The Daily Populous

Thursday April 23rd, 2020 night edition

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After aggressively promoting an anti-malaria drug as a “miracle” in the fight against COVID-19—a push that flew in the face of repeated warnings from experts—President Donald Trump and Fox News personalities suddenly appear to be cooling on hydroxychloroquine just as a new study reports the drug could lead to a higher death rate.

“The fact of the matter is we don’t know,” Dr. Mehmet Oz told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday.

“Thankfully these medications are prescriptions only… We are better off waiting for the randomized trials Dr. Fauci has been asking for.”.

The segment was a head-spinning reversal for Oz, who less than a week ago encouraged Americans to participate in an at-home hydroxychloroquine clinical trial.

When asked about the veterans’ study on Tuesday, Trump, perhaps the biggest hydroxychloroquine cheerleader of all, dodged.

The claim of ignorance appeared to track with what could be a retreat in Trump’s relentless hydroxychloroquine promotion.

Still, his repeated claims that hydroxychloroquine could be a “miracle” are unlikely to be forgotten. »

YouTube CEO: We’ll ban any coronavirus content against WHO guidelines

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You can reach her at [email protected] YouTube will ban any content containing medical advice that contradicts World Health Organisation (WHO) coronavirus recommendations, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki.

The comments from Wojcicki on how YouTube is handling content related to the coronavirus follow a ban on the platform earlier this month on videos linking Covid-19 to 5G networks.

In March, YouTube announced that it would demonetise coronavirus videos, effectively putting a ban on adverts before such videos as part of an ongoing policy related to advertising on ‘sensitive events’ content. »

Trump orders US to 'shoot down and destroy' Iranian boats 'harassing' warships

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The apparent orders follow reports last week that Iranian fast boats were coming into close proximity with the US warships while conducting a drill near Kuwait.

The Navy later released video of the incident, which showed the Iranian boats nearing US vessels, with at least one pointing a deck-mounted machine gun towards the American boats.

Tensions have continued mounting between Washington and Tehran in recent weeks, with the Revolutionary Guard also alleging US vessels blocked Iranian warships earlier in the month. »

Detroit man with virus symptoms dies after 3 ERs turn him away, family says: "He was begging for his life"

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A Detroit family is mourning a man they say was turned away from getting tested for the coronavirus three times.

He took him to three different emergency rooms and said each time, Fowler was not admitted and not tested, despite having many of the symptoms.

They didn't honestly take his symptoms serious enough to give him a test," Gambrell told "CBS This Morning" national correspondent Jericka Duncan. »