The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 1st, 2022 night edition

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced he has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning.

Speaking during an outdoor press conference, maskless, Trudeau said he feels well and “has no symptoms,” and will continue to work remotely this week, following public health guidance.

He has been in isolation since Thursday, after one of his children tested positive for the virus.

A second of his three children is now also positive, he said.

“It's a challenge that my family and I are facing, but there's nothing unusual or special about it.

Shortly after learning of this exposure on Wednesday night, the prime minister said he had tested negative on a rapid antigen test.

Trudeau is fully vaccinated and received a COVID-19 booster shot on Jan. 4. »

Swastikas displayed at Canadian protests against vaccination mandates

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Swastikas and other symbols of hate were on display amid a sea of Canadian flags as part of the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” protests against vaccination mandates in Ottawa over the weekend.

The protests featured a range of groups comparing vaccine mandates to fascism and displaying Canadian flags, and sometimes American flags, upside down.

Among the symbols displayed at the protests were swastikas and, in at least one instance, the Confederate flag. »

Donald Trump Says He Wanted Mike Pence to Overturn the Election for First Time

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Donald Trump has admitted that he wanted former Vice President Mike Pence to have "overturned the Election" while the 2020 results were being certified during his ceremonial role as presiding officer of the Senate.

However, Trump's remarks are the first time he has described his intention as overturning the election results, which Pence "unfortunately" failed to do.

Pence also recently told Fox News' Jesse Walters that he and Trump haven't spoken since "last summer" following the January 6 fallout. »

Sony buying Bungie for $3.6 billion

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Sony buying Bungie for $3.6 billion Destiny studio will remain multiplatform, able "to self-publish and reach players wherever they choose to play".

Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced a deal to acquire Bungie for $3.6 billion, the latest in a string of big-ticket consolidation deals in the games industry.

Sony has said Bungie will remain a multiplatform studio, with the option "to self-publish and reach players wherever they choose to play.". »