The Daily Populous

Saturday March 7th, 2020 morning edition

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The US has the world's highest death rate for the new coronavirus at 5.4%, compared to a global average of 3.4%.

New testing standards and more widely available test kits could pick up more mild cases in the U.S. and lower the death rate.

The US has the world's highest death rate for the new coronavirus: Based on the ratio of confirmed deaths to reported cases, 5.4% of patients have died.

Only the Philippines has a higher coronavirus death rate than the US, and that's because it has only had three cases.

If you calculate the death rate based on only those federally verified cases, it jumps to roughly 10%.

- California has declared a state of emergency as the number of novel coronavirus cases and deaths in the US continues to climb. »

RuPaul's Drag Race disqualifies Sherry Pie over catfishing allegations

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Following multiple catfishing allegations against RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 contestant Sherry Pie, EW has learned that the New York City-based performer has been disqualified from the reality competition series.

“In light of recent developments and Sherry Pie’s statement, Sherry Pie has been disqualified from RuPaul’s Drag Race," VH1 and production company World of Wonder said in a statement to EW.

On Wednesday, aspiring actor Ben Shimkus accused Gugliemelli of catfishing him, writing about his alleged experience with the drag performer in a lengthy Facebook post. »

Reddit ran wild with Boston bombing conspiracy theories in 2013 and is now an epicenter for coronavirus misinformation. The site is doing almost nothing to change that.

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Reddit users were held responsible for incorrectly identifying a 22-year-old college student as one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

Reddit users have clamored to several coronavirus-related subreddits, including r/coronavirus, which has more than 600,000 members.

Perhaps the best-known example of Reddit’s power is from 2013, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. »

Opinion | How Working-Class Life Is Killing Americans, in Charts

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Up and down the age spectrum, deaths of despair have been surging for people without a four-year college degree:.

But over the past three decades, deaths of despair among whites without a college degree — especially those under age 50 — have soared.

The death rate for whites with a college degree, by contrast, has risen only modestly across all age groups and remains lower for the young than the old. »

The Last Of Us TV Show Writer Confirms He Won't Change Ellie's Sexuality

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Ellie’s sexuality has been a divisive issue among fans ever since it became apparent that Ellie was gay in the first DLC, Left Behind.

Ellie's sexuality has been further confirmed by the marketing for The Last of Us Part II, with an early trailer showing her kissing another woman.

Even beyond that, the society that exists in the Last Of Us world is a far stretch from our own. »