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Claim: Reports about the COVID-19 outbreak in India are "a UK government ploy to keep people terrified."
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Claim that San Francisco had "twice as many drug overdose deaths as COVID deaths" in 2020.
Read the full story at: PolitiFact
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
After a Year of Loss, South America Suffers Worst Death Tolls Yet
If the world doesn’t stop the region’s surging caseload, it could cost us all that we’ve done to fight the pandemic, one health official said.
-- New York Times, April 29