The Daily Populous

Monday October 12nd, 2020 day edition

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Negative perceptions of China have soared over the past year across many advanced economies, reaching all-time highs in a number of countries including the UK, Germany and Australia, a Pew Research Center poll published last week has found.

The Spanish held similar views to their Mediterranean cousins, as 63% of Spaniards held a negative view.Australia's strongly negative view on China – 81% held this view – is notable, since the figure represents a change of heart among Australians.

Those in the US were most likely to have changed their mind over the last year, with 27% of people changing a positive opinion into a negative one.Nevertheless, Xi was not the least popular world leader.

In most countries surveyed, the people had more faith in the Chinese leader than they did in America's President Donald Trump .

For example, 78% of Germans had no confidence in the Chinese premiere, while 89% said the same of Trump.Overall, on average across the nations surveyed, 83% of respondents had no confidence in Trump, 78% had no confidence in Xi, and 73% had no confidence in Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

By contrast, a majority of 76% did have confidence in Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, and 62% had a favorable opinion of France's President Emmanuel Macron.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson was more divisive: 48% said they did have confidence in him, against 46% who said they did not. »

The US should expect 20,000 more coronavirus deaths by the end of the month, former CDC director says

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The United States reported 57,420 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number of new daily cases since August.

Projections aren't set in stone, however, and what the public does can have a big impact, another former CDC director, Dr. Richard Besser, said.

The true number of coronavirus deaths in the United States is well over a quarter million, Frieden said Saturday. »

How A Critically Trashed Box Office Bomb Become Disney’s Most Popular Halloween Movie

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Fandango is announcing that Hocus Pocus has been their most-watched Halloween flick on Vudu for the last five years in a row.

So how did a critically-trashed commercial flop ($39 million domestic on a $28 million budget) from the summer of 1993 become a perennial Halloween favorite?

This isn’t the part where I say that the critics got it wrong in 1993, because they didn’t. »

Analysis Finds True US Pandemic Death Toll Is Much Higher Than 200,000

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Analysis Finds True US Pandemic Death Toll Is Much Higher Than 200,000.

Photo By Tom Williams/AP DEATH TOLL Analysis Finds True US Pandemic Death Toll Is Much Higher Than 200,000 BU researchers: number of pandemic-related deaths is 36 percent higher than reported, with disadvantaged communities hit even harder than thought.

But research from Boston University School of Public Health finds that the true number of losses could be much higher. »

A Brief History of Presidential Drinking

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Even the unassuming Harry Truman threw back an ounce of 100-proof Old Grand-Dad whiskey every morning “to get the engine running.”.

During his first campaign, a run for district attorney, Cleveland cut back his sudsy consumption—to a gallon of beer per night.

There’s something very endearing about that to me, especially in what’s usually such a hard-nosed relationship between the media and the president.”. »