Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.
Claim: COVID-19 "does not exist as a virus,” and Russian doctors performing autopsies on deceased COVID-19 patients violate a World Health Organization law.
Verdict: Pants on Fire!
Read the full story at: PolitiFact
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Image purportedly showing Italian police in Turin, Italy laying their shields and helmets on the ground in solidarity with people protesting COVID-19 restrictions.
Read the full story at: Check Your Fact
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
In rare instances, AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine linked to blood clots, regulators say
The European Medicines Agency has concluded there is a link between AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine and “very rare” but dangerous clotting events reported in a number of countries where the vaccine has been used, events which in some cases have been fatal.
-- Stat, April 7
Sweden’s Pandemic Experiment
When the coronavirus arrived, the country decided not to implement lockdowns or recommend masks. How has it fared?
-- The New Yorker, April 6