The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London
People walk down a street following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, London, July 29, 2020.

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

Daily Debunk

Claim: Coronavirus may be sexually transmitted and cause male infertility.

Verdict: Lacks Context

Read the full story at: Health Feedback​

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Claim that countries most affected by COVID-19 are run by men, and the countries with the best COVID-19 response are led by women.

Verdict: Partly false

Read the full story at: USA Today​

 


Factual Reads on Coronavirus

COVID-19 and heatwaves: a double whammy for Indian cities
The onset of the hot season presents individuals and local decision makers with new challenges on the optimal ways to stay safe from both heat stress and COVID-19.
-- The Lancet Planetary Health, July 27

Coronavirus trend: The pandemic is far from over
While the first countries are easing their lockdowns, others report more and more new cases every day.
-- Deutsche Welle, July 24

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