Video: Trump’s Misleading Attacks on Cuomo

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In this video, we look at two misleading attacks President Donald Trump has lodged against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose state has been dealing with an explosion of COVID-19 infections. Hitting back at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pleas for the federal government to provide more ventilators, Trump misleadingly […]

Trump’s Spin on ‘Broken’ Testing

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While his administration has faced criticism for being slow to ramp up testing for coronavirus infections, President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that the problem was with his predecessors, saying the administration “inherited a broken system” that it “rebuilt.” That’s misleading. The president has a point that the testing system […]

Flawed Comparison on Coronavirus, H1N1 Emergency Timelines

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Quick Take Facebook posts falsely claim that it “took [President Barack] Obama ‘millions infected and over 1,000 deaths’ to declare the H1N1 flu a health emergency,” but President Donald Trump “declared a health emergency” before the first coronavirus death. In reality, both administrations declared public health emergencies before the first […]

Trump and the Coronavirus Death Projections

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In his March 30 appearance on “Fox & Friends,” President Donald Trump suggested an estimate that the novel coronavirus might kill a huge number of Americans was a new revelation. The president said in the interview that “the answer” to his question about how many people could die if the […]

Trump vs. Cuomo, Round 2

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President Donald Trump continued his misleading attacks on Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as it ravages the state. With mask use spiking at one New York hospital, Trump speculated that masks may be “going out the back door,” suggesting they are being stolen. He […]

No Evidence to Back COVID-19 Ibuprofen Concerns

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Q: Does ibuprofen make COVID-19 worse? A: There is no evidence that ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can make COVID-19 cases more severe. You should consult your doctor before changing medications. FULL QUESTION Is it true that using ibuprofen has been shown to worsen symptoms of Coronavirus? I’m getting […]