The Daily Populous

Saturday April 4th, 2020 night edition

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On Thur sday— and I didn’t think this was possible— President Trump handed the mic to someone who is actually dumber and less qualified than the president, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

To date, Jared Kushner is basically following in Trump’s footsteps; his father made money in real estate and the young Kushner is eating off the fat of the land.

Kushner took the podium during Trump’s press conference and proceeded to berate governors for needing supplies during a pandemic, claiming that New York doesn’t need 30,000 ventilators.

In the aptly titled New York Times piece, “Jared Kushner Is Going to Get Us All Killed,” columnist Michelle Goldberg explains Kushner’s bravado and qualifications beautifully.

Kushner has succeeded at exactly three things in his life.

“Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response,” said a Politico headline on Wednesday.

New York’s public hospital system only received a month’s worth of desperately needed N95 masks on Thursday after President Trump heard from “friends” that they were critically low on supplies, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner said. »

Bill Gates is funding new factories for 7 potential coronavirus vaccines, even though it will waste billions of dollars

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The Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates told "The Daily Show" on Thursday that his foundation was funding the construction of factories for seven coronavirus vaccine candidates.

Bill Gates is plugging money into building factories for seven promising coronavirus vaccine candidates, even though it will mean wasting billions of dollars.

Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates, have already pledged $100 million toward fighting the coronavirus pandemic, including an effort to send at-home coronavirus test kits to people in Washington state. »

3M says White House asked it stop sending U.S.-made masks to Canada

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The Trump Administration has asked 3M Co. to stop sending U.S.-made N95 respirator masks to Canada, the company said Friday.

“The Administration also requested that 3M cease exporting respirators that we currently manufacture in the United States to the Canadian and Latin American markets.

There are, however, significant humanitarian implications of ceasing respirator supplies to healthcare workers in Canada and Latin America, where we are a critical supplier of respirators.”. »

3M Response to Defense Production Act Order

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Yesterday, the Administration formally invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to require 3M to prioritize orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for our N95 respirators.

For example, earlier this week, we secured approval from China to export to the U.S. 10 million N95 respirators manufactured by 3M in China.

We also continue to act on reports of price gouging and unauthorized reselling related to 3M respirators. »

What Exactly Is Aquafaba, and How Do I Use It?

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When we refer to aquafaba (as we often do in our cookbook on vegan cooking, Vegan for Everybody), we’re talking about the liquid in a can of chickpeas.

Aquafaba is therefore able to trap air, giving items structure at the same time it delivers a fluffy crumb and lift.

Here are some helpful tips for how to incorporate aquafaba into your cooking and baking. »