The Daily Populous

Friday July 31st, 2020 evening edition

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In March and early April, Kushner gathered a team to devise a nationwide coronavirus testing plan.

A public-health expert in regular contact with the team told the magazine that "the political folks" thought a nationwide response was a bad political move.

The source suggested that some close to Kushner thought it was best to hold back and blame governors.

Members of Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force considered a national-scale testing plan early in the US's coronavirus outbreak.

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Several states, both red and blue, have seen significant increases in coronavirus cases since beginning to ease lockdowns.

Arizona, Florida, and Texas — all of which have Republican governors — are among the states that now have more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people. »

Lifestyle changes could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases – study

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However, while some risk factors for dementia cannot be changed, for example particular genes or ethnicity, many are down to lifestyle.

She added such lifestyle changes could reduce the chances of developing dementia in both those with and without a high genetic risk for such conditions.

Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests Read more. »

Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal agents

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The withdrawal of federal agents from frontline policing of demonstrations in downtown Portland significantly reduced tensions in the city overnight.

But in the absence of the federal officers, Thursday night’s protest passed off without major incident or intervention by the police.

She said that “Trump’s troops” were behaving like an occupying army in Portland and provoking unrest with heavy-handed tactics. »

Lowe's shelling out $100M in coronavirus bonuses to hourly workers

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On Aug. 21, full-time hourly associates will receive $300 and part-time and seasonal associates will receive $150.

The August bonuses will match the funds previously provided to hourly associates March and May as well as earlier this month, the company announced.

RELATED: Walmart to give hourly employees another round of cash bonuses amid COVID-19 pandemic. »

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson postpones lockdown easing in England

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Face coverings will be mandatory in more indoor settings, such as cinemas.

But planned changes to guidance for those who have been shielding during the pandemic, and advice for employers, will still go ahead.

The rethink follows new restrictions for people in parts of northern England, after a spike in virus cases. »