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Claim: Luciana Borio, recently named a member of the Biden/Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, says people who refuse coronavirus vaccines should be deprived of food stamps and rent assistance.
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Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Claim that COVID-19 vaccines “will remove parts of your DNA and replace it with GENETIC CODING (TECHNOLOGY)” that will “cause people to HAVE to cooperate with the New World Order.”
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Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Mysteries of COVID Smell Loss Finally Yield Some Answers
Explanations begin to arise at the molecular level for this vexing but commonplace symptom.
-- Scientific American, November 18
Health systems are using AI to predict severe Covid-19 cases. But limited data could produce unreliable results
[M]ost of the efforts are being developed in siloes and trained on limited datasets, raising crucial questions about their reliability.
-- Stat, November 18