The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 7th, 2020 night edition

image for The White House is reportedly hoping Americans 'will grow numb' to the COVID-19 death toll

As new COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in the United States, White House officials are reportedly crossing their fingers that Americans will simply get used to it.

President Trump's advisers are looking to "reframe" his coronavirus pandemic response, and they want to "convince Americans that they can live with the virus," with White House officials hoping "Americans will grow numb to the escalating death toll and learn to accept tens of thousands of new cases a day," The Washington Post reports.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently said the U.S. could soon reach this shockingly high number of 100,000 new cases a day while also warning that the final death toll will be "very disturbing."

The U.S. has reported almost 130,000 deaths from COVID-19 and has been setting records for the number of new cases per day.

NBC News similarly reports the White House is preparing a new message on COVID-19 that the country must "learn to live with it."

Trump has faced a declining approval rating during the pandemic, with Bloomberg reporting on Monday that support for Trump "is slipping fastest in the 500 counties where the number of cases have been more than 28 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people." »

Trudeau turns down White House invitation amid pandemic

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Trudeau turns down White House invitation amid pandemic Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned down a White House invitation to celebrate the new regional free trade agreement in Washington with U. TORONTO -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned down a White House invitation to celebrate the new regional free trade agreement in Washington with U.S President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Trump and López Obrador are due to meet Wednesday Washington, but Trudeau spokesperson Chantal Gagnon said Monday that while Canada wishes the U.S. and Mexico well, Trudeau won’t be there.

Trudeau is conducting online Cabinet meetings instead of in person meetings because of the coronavirus pandemic. »

‘Hamilton’ Drives Up Disney Plus App Downloads 74% Over the Weekend in U.S.

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The movie premiered on the Disney Plus streaming service on Friday, July 3.

From Friday through Sunday, the Disney Plus app was downloaded 752,451 times globally, including 458,796 times in the U.S., according to analytics firm Apptopia.

(The global numbers do not include India or Japan, as the Disney Plus service is delivered through preexisting apps in those countries.). »

The Surprisingly Controversial History Of Seat Belts

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Many street cars had lap belts in the 1930s, but few people used them.

These early lap belt models kept passengers from flying out of the car but did nothing to protect their heads or torsos.

Charles W. Nash started the company in 1916 after purchasing the Kenosha-based Thomas B. Jeffery Company, a bicycle-turned-automobile factory. »

Fake bomb detector seller James McCormick jailed

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Fraudster James McCormick has been jailed for 10 years for selling fake bomb detectors.

He is thought to have made £50m from sales of more than 7,000 of the fake devices to countries, including Iraq.

Police earlier said the ADE-651 devices, modelled on a novelty golf ball finder, are still in use at some checkpoints. »