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