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The Infodemic: Are Symptomless Patients Spreading the Coronavirus?


In this June 9, 2020 photo, a patient has his temperature taken with a non-contact infrared thermometer on arrival at Freshney Green Primary Care Center in Grimsby, northeast England.
In this June 9, 2020 photo, a patient has his temperature taken with a non-contact infrared thermometer on arrival at Freshney Green Primary Care Center in Grimsby, northeast England.

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

Daily Debunk

Claim: Coronavirus patients without symptoms aren’t driving the spread of the virus.

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: Health Feedback

Social Media Disinfo

Lung transplant operation on a COVID-19 patient at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Northwestern Medicine/Handout via REUTERS

Claim: A photograph shows the damage to a person's lung from the COVID-19 coronavirus disease.​

Verdict: True

Read the full story at: Snopes

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Latin American scientists join the coronavirus vaccine race: ‘No one’s coming to rescue us’
Researchers fear that breakthroughs from abroad will be too slow or inequitably shared to benefit the global south.
-- Nature, June 12

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