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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
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.
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