Coronavirus: The Infodemic - October 21


Daily Debunk Claim: On social media, posts that say world leaders are encouraging a second wave of coronavirus to push a global vaccination strategy. Verdict: False Read the full story at: Reuters Fact Check Social Media Disinfo   Circulating on social media: "Facebook posts promote false conspiracy theory that coronavirus testing patent was submitted in 2015." -- AFP Fact Check Verdict: False Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check   Factual Reads on Coronavirus The share of Americans interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible is dropping The decline is notably more pronounced among Black Americans than among white individuals, according to a new survey from STAT and The Harris Poll. -- STAT News, October 19 How to void coronavirus while voting Epidemiologists offer tips for U.S. voters and poll workers to limit their chances of getting infected. -- Scientific American, October 14 The coronavirus test results that predict an outbreak's course Viral levels in people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in a specific town or city could be used to assess whether the epidemic there has passed its peak. -- Nature, October 19 Coronavirus can last 28 days on glass and currency, study finds Findings from the study by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, appear to show that in a very controlled environment the virus remained infectious for longer than other studies have found. -- Reuters, October 11 Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths and Why People Believe Them From a human-made virus to vaccine conspiracy theories, we rounded up the most insidious false claims about the pandemic -- Scientific American, October 12 5 Things to Know About a COVID Vaccine: It Won’t Be a ‘Magic Wand’ President Donald Trump makes no secret he would like a COVID-19 vaccine to be available before the election. But it’s doubtful that will happen. -- Kaiser Health News, October 5 Watch: Antibodies, immunity, and what they mean for Covid-19, explained The immune system is no wimp. When pathogens cause illness, it kicks into high gear. Cells work together to tag, kill and gobble up invaders as they fight the infection. -- Stat, May 5 The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide Eight ways in which scientists hope to provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2.  -- Nature, April 28   The Best Coronavirus Myth-Busting Collections COVID19 Infodemics Observatory Agence France Presse Snopes BuzzFeed Associated Press Washington Post TruthOrFiction Mapping COVID-19 Casualties   Reliable Coronavirus Information World Health Organization U.S. Centers for Disease Control Federation of American Scientists Emergency Physicians Johns Hopkins University & Medicine​ Pan American Health Organization Google COVID‑19 Information & Resources

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