The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 18th, 2020 night edition

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President Donald Trump frequently refers to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 as the “China virus.”

New research indicates that his followers are more likely than other Americans to admit they would engage in discriminatory behavior toward people of Asian descent.

Besides trust in President Trump, the new study in the International Journal of Public Health has uncovered several factors related to negative attitudes toward Asians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was difficult to follow the news cycle without reading a story about an Asian American being verbally harassed or physically attacked, or of Americans avoiding Asian-owned restaurants and businesses.

Participants with more trust in science and greater knowledge of COVID-19 symptoms, on the other hand, reported less bias.

The study controlled for gender, age, race, education, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and whether people were practicing social distancing.

“The biggest caveat to our study is that it did not use an experimental design to determine the causal relationship among variables. »

'What we saw was terrifying': Former senior Trump official Miles Taylor endorses Joe Biden in damning video

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A former senior Trump administration official has endorsed Joe Biden in a damning video produced by a Republican group against the president.

"What we saw week in and week out, and for me, after two and a half years in that administration, was terrifying," Miles Taylor said in a video from Republican Voters Against Trump.

Mr Taylor is among several high-profile former administration officials who have publicly denounced the president, including former national security chief John Bolton. »

How John Cho Defeated the Asian-American Actor Stereotypes

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And when they do, they often are at best sexless nerds, and at worst offensive stereotypes.

Strangely, John Cho is an Asian-American man in Hollywood that has been able to avoid these stereotypes.

It is why the internet loves John Cho enough to Photoshop his face into movie posters as a reaction to Hollywood’s whitewashing problem. »

Worried voters are buying stamps and merch to fund the USPS

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In response, Americans are flocking to USPS's website to buy merchandise in an effort to support the postal service.

The USPS website has a wide range of products available for purchase including: Sweatshirts, T-shirts, kids costumes, dog costumes, tote bags, stamps and toy trucks.

The express mail T-shirt, USPS backpack, blue hoodie sweatshirt and Earth Day coasters are all labeled as "discontinued" on the website. »

WWE ThunderDome: SummerSlam 2020 moving to Amway Center

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WWE has made it official: This Sunday’s SummerSlam is taking place at the Amway Center in Orlando.

The new setting will be unveiled this Friday on SmackDown, complete with pyrotechnics, drone cameras, and video boards.

“We’re flying drones in the arena, we are putting a roof inside the Amway Center, and we’ll be able to project content onto the roof. »