The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 7th, 2020 morning edition

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has now claimed more American lives than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed during historic conflicts in Vietnam, Korean, Iraq, Afghanistan and World War I.

While the aforementioned conflicts killed 155,072 soldiers, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. coronavirus epidemic has claimed over 205,600 as of October 5, 2020, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In fact, the number of U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpassed 155,000 in late July, according to Johns Hopkins.

Since the end of March, COVID-19 has killed an average of 7,043 Americans each week.

Though the flu kills tens of thousands of Americans each year and, the CDC states, COVID-19 has killed more Americans in 2020 than the approximately 178,000 Americans killed by flu over the last six years.

COVID-19 also has a longer incubation period than the flu, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.

The guidelines all but ensure that a COVID-19 vaccine won't be publicly available until after Election Day on November 3. »

Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65 from Cancer

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Eddie Van Halen -- the legendary guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen -- has died after a long battle with cancer ... TMZ has learned.

Though some members of Van Halen have changed, Eddie and Alex were the constants in the band ... with Eddie's acclaimed guitar work being the focal point of their legacy.

Van Halen was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, and Eddie is widely considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. »

Alberta unions call for boycott of businesses that support Jason Kenney's UCP, post names on website

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The website,, lists businesses that have donated to conservative-leaning political action funds and third-party advertisers, such as Shaping Alberta’s Future and the Alberta Advantage Fund.

Try refreshing your browser, or Alberta unions call for boycott of businesses that support Jason Kenney's UCP, post names on website Back to video.

The donor lists are already public, thanks to Alberta’s public disclosure laws, and have also been used in previous boycott campaigns. »

Scientists discover 24 'superhabitable' planets with conditions that are better for life than Earth

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A total of 24 "superhabitable" planets may have conditions more suitable for life than Earth and better stars than the sun, according to researchers.

The 24 planets identified are all more than 100 light years away, meaning it is difficult to see them up close.

Habitability wasn't defined as definite signs of life, instead meaning that the conditions needed for life to thrive were present. »