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Claim: Citing “studies,” President Donald Trump has suggested that there are few novel coronavirus cases in “malaria countries” because of the use of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine.
Read the full story: "Trump’s Faulty Malaria-Coronavirus Connection," FactCheck.org, April 9
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Images supposedly showing mass graves being dug in New York to bury those who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Verdict: Mostly True
Read the full story: "Are ‘Mass Graves’ Being Dug for COVID-19 Deaths?" -- Snopes
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
How Do We Exit The Shutdown? Hire An Army Of Public Health Workers
[T]here’s broad agreement that core public health work — the ability to find people with the virus and prevent them from passing it to others — will be essential to reopening schools and businesses.
-- Kaiser Health News, April 13