The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 18th, 2020 day edition

image for Covid 19 coronavirus: PM Jacinda Ardern says Donald Trump's claim NZ is experiencing a surge is 'patently wrong'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Donald Trump's claim New Zealand is experiencing a "surge" in Covid-19 cases is "patently wrong".

"Obviously I don't think there's any comparison between New Zealand's current cluster and the tens of thousands of cases that are being seen daily in the United States," Ardern said today.

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Ardern said anyone who was following outbreaks around the world would "quite easily see" New Zealand's nine new cases yesterday didn't compare to the tens of thousands in the United States.

New Zealand now has 78 active cases of Covid-19 after a resurgence of infections in the community last week, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,280.

The US has recorded more than 5,420,000 Covid cases and more than 170,000 people have died from the virus. »

Trump Says He’ll Seek a Third Term Because ‘They Spied On Me’

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With the political world focused on the Democratic convention Monday night, President Trump looked to steal some of the limelight by saying that he will seek a third term if he wins reelection.

“And then after that, we’ll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign.

During a stop in Michigan, Trump told the assembled crowd a bullshit story he often repeats. »

The curious case of copyright and character

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Currently, 10 out of the 60 Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan Doyle are protected by US copyrights.

Benjamin W Allison, the estate’s IP lawyer, says that copyright is one of the reasons we have the creative culture we enjoy.

“Any copyright protection comes at the price of prohibiting derivative creations for a time – that’s what copyright is. »

U.S. states seek $2.2 trillion from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma: filings

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The filings cited more than 200,000 deaths in the U.S. tied directly to prescription opioids between 1999 and 2016.

In large states such as California and New York, claims alone totaled more than $192 billion and $165 billion, respectively.

Purdue filed for bankruptcy in 2019 under pressure from more than 2,600 lawsuits brought by cities, counties, states, Native American tribes, hospitals and others. »