Raindrops are seen on outdoor protective plastic sheeting surrounding a woman on her phone at a cafe dining area as the…
Raindrops are seen on outdoor protective plastic sheeting surrounding a woman on her phone at a cafe in Galway, Ireland, October 20, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: "COVID-19 is a type of flu and is not a pandemic; PCR tests are up to 94% false positive; only 98 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Ireland." -- World Doctors Alliance video

Verdict: False

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Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: "Viral posts suggest that COVID-19 can’t be a serious disease if it hasn’t “wiped out the homeless.” But recent reports published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found high rates of homeless residents testing positive for the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2."

Verdict: False

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Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Confronting Misinformation
How to protect society from fear, lies and division.
-- Scientific American, November 1, 2020