A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday, May 28,…
A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York. The memorial is part of the Naming the Lost project which attempts to humanize the victims who are often…

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Claim: More people have died this year from snake bites than from COVID-19.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: RMIT ABC (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology - Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Fact Check

Social Media Disinfo

The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others as a possible COVID-19 treatment, is displayed by a pharmacist at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., May 27, 2020. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo

The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others as a possible COVID-19 treatment, is displayed by a pharmacist at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., May 27, 2020. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo

Circulating on social media: Claim that hydroxychloroquine is the same as quinine and can be made at home.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

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