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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.

Trump’s Snowballing China Travel Claim

Trump’s Snowballing China Travel Claim

President Trump said that restrictions he placed on travel from China “saved a lot of lives,” a claim that grew to “probably tens of thousands” and “hundreds of thousands.” But we found no support for such figures.

Mailbag: Face Masks

A reader sent us a comment about our article on the research behind face masks and whether people who aren’t sick should use them to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Trump’s Faulty Malaria-Coronavirus Connection

Trump’s Faulty Malaria-Coronavirus Connection

Falsely citing “studies,” President Donald Trump has suggested that there are few novel coronavirus cases in “malaria countries” because of the use of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. But no such studies exist, and the drug is not widely used for malaria in much of the world.

COVID-19 Face Mask Advice, Explained

COVID-19 Face Mask Advice, Explained

Conflicting — and shifting — guidance on whether members of the public should wear face masks to combat COVID-19 has led to confusion about whether people should cover their faces when leaving their homes. We explain the evidence.

Lemon Juice Tea Does Not Cure COVID-19 in Israel, or Anywhere Else

Lemon Juice Tea Does Not Cure COVID-19 in Israel, or Anywhere Else

A post circulating on social media falsely claims that a blend of sodium bicarbonate and lemon juice tea will “eliminate” the novel coronavirus. The post also claims this “cure” has prevented any COVID-19 deaths in Israel — but more than 30 people have died of the disease there.