This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the…
FILE - President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden are seen during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, in this combination of Sept. 29, 2020, photos.

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

Daily Debunk

"FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall," FactCheck.org, October 16.

"FactChecking Trump’s Town Hall," FactCheck.org, October 16.

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Image purportedly showing bacteria growth that was collected from a face mask after a person wore it for just 20 minutes.

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Coronavirus can last 28 days on glass and currency, study finds
Findings from the study by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, appear to show that in a very controlled environment the virus remained infectious for longer than other studies have found.
-- Reuters, October 11