Madonna poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York.
FILE - Madonna poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York.

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"Madonna leads celebrity vogue for Covid-19 conspiracy theories," The Guardian, July 31.​

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A refrigerated trailer acquired to store bodies, as morgues at hospitals and funeral homes reach their capacity with COVID-19 fatalities, is seen in Bexar County, Texas, July 15, 2020.

A refrigerated trailer acquired to store bodies, as morgues at hospitals and funeral homes reach their capacity with COVID-19 fatalities, is seen in Bexar County, Texas, July 15, 2020.

Circulating on social media: Claim that coronavirus deaths in the United States surpass combined battle fatalities in several US wars.

Verdict: True

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Factual Reads on Coronavirus

What's Happening in the Brain with COVID-19?
It’s unclear if SARS-CoV-2 is acting directly on the brain, but we can still investigate if the brain is being damaged when people are sick with COVID-19.
-- NeuWrite San Diego, July 30

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