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International political economist available to comment on Trump administration’s TikTok, WeChat ban

Indiana University
18-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT, by Indiana University

The Trump administration announced today that it would bar the Chinese-owned mobile apps WeChat and TikTok from U.S. app stores as of Sunday. These two popular services are used by more than 100 million people in the United States.

Sarah Bauerle Danzman, assistant professor of international studies at the Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, is available to comment on the politics of economic globalization.

Bauerle Danzman is an expert on the international economy and the U.S.-China economic rivalry. Her research focuses on the domestic forces that support and oppose multinational firms. She recently worked with the State Department around the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

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The fact that SARS-CoV-2 virus can or cannot spread through airborne transmission does not render masks "worthless"
Newswise

A video featuring Owen Shroyer originally published by Banned.video went viral on Facebook in late October. The video claims that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was never airborne, and wearing face masks is unnecessary. This claim is false and inaccurate. The CDC never said the virus could not be airborne. Although the CDC "updated" their guidance on its website to include aerosols among the most common forms of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, experts agree that the virus can spread through water droplets, which masks can act as a physical barrier to stpp the water droplets. There is increasing evidence that suggest airborne transmission may also play a role in the spread of COVID-19.

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Released: 27-Oct-2020 4:20 PM EDT
FSU experts available to comment on United States leaving the Paris Agreement
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: October 27, 2020 | 4:03 pm | SHARE: Carbon emissions and climate change are key issues in this presidential election.Regardless of who voters choose as the country’s next president, the United States is scheduled to leave the Paris Agreement — an international accord with the goal of limiting global climate change — on Nov.

Released: 27-Oct-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Newswise Live Event for Nov 2nd, 2PM EDT: the 2020 Presidential Elections
Newswise

Experts from institutions including George Washington University and Cornell University will participate in an expert panel covering a wide variety of topics on the U.S. Elections, with questions prepared by Newswise editors and submissions from media attendees.

Released: 27-Oct-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Biden did not "admit" to perpetrating electoral fraud, despite Trump and McEnany's claim
Newswise

U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Democratic nominee Joe Biden had “admitted” to perpetrating electoral fraud. On Oct. 24, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted out a short video clip of Biden, along with the text "Joe Biden brags about having the “most extensive VOTER FRAUD organization” in history!!" This claim is false and the video is taken out of context.

Newswise: Study: Voter participation predicts compliance with social distancing
Released: 27-Oct-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Study: Voter participation predicts compliance with social distancing
Washington University in St. Louis

People who vote are more likely to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic than people with a lower sense of civic duty—regardless of political affiliation, according to a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 27-Oct-2020 10:00 AM EDT
AGS Refutes President Trump’s Claim That Physicians Are Over-Counting Covid-19 Deaths for Financial Gain, in Solidarity with the CMSS
American Geriatrics Society

With its more than 6,000 members continuing to care for older Americans affected by COVID-19 at the front-line of the nation’s pandemic response, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today stood in solidarity with the Council of Medical Special Societies (CMSS) in condemning President Trump’s claim that hospitals and physicians are inflating the number of COVID-19 deaths for their own financial gain.


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