CLOSE There is a lot of misinformation out there about coronavirus. We sort the facts from falsehoods. WochitWASHINGTON – As U.S. health care workers scrounged for life-saving medical equipment last week to protect frontline staff against coronavirus, President Donald Trump made a jarring claim: the U.S. would soon have an over-supply of ventilators – enough to distribute across the globe to other needy countries.”We’re going to be distributing them – the extras – around the world,” the president said on April 1 during a White House press briefing. He listed Italy, France and Spain as likely destinations for America’s sudden bounty as the pandemic ravages the planet.What Trump didn’t mention: Earlier that same morning, the Trump administration was preparing to receive a Russian military cargo plane – loaded with 60 tons of masks, ventilators and other items – to distribute to besieged American doctors and nurses.”The plane is en route,” the Russian foreign ministry tweeted on the morning of April 1, posted along with a video of the packed aircraft. With the hashtag #RussiaHelps, the Kremlin said the supplies would “save the lives of American citizens.”The Russian government tweet was a crafty propaganda coup – one that highlighted the stark disconnect between Trump’s promises of American super-preparedness and


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