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The Infodemic: Cuomo's Claim About Nursing Homes and COVID Patients Is False

FILE - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks in Manhattan in New York City, New York, July 13, 2020.

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Claim: "[W]e never needed nursing home beds [for COVID-positive patients] because we always had hospital beds. So it just never happened in New York, where we needed to say to a nursing home, 'We need you to take this person even though they're COVID-positive'." New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, September 30.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: CNN

Social Media Disinfo

Women wearing face masks walk in the city center, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Middleborough, Britain October 2, 2020

Circulating on social media: Claim that increase in UK COVID-19 cases proves masks are ineffective.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

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