The Daily Populous

Monday January 17th, 2022 day edition

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Uganda is set to immunise about eight million children below the age of five during the polio vaccination campaign which kicks off today.

There is a big number of unvaccinated and under vaccinated children under five years,” she said.

The Unicef representative in Uganda, Dr Mohamed El Munir A. Safieldin, said one of Uganda’s greatest achievements over the past 20 years has been the ability to keep a huge number of children alive.

He added that back in 2000, Uganda’s mortality rate for children under five years was 151 deaths per 1,000 live births.

He added that protecting children against vaccine-preventable disease requires having the right quantities of vaccines at the right time.

Gavi, the vaccine alliance donated equipment worth $8.3 million, which include 1,311 solar-powered fridges, 124 on-grid fridges, five walk-in cold room mono-blocks and196 vaccine carriers.

Last year in August 2021, Uganda announced that there was a polio outbreak in the country after samples on faecal matter collected from Lubingi tested positive. »

Russia cannot 'tolerate' NATO's 'gradual invasion' of Ukraine, Putin spokesman says

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Appearing on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the stage for the current border crisis was set decades ago, in the '90s.

Roughly 100,000 Russian soldiers have recently amassed near Ukraine, leading to concerns that Russia will invade its neighbor soon.

Peskov, a career diplomat and longtime Putin spokesman, accused NATO of being a "weapon of confrontation" rather than a "dove of peace." »

How Did We Go From Stimulus Checks to “Go to Work With COVID”?

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Now, the Biden administration struggled even to agree internally on whether the government should send high-quality N95 masks to everyone.

One year later, Senators Ron Wyden and Michael Bennet introduced ambitious legislation that would have modernized unemployment insurance assistance nationwide.

Some lawmakers have reportedly been discussing another round of stimulus spending for small business owners of restaurants and gyms, which are particularly vulnerable to COVID-induced economic slowdown. »

Ghislaine Maxwell will reveal the names of eight ‘John Does’

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Convicted sex-trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell will no longer fight to protect the identity of eight men who allegedly had sex with young women she and her billionaire paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein procured for them.

The eight names stem from a 2015 civil lawsuit from Virginia Giuffre who is pictured here with Prince Andrew and Maxwell.

A lawyer for Maxwell stated in a letter that she will no longer fight to protect the identity of eight people. »

CD Projekt Red Has Started To Prepare For A Major Cyberpunk 2077 Update On PC

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Cyberpunk 2077 appears to be in line to get a patch on PC and possibly consoles as CD Projekt Red is updating its internal builds on Steam.

The last time a major update was released for Cyberpunk 2077 was back in August with the launch of patch 1.3.

CD Projekt Red has promised a large update for Cyberpunk 2077 later this year along with the launch of the next-generation console version. »