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Voice of America – English: The Infodemic: Social Media Spreads False Info About COVID-19 2nd Wave

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Daily Debunk

Claim: On social media, posts that say world leaders are encouraging a second wave of coronavirus to push a global vaccination strategy.

Verdict: False

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Social Media Disinfo


Circulating on social media: “Facebook posts promote false conspiracy theory that coronavirus testing patent was submitted in 2015.” — AFP Fact Check

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check


Factual Reads on Coronavirus

The share of Americans interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible is dropping
The decline is notably more pronounced among Black Americans than among white individuals, according to a new survey from STAT and The Harris Poll. — STAT News, October 19

Voice of America – English