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Claim: "Facebook posts circulating in South Korea claim that asymptomatic Covid-19 carriers are non-infectious as they have lower viral loads."
Read the full story at: AFP
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Instagram post warns about safety of vaccines in children, claiming that "The latest CDC data show reports of adverse events from COVID vaccines surpass 220,000, including 943 among 12-17 year olds."
Read the full story at: PolitiFact
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
As Covid dissipates in the U.S., cold and flu viruses may return with a vengeance
Some experts fear we’re in for a nasty cold-and-flu season or two, pointing to a combination of factors that could make for a rough re-entry to the mixed microbes world.
-- Stat, May 27