The Daily Populous

Sunday March 8th, 2020 night edition

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Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, falsely claimed on Friday that the coronavirus "is contained" in the US.

Another senior Trump official, counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, made a similar though slightly less definitive claim, saying that the virus "is being contained.".

Facts First: Experts say the US has not come close to containing the coronavirus.

They also say the small number of tests conducted in the United States so far has prevented the government from getting an accurate picture of how widespread the virus truly is.

"In the US it is the opposite of contained," said Harvard University epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch, director of Harvard's Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics.

"It is spreading so efficiently in so many places that it may be difficult to stop.".

"In my scientific opinion and based on the available information, the situation is not contained," said Aubree Gordon, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan. »

Michael Oluronbi: 'Holy bath' rapist jailed for 34 years

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A church pastor and self-styled prophet who repeatedly raped children after "holy baths" has been jailed for 34 years.

His wife Juliana Oluronbi, who arranged abortions after four girls became pregnant, was jailed for 11 years.

The trial heard Oluronbi had victims stand naked in a bowl of water to undergo what he called "spiritual bathing". »

Coronavirus: China hotel collapses trapping 70 people

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A hotel being used as a coronavirus quarantine centre in China has collapsed, leaving 70 people trapped.

“It was not until I ran to my balcony that I saw that the entire hotel building had collapsed.”.

The hotel is one of two buildings being used as a quarantine centre in the city’s Licheng district, after opening as a hotel in June 2018, according to SCMP. »

Television Review: 'Better Call Saul' Is Heartbreaking Drama

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Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad prequel is the most heartbreaking drama ever to appear on TV.

The character was originally conceived as comic relief for the AMC drama Breaking Bad, which lasted five exciting seasons before concluding in 2013.

The heartbreaking, staggering genius of Better Call Saul is that we know what Jimmy McGill becomes later in Breaking Bad. »

Men can smell when a woman is sexually aroused

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The detection of sexual arousal through smell may function as an additional channel in the communication of sexual interest and provide further verification of human sexual interest.

Dr Arnaud Wisman said: ‘The present studies suggest that men are sensitive to the olfactory signals of sexual arousal released by women.

The research paper titled, ‘Sexual Chemosignals: Evidence that Men Process Olfactory Signals of Women’s Sexual Arousal’ is published in ‘Archives of Sexual Behavior’. »