The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 6th, 2020 night edition

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New York (CNN Business) One of the White House reporters who has come down with coronavirus, Michael Shear of The New York Times, is pretty sure he was infected on the day President Trump announced his pick for the Supreme Court.

Nine days later, Shear has not heard one word from the White House about any contract tracing efforts.

"I have not been contacted by the White House," Shear said on CNN's "New Day" Monday morning.

"Nobody from the White House has said 'boo' and asked anything about where I was or who I talked to or who else I might have infected.".

Shear said the lack of followup "just shows you that they're not, you know, they're not taking it seriously, at least as it pertains to themselves.".

"The president is, you know, following a completely different set of rules than everybody else in America," he added. »

The NSA phone surveillance program was illegal and expensive: And it did not stop a single terrorist attack.

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The NSA phone surveillance program has been in place as part of PRISM from 2008 to 2019 in the USA.

The NSA phone surveillance program to date has cost American tax payers over $100 Million, according to the New York Times.

However, a judge ruled beginning of September 2020 that not [one single terrorist attack had been stopped with the help of the NSA's phone surveillance program. »

Coronavirus has infected 10% of world population in 'best estimate', WHO expert warns

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Around 10 per cent of the global population may have been infected with coronavirus, a World Health Organisation expert has said.

Dr Michael Ryan, the organisation’s head of emergencies, warned that 90 per cent of the world may still be at risk of catching Covid-19.

The WHO estimate would amount to more than 760 million people based on current world population of about 7.6 billion. »

Exclusive: Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Movie Is Moving to Late 2021

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It seems the spice won’t flow until next year, as Warner Bros. and Legendary are moving Denis Villeneueve‘s Dune off its December release date and will unveil the epic sci-fi movie on Oct. 1, 2021, Collider has exclusively learned.

Dune had been slated to open on Dec. 18, but Warner Bros. recently moved Wonder Woman 1984 to Christmas Day, which seemed to complicate matters.

As of now, however, Warner Bros. still has WW84 on the schedule for Dec. 25, while Disney remains slated to release Pixar’s Soul in November. »

More Americans blame the U.S. government than foreign nations for the country’s coronavirus crisis

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans blame the U.S. government instead of foreign nations for the coronavirus crisis in the United States, a rebuke to the Trump administration’s contention that China or other countries are most at fault, a new poll shows.

More than 1 million people worldwide, including more than 200,000 Americans, have died of COVID-19 in the outbreak.

Trump has squarely blamed the virus’ spread on China, where it originated, and an inadequate response from the WHO. »