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The Infodemic: Asymptomatic Covid-19 Carriers Aren't 'Non-infectious'


FILE - Medical workers in a booth take samples from people for COVID-19 tests at a makeshift clinic in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 20, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: "Facebook posts circulating in South Korea claim that asymptomatic Covid-19 carriers are non-infectious as they have lower viral loads."

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: AFP

Social Media Disinfo

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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."

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: PolitiFact

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

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-- Stat, May 27

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