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The Infodemic: Is There a Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency COVID-19 Mortality?

A list of vitamins highlighting vitamin D

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

Daily Debunk

Claim: Research illustrates a clear correlation between vitamin D deficiencies and (higher) COVID-19 mortality rates.

Verdict: True

Read the full story at: PolitiFact

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Claim that masks do not protect from COVID-19 and that their use makes you sick.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

How the world can avoid screwing up the response to Covid-19 again
STAT ... asked 11 experts in infectious disease, epidemiology, and pandemic preparedness how to avoid the mistakes, poor decisions, and incompetence of this spring.
-- Stat, June 5

Does drug touted by Trump work on COVID-19? After data debacle, we still don't know
Hydroxychloroquine was shown in laboratory experiments earlier this year to be able to block the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, but this effect has not been replicated in rigorous trials in people.
-- Reuters, June 4