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Scientist Behind Coronavirus Study Contradicts Trump Claim That He Saved 2 Million Lives

President Donald Trump has boasted repeatedly that he saved 2.2 million lives from COVID-19, using a figure in a British modeling study to support his claim. That’s not true, the lead author of that report — epidemiologist Neil Ferguson — told HuffPost, adding that the number of American lives ultimately lost to the disease will depend on what states do from […]

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White Evangelicals Aren’t As Worried About COVID-19 As Other Faith Groups: Study

White evangelicals’ attitudes toward the coronavirus pandemic are considerably more relaxed than those of other religious groups, a new study said. White evangelical Protestants were generally less worried about contracting COVID-19, more ready for life to return to normal and much more likely to say that President Donald Trump was handling the pandemic well, compared […]

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Widespread Face Mask Use Could Help Prevent A Second Wave Of Coronavirus, Study Finds

LONDON (Reuters) – Population-wide facemask use could push COVID-19 transmission down to controllable levels for national epidemics and could prevent further waves of the pandemic disease when combined with lockdowns, according to a UK study published Wednesday. The research, led by scientists at Britain’s Cambridge and Greenwich Universities, suggests lockdowns alone will not stop the […]

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Hydroxychloroquine, Hawked By Trump, Linked To Higher Risk Of Death, Study Finds

Hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug touted by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment despite no solid evidence as such, is linked to an increased risk of heart problems and death, a new study of nearly 100,000 COVID-19 patients concluded. The patients treated with hydroxychloroquine or the related drug chloroquine were at higher risk of developing arrhythmia […]