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Claim: Face masks contain tracking devices.
Read the full story at: Reuters
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Circulating on social media: Bill Gates admitted to making $200 billion from his charitable foundation’s investment in vaccines.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
A layperson’s guide to how — and when — a Covid-19 vaccine could be authorized
This story is based on interviews as well as on documents the drug makers have released detailing their clinical trial plans.
-- Stat, September 28
'Close to 100% accuracy': Helsinki airport uses sniffer dogs to detect Covid
Researchers running Helsinki pilot scheme say dogs can identify virus in seconds.
-- The Guardian, September 24