Opinion | The Trump-Fox News coronavirus misinformation campaign has real consequences

Speculation by Fox News and the president about covid-19 cures is making it more difficult for health officials to do their job, says media critic Erik Wemple. The network and Trump promoted the unproven effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, a drug prescribed for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. And most recently, the president suggested disinfectant could cure the coronavirus, forcing health officials to work overtime to warn people not to drink or inject Lysol. Read more: https://wapo.st/2Y0ZY0B. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer.

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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.

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