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For Republicans There Is No More Reliable Source of Accurate Information on Coronavirus Than Trump: Study

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When President Donald Trump last week praised two older drugs used to treat Malaria, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, as “game changers” in the fight against coronavirus, perhaps it was only a matter of time.

Trump, in fact, told Americans, “it’s not going to kill anybody.”

An Arizona man, as many now know, is dead and his wife seriously ill after ingesting a fish tank cleaner that contained the same active ingredient as the drug Trump promoted.

A new study shows for Republicans there is no more reliable source of accurate information on coronavirus than President Donald Trump. Nine out of 10 Republicans say Trump is the most reliable source of accurate information on coronavirus, and more see him as accurate than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“Who do you trust and not trust to give you accurate information about the virus and what to do during the outbreak?” a  CBS News/YouGov poll asked.

For Republicans, 90% said President Trump, tying medical professionals. 84% said the CDC, 81% said their friends and family, 71% said religious leaders,  65% said their governor, and just 13% said the national media, social media, and online sources.

For Democrats, the responses were far different.

92% said medical professionals, 87% listed the CDC as their top choice for accurate information on the coronavirus.  75% said their governor, 72% said the national media and their friends and family, 44% said their religious leaders, 28% said social media and online sources, and just 14% said Trump.

 

 

 

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Trump Pulls US Out of World Health Organization – Claims China Controls Critical International Group

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President Donald Trump has just announced he is pulling the United States out of the World Health Organization in the middle of a global pandemic. To support his move Trump claimed China controls the WHO.

Despite them coronavirus pandemic and protestors across the country mourning the killing of George Floyd, the president refused to take any questions.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Trump Uses Memorial Day to Attack Biden and Recycle Old Lies About His Coronavirus Response

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NYT: “At Least 430,000 People Have Arrived in the United States on Direct Flights From China”

President Donald Trump used the occasion of the Memorial Day holiday to recycle old, debunked lies about his likely Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.

In a tweet Trump made several accusations, none of them are true.

A few facts:

Trump’s ban on incoming travel from China was not announced until January 31, and did not go into effect until February 2, at least one month after the Trump administration was notified about the China outbreak. (Reports show the Trump administration knew as early as late November about the dangerous outbreak.) It also forced many infected with coronavirus into the U.S. before the ban went into effect.

Announcing a ban is one thing, taking measures to ensure it locks out those with the coronavirus is another. There are multiple reports that despite Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar promising there would be “proactive entry health screening” at airports to ensure those coming from China were tested for coronavirus, that did not happen.

The 44,000 were not all Americans.

In fact, those coming in from China were not tested at all, and merely told to self-quarantine. They were not actually quarantined.

Similar actions were taken when Trump banned incoming travel from Europe.

Trump’s China travel ban was more of a mesh net.

“Since Chinese officials disclosed the outbreak of a mysterious pneumonialike illness to international health officials on New Year’s Eve, at least 430,000 people have arrived in the United States on direct flights from China,” The New York Times reported last month, “including nearly 40,000 in the two months after President Trump imposed restrictions on such travel, according to an analysis of data collected in both countries.”

The bulk of the passengers, who were of multiple nationalities, arrived in January, at airports in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Newark and Detroit. Thousands of them flew directly from Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, as American public health officials were only beginning to assess the risks to the United States.

And as former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain notes, crews from the cargo flights were allowed in, without being tested either.

As for Biden apologizing, Trump has repeated this several times.

It’s a lie.

To be accurate, Biden didn’t directly say Trump is xenophobic but he did say Trump has a “record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering.”

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‘That Isn’t Actually a Thing’: Trump Mocked for Creating New Statistic That Doesn’t Exist and Is Impossible to Measure

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Just days after advocating against coronavirus testing President Donald Trump held a news conference to brag about the advances in testing for COVID-19, and even creating a new “metric,” which does not exist and is impossible to measure.

Trump declared “testing is a very big, important function,” but he could not resist injecting his personal opinion, adding, “some people consider it more important than others.”

The United States currently ranks 39th in per capita testing, yet Trump said on testing America has “prevailed.”

But the President drew scorn when he declared that the U.S., along with Germany, lead the world in “lives saved per 100,000 people.”

Many were quick to note that is a metric that does not exist for coronavirus, and it would be impossible to measure, unless every coronavirus case had been counted, and the testing for that has not happened.

 

 

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