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Voice of America – English: The Infodemic: Dr. Fauci Didn’t Write Paper Blaming Most Spanish Flu Deaths on Masks

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Daily Debunk

Claim: Dr. Anthony Fauci “wrote a paper regarding the Spanish Flu and stated that the majority of deaths in 1918-1919 was because of bacterial pneumonia from wearing masks.”

Verdict: False

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Social Media Disinfo






Fact check: “Social media users have claimed that a document from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the name for the novel coronavirus, does not exist. While the document is authentic, the scientific process described within it has been misrepresented.” — Reuters Fact Check

Verdict: False

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