The Daily Populous

Sunday May 17th, 2020 morning edition

image for U.S. population trusts scientific leaders over President Trump when it comes to COVID-19, study suggests

U.S. adults look to scientific organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rather than their president, to lead the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

This finding comes from a recent survey targeting perceptions about COVID-19 that was published in PLOS ONE.

In their recent study, researchers wanted to gain insight into the perceptions of the U.S. population concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the survey was undertaken before any large-scale outbreak in the U.S., the results capture attitudes in the general U.S. population before risk of infection was high.

A total of 718 adults in the U.S. completed an online survey in the beginning of February 2020.

Finally, participants were asked who they would prefer to see in charge of the U.S. response to COVID-19.

What’s more, 35% of respondents supported “temporary discrimination based on someone’s country of origin” in the event of an outbreak. »

A salon owner who reopened despite Oregon's stay-at-home orders has been fined $14,000

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(CNN) A salon owner who reopened her business in defiance of Oregon's stay-at-home order has been fined $14,000.

Lindsey Graham, who runs Glamour Salon in Salem, Oregon, reopened her business on May 5 and has continued to operate despite Gov. Kate Brown's executive order that requires businesses such as salons to remain closed, CNN affiliate KPTV reported.

Graham told KPTV last week that the move was necessary to pay her bills and provide for her family. »

California officials reject subsidies for Musk's SpaceX over Tesla spat

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(Reuters) - A California state panel on Friday rejected a request from Elon Musk’s SpaceX for $655,500 in state job and training funds, citing the chief executive’s recent threats to move Tesla, the electric carmaker that he also runs, out of the state.

The snub comes as Musk has sparred with officials in Alameda County over his plans to resume production at the Tesla plant there, which was stopped because of the coronavirus.

“SpaceX is a different company, but they have the same CEO,” said Newsom, who is not related to California Governor Gavin Newsom. »

Evidence mounts that Canada's worst-ever mass shooter was a woman-hater and misogyny fuelled his killing spree that left 22 dead

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But when Forbes went to police to report the domestic violence and Wortman's possession of illegal weapons, no firm action was taken.

Research has shown that many male perpetrators of mass shootings have a history of hating women and domestic violence.

A former neighbor of the gunman who killed 22 people in Canada's worst mass shooting said she reported his violence against women and possession of illegal firearms to police years ago — but was ignored. »