A man without a face mask walks by a "mask" graffiti in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel
A man without a face mask walks by a "mask" graffiti in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel, April 18, 2021.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: In April 2021, Israel lifted the requirement that everyone wear masks outdoors.

Verdict: True

Read the full story at: Snopes

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Claim that there have been 3,005 “Covid vaccine deaths” in the U.S. since December 1, 2020.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Disinfecting surfaces to prevent Covid often all for show, CDC advises
The risk of surface transmission of Covid-19 is low, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Far more important is airborne transmission -- and people who obsessively disinfect surfaces may be doing more harm than good.
-- CNN, April 20