The Daily Populous

Monday April 13rd, 2020 evening edition

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And the scariest finding: At any given time, about half of its citizens who have the coronavirus — and don’t know it — are not showing any symptoms.

That’s double the CDC’s recent estimate that as many as one in four people with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic.

Granted, the United States hasn’t tested such a high percentage of its population, so it’s not working with as much data.

President Trump said in an April 6 press briefing that almost 2 million Americans, or 0.6% of the U.S. population, had been tested for COVID-19.

So that means the “best data” on coronavirus is coming from Iceland at the moment, John P.A. Ioannidis of Stanford University told USA Today.

As of April 10, the country counted more than 1,600 coronavirus infections and six deaths.

For the most current information on coronavirus in the U.S., including tips on social distancing, check out MarketWatch’s coverage here. »

Bank Credits $95,093 Junk-Mail Check to Customer's Account

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It all began in May, Mr. Combs said, when he decided on a whim to see if a bank would accept the "nonnegotiable" check.

On May 22 the bank credited his account $95,093.35. Mr. Combs said he waited three weeks, but the bank did not mention the error.

"I would call my bank for my bank account balance and hear it jingle, 'over $100,000.' »

#FireTrumpNotFauci Trends After President Goes After Trusted Infectious Disease Official

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Trump retweets message that says “Time to #FireFauci” after the disease specialist acknowledges that more lives could have been saved if the government had acted sooner to shut down society.

@JakeTapper: Do you think lives could have been saved if social distancing and stay-at-home measures had started in February instead of March?

Despite the policy, 40,000 Americans and other authorized travelers have still come into the country from China since then. »

Brain Wound Eliminates Man's Mental Illness

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''George was also very depressed and told his mother that his life was so wretched that he would rather die,'' Dr. Solyom related.

''She said, 'So look George, if your life is so wretched, just go and shoot yourself.'

''When he was transferred to our hospital three weeks later, he had hardly any compulsions left,'' Dr. Solyom said. »

Keep the Pokies Shut: Australians are saving $38 million a day

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Given we lose $38m a day on the pokies, that’s a community stimulus worth $722m so far.

Retweet this if you reckon suburban pokies rooms should be the very last thing that resumes as the clamps come off.

This prospect of huge corrupting “re-open the pokies” donations is a massive conflict of interest for our 8 state and territory governments. »