A member of medical personnel works with collected nose swab samples for a COVID-19 PCR test at the MontLegia CHC hospital,…
A member of medical personnel works with collected nose swab samples for a COVID-19 PCR test at the MontLegia CHC hospital, during a gradual lifting of a lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in Liege, Belgium, Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP…

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

Daily Debunk

Claim: The World Health Organization changed COVID-19 testing guidelines; one PCR test is not enough to diagnose COVID-19.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: USA Today

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Video asking "25 questions about the pandemic."

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Is It Safe to Delay a Second COVID Vaccine Dose?
Some evidence indicates that short waits are safe, but there is a chance that partial immunization could help risky new coronavirus variants to develop.
-- Scientific American, February 10

Covid-19 cases are falling in the U.S. It could be a calm before a variant-driven storm
Experts fear the decline might just be temporary.
-- Stat, February 10