Washington (CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has earned the trust of millions of Americans for his straightforward comments on the coronavirus pandemic. But the nation's top infectious disease expert has drawn the ire of President Donald Trump, whose false and misleading statements Fauci has repeatedly corrected. … [Read more...] about Fact-checking the White House statement against Fauci
Fact check a list of trumps pandemic related false claims from march 16 through may 3 cnnpolitics
Overall, Florida has reported 291,629 cases (adding 9,194 on Tuesday), representing 1.4 percent of the state’s population of over 21 million. While cases have increased significantly in recent weeks — the state reported an 11 percent positivity rate on Tuesday alone — the fatality rate has not spiked in the same manner. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Has New York Handled the Coronavirus Pandemic Better than Florida?
1) Trump, unlike most politicians, isn't cowed by fact checks that show he is flat wrong in many of the things he says. Quite the contrary: Trump seems to revel in being cast as a purveyor of falsehoods by the mainstream media, believing it beefs up his credibility with his base. … [Read more...] about Here’s the most incredible thing about Donald Trump’s problem with facts
"The folks that are in the middle, the moderate folks, the White college-educated women living in the suburbs, are looking at what is happening realistically. They're looking at what is happening in their own neighborhoods, whether it's Covid or whether it's the marches in support of Black Lives Matter among their own White neighbors and saying (his message) does not comport with how I see the world, and Donald Trump is just trying to divide us," Murray told CNN. "And I think that just builds on top of it." … [Read more...] about ‘Normally, people don’t play with kids’ lives’: Trump’s push to reopen schools becomes another partisan fight
"The White House and CDC have been working together in partnership since the very beginning of this pandemic to carry out the President's highest priority: the health and safety of the American public.," he said in a statement. "We encourage all Americans to continue to follow the CDC's guidelines and use best-practices they have learned, such as social distancing, face coverings, and good hygiene, to maintain public health and continue our Transition to Greatness." … [Read more...] about Former CDC directors slam Trump administration for ‘sowing confusion’ amid pandemic