The Daily Populous

Saturday July 24th, 2021 morning edition

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He has recognized because of what happened after the election—he can make money as a candidate.”.

Of course this isn’t the first time Trump has scammed supporters out of money.

Later the campaign introduced a second prechecked box that doubled a person’s contribution and was thus known internally as a “money bomb.”

And the scheme continued after Trump lost the election, with his campaign reportedly “continu[ing] the weekly withdrawals through prechecked boxes all the way through December 14.”

Those withdrawals, the Times noted, occurred “as [Trump] raised tens of millions of dollars for his new political action committee, Save America.”.

Alabama governor Kay Ivey tells constituents to get it through their thick heads that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down.… I’ve done all I know how to do. »

Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships

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A virulent and fast-moving coral disease that has swept through the Caribbean could be linked to waste or ballast water from ships, according to research.

The deadly infection, known as stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), was first identified in Florida in 2014, and has since moved through the region, causing great concern among scientists.

It spreads faster than most coral diseases and has an unusually high mortality rate among the species most susceptible to it, making it potentially the most deadly disease ever to affect corals. »

Maker of dubious $56K Alzheimer’s drug offers cognitive test no one can pass

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Nevertheless, you should still talk to a doctor about additional cognitive screenings to check if you have Alzheimer's disease.

At least, that's the takeaway from a six-question quiz provided in part by Biogen, the maker of an unproven, $56,000 Alzheimer's drug.

The drug flunked out of two identical Phase III clinical trials in 2019 before Biogen submitted it to the Food and Drug Administration for approval. »

Iran opens oil terminal in Gulf of Oman to bypass Strait of Hormuz

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DUBAI, July 22 (Reuters) - Iran has opened its first oil terminal in the Gulf of Oman, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, to allow Iranian tankers to avoid using the strategically vulnerable Strait of Hormuz, which has been a focus of regional tension for decades.

"This new crude export terminal shows the failure of Washington's sanctions on Iran.".

Rouhani said Iran aimed to export 1 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil from Bandar-e Jask, a port on Iran’s Gulf of Oman coast, just south of the Strait of Hormuz. »