The Daily Populous

Monday September 21st, 2020 day edition

image for Kentucky doctor who urged mask-wearing early on dies of Covid-19

In the early weeks of the pandemic, before coronavirus cases crushed hospitals in New York and spiked in other states, Dr. Rebecca Shadowen asked her friends a question on Facebook.

Shadowen, an infectious disease specialist in Kentucky, posted on March 13.

She toggled between local hospitals for the next four months, at times being placed on a ventilator and in the intensive care unit.

"There were multiple times she thought she was turning the corner and we thought she was on the road to recovery," David Shadowen, who is also a doctor, said.

David and Rebecca Shadowen were college sweethearts at Western Kentucky University, and together they enrolled at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

After her death, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted his praise of Shadowen as being a "front line hero.".

She embodied so much, David Shadowen said: a person of faith, a mother, a wife and a doctor. »

World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

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Carbon dioxide emissions rose by 60% over the 25-year period, but the increase in emissions from the richest 1% was three times greater than the increase in emissions from the poorest half.

The richest 10% of the global population, comprising about 630 million people, were responsible for about 52% of global emissions over the 25-year period, the study showed.

Globally, the richest 10% are those with incomes above about $35,000 (£27,000) a year, and the richest 1% are people earning more than about $100,000. »

'Emergency' investigation: House Democrats threaten to impeach AG Barr

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Democrats were rankled by Mr. Barr’s speech marking Constitution Day last week at Hillsdale College, a school with conservative ties.

The next day, the Democrats launched a three-pronged assault on Mr. Barr.

Democrats fear Mr. Barr will try to skirt Justice Department rules by having Mr. Durham issue a report instead of filing criminal charges. »

When “Fake News” Becomes Real: The Consequences of False Government Denials in an Authoritarian Country

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Thus, false denials have both immediate and lasting effects on government credibility and can erode citizen satisfaction with the government.

Therefore, participants in our study understood that what they saw in the survey was referring to actual events in non-specified locations.

For example, (some degree of) disbelief in a rumor does not necessarily mean (a corresponding degree of) belief in the denial. »