The Daily Populous

Friday April 10th, 2020 night edition

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While millions of Americans are counting the days until their stimulus checks arrive, many fear that the one-time $1,200 payment won’t go very far.

A recent report from retirement income company SimplyWise also found that 63% of respondents said they will need another stimulus check within the next three months.

Read more:Will you get a $1,200 check from the $2 trillion stimulus bill?

The stimulus checks will provide up to $1,200 for adults, $2,400 for married couples and $500 per child.

Read more:The best way to spend your $1,200 stimulus check, according to financial advisers.

And it should come as no surprise that the stimulus checks matter the most to the lowest earners.

Almost three in four Americans said that the outbreak has lowered their household income in a new Financial Times survey. »

Obesity is major COVID-19 risk factor, says French chief epidemiologist

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PARIS (Reuters) - Being overweight is a major risk for people infected with the new coronavirus and the United States is particularly vulnerable because of high obesity levels there, France’s chief epidemiologist said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: French immunologist Jean-Francois Delfraissy addresses the media in the courtyard of the French Interior Ministry in Paris, France March 13, 2020.

Obesity has been cited as a possible explanation for higher than average per-capita COVID-19 death rates in the U.S. city of New Orleans and in Mexico. »

China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock, in post-virus regulatory push

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Dog consumption has become increasingly unpopular in China, and the southern city of Shenzhen became the first to ban it last month.

However, the Humane Society International, an animal welfare group, estimated that around 10 million dogs a year are still killed in China for meat, including stolen pets.

“This draft proposal could signal a game-changer moment for animal protection in China,” said Wendy Higgins, a Humane Society International spokeswoman. »

Bob Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul” Is His First No. 1 Song on Any Billboard Chart

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Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize in literature in 2016, but today marked a new accomplishment: his first No. 1 hit.

According to Billboard, Dylan’s new song “Murder Most Foul” has topped its Rock Digital Song Sales chart, giving Dylan his first No. 1 under his own name on any chart.

Dylan surprise released the 17-minute “Murder Most Foul,” which addresses the JFK assassination, on March 27. »