Scientists, Scholars Debunk Misinformation, False Claims about President Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2020 | Link

Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org; Nicole Stacy nstacy@sbalist.org

 

** Press Call Today **

 

Washington, D.C. –  Cellular biologists and researchers with the Charlotte Lozier Institute will hold a call for press this afternoon to debunk the uninformed commentary and misleading press reports that President Donald J. Trump’s treatment for COVID-19 included therapies that were developed using means that destroyed human life.

 

To RSVP to the call and receive call-in instructions, please email Prudence Robertson: proberston@sbalist.org

 

What: Responding to Misinformation Regarding President Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment

 

Who:  David Prentice, Ph.D., Vice President & Research Director, Charlotte Lozier Institute and Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., Senior Fellow & Director of Life Sciences, Charlotte Lozier Institute

 

When: Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2 PM Eastern Time

 

Topics to be addressed on the call include false assertions reported by news outlets, as well as:

 

  • The false claim that Regeneron’s antibody drug given to President Trump was made using fetal tissue/fetal cells/embryonic stem cells – historic or otherwise
  • The distinction between fetal cell line HEK293T and fresh fetal tissue; how fetal cell line HEK293T was used and whether this historic fetal cell line is necessary today
  • The Trump Administrations recent change in funding related to fetal tissue research and alleged hypocrisy as it relates to COVID-19 treatments

 

Earlier this week, Drs. Prentice and Sander Lee issued a statement outlining misleading claims on these topics and have since engaged in several conversations with reporters.

To RSVP to the call and receive call-in instructions, please email Prudence Robertson: proberston@sbalist.org

 

Charlotte Lozier Institute was launched in 2011 as the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony List. CLI is a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world. The Institute is named for a feminist physician known for her commitment to the sanctity of human life and equal career and educational opportunities for women.  The 175th anniversary of Dr. Charlotte Denman Lozier’s birth occurred on March 16, 2019.

 

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