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Media Didn’t Misuse Boy’s Photo in Deaths of Three COVID-19 Victims

Media Didn’t Misuse Boy’s Photo in Deaths of Three COVID-19 Victims

Social media posts falsely suggest that news outlets are misusing a boy’s image to report the same child died of COVID-19 in three different countries. The posts actually refer to three different young people who died from the novel coronavirus in Portugal, Belgium and the UK.

Kudlow’s Claim About COVID-19 Spread

Kudlow’s Claim About COVID-19 Spread

Despite early warnings about how damaging COVID-19 could be for Americans, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow defended his late February statement that the U.S. had “contained” the virus, saying on May 3 that the novel coronavirus “spread exponentially in ways that virtually no one could have predicted.”

Trump’s COVID-19 Testing Claim Is Way Off

Trump’s COVID-19 Testing Claim Is Way Off

The United States has not done more COVID-19 testing than “every country combined,” as President Donald Trump claimed in remarks during a recent press briefing.

Biden’s Misleading Ad About Sending Experts to China

Biden’s Misleading Ad About Sending Experts to China

A Biden campaign ad says President Trump failed to send U.S. health experts to China to investigate the novel coronavirus. But two U.S. officials were part of an international team admitted to China in mid-February.

Trump’s Inaccurate COVID-19 Death Rate Comparison

Trump’s Inaccurate COVID-19 Death Rate Comparison

Available data on confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths contradicts President Donald Trump’s recent claim that “the United States has achieved a significant lower mortality rate than almost all other countries.”

FactChecking Trump’s Attack on the WHO

FactChecking Trump’s Attack on the WHO

In announcing that his administration would halt funding for the World Health Organization, President Donald Trump made a series of false, misleading and unsubstantiated claims about the WHO.