The Daily Populous

Sunday July 26th, 2020 morning edition

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With every state, county and city in the U.S. in their own version of phased reopenings and soaring numbers of new COVID-19 infections, the experts said political leaders need to “shut it down now, and start over.”.

“Of all the nations in the world, we’ve had the most deaths from COVID-19.

After most the country went into stay-at-home orders in March, they said, “you didn’t use the time to set us up to defeat the virus.

“Right now we are on a path to lose more than 200,000 American lives by November 1st.

The country also needs to have far more personal protective equipment, like masks, gloves and gowns, for hospital workers and grocery store workers.

New cases of COVID-19 are increasing in 39 states as of Friday morning, and deaths from the virus are on the rise in 24 of those states.

On Thursday, the U.S. reported just under 70,000 new infections, with 69,998, the fourth-highest daily total of the pandemic. »

Ted Yoho resigns from board of Christian organization after clash with AOC

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Rep. Ted Yoho has resigned from the board of a Christian organization dedicated to ending hunger around the world following his confrontation with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The organization thanked him for his commitment "to expanding opportunity for men, women, and children around the world," according to the Associated Press.

Ocasio-Cortez gave an impassioned speech on the House floor on Thursday about the prevalence of sexism in Congress following her confrontation with Yoho on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. »

McDonald’s Says ‘No Mask, No Hamburgers’ In New Ruling On Face Coverings

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McDonald’s on Friday decreed that all customers will be required to wear face coverings when entering one of its restaurants.

The change starts Aug. 1 and is part of a number of new measures being implemented by the fast food restaurant.

McDonald’s joins CVS, Target and Walmart in requiring customers to wear a mask if they want to enter the stores. »

Kim Jong-un declares emergency & puts Kaesong city on total lockdown after 1st suspected Covid-19 case in North Korea

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If confirmed, it would be the first Covid-19 case officially acknowledged by North Korea.

Kim Jong-un said that he “took the pre-emptive measure of totally blocking Kaesong city and isolating each district and region from the other.”.

North Korea admits a returning “runaway” has tested positive for Covid-19 in the city of Kaesong, looking to trace contacts from the last five days. »