FILE PHOTO: A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, in Soweto
FILE - A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: On social media, posts that say world leaders are encouraging a second wave of coronavirus to push a global vaccination strategy.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters Fact Check

Social Media Disinfo

 

Circulating on social media: "Facebook posts promote false conspiracy theory that coronavirus testing patent was submitted in 2015." -- AFP Fact Check

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

The share of Americans interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible is dropping
The decline is notably more pronounced among Black Americans than among white individuals, according to a new survey from STAT and The Harris Poll. -- STAT News, October 19