The Daily Populous

Monday August 31st, 2020 evening edition

image for With Canada and Mexico borders closed, Americans are trapped in their own health care system

Even within North America, Mexico and Canada have closed thousands of miles of border to all but essential travel, roiling plans for vacation, work, and school.

As their son's disease began to rewrite the routines of daily life, the Bolands planned to cross into Canada again to restock.

"We were going to make a trip north, one more trip in March, but then they closed the border," she said.

Many medicines and medical services are cheaper in neighboring Canada and Mexico, thanks to price controls and the power of the US dollar .

And the difference between those prices and the costs of the same drugs at US pharmacies can mean life or death.

Americans have been going to Canada for insulin since scientists learned how to produce it in labs at the University of Toronto in 1921.

A hundred years later, and after national soul-searching over the soaring cost of insulin, some Americans are still starving themselves. »

Twitter removes QAnon supporter's false claim about coronavirus death statistics that Trump had retweeted

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(CNN) Twitter on Sunday took down a tweet containing a false claim about coronavirus death statistics that was made by a supporter of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory -- a post that President Donald Trump had retweeted earlier in the day.

ET, Twitter had not removed a second tweet, also retweeted by the President on Sunday, that spread the same false claim.

The second tweet, by Trump campaign adviser Jenna Ellis, linked to an article on the right-wing website Gateway Pundit that was based on the QAnon supporter's tweet. »

Trump’s popularity slips in latest Military Times poll — and more troops say they’ll vote for Biden

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Obama had a 36 percent favorable rating and a 52 percent unfavorable rating in a January 2017 Military Times poll.

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