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The Infodemic: The Role Children Play in Spreading COVID-19


A group of children wearing masks in Mumbai, India, July 8, 2020.
A group of children wearing masks in Mumbai, India, July 8, 2020.

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

Daily Debunk

"Fact check: What role do kids play in spreading the coronavirus?" CNN, July 10​

Social Media Disinfo

FILE PHOTO: Various N95 respiration masks at a laboratory of 3M, in Maplewood, Minnesota, U.S. REUTERS/Nicholas Pfosi/File Photo

Claim: Face masks are useless against COVID-19.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: FactCheck.org

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

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-- Nature, July 10

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