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Calvin Woodward

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Recent articles by Cal:

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says 99% of virus cases benign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is understating the danger of the coronavirus to people who get it, as more and more become infected in the → Read More

Trump's leadership is tested in time of fear, pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not long after noon on Feb. 6, President Donald Trump strode into the elegant East Room of the White House. The night before, his impeachment trial had ended with acquittal in... → Read More

Trump's assurances on controlling virus prove empty, AP fact check finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — "We have it totally under control," President Donald Trump said in late January. A month later: "The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. " April and May brought the deadliest stretch of COVID-19 to date. And this past week, the number of new coronavirus cases per day hit an all-time high of 50,000. President Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing at the White… → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's see-no-evil posture on coronavirus

America's reckoning with disease and racism navigated a fog of falsehoods and distortions from the president. → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's see-no-evil posture on coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistent see-no-evil posture on coronavirus testing — if you don't look for the virus, the cases go away — defies both science and street sense. Yet he... → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames protesters for low rally turnout

Many of the president’s statements — on the pandemic, public unrest over police brutality, his record on veterans and more — were inaccurate. → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames protesters for low rally turnout

Many of the president’s statements — on the pandemic, public unrest over police brutality, his record on veterans and more — were inaccurate. → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on an AIDS vaccine that doesn’t exist

Trump addressed policing and the pandemic in remarks at the White House for the signing of an executive order encouraging better law enforcement practices. → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies tear gas use despite evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and some of his supporters are claiming authorities did not use tear gas against people in a crackdown outside the White House this week. There's evidence... → Read More

US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rubble of buildings and lives, modern U.S. presidents have met national trauma with words such as these: “I can hear you.” “You have lost too much, but you have not lost... → Read More

Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science's march

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a century's progress in science, 2020 is looking a lot like 1918.In the years between two lethal pandemics, one the misnamed Spanish flu, the other COVID-19, the world learned about viruses, cured various diseases, made effective vaccines, developed instant communications and created elaborate public-health networks.Yet here we are again, face-masked to the max. And… → Read More

Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science's march

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a century's progress in science, 2020 is looking a lot like 1918. In the years between two lethal pandemics, one the misnamed Spanish flu, the other COVID-19, the... → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump won't admit failures in virus testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was displeased when the Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress joined in a statement declining to use coronavirus testing machines from the White... → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Biden 'apology,' virus test myths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is mischaracterizing Joe Biden's position on the U.S. pandemic response, stretching the facts on his own policies in the crisis and playing down the risk to meatpacking employees who are being called to work as infections run high.Trump capped the weekend by taking questions from Fox News anchors and viewers in an open-air evening session Sunday against… → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Biden 'apology,' virus test myths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is mischaracterizing Joe Biden's position on the U.S. pandemic response, stretching the facts on his own policies in the crisis and playing down the risk... → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cites a Biden apology but none offered

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stated falsely on Sunday that Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden apologized for calling him xenophobic in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.... → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wayward claims on virus tests, cures

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating the availability of coronavirus tests in the U.S. as he urges governors to consider lifting stay-at-home orders and help get the economy... → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's errant virus theories, testing boast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lysol is for toilet bowls and countertops, not human consumption. The company that manufacturers it felt compelled to emphasize the danger of ingesting it after President Donald... → Read More

Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’

WASHINGTON (AP) — What if the real “invisible enemy” is the enemy from within — America's very institutions? When the coronavirus pandemic came from distant lands to the United States, it... → Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misdirection on virus testing, deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely assigning blame to governors and the Obama administration for shortages in coronavirus testing. For much of the week, he was pretender to... → Read More