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The Infodemic: Coronavirus Isn't Listed as Cause of Death for Every Person Who Dies in the UK


FILE - Medical workers transport a patient from an ambulance at the Royal London Hospital amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Jan. 10, 2021.

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Claim: Coronavirus is being recorded as the cause of death for every person who dies in the United Kingdom.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Sri Lankan social media users share the claim that California's Los Angeles County suspended cremations for people who died after contracting Covid-19.

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

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