WASHINGTON — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, used an appearance before a Senate committee on Tuesday to counter misinformation about coronavirus deaths. The falsehood has been spreading since an interview she gave last Friday in which she appeared to say — but, in fact, didn’t — that most people who died of COVID-19 had other serious health conditions, or comorbidities.
“It was a pretaped interview, and much of it was cut. And that phrase was taken out of context,” Walensky said during Tuesday’s hearing. By that time it had become clear that improper editing, not any misstatement on her part, had caused the
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