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Claim: COVID-19 is a "scam" being used to "destroy the global economy" for a new world order.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: A Facebook post describing a person in Canada who was allegedly diagnosed with Covid-19 after canceling a swab appointment is circulating online amid claims that the number of infections is inflated.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Four reasons for encouragement based on Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine results
The world has been waiting for good news on Covid-19 vaccines. Monday it got a bunch of it.
-- Stat, November 9
A minority of people with covid-19 account for the bulk of transmission
In two Indian states 10% of people caused 60% of subsequent infections.
-- The Economist, November 7