Coronavirus falsehoods spread with alarming speed

October 01, 2020

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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks to Marine One from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.

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Falsehoods involving the pandemic are ricocheting around the globe with alarming speed. A new study from Cornell University finds President Donald Trump is the biggest offender of spreading misinformation. And, in the last decade, Danish energy company Ørsted did what few other energy utilities in the world have been able to do: They went from being almost entirely reliant on oil, gas and coal, to being the biggest producer of offshore wind in the world. Also, Ireland's Supreme Court has ruled that the bread used by the fast-food chain Subway contains too much sugar to legally qualify as bread.

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