A member of medical personnel works with collected nose swab samples for a COVID-19 PCR test at the MontLegia CHC hospital,…
FILE - A woman works with collected samples for a COVID-19 PCR test a hospital in Liege, Belgium, May 8, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: The PCR (polymerise chain reaction) test for COVID-19 also detects common cold viruses.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: FactCheck Initiative Japan

Social Media Disinfo



Claim: Blood clots are the major cause of death in COVID-19.

Verdict: False

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

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