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The Infodemic: Chinese Officials Detected Coronavirus in Ice Cream

FILE - A child eats an ice cream in Xianning, Hubei province, China March 25, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: “In January 2021, Chinese health officials detected the coronavirus in ice cream produced in Tianjin.”

Epidemiologists screened ice cream from Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd., and several samples tested positive for the coronavirus.

Verdict: True

Read the full story at: Snopes

Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: Social media users claim the U.K. coronavirus strain, which is more contagious, resulted from vaccination against COVID-19 in the country.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: India Today