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The Infodemic: Will COVID-19 Ruin Halloween?

FILE - Parents wait as their children trick-or-treat at a shopping center in Freeport, Maine, Oct. 31, 2017.

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Daily Debunk

Question: "Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?"

Verdict: Yes

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Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: "Gargling mouthwash prevents COVID-19."

Verdict: False

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Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Health Experts' Thanksgiving Advice In The Time of COVID-19
While Thanksgiving is still weeks away, people hoping to connect with distant family members are already making anxious plans — and if they aren’t, they should be, public health experts say.
-- STAT News, October 16