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May 12 2020
The coronavirus conspiracy news cycle has grown more powerful off of audiences that were already susceptible to misinformation about other health care myths, like anti-vaccination conspiracies.
Driving the news: The latest conspiracy theory — that the virus is a "plandemic" engineered to increase vaccination rates — stems from a documentary-style video featuring a discredited medicalAxios
May 05 2020
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:
THE QUICK FACTSWhile the rest of the developed world lives under lockdown, Sweden has allowed public spaces such as schools, gyms, cafes, bars and restaurants to remain open. However, public gatherings of 50 people or more Abridge News
May 03 2020
On march 27, as the U.S. topped 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Donald Trump stood at the lectern of the White House press-briefing room and was asked what he’d say about the pandemic to a child. Amid a meandering answer, Trump remarked, “You can call it a germ, you can call it a flu, you can call it a virus. You know, you can call it many different names. I’m not sure anybody even knowsThe Atlantic
Jun 15 2021
Astandard device in detective stories is a map on which certain buildings are circled. Their locations are thought to be revealing, though often they just create a false trail. When four of the first cases of a strange, pneumonia-like illness seen in Wuhan, China, in December, 2019, were found to have a connection to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, it seemed a key to solving the mysteryThe New Yorker
Apr 29 2020
As America continues to fight the coronavirus it seems increasingly likely that when we look back, the pandemic of 2020 will be a time when the world changed in sudden and profound ways. It will affect everything from where we live and work to how we communicate with others, and even what counts as patriotic service.
If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certain to shiftChristian Science Monitor
Apr 17 2020
News: Fact Check
FactCheck.org Managing Editor Lori Robertson spoke with WHYY radio in Philadelphia about fact-checking the White House’s daily coronavirus task force briefings.
She was a guest on WHYY’s “Radio Times” on April 15 for a discussion on fact-checking and the challenge for the media in covering these briefings live, along with Mark Lukasiewicz, a former senior executive at NBC News and ABCFactCheck.org
Apr 17 2020
With the coronavirus, the right action looks like an overreaction as it’s happening.
As the harms of social distancing become more and more apparent, Americans may start to wonder: Are we overreacting to the coronavirus pandemic?
A few people (although not most of the public) seem to think so. Some federal officials, from President Donald Trump to Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), haveVox
Apr 11 2020
RESEARCHERS AROUND THE world are toiling to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. But the creation of a working vaccine that can be safely distributed to a broad population requires a tremendous amount of rigor and caution, so the process is likely to take at least a year. WIRED staff writer Megan Molteni has covered the novel coronavirus outbreak since the virus was first identified in earlyWired
Apr 06 2020
As the coronavirus has spread throughout the world, checking in on statistics has become something of a daily ritual for many people. Tracking the number of cases and deaths in a specific country or region offers a sense of how quickly the virus is proliferating, or in some cases being contained.
The data is incredibly important. It lets lawmakers and public health officials know ifYahoo! The 360
Jun 13 2021
Group of Seven (G-7) leaders on Sunday called for a renewed, "transparent" investigation into the origins of the coronavirus and pledged to give 1 billion vaccine doses to countries in need as their weekend of meetings in the United Kingdom came to an end.
President Biden joined the leaders of the U.K., Italy, Germany, Canada, Japan and France in signing a joint communique thatThe Hill