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Claim: “If you just count all the deaths in the red states, we are number two in the world in deaths, just behind Brazil.” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, September 21.
Verdict: Mostly True
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Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Claim that chewing betel quids can prevent infection from the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease Covid-19.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
5 Things to Know About a COVID Vaccine: It Won’t Be a ‘Magic Wand’
President Donald Trump makes no secret he would like a COVID-19 vaccine to be available before the election. But it’s doubtful that will happen.
— Kaiser Health News, October 5
Trump joins Johnson, Bolsonaro in club of leaders diagnosed with Covid
Britain’s Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro are among the figures to have tested positive.
— NBC News, October 2
Voice of America – English