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The Infodemic: Canadian Health Official Didn't Call Pandemic a Hoax

A medical student takes a nose swab sample for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 30, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: “Dr. Roger Hodkinson, the Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, called COVID-19 a hoax.”

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: Snopes

Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: A Facebook post from November 21, along with a photo that appears to show a TV broadcast of President Cyril Ramaphosa aired on South African news channel eNCA – with a banner reading “Ramaphosa: All Must Get The Vaccine.” The FB post says “Cyril-the-squirrel” has said that “you don’t have a choice about whether you will or won’t have the Covid-19 vaccine.” The image has not been manipulated, but the claim that Ramaphosa said a COVID-19 will be mandatory in South Africa is false.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: AfricaCheck

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-- Information is Beautiful, November 23​