The Daily Populous

Friday January 14th, 2022 night edition

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Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said that "misinformation" could be a "great tactic" during a speech to a group of medical school students in 2013.

In a video shared to Twitter by epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding on Wednesday, the Kentucky Republican can be seen telling students that "misinformation works" during an Aug. 22, 2013, lecture at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

A student asked Paul, who worked as an ophthalmologist for many years before entering politics, for advice on taking a midterm exam.

Paul responded by recalling his own college strategy of using misinformation to "trick" fellow students that he viewed as "opponents.".

"I never ever cheated and I don't condone cheating, but I would sometimes spread misinformation," the then first-term senator said during the lecture.

2) Sickening is that @RandPaul once told a room full of students that “misinformation works”.

While Paul and Fauci had clashed over the virus during many similar hearings, on Tuesday Fauci accused the senator of attacking him for "political gain." »

Prince Andrew stripped of military titles and charities amid sex abuse lawsuit

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London (CNN) Britain's Prince Andrew has been stripped of his military titles and charities, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday, a day after a judge ruled a sexual abuse civil lawsuit against the Queen's son could proceed.

Andrew will also no longer use the style "His Royal Highness" in any official capacity, a royal source told CNN on Thursday.

"With The Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen. »

Cancer mortality rates continue to decline amid 'major progress' in lung cancer early detection and treatment

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(CNN) Cancer mortality rates have been dropping for nearly two decades, aided by "major progress" in the early detection and treatment options for lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society's annual report on cancer statistics, published Wednesday.

In 2019, about one in four cancer deaths was among lung cancer patients, but lung cancer deaths are declining faster than overall trends.

Mortality rates for lung cancer dropped about 5% each year between 2015 and 2019, while overall cancer mortality dropped about 2% in that time. »

Prince Andrew loses military roles and use of HRH title

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The duke’s roles have been handed back to the Queen with immediate effect for redistribution to other members of the royal family.

The dramatic move came hours after more than 150 military veterans wrote to the Queen to ask her to strip Andrew of his honorary military roles amid what they described as their “upset and anger”.

“We are therefore asking that you take immediate steps to strip Prince Andrew of all his military ranks and titles and, if necessary, that he be dishonourably discharged.”. »

Microsoft has discontinued all Xbox One consoles

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The software giant originally discontinued the Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S ahead of the Xbox Series X launch, then quietly stopped manufacturing the Xbox One S at the end of 2020, leaving retailers to sell out their remaining stock.

“To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” says Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, in a statement to The Verge.

Speaking just after the launch of the Xbox Series X / S in 2020, Xbox chief Phil Spencer told The Verge that the company had built more Xbox Series X consoles than Series S, but that ultimately the lower price point of the Series S would win out. »