The Daily Populous

Sunday April 12nd, 2020 day edition

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President Donald Trump was informed in late January of a memo written by his trade adviser, Peter Navarro, warning that 'half a million American souls' could die of coronavirus, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Trump has denied he saw the memo at the time.

The Times also reported that Trump was displeased that Navarro had put the information in writing.

Navarro had also urged in the memo to limit travel from China, then the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to The Times, aides discussed the memo with Trump, and he was displeased Navarro put the information in writing.

Navarro also wrote a second memo on February 23 warning that up to "1 [to] 2 million souls" could die of the virus, according to Axios.

Just one day later, Trump tweeted that the coronavirus was "very much under control in the USA. »

25% of Wyoming Stay-At-Home Workers Boozing During Work Hours

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If you are tempted to have a drink or seven two while working at home during the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone.

According to a new study, a full 25% of Wyoming workers who are newly employed-from-home are slamming a few back during the work hours.

The survey polled 3,000 American workers and the drink of choice among work-from-home boozers is beer. »

Governor Northam Signs Virginia Values Act

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Virginia is first Southern state to provide sweeping anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced he has signed the Virginia Values Act, making Virginia the first state in the South to enact comprehensive protections for the LGBTQ community against discrimination in housing, employment, public spaces, and credit applications.

“This new law will bring protections that Virginians need to live, work, and access services free from discrimination and harassment. »

Media Watchdog Names Sean Hannity as a Chief Source of Coronavirus Misinformation

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Fox News commentator — and top Trump Administration propagandist — Sean Hannity has made a career of twisting facts and peddling conspiracy theories.Now, a new report from the nonprofit watchdog group Media Matters for America labels Hannity one of the chief sources of dangerous misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.

Two days later, on his radio program, the commentator dished up a conspiracy theory about the “deep state” using coronavirus to spin the public.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources, especially as we all deal with the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic. »