Fact Check: A Look at Trump's COVID-19 Press Briefing
Thursday, 30 July 2020 ()
President Donald Trump, at a July 28 briefing, made a few false and misleading statements about COVID-19: Trump falsely said that “large portions” of the country are “corona-free.” Only 35 counties or county equivalents, accounting for less than 0.02% of the population, have not reported a coronavirus case in the past week.The president claimed, without evidence, that Portland and Seattle were seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases because of protests. The health departments for both areas told us that the available data do not show that protests are responsible for an uptick in cases.Trump said he didn’t know Dr. Anthony Fauci’s position on hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug that the...
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