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Claim: "A virus DID NOT kill 300,000 Americans. Old age did. Pharmaceuticals did. Processed foods did. Pesticides did. Hospitals & Ventilators did. Lack of proper nutrition, sunlight & exercise did."
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Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: An image from Paris' celebrations after France won the 2018 World Cup has been widely shared on Facebook, with the claim it shows protests in Paris against coronavirus restrictions in December 2020.
Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
How gendered disinformation adapts to the context of Covid-19
-- European Federation of Journalists, December 21