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
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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?
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
As the announcement looms, British officials say they are bracing for a fierce Chinese government reaction, with some suggesting a cyberattack will be the most likely form of retaliation. Britain’s National Cyber Security Center says it is not anticipating a hacking attack, but a senior minister told a British newspaper the possibility has been discussed in Downing Street. … [Read more...] about Britain Fears Chinese Government Retaliation Over Huawei, 5G Network