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Claim: COVID-19 pandemic is a cover to disguise deaths from the flu vaccine.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: A video purportedly showing Covid-19 patients in a Thai field hospital after a coronavirus outbreak in the Thai province of Samut Sakhon in December 2020.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Scientists are monitoring a coronavirus mutation that could affect the strength of vaccines
As scientists try to track the spread of a new, more infectious coronavirus variant around the world — finding more cases in the United States and elsewhere this week — they are also keeping an eye on a different mutation with potentially greater implications for how well Covid-19 vaccines work.
-- Stat, January 7