"Italy has decided NOT to treat their elderly for this virus. That, my friends, is socialized healthcare."
Verdict: Mostly False
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Social Media Disinfo
Dr. Oz delivers message to Trump, coronavirus task force: 'Get us these pills'https://t.co/hko8ihi08J— cjc (@remi_ritz) March 23, 2020
Claim circulating on social media: A combination of the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin is key to combating COVID-19.
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Lessons from Past Outbreaks Could Help Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic
The 1918 influenza pandemic and 2002–2003 SARS outbreak suggest social distancing measures, communication and international cooperation are the most effective methods to slow COVID-19.
-- Scientific American, March 23
Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: 'We're going to be fine'
While many epidemiologists are warning of months, or even years, of massive social disruption and millions of deaths, Stanford's Michael Levitt says the data simply don't support such a dire scenario — especially in areas where reasonable social distancing measures are in place.
-- Los Angeles Times/Yahoo News, March 22
Can’t Get Tested? Maybe You’re in the Wrong Country.
Scientists say the chasm between the testing haves and have-nots reflects politics, public health strategies and, in some cases, blunders.
-- New York Times, March 20