Ribbons hang in remembrance of victims of the coronavirus pandemic outside the Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church,…
FILE - Ribbons hang in remembrance of victims of the coronavirus pandemic outside the Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church, May 19, 2020, in Boston.

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"COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, By the Numbers," FactCheck.org, June 30​

 

 

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Claim: The acronym COVID-19 is made up of a series of ancient symbols that when compiled together mean “see a sheep surrender."

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Coronavirus’ spread in GOP territory, explained in 6 charts
An Associated Press analysis of coronavirus case data shows the virus has moved — and is spreading quickly — into Republican areas, a new path with broad potential political ramifications.
-- Associated Press, July 1

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