The Daily Populous

Monday February 3rd, 2020 morning edition

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The 71-year-old patient tested negative for the virus 48 hours after Thai doctors administered the combination, doctor Kriengsak Attipornwanich said during the ministry's daily press briefing.

"The lab result of positive on the coronavirus turned negative in 48 hours," Kriengsak said.

"From being exhausted before, she could sit up in bed 12 hours later.".

The doctors combined the anti-flu drug oseltamivir with lopinavir and ritonavir, anti-virals used to treat HIV, Kriengsak said, adding the ministry was awaiting research results to prove the findings.

So far, eight patients in Thailand have recovered and returned home, while 11 remain in the hospital.

Messages of support saying "Our hearts to Wuhan" in English, Chinese and Thai were plastered on a Bangkok mall popular with tourists.

Anutin said the evacuation would happen Tuesday, and the returnees would be quarantined for 14 days. »

Stephen King quits Facebook over concerns of 'false information'

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(CNN) Stephen King has quit Facebook after voicing concerns about false information and privacy.

"Not comfortable with the flood of false information that's allowed in its political advertising, nor am I confident in its ability to protect its users' privacy.

And when it comes to Facebook, King isn't much of a fan of it either. »

A YouTuber got the inflammatory right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins to fly to Prague to pick up a fake award whose initials spelled out the C-word

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The inflammatory right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins probably thought her day on the internet couldn't get any worse after her Twitter account was suspended for hate speech on Thursday.

Josh Pieters persuaded the controversial opinion-spouter to fly to Prague this week to pick up a fake award from the Capetown Collective for the Freedom of Speech.

Swipe to see what we really think... @joshua_pieters and I made Katie Hopkins fly to Prague to pick up a completely fake award. »

Popeye: 10 things you never knew

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Popeye was first turned into a series of short animated films in 1933, with the character making his big-screen debut alongside another famous cartoon, Betty Boop.

From 1935 onwards, Popeye was voiced by the actor Jack Mercer, who went on to voice the character for the next 40 years.

Visitors to Popeye Village can experience rides, shows, a Popeye museum, and, rather appropriately, a boat trip. »

Bernie Sanders Pledges Legal Marijuana In All 50 States On Day One As President

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With just two days to go before the Iowa caucus, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is pledging to immediately legalize marijuana in all 50 states if he is elected to the White House.

“On my first day in office through executive order we will legalize marijuana in every state in this country.”.

Watch Sanders pledge to legalize marijuana in all 50 states on his first day in office:. »