When he said it, Fauci's comment was in line with the broader medical community. Even a month after Fauci made those comments about masks, the US Surgeon General was still not officially recommending the public wear masks because their effectiveness was still unknown. However, after research showed coronavirus could be spread by talking and possibly breathing, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines. … [Read more...] about Fact-checking the White House statement against Fauci
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The death toll inside New York’s nursing homes is perhaps one of the most tragic facets of the coronavirus pandemic: More than 6,400 residents have died in the state’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities, representing more than one-tenth of the reported deaths in such facilities across the country. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Has New York Handled the Coronavirus Pandemic Better than Florida?
After all, Harvard economist Roland Fryer Jr. — who happens to be African American — found in 2016 that police are more likely to shoot white suspects than black suspects, if there is any racial bias in such shootings. (He recently updated that finding — see below.) … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Police Do Kill More White People, but There’s More to the Story
"The notion that Trump would exceed 20,000 claims before he finished his term appeared ludicrous when The Fact Checker started this project during the president's first 100 days in office. In that time, Trump averaged fewer than five claims a day, which would have added up to about 7,000 claims in a four-year presidential term. But the tsunami of untruths just keeps looming larger and larger." … [Read more...] about Here’s the most incredible thing about Donald Trump’s problem with facts
Jack Dunphy, a 35-year veteran of policing in Los Angeles wrote in City Journal on July 10: “In New York City, where the city council has voted to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget, weekly shooting incidents in mid-June increased by 358 percent over the same period in 2019. In Chicago, homicides are up 34 percent so far this year compared to last year, and nine children have been killed since June 20.” His article was aptly titled “Demoralizing the Police.” … [Read more...] about Newt Gingrich: Defund vs. defend — policing debate poses opportunity for Republicans in 2020 election