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The Infodemic: McDonald's in Canada Collects Patron Information for Contact Tracing

A McDonald's sign in London, Ontario, Canada October 2, 2019.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: A McDonald's sign requiring that all customers provide their names and phone numbers for collection is real.

Verdict: True

Read the full story at: Snopes

Social Media Disinfo

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Claim: The Australian newspaper published an apology over a report linking a Black Lives Matter protest with a COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Second Coronavirus Strain May Be More Infectious—but Some Scientists Are Skeptical
Researchers question whether a mutated viral strain that infected more cells in a lab dish is necessarily more transmissible among humans.
-- Scientific American, July 16