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Claim: A McDonald's sign requiring that all customers provide their names and phone numbers for collection is real.
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Claim: The Australian newspaper published an apology over a report linking a Black Lives Matter protest with a COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
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Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Second Coronavirus Strain May Be More Infectious—but Some Scientists Are Skeptical
Researchers question whether a mutated viral strain that infected more cells in a lab dish is necessarily more transmissible among humans.
-- Scientific American, July 16