FILE - In this Tuesday, May 17, 2011 file photo, Microsoft founder Bill Gates holds a vaccine for meningitis during a news…
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 17, 2011 file photo, Microsoft founder Bill Gates holds a vaccine for meningitis during a news conference at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

Daily Debunk

Claim:?"Facebook users have been sharing a video that makes multiple false claims about COVID-19, for instance that Bill Gates planned the pandemic and 5G technology was involved in its spread."

Verdict:?False

Read the full story at:?Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media:?Claim that the doctors of the World Health Organization (WHO) are urging people not to maintain social distancing and wear masks as COVID-19 is a flu virus that can be cured with treatment.

Verdict:?False

Read the full story at:?Latestly.com

Factual Reads on Coronavirus


A minority of people with covid-19 account for the bulk of transmission
In two Indian states 10% of people caused 60% of subsequent infections.
-- The Economist, November 7

Lions and Tigers and Anteaters? US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID
As COVID-19 cases surge in the U.S., one Texas veterinarian has been quietly tracking the spread of the disease — not in people, but in their pets.
-- Kaiser Health News, November 4