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"Do 'self-cleaning' elevator buttons really work?" Associated Press, December 3.
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Claim that the proposed payments to general practitioners in the United Kingdom for delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine is evidence immunization schemes are “all about the money.”
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Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Federal hospital data system falters at tracking pandemic
A Science examination ... found the HHS data for three important values in Wisconsin hospitals—beds filled, intensive care unit (ICU) beds filled, and in-patients with COVID-19—often diverge dramatically from those collected by the other federal source, from state-supplied data, and from the apparent reality on the ground.
-- Science, December 4
The Covid-19 vaccines are a marvel of science. Here’s how we can make the best use of them
It appears science may have found the Covid-19 pandemic’s off-ramp.
-- Stat, December 2