A woman wears a protective face mask following the closure of Wuse market for failing to adhere to COVID-19 prevention protocols in Abuja
A woman wears a protective face mask following the closure of Wuse market for failing to adhere to COVID-19 prevention protocols in Abuja

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Daily Debunk

Claim: Health experts recommend wearing “3-4 masks at once.”

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

An Amish wagon makes its way north on County Road 1353 during a light snowfall near Ashland, Ohio, U.S. February 1, 2021. Tom E. Puskar/Times-Gazette.com/USA TODAY NETWORK via REUTERS.

An Amish wagon makes its way north on County Road 1353 during a light snowfall near Ashland, Ohio, U.S. February 1, 2021. Tom E. Puskar/Times-Gazette.com/USA TODAY NETWORK via REUTERS.

 

Circulating on social media: Amish communities in the U.S. are unaffected by COVID-19.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: USA Today

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

As the pandemic ushered in isolation and financial hardship, overdose deaths reached new heights
The drug deaths started spiking last spring, as the coronavirus forced shutdowns, and more recent statistics from cities throughout the U.S. and Canada show the crisis has only deepened.
-- Stat, February 16