Scientists looked at almost 6,000 people for their research.
The top infectious disease expert and White House coronavirus task force member said the U.S. is the "worst hit country in the world."
The signatories wrote they have a "moral and an ethical responsibility to call attention to the falsehoods and misrepresentations of science recently fostered" by the White House adviser.
Professor Grant McFadden of Arizona State University told Newsweek "disinformation and outright lies" circulate widely.
The majority of the lower 48 had "above" to "much above" average temperatures this summer.
AstraZeneca said illnesses will happen by chance in trials and must be independently reviewed.
Dr. James Gill of Warwick Medical School said the decision "should be championed as good science and great transparency."
"There are few places children go where a gun is not far away," study co-author Dr. Michael Nance told Newsweek.
But Professor Ian Jones of the University of Reading told Newsweek the claim "is a little stretched."
More than 14 million cases have been reported in the region, some 52 percent of the worldwide total.
Polls suggest more than half of Americans disapprove of Trump's response to the crisis.
Researchers reviewed evidence on protests and unrest around the time of 57 epidemics between the Black Death in the 1300s and the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918.
Jeremy Farrar, director of the U.K.-based research-charity the Wellcome Trust, said political leaders are giving "false hope" over vaccine candidates.
Experts told Newsweek they feared cases and deaths could rise if people let their guard down as they celebrate.
Experts not involved in the study said the results were encouraging, but more research is needed to prove its efficacy.
The testing czar said rapid at-home tests "may never happen."
The CDC has told public health officials in all states and territories to plan for hypothetical coronavirus vaccines by late October or early November.
Scientists say we humans are either "concerned protectors," "freedom defenders," "tolerant guardians," "conscientious caretakers," or "laissez-faire landlords."
Experts told Newsweek issuing a vaccine before Phase 3 trials are complete could play into the hands of the movement.
Throughout the pandemic, Fauci has been careful not to openly criticize Trump while attempting to correct false claims.
The incident comes as Spain's COVID-19 pandemic worsens.
The head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund said the West was "shocked by Russia's success and had to go through four stages of accepting the inevitable."
Herd immunity refers to letting the coronavirus spread "naturally" in a population.
Scientists made the discovery by mistake while working on an ongoing project.
Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic, also said "it's possible" to catch coronavirus twice.
Abe is Japan's longest serving leader.
The incident comes after a man in Hong Kong tested positive for a second time, marking the first documented case of COVID-19 reinfection.
The team hopes the work brings us a step closer to new treatments.