The Daily Populous

Monday March 16th, 2020 day edition

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German ministers have reacted angrily following reports US president Donald Trump offered a German medical company “large sums of money” for exclusive rights to a Covid-19 vaccine.

“Germany is not for sale,” economy minister Peter Altmaier told broadcaster ARD, reacting to a front page report in Welt am Sonntag newspaper headlined “Trump vs Berlin”.

The newspaper reported Trump offered $1bn to Tübingen-based biopharmaceutical company CureVac to secure the vaccine “only for the United States”.

The German government was reportedly offering its own financial incentives for the vaccine to stay in the country.

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Christian Lindner, leader of the liberal FDP party, accused Trump of electioneering, saying: “Obviously Trump will use any means available in an election campaign.”.

The German health minister, Jens Spahn, said a takeover of CureVac by the Trump administration was “off the table”. »

Coronavirus USA Update: US Death Toll At 65; 3,349 Confirmed Cases

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KEY POINTS Sunday saw confirmed cases of COVID-19 reach 3,349 in 49 states while deaths jumped to 65.

The United States will definitely see more infections from COVID-19 and more deaths even as confirmed cases on Sunday hit 3,349 in 49 states while deaths jumped to 65.

Only West Virginia has no confirmed COVID-19 cases. »

Bernie Sanders Says Trump 'Blabbering With Unfactual' Coronavirus Information is 'Unacceptable': 'Shut This President Up'

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2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders said the first thing he would do tonight to "save American lives" amid the coronavirus outbreak is to shut President Donald Trump up.

It is unacceptable for him to be blabbering with un-factual information that is confusing the general public," the Vermont senator added.

Sunday's debate, moderated by CNN with Ilia Calderón, Dana Bash and Jake Tapper, marked the first time the Democratic primary's two frontrunners, Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, went head-to-head. »

Women’s sexual fluidity is reflected in preferences for male facial masculinity, study finds

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The study found that more than half of heterosexual women reported at least some attraction to women, which in turn was related to their assessments of male attractiveness.

Even though all the women identified as heterosexual, 62.60% of them reported some level of sexual attraction to other women.

The study, “Attraction to Men and Women Predicts Sexual Dimorphism Preferences“, was authored by Carlota Batres, Benedict C. Jones, and David I. Perrett. »

Beatrice, Beloved French Bulldog on ‘Modern Family,’ Dies After Series Finale Wrap

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Beatrice, who played the beloved French bulldog Stella on the last seven seasons of “Modern Family,” died earlier this month shortly after the cast shot the series finale, according to TheBlast.

Reps for the show and the Good Dog Animals agency, which represented Beatrice, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

The show’s two-part finale, which wrapped production in late February, is scheduled to air on April 8. »