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The Infodemic: Do 'Self-Cleaning' Elevator Buttons Really Work

Voice of America
05 Dec 2020, 07:05 GMT+10

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

Daily Debunk

"Do 'self-cleaning' elevator buttons really work?" Associated Press, December 3.

Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: Claim that the proposed payments to general practitioners in the United Kingdom for delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine is evidence immunization schemes are "all about the money."

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: Reuters

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Federal hospital data system falters at tracking pandemic

A Science examination ... found the HHS data for three important values in Wisconsin hospitals-beds filled, intensive care unit (ICU) beds filled, and in-patients with COVID-19-often diverge dramatically from those collected by the other federal source, from state-supplied data, and from the apparent reality on the ground.

-- Science, December 4

The Covid-19 vaccines are a marvel of science. Here's how we can make the best use of them

It appears science may have found the Covid-19 pandemic's off-ramp.

-- Stat, December 2

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