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Claim: Health experts recommend wearing “3-4 masks at once.”
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Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Amish communities in the U.S. are unaffected by COVID-19.
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