A packet from the U.S. Census 2020 hangs on a door amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on Whidbey Island,…
A packet from the U.S. Census 2020 hangs on a door amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on Whidbey Island, Washington, U.S., March 21, 2020.

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Daily Debunk

Claim: Americans must fill out the census to get a stimulus check during the coronavirus emergency..

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

Most Common Country of Birth for Foreign-born Residents, Excluding Mexico

Most Common Country of Birth for Foreign-born Residents, Excluding Mexico

Social Media Disinfo​

Circulating on social media: Viral video purporting to show mass graves of COVID-19 victims in Italy in fact taken from a TV mini-series.​

Verdict: False

Read the full story: "Fact Check: This viral video of mass graves is not from Italy but from a TV series" -- India Today​

A screengrab from the viral video of mass graves from a TV series claiming to be from Italy

A screengrab from the viral video of mass graves from a TV series claiming to be from Italy

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

No, the coronavirus wasn’t made in a lab. A genetic analysis shows it’s from nature
The virus’s genetic makeup reveals that SARS-CoV-2 isn’t a mishmash of known viruses, as might be expected if it were human-made.
-- ScienceNews, March 26​

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