In February, Trump predicted that US cases of the coronavirus would soon be down "close to zero." He was still suggesting in March that the virus was less of a problem than the flu -- without any of the caveats Fauci used in February -- and kept telling Americans simply to stay "stay calm" because the virus would just "go away." Into mid-March, Trump claimed the virus was under "control." In June, he continued to assert that the virus was "dying out" and "fading away" -- despite record increases in confirmed cases in several states. … [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?
In an writeup by Grace Segers, CBS News acknowledged that fact, but then suggested the president was wrong anyway, because there are more white people. Other data, CBS claimed, show “Black Americans are more likely to die at the hands of law enforcement than White people.” … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Police Do Kill More White People, but There’s More to the Story
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
5. Country dogs are huge and scary Meanwhile, my neighbor on the other side of me has an enormous black shepherd that, I kid you not, looks a whole lot like a black bear. Even worse, this dog doesn't have tags that jingle when it approaches, so every time it appears on our lawn, I'm convinced it's a bear and start to panic. … [Read more...] about 5 Weird Reality Checks You’ll Get If You Buy a Country Home