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FDA Head Refuses To Address Trump Claim That 99% Of COVID-19 Cases Are ‘Totally Harmless’

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration repeatedly refused to comment on President Donald Trump’s recent claim that 99% of coronavirus cases in the U.S. “are totally harmless,” despite data showing that the majority of people infected with the virus show symptoms of COVID-19. Trump, who has long attempted to downplay the seriousness of […]

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Scientist Behind Coronavirus Study Contradicts Trump Claim That He Saved 2 Million Lives

President Donald Trump has boasted repeatedly that he saved 2.2 million lives from COVID-19, using a figure in a British modeling study to support his claim. That’s not true, the lead author of that report — epidemiologist Neil Ferguson — told HuffPost, adding that the number of American lives ultimately lost to the disease will depend on what states do from […]

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Trump Blames China For COVID-19 Spread At Crowded Independence Day Celebration

Continuing to ignore the advice of scientists and public health experts who’ve urged Americans to remain socially distanced as COVID-19 cases continue to surge nationwide, President Donald Trump hosted a crowded Independence Day celebration at the National Mall in Washington on Saturday night. Trump, who did not wear a mask despite evidence that facial coverings […]

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Trump Mocked For Claiming His Face Mask Makes Him Look Like ‘Lone Ranger’

Donald Trump now claims he doesn’t have anything against wearing masks to protect against the coronavirus. Accordingly, Twitter users can’t disguise their contempt for the notoriously mask-averse president. But while Trump has avoided wearing facial coverings throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he told Fox Business News on Monday that he was “all for masks,” adding “I think […]

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GOP Senator Implores Trump To Wear A Mask And Let COVID-19 Experts Do The Talking

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chair of the Senate health committee, implored President Donald Trump on Sunday to wear a mask “from time to time” and to leave coronavirus health and medical recommendations to the experts. “I wish the president would wear a mask when it’s appropriate because millions of Americans admire him, and they would follow his […]

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Trump Campaign Peeled Off Social Distancing Stickers In Arena Before Tulsa Rally: Reports

Donald Trump’s campaign removed thousands of stickers on arena seats encouraging social distancing before the president’s rally last week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Billboard and The Washington Post reported. The “Do Not Sit Here Please!” stickers were intended to help stem the spread of COVID-19 cases, which were spiking in the city at the time of the […]