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Claim: “If you have influenza and get a COVID-19 test, that test will come back positive for COVID-19” and other claims on the spread and deadliness of coronavirus and influenza.
Read the full story at: Global News
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Claims that drinking water from a copper cup can help “kill bacteria, soothe arthritis pain, slow down aging” and “lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.”
Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Coronavirus Infection Trajectories: Which countries are seeing the most new cases?
— Information is Beautiful, November 23
Mysteries of COVID Smell Loss Finally Yield Some Answers
Explanations begin to arise at the molecular level for this vexing but commonplace symptom.
— Scientific American, November 18
Voice of America – English
1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (114 sites)