The Daily Populous

Friday September 11st, 2020 day edition

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“We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy,” Fauci said during a panel discussion with doctors from Harvard Medical School.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases went on to warn against underestimating the pandemic’s potential to cause continued destruction.

“Don't ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic.

And don't try and look at the rosy side of things.".

During Thursday’s panel, Fauci added that vaccine trials are “progressing very well,” and repeated his prediction that one will likely be available by the end of the year or by early 2021.

“We're right around 40,000 new cases, that's an unacceptably high baseline,” Fauci said at the time.

“We've got to get it down, I'd like to see it 10,000 or less, hopefully less. »

Amazon accused of price gouging on essential items in early days of pandemic

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A report by Washington-based Public Citizen claims that Amazon hiked prices on many essential items in March and April, adding mark-ups of up to 1,000 per cent on some basic items.

"There is no place for price gouging on Amazon and that includes products offered directly by Amazon," the company said Thursday.

"Amazon is not a victim in the price gouging on its marketplace — it is a perpetrator.". »

Biden Leads Trump by Double Digits With Senior Voters Over 65—A Group No Democrat Has Won in Two Decades

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A poll released Thursday from Monmouth University found that 54 percent of voters aged 65 or older plan to vote for Biden, compared to 43 percent for Trump.

The poll shows Biden leading Trump 51 percent to 42 percent overall, with the only age group favoring Trump being voters 50 to 64, who prefer the president by a 7 percent margin.

The last Democrat to win a majority of senior votes in a presidential election was former Vice President Al Gore in 2000. »

Don Bluth Launches New Studio To Usher In ‘Renaissance Of Hand-Drawn Animation’

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While Netflix develops an adaptation of his iconic game Dragon’s Lair, Don Bluth, 82, is looking ahead to future projects.

The animation legend behind The Secret of NIMH and The Land Before Time has launched a new venture, Don Bluth Studios, with the express goal to create “new characters, new ideas, and new cartoons.”.

One of its first projects is Bluth Fables, which is based on “multiple short stories similar to nursery rhymes and Aesop fables” written by Bluth himself. »