The Daily Populous

Thursday July 2nd, 2020 day edition

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Australia is "actively considering" offering safe haven to Hong Kong residents to come to the country after controversial national security laws imposed by China came into effect, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

Key points: Proposals for accepting Hong Kong residents into Australia will soon go before Cabinet.

Proposals for accepting Hong Kong residents into Australia will soon go before Cabinet The UK says it will ensure a path to citizenship for eligible Hongkongers.

Asked whether he was disturbed by the crackdowns on protesters in Hong Kong and whether Australia would offer safe haven for residents of the region, Mr Morrison said: "the answer to both questions is yes and yes".

He would not elaborate on whether that would include permanent settlement for Hong Kong residents.

What is the UK offering to Hong Kong residents?.

But creating a special protection program for Hong Kong residents would further inflame tensions between Australia and China. »

Estimation of Excess Deaths Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States, March to May 2020

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Meaning Official tallies of deaths due to COVID-19 underestimate the full increase in deaths associated with the pandemic in many states.

There was substantial variability between states in the difference between official COVID-19 deaths and the estimated burden of excess deaths.

The excess deaths methodology has been used to quantify official undercounting of deaths for many pathogens, including pandemic influenza viruses and HIV.7-9. »

How much do oceans add to world's oxygen?

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Most of this oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the currents.

Scientists believe that phytoplankton contribute between 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere.

Bottom line: Tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton contribute 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere. »

Fauci doubts effectiveness of coronavirus vaccine in US due to anti-vaxxers

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America’s leading public health expert suggests vaccine would not be fully effective and that US skepticism would thwart effort.

With more than 2.5m coronavirus cases and more than 125,000 deaths, the US accounts for about 25% of all coronavirus cases and deaths worldwide.

Countries including the US are scrambling to develop a vaccine, and Fauci has said one could be available by the end of 2020 or early 2021. »

Wedding Causes Biggest COVID-19 Infection Chain In Bihar; Groom Dies, Over 100 Test Positive

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Fifteen of his relatives who attended the wedding tested positive for thecontagion and apparently infected others.

The officials, who requested anonymity, said the groom was a software engineer based in Gurugram and had returned home for his marriage in the last week of May.

Although most who tested positive were asymptomatic, they have been admitted to isolation centres in Bihta and Phulwarisharif. »