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Five Minute News12/29/21: CDC Eases COVID-19 Guidelines; Court Refuses Proud Boys Request To Dismiss 1/6 Case; Greta Thunberg Rejects Biden As Climate Leader

Five Minute News12/29/21: CDC Eases COVID-19 Guidelines; Court Refuses Proud Boys Request To Dismiss 1/6 Case; Greta Thunberg Rejects Biden As Climate Leader

The Five Minute News is a daily podcast from journalist Anthony Davis and MeidasTouch, providing a quick update on current events. The podcast covers some of the biggest stories each day regarding health, economy, inequality, and politics, boiling each story down to a few short minutes so you can start your day informed without spending a lot of time.

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Wednesday’s edition covers the new CDC guidance that reduces the length of time some patients are asked to quarantine with an asymptomatic COVID-19 infection; a court ruling on a request by the Proud Boys extremist group to dismiss a case regarding the January 6th attack on the Capitol Building; and climate activist Greta Thunberg’s recent statements on U.S. President Joe Biden.

The full episode can be viewed below, or followed on your preferred podcast app.

The CDC has shortened the amount of time people with asymptomatic COVID-19 infections are advised to quarantine before returning to work, citing evidence that contagion is highest in the earliest days of infection, but some experts fear this decision is for the benefit of corporations, rather than society, and will only worsen the impact of the pandemic.

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The Proud Boys asked to have a lawsuit for their alleged role in the Capitol riot dismissed, saying that the case stifles free speech, but a judge has ruled against them, affirming that the case can proceed.

Greta Thunberg, who gained fame as a young climate activist, is now saying that U.S. President Joe Biden should not be lauded as a leader in addressing climate issues, since the U.S. is actually expanding fossil fuel infrastructure.

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