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Danish Study Doesn’t Prove Masks Don’t Work Against the Coronavirus

November 25, 2020 /

Q: Did a recent study in Denmark show that face masks are useless for COVID-19? A: No. The study found that face masks did not…

Paul Misleads on Natural Infection and COVID-19 Vaccines

November 19, 2020 /

In a tweet, Sen. Rand Paul misleadingly suggested that immunity from “[n]aturally acquired” COVID-19 was better than that from a vaccine. But it’s not known…

Trump Baselessly Alleges COVID-19 Vaccine Announcement Was Delayed

November 11, 2020 /

In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump claimed — without evidence — that the pharma company Pfizer and his own Food and Drug Administration…

Trump Spins ER Statistic to Claim U.S. Is in ‘Great Shape’ on COVID-19

October 30, 2020 /

At recent campaign rallies, President Donald Trump has made the misleading boast that the U.S. is in “great shape” because 97% of emergency room visits…

FactChecking Trump’s Immunity Claims

October 16, 2020 /

During a campaign rally, President Donald Trump said that once he came down with COVID-19, people for partisan reasons shifted from saying immunity was lifelong…

Trump Distorts WHO’s Lockdown Comments

October 14, 2020 /

At campaign rallies and in tweets, President Donald Trump falsely said the World Health Organization changed its position and “admitted that Donald Trump was right”…

Atlas, Paul Mislead on Preexisting COVID-19 ‘Immunity’

October 13, 2020 /

Coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas and Sen. Rand Paul have misleadingly suggested that much of the U.S. population has immunity to the coronavirus…

Trump Overstates Status of COVID-19 Antibody Drugs

October 8, 2020 /

Calling investigational COVID-19 antibody drugs “cures” in a video posted to Twitter, President Donald Trump incorrectly said the therapies had been authorized and that “hundreds…

Trump’s COVID-19 Misinformation Since Testing Positive

October 6, 2020 /

Even after contracting the coronavirus and being hospitalized, President Donald Trump has continued to downplay the risks of COVID-19 and exaggerate the progress the U.S.…

Q&A on Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

October 2, 2020 /

On Oct. 2, President Donald Trump revealed that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. Here we answer common questions about…