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Voice of America – English: The Infodemic: It’s Too Soon to Measure Economic Fallout from Pandemic


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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: COVID-19 could be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Verdict: None (too soon to determine)

Read the full story at: PolitiFact​

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Posts claiming to offer proof that 90-year-old Margaret Keenan, the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, died in 2008.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Misting the White House between administrations won’t kill Covid-19 — and it could be harmful, experts say
[P]rominent expert organizations are clear: misting or fogging disinfectants is not a good way to fight Covid-19.
— Stat, December 16

Voice of America – English