Quantcast
Connect with us

WATCH: Dem lawmaker gets Fauci to debunk Trump’s COVID-19 claims one by one

Published

on

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) on Friday got Dr. Anthony Fauci to shoot down some of the most outlandish claims about the novel coronavirus made by President Donald Trump and other conservatives.

During rapid-fire questioning, Raskin listed off pieces of what he described as “propaganda” about the disease and asked Fauci to answer whether each piece was true.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Are children almost immune to the disease?” he asked, referring to a false claim about the disease.

“Okay, be a little more precise,” Fauci replied. “Do children get infected? Yes, they do.”

Fauci then acknowledged that hundreds of thousands of children have been infected by the disease so far, which is a long way from “almost immune.”

“Is COVID-19 going to magically disappear, Dr. Fauci?” Raskin asked, referring to Trump’s failed prediction from earlier in the year that the virus would disappear by the summer.

“I do not believe it would disappear because it’s such a highly transmissible virus,” Fauci replied.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Does wearing a mask give people COVID-19?” he asked, referring to a claim by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) that he only got infected with the virus after he started wearing a mask more often.

“No, not to my knowledge,” Fauci said.

“Should people take hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19?” Raskin asked.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The overwhelming cumulative evidence of properly conducted randomized controlled trials indicate no therapeutic efficacy for hydroxychloroquine,” Fauci said.

“Can people cure themselves of COVID-19 by injecting themselves with disinfectant or bleach?” he asked.

ADVERTISEMENT

“No,” the doctor replied.

Watch the video below.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Experts issue dire warning on Trump executive action on unemployment insurance

Published

on

"Literally every new detail about these executive orders confirms that in addition to being wildly unconstitutional, they will do absolutely nothing to help anyone who's suffering."

On top of serious questions about the directive's legality and workability, experts are warning that President Donald Trump's executive action to extend the federal boost to unemployment benefits at $400-per-week—using $44 billion in funds meant for disaster relief—leaves out the poorest Americans by design.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Senior officials battling White House over urgent risk of reopening schools

Published

on

Public health officials are increasingly worried that states -- especially in the South -- are not seriously considering the coronavirus risks associated with reopening schools.

Trump administration officials have insisted to governors that reopening schools could be done safely, but senior officials have recently pressed White House officials to improve their messaging about the potential risks, reported The Daily Beast.

“If you have Trump going out there and saying everything is fine there’s a risk that that’s what people are going to think going back,” said one senior official. “There’s a real possibility that counties won’t implement all the measures outlined in the [Centers for Disease Control] guidelines and will just say, ‘Look, we’re doing the best we can and that’s it.’ There’s no one to enforce that stuff.”

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

WATCH: COVID truther goes on wild rant about communism after getting pulled over by cops

Published

on

A South Carolina woman this week was caught on video going on a wild rant about Jesus and communism after a police officer pulled her over because her anti-vaccination signs were completely obscuring her car's rear window.

The video shows that the woman was driving a car that was covered in signs that protested not just economic shut downs, but also simply testing people for COVID-19.

After the officer pulled her over, she demanded to see his badge number and started yelling at him.

The officer tried to calm her down and told her there was no reason to be upset.

"Oh, no reason to get upset just because we're in communist Greenville, South Carolina?!" she yelled back. "I am not being disorderly! I have freedom of speech! You're being disorderly!"

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image