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Claim: The PCR (polymerise chain reaction) test for COVID-19 also detects common cold viruses.
Read the full story at: FactCheck Initiative Japan
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Claim: Blood clots are the major cause of death in COVID-19.
Read the full story at: India Today
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Hospitals Experiment with COVID-19 Treatments, Balancing Hope and Evidence
With little data on what works and what doesn’t, doctors trade tips and argue about risks
-- Scientific American, June 29