Trust in Trump’s pandemic performance linked to reduced knowledge about COVID-19

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Greater trust in Donald Trump predicts reduced COVID-19 knowledge, while greater trust in scientists predicts more knowledge, according to new research published in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS‐CoV‐2 to be a global pandemic. Governments around the world urged people to follow preventive health measures such as frequent hand washing and staying at least six feet away from others. Study author Javier A. Granados Samayoa and his colleagues wanted to better understand how…

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