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Voice of America – English: The Infodemic: State Senator Mostly Wrong About COVID-19 and Young Adults


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

Daily Debunk

Claim: “No one under 20 has died of COVID-19, and ‘it has not actually been determined yet’ that anyone under 20 can spread it to an older person.” — Wisconsin senator

Verdict: Mostly false

Read the full story at: Politifact

Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: “A widely shared image claims to show CNN anchor Don Lemon denouncing Nigeria’s controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and Covid-19 as “two deadly viruses” killing people in the West African nation. AFP Fact Check found that the picture was digitally manipulated to change the news banner.” — AFP Fact Check

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

How to void coronavirus while voting
Epidemiologists offer tips for U.S. voters and poll workers to limit their chances of getting infected. — Scientific American, October 14

Voice of America – English