The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 18th, 2022 night edition

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"As we say in Tennessee, that dog won't hunt," said Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In a statement, Walensky said the agency "prioritized academics over athletics because of the increased risks involved in some extracurricular sports.

In the fall, 99 percent of schools were able to remain open during the intense delta wave of COVID.".

Part of the problem, Schaffner and others say, is that CDC scientists are sometimes stuck in a bubble.

But on the other hand, it's unrealistic to think that schools would cancel band, choir and school musicals now or at any other period of high transmission.

I think everyone's doing their best to take care of the whole child," said Imhoff, a school superintendent in Ohio.

But he added that the CDC still would likely come under fire for its guidance, at least from some people. »

Japanese firefighter has his pay slashed after officials discover his YouTube gaming channel

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A firefighter in Japan has had his budding career as a gamer cut short after city officials discovered his YouTube channel.

By October 2021 he had amassed around 15,000 subscribers and made over ¥1 million (€8,700) in advertising revenue, according to Japanese newspaper the Mainichi Shimbun.

But in that same month, city officials in Wakayama received an anonymous tip-off about the firefighter's channel, prompting an investigation. »

Bernie Sanders says Democratic Party has 'turned its back' on working Americans

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Democrats are on the wrong path and need to make a "major course correction," pivoting back toward the needs of working Americans, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said this week, according to a report.

"It’s not because the Republican Party has anything to say to them," Sanders said, "It’s because in too many ways the Democratic Party has turned its back on the working class."

"In too many ways the Democratic Party has turned its back on the working class." »