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The Infodemic: Meme Uses False US Mortality Data

FILE - A physician stands outside a room at an Intensive Care Unit as a nurse suctions the lungs of a COVID-19 patient, April 20, 2020, in Yonkers, New York.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: The U.S. recorded roughly 2.9 million deaths in 2020 — almost the same total as previous years — despite COVID-19.

Verdict: False

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The Quint

Circulating on social media: The claim that COVID-19 vaccination is free in India, but not in the United States or the United Kingdom.

Verdict: Misleading

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