FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential…
FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington.

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Daily Debunk

Claim: Former Vice President Joe Biden said that under the Trump administration, the CDC cut its staff in China to four people.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: FactCheck.org​

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Claim that COVID-19 quickly spread around the world as early as October 2019.

Verdict: Partially Correct

Read the full story at: Health Feedback

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Coronavirus vaccine trials have their first results — but their promise is still unclear
Scientists urge caution over hints of success emerging from small human and animal studies.
-- Nature, May 19

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