Fact-check: Trump suggests protests led to rise in Covid-19 cases

CNN’s Daniel Dale fact-checks President Trump’s claim that Covid-19 cases “started to rise among young Americans shortly after demonstrations,” referring to the racial justice protests in response to the killing of George Floyd.
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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • Fed chair Jerome Powell: Raising rates before 2022 is highly unlikely
  • In This Story: Donald Trump

    Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

    5 Recent Items: Donald Trump

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  • Scalise Sidesteps Question Over Whether He Still Has Confidence in Matt Gaetz
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