The Daily Populous

Monday April 6th, 2020 morning edition

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On Sunday, initially at least, there was no White House briefing on the president’s public schedule.

In the words of one administration insider, to the Guardian: “The Trump organism is simply collapsing.

Yet Trump appears incapable of emoting anything that comes close to heart-felt concern.

Remember when the Republican party freaked out about Barack Obama and the US “leading from behind” abroad?

Welcome to what Martin O’Malley, a Democratic former governor of Maryland, calls the “Darwinian approach to federalism”.

For good measure, Trump later declared from the White House: “I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting.”.

Seven months from now, we will learn if party loyalty is enough to secure a second term. »

Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for COVID-19 tests

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Boris Johnson has been admitted to an NHS hospital in central London for tests 10 days after confirming he had contracted coronavirus.

Sky News understands that Mr Johnson was to remain in hospital overnight.

Mr Johnson remains "in charge of the government" and in contact with ministerial colleagues and officials despite his hospital admission, a spokesman said. »

As It Happened: Queen addresses nation, as Boris Johnson goes to hospital

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“In the years to come”, she hopes everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to the challenge.

– The Queen has an eye on how history will judge our actions today.

And she finishes with one more glancing reference to a previous conflict and the song many remember from that time – We’ll Meet Again. »

Report: The Trump administration didn’t order ventilators or masks until mid-March

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The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration received its first briefing about the outbreak in China on January 3.

Nine days later, when there were over 30,000 confirmed cases in the country, it placed a larger second order for $173 million.

By March 31, according to the Trump administration, more than 11.6 million masks from the stockpile had been distributed to state and local governments. »