A handout image released by 10 Downing Street, shows Britain's Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty attending a…
FILE - Britain's Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty attends a remote press conference to update the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic, inside 10 Downing Street in central London on June 10, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: A comment by the UK's chief medical adviser about managing COVID-19 outbreaks in a similar way to seasonal flu marks a U-turn on the government’s entire pandemic strategy.

Verdict: Missing context

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

 

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Circulating on social media: Claim that face coverings are “no longer mandatory” in Ohio.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Check Your Fact

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Next-generation Covid-19 vaccines are supposed to be better. Some experts worry they could be worse
With Covid-19 vaccines, the world hopes to beat back the virus that causes the disease. But some scientists are increasingly concerned that, because of a quirk of our own biology, future iterations of the vaccines might not always be quite as effective as they are today.
-- Stat, April 16