1. Russia

Voice of America – English: The Infodemic: Why Lenient Lockdown Strategies Are Problematic

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Daily Debunk

“The Victorian [Victoria state, Australia] branch of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation [political party] says we should follow the COVID-19 approach of Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan. Here’s why that’s problematic.” RMIT ABC Fact Check, August 27.


Social Media Disinfo




Circulating on social media: Claim that holding your breath helps test for COVID-19.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse​


Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Coronavirus and the Flu: A Looming Double Threat
The two could come together, making things worse—or our new hygiene habits may actually reduce the flu’s spread
— Scientific American, September 6

Children Across Europe Are Going Back to School. Here’s How 3 Countries Are Managing It
Around the world, students are returning to school as countries experiment with new educational models and social distancing protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
— Time, September 2

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