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Fact Check: Trump’s Spin on ‘Broken’ Testing

While his administration has faced criticism for being slow to ramp up testing for coronavirus infections, President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that the problem was with his predecessors, saying the administration “inherited a broken system” that it “rebuilt.” That’s misleading. The president has a point that the testing system of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alone couldn’t…

White House Projects 100K to 240K US Coronavirus Deaths

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for difficult days ahead as the White House released new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Public health officials stressed that the number could be less if people change their behavior. “We really…

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