The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 10th, 2020 night edition

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Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, has tested positive for COVID-19, multiple news outlets reported on Monday.

The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, also attended the event and later told associates he tested positive for the virus.

Bloomberg later reported that David Bossie, the Trump campaign legal adviser leading its effort to overturn the election results, also tested positive.

Carson and Bossie's positive diagnoses mean at least eight people in Trump's orbit have tested positive for COVID-19 in the days before and after the election-night party.

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, ABC News' Katherine Faulders reported on Monday.

The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told associates last Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Hope Hicks, the White House counselor, had also tested positive, as had Bill Stepien, the Trump campaign manager. »

From criminal to chef: 'I owe Gordon Ramsay a lot' | Erwin James

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Now, a year after the series ended, the fast-talking cockney's life has taken a dramatic change in direction.

He was born in the East End of London in 1978 and brought up in Canning Town with his four siblings.

"They fought constantly," he says, "I mean with bottles, knives, a tin-opener, anything they could get their hands on, when they were drunk. »

Hopes rise for end of pandemic as Pfizer says vaccine is 90% effective

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Pfizer said they expect to supply globally up to 50m vaccine doses in 2020 and up to 1.3bn doses in 2021.

The companies have a $1.95bn (£1.5bn) contract with the US government to deliver 100m vaccine doses beginning this year.

Low-income countries could face problems, however, because the vaccine needs ultra-cold chain; it must be stored at -70C. »

Ken Spears, Co-Creator of ‘Scooby-Doo,’ Dies at 82

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Ken Spears, co-creator of the beloved animated series “Scooby-Doo” and co-founder of Ruby-Spears Productions along with the late Joe Ruby, died Friday.

Spears’ son, Kevin Spears, tells Variety that he died from complications related to Lewy body dementia.

“Ken will forever be remembered for his wit, his story-telling, his loyalty to family, and his strong work ethic,” Kevin Spears says. »

Right-To-Repair Gains Steam, Promises Lower Costs For Device Owners

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Today, it's no longer all that shocking to see price tags that start well north of $1,000 for each new top-of-the-line device that comes to market.

For that reason, as prices have risen, smartphone owners have increasingly pushed back against manufacturers who insist that they have no responsibility to supply spare parts and replacements for owners whose devices suffer post-purchase damage.

That is unless they're the ones doing the repair work (or it's done through some authorized channel like uBreakiFix in Samsung's and Google's case). »