The Daily Populous

Friday April 10th, 2020 day edition

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(CNN) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis falsely claimed Thursday that the novel coronavirus hasn't killed anyone under 25 nationwide while discussing a timeline for reopening schools in the state.

"This particular pandemic is one where, I don't think nationwide there's been a single fatality under 25.

For whatever reason it just doesn't seem to threaten, you know, kids," DeSantis said at an educators' meeting to discuss distance learning.

"And we lose in Florida between five and 10 kids a year for the flu.

This one, for whatever reason, much more dangerous if you're 65 and plus than the flu, no doubt about that, if you're younger it just hasn't had an impact.

"I think the data on that has been 100% consistent," he continued.

In reality, the CDC reports on its website that four people between the ages of 15 and 24 and one person between the ages of one and four have died. »

Coronavirus: Doctor who warned prime minister about PPE dies with COVID-19

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A doctor diagnosed with coronavirus has died - three weeks after he warned the prime minister that health workers urgently needed more personal protective equipment (PPE).

On 18 March he wrote a message to Boris Johnson asking him to "urgently" ensure PPE for "each and every NHS worker in the UK".

"Two weeks before his admission to hospital he wrote a message to the prime minister urging for better PPE. »

US citizens in Lebanon decline repatriation offer, saying it's 'safer' in Beirut

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It's a decision that several US citizens in Beirut who CNN spoke to have echoed, citing skyrocketing cases in the US .

Lebanese soldiers, wearing protective equipment, stand guard at Beirut international airport on April 5, ahead of the arrival of returning nationals.

On the morning of April 5, the US embassy flew 95 US citizens out of Lebanon, according to a US State Department official. »

TV Medical Advice and Your Patients

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“Approximately half of the recommendations have either no evidence or are contradicted by the best available evidence.

In terms of The Dr. Oz Show, evidence supported 46%, contradicted 15%, and was not found for 39% of the recommendations.

Study results indicate that the most common recommendation category, made 39% of the time on The Dr. Oz Show, was dietary advice. »