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The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. Trump doesn't care

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America “First”

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It’s going to get worse before it gets better, really.

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Darn that fact-based reality:

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Republicans are more likely to trust President Donald Trump than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the new coronavirus, though he is widely distrusted among Democrats and independents, according to a new poll.

The vast majority of Americans trust medical professionals (88%) and the CDC (82%) for accurate information about the coronavirus but largely distrust Trump (44%), according to a new CBS News/YouGov survey. Another 73% said they trust their family and friends, and 66% said they trust their state's governor.

But the numbers look very different when isolating Republican respondents. The poll shows that 90% of Republicans trust Trump compared to 84% who trust the CDC. Just 13% of Republicans said they trust the national media's information about the coronavirus.

Among Democrats, 14% said they trust Trump while 72% said they trust the national media. More than 90% of Democrats said they trust the CDC and medical professionals.

This trend is significant, because Trump's claims about the pandemic have often been at odds with medical professionals. An earlier NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that Republicans were largely not worried about the virus and did not plan to change their lifestyle to protect themselves.

www.salon.com/…

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Trump referred to the “Chinese Virus” 7 hours before this phone call.

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Lacking a campaign rally, Trump spews the lies on Fox News he used to try to squeeze into the COVID19 taskforce presser. Essentially, Trump will try to get red states back to work faster with potentially fatal results.

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A Different Way to Chart the Spread of Coronavirus – The New York Times https://t.co/AsTTxXtdW5

This graph represents the different mutations of the virus. You can see that the initial strains started in purple in China, but then they started mutating. The strains in Europe are mostly green and yellow families, while the US is seeing a different family in red. As more time passes, more of these strains will start appearing.
This graph represents the different mutations of the virus. You can see that the initial strains started in purple in China, but then they started mutating. The strains in Europe are mostly green and yellow families, while the US is seeing a different family in red. As more time passes, more of these strains will start appearing. www.rappler.com/…

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