated, they make up 50% of all patients in intensive care units.

According to The Globe and Mail, Quebec will be the first Canadian province to impose a financial penalty for the unvaccinated. »

Texas school district asks parents to become substitute teachers amid COVID surge

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The Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) in Kyle is asking parents to consider applying to become a substitute teacher as coronavirus continues to surge across Texas.

But, if the principal knows them and recommends them, the school district can waive the requirement that they have at least 30 college hours.

"We will have a number of teachers and other school staff on hand to help our new parent subs. »

A More Just Drone War Is Within Reach

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But no accounting of the drone war would be complete without determining whether policies intended to reduce civilian casualties from U.S. strikes ever worked.

The case of Pakistan shows that a standard of near certainty for U.S. drone strikes can reduce civilian casualties.

A tighter threshold for U.S drone strikes can reduce civilian casualties without emboldening the enemy. »

Lawsuit aiming to break up Facebook group Meta can go ahead, US court rules

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However, Judge James Boasberg said on Tuesday that the FTC’s revised lawsuit should be allowed to proceed.

“Ultimately, whether the FTC will be able to prove its case and prevail at summary judgment and trial is anyone’s guess.

The FTC originally sued Facebook during the Trump administration, and its complaint was rejected by the court in June last year. »