Fighting Virus and Misinformation: Coronavirus Battle on Two Fronts

July 21, 2020 11:30 PM
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After months of refusing to wear a mask or ordering Americans to listen to health experts,  U.S. President Donald Trump is now encouraging Americans to wear a mask.

Reviving his daily briefings Tuesday, Trump also departed from his usual rosy picture on the coronavirus pandemic outbreak saying it may get worse.  But he also repeated a prior claim that the virus may just disappear. As cases continue to rise, anti-science messages and conflicting information from the president and his medical experts have added to confusion amid a massive national crisis.