The Daily Populous

Friday January 15th, 2021 evening edition

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Researchers found that COVID-19 deaths in 2020 led to the largest single-year decline in life expectancy in at least 40 years.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy, USC and Princeton researchers have found.

That is the largest single-year decline in life expectancy in at least 40 years and is the lowest life expectancy estimated since 2003.

The declines in life expectancy are likely even starker among Black and Latino communities.

For Blacks, the researchers project their life expectancy would shorten by 2.10 years to 72.78 years, and for Latinos, by 3.05 years to 78.77 years.

Whites are also impacted, but their projected decline is much smaller — 0.68 years — to a life expectancy of 77.84 years.

In the decades before the COVID-19 pandemic, annual improvements in U.S. life expectancy had been small but overall life expectancy had rarely declined. »

The U.S. Is Retreating from Religion

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The GSS, which surveys 1,000–2,000 adults in the U.S. per year, includes questions related to religious beliefs and attitudes.

Regarding religious affiliation, it asks “What is your religious preference: is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion?”.

The shaded areas show predictions, based on a statistical model of the relationship between year of birth, age, and religion. »

Trump administration staffers are getting snubbed while hunting for jobs. One recruiter tried to place 6 of them and couldn't land any interviews.

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One public-relations recruiter has been unable to place candidates, and Trump staff are viewed as lacking credibility.

Those who stood up to Trump might find an easier route than those who stood by the impeached president.

But as businesses begin to shun Trump enterprises, the group leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is already getting the cold shoulder. »

Trump Losing PGA Championship a Huge Blow in His Bid to Stop Massive Golf Course Losses

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The body that runs professional golf events in the U.S., the PGA of America announced it would strip Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, of the 2022 PGA Championship.

"As an organization we have invested many, many millions of dollars in the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

The 2022 PGA Championship was scheduled to be the first men's major held on a course owned by Trump. »

‘The difference is skin color’: Rep. Katherine Clark says she wasn’t booed like Rep. Cori Bush for condemning white supremacy in Capitol attack

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On the House floor, my colleague @CoriBush and I both called out the white supremacy at the root of the attack on our democracy.

Later, Bush asked her Twitter followers “What does it mean when they boo the Black congresswoman denouncing white supremacy?”.

The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said this summer that Trump has condemned white supremacy several times. »