The Daily Populous

Thursday December 3rd, 2020 evening edition

image for The US has reported its highest one-day Covid-19 death tally: Over 2,800

"By this time next week, we are going to be talking about 3,000 deaths a day -- that's 9/11 every single day," Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at George Washington University, told CNN on Wednesday.

The death count reported Wednesday was 2,804, surpassing the previous one-day high of 2,603 set on April 15, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Earlier, JHU's total for Wednesday was higher -- but that count was corrected Thursday morning because of an error found in one state's tally.

Daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations also have been soaring -- prompting hospital and other officials to warn they're running out off staff and capacity to adequately care for patients.

States and communities across the US are racing to adjust to the skyrocketing number of coronavirus hospitalizations.

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate can elicit an immune response that lasts at least 119 days, researchers reported Thursday.

The total was lowered to 2,804 on Thursday morning after JHU discovered an error with one state's count for Wednesday. »

Trump Promises To Defund The Entire Military, If Congress Won't Let Him Punish The Internet For Being Mean To Him

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Trump Promises To Defund The Entire Military, If Congress Won't Let Him Punish The Internet For Being Mean To Him.

from the this-is-why-we-can't-have-nice-things dept. President Trump has continued to throw his little temper tantrum in response to #DiaperDon trending on Twitter.

President Donald J. Trump is threatening to defund the US military , because he's upset that enough people mocked him on Twitter that it started trending. »

Republican congressman tells Trump to 'delete your account' after he tweeted a 45-minute speech repeating baseless voter-fraud claims

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The lawmaker quote-tweeted the president's link to a video statement with more unfounded claims about the November 3 election.

A Republican congressman told President Donald Trump to "delete your account" on Wednesday night after the president tweeted a link to a 45-minute speech in which he repeated baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in the election.

The Trump campaign has continued to claim, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud cost him the presidential election, and it filed several lawsuits in key states. »

The Army tested 'germ warfare' on the NYC subway by smashing lightbulbs full of bacteria

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This test was one of at least 239 experiments conducted by the military in a 20-year "germ warfare testing program" that went on from 1949 to 1969.

These experiments that used bacteria to simulate biological weapons were conducted on civilians without their knowledge or consent.

That stands in direct violation of the Nuremberg Code, which stipulates that "voluntary, informed consent" is required for research participants. »

Obama, Bush, Clinton volunteer to get COVID-19 vaccine on camera

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Clinton's press secretary also told CNN that he would be willing to get the vaccine in a public setting to promote its safety.

Obama told SiriusXM host Joe Madison that, when the vaccine is available, he plans on getting it and may even get it on camera if that will help people to trust it.

Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have volunteered to get the COVID-19 vaccine on camera to promote confidence in the vaccine's safety for the public, CNN reported on Wednesday.Zachary Keyser contributed to this report. »