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The Infodemic: Fact-checking Florida Governor's Claim About Kids and COVID-19

Students arrive to Dallas Elementary School for the first day of school amid the coronavirus outbreak on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Daily Debunk

Claim: "The fact is that in terms of the risk to schoolkids, this is lower risk than seasonal influenza," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, August 10, 2020

Verdict: Mostly True

Read the full story at: PolitiFact

Social Media Disinfo


Circulating on social media: Claim that the Tanzanian government has kicked the World Health Organization (WHO) out of the country.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse​

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