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Voice of America – English: The Infodemic: Claim That ‘False Positives’ Skew Coronavirus Figures Is Misleading

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Daily Debunk

Claim: “False positive” COVID-19 test results might be seriously skewing the coronavirus figures.

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: BBC

Social Media Disinfo



Circulating on social media: Claim that mortgage applications are being declined for people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: Reuters


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Trump Still Contagious? Experts Say It’s Impossible to Know
President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think he’s contagious anymore, but medical experts say that’s impossible to know a week after his diagnosis with COVID-19.
— Snopes, October 8

Young Doctor Succumbs to COVID, One of the South’s Many Health Workers Lost
The median age of death from COVID for medical staff is 57, compared with 78 in the general population. Around one-third of the deaths involved concerns over inadequate PPE.
— Kaiser Health News, October 8

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