By CALVIN WOODWARD and HOPE YEN, Related Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump twice botched the findings of a federal research on Thursday as he disregarded the significance of sporting a masks to stop COVID-19.
Trump additionally was off the mark in stating that Democratic rival Joe Biden and operating mate Kamala Harris by no means expressed finest needs when he got here down with the illness. They did.
A have a look at these remarks earlier than Trump and Biden take separate phases within the night for competing city hall-style occasions.
TRUMP, on his rallies: “What I do is outdoors is a giant factor. And if you happen to have a look at these, individuals, they are surely sporting masks. I’ll let you know, I seemed final evening in Iowa — there have been many, many individuals sporting masks. However you then see CDC comes out with a press release that 85% of the individuals sporting masks catch it.” — Fox Enterprise interview.
TRUMP, searching over his crowd: “Have a look at all of the masks. You realize, they maintain saying, ‘no person wears a masks, put on the masks.’ Though then they arrive out with issues at present. Did you see CDC? That 85% of the individuals sporting a masks catch it, OK?” — remarks at rally in Greenville, North Carolina.
THE FACTS: Not OK. The research cited, by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, didn’t discover that 85% of masks wearers catch COVID-19. If that had been the case, nearly all of Individuals can be contaminated.
It discovered one thing fairly totally different: that 85% of the small group of COVID-19 sufferers surveyed — about 150 on this query — reported they’d worn a masks typically or at all times across the time they’d have grow to be contaminated.
The group’s publicity to probably contaminated individuals locally assorted. Most reported buying or being in a house with a number of individuals. However they had been twice as more likely to have eaten at a restaurant, the place masks are put aside for the meal, than had been uninfected individuals in a management group.
Most research have proven that sporting masks reduces the transmission of the virus by blocking respiratory droplets. A number of research have additionally proven that masks may supply some safety for the individuals who put on them.
The findings had been in a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, revealed final month.
TRUMP, reacting to the information that folks related to the Biden marketing campaign on a latest flight with Harris examined constructive for COVID-19: “We prolong our greatest needs, which is greater than they did to me, however that’s OK.”
THE FACTS: That’s false.
Hours after Trump’s early morning announcement on Oct. 2 that he had examined constructive, each Biden and Harris despatched their needs for a fast restoration through Twitter.
“Jill and I ship our ideas to President Trump and First Girl Melania Trump for a swift restoration,” Biden wrote. “We’ll proceed to wish for the well being and security of the president and his household.”
Harris tweeted the same message “wishing President Trump and the First Girl a full and speedy restoration. We’re conserving them and the complete Trump household in our ideas.”
The Biden marketing campaign on the time additionally introduced it might cease operating damaging advertisements, with the candidate tweeting that “this can’t be a partisan second” after the information that Trump was going to Walter Reed Nationwide Army Medical Middle for therapy of his coronavirus an infection. Biden’s camp resumed the promoting after Trump was launched from Walter Reed.
A minimum of three individuals related to Biden’s marketing campaign have examined constructive for the coronavirus, main the marketing campaign to droop in-person occasions for Harris by way of Monday.
Related Press writers Darlene Superville in Greenville, North Carolina, and Kevin Freking in Washington contributed to this report.
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