The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 17th, 2020 morning edition

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A video has emerged of Donald Trump talking about cutting the US pandemic response team in 2018 – days after claiming that he knew nothing about the disbanded White House unit.

Mr Trump said of the pandemic team that “some of the people we’ve cut they haven’t been used for many, many years and if we ever need them we can get them very quickly and rather then spending the money”.

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“I’m a business person, I don’t like having thousands of people around when you don’t need them,” he added.

The unit had been established by the previous White House administration in 2014 after the outbreak of Ebola.

In a press conference on Friday, Mr Trump denied knowing anything about the cuts in 2018 when questioned by Yamiche Alcindor, a reporter for PBS.

The US president responded by saying: “Well, I just think it’s a nasty question ...You say we did that, I don’t know anything about it. »

Canada shutting the border to most non-citizens due to COVID-19: PM Trudeau

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Permanent Canadian residents, the immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens are still being allowed into Canada at this time.

Air operators are being instructed to prevent any traveller who presents symptoms of the virus from boarding a plane.

"I know this news will spark concern," Trudeau said to Canadians who are currently out of the country. »

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Donate $1 Million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada

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“Blake & I are donating $1 million to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

Feed America operates a network of food banks throughout the U.S. while Food Banks Canada does the same in Reynold’s native Canada.

In September, Lively and Reynolds donated $2 million to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. »

Development Manifesto: Delirium Improvements

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Monster On-Death Effects Currently, there's a random chance for individual Delirium monsters to have mods that cause On-Death effects.

Delirium Alongside Previous Content Delirium increases the difficulty and reward of all other Path of Exile content.

Past Content in Delirium: Adding time to the Delirium encounter when interacting with these past encounters. »

The Case for a Social Distancing Wage

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On a routine basis, millions of low-wage workers—particularly in the service industry—must go to work even when they are feeling sick.

If they do not, they risk compromising their ability to support their families, because their employers have made no provision for them to take paid time off for illness.

The spread of Covid-19 has revealed this to be a clear public health danger, one that requires out-of-the-box thinking and fresh ideas from lawmakers. »