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Al Jazeera 14 Feb 2020

China: Millions of people quarantined to check coronavirus spread

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Millions of people have been ordered to stay at home as the Chinese government tries to stop the spread of the virus.
Journalists are restricted from travelling there, but Al Jazeera obtained exclusive pictures from one of the residents trapped there.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China.


On today's What America's Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 66 percent of registered voters believe it's at least somewhat likely that a significant number of people lie when taking political surveys. Director of Polling and Research Fellow at the Cato Institute, Emily Ekins, and Director of Research for the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, Robert Griffin, join Hill TV to discuss

This survey was conducted online within the United States from August 29-31, 2020 among 2,834 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 1.84 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
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Jack Lipton, chair of translational neuroscience at Michigan State University, talks about deploying university scientist as a resource in the fight against the coronavirus and how a pool testing technique may be a way to maintain vigilance about viral spread at schools. Aired on 7/30/2020.
As millions of Californians struggle to pay their bills, Gov. Gavin Newsom's mismanagement seems to be keeping them out of work even longer. One America's Pearson Sharp has more on the faulty testing data that continues to plague the state.

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