FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fort Smith
FILE - People who lost their jobs wait in line to file for unemployment benefits, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Arkansas Workforce Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas, April 6, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: Well over 100,000 people in the state of Wisconsin are now claiming state or federal unemployment benefits, compared to just over 40,000 before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Verdict: True

Read the full story at: PolitiFact

Social Media Disinfo



Circulating on social media: Video claiming the COVID-19 pandemic is staged.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

New Coronavirus Variants Are Urgently Being Tracked Around the World
Genomic sequencing efforts are limited in developing countries, but scientists are mobilizing to help.
-- Scientific American, June 21