The Daily Populous

Thursday June 23rd, 2022 night edition

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Traces of the polio virus have been found during a routine sewage inspection in London, leading the UK Health Security Agency to declare a national incident.

Health officials are now concerned about the community spread of the virus after samples were collected from the Beckton Sewage Treatment Works in London, but have stressed the risk to the public is extremely low.

What is polio, have people in the UK been vaccinated against it and what's the risk to the public?.

So far the virus has only been detected in sewage samples and no associated cases of paralysis have been reported.

That's why it is a major blow that traces of the virus have been detected in London.

The national uptake of the childhood polio vaccine is high but in London rates are much lower.

The Beckton London Sewage Works has a catchment area of more than four million people and that represents a significant challenge to health officials. »

Florida man accused of fraud caught fleeing to Cuba on Jet Ski, officials say

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A Cuban man charged in a $4.2 million Medicare fraud scheme is being held as a flight risk after officials said he tried to flee the U.S. on a Jet Ski.

Cruz Graveran agreed to cooperate with a criminal investigation during an interview, and officials said they took his passport.

Investigators say the Jet Ski was outfitted with a special fuel cell for long trips and was carrying extra food and water bottles. »

Can Putin Survive?: The Lessons of the Soviet Collapse

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In reality, it was misguided Soviet economic policies and a series of political missteps by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that caused the country to self-destruct.

And Putin has learned a great deal from the Soviet collapse, managing to avoid the financial chaos that doomed the Soviet state despite intense sanctions.

In the United States and Europe, many experts assume that the collapse of the Soviet Union was preordained. »