A boy sits on a bag at the old taxi park in Kampala, Uganda, on June 04, 2020, the first day of re-opening public transport. -…
A boy sits on a bag at the old taxi park in Kampala, Uganda, on June 04, 2020, the first day of re-opening public transport.

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

Daily Debunk

Claim:?The United States government has stopped COVID-19 relief to Uganda after President Donald Trump said “he can’t fund a dictator.”

Verdict:?False

Read the full story at:?PesaCheck

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media:?Claim that a recently republished novel by UK PM Boris Johson’s father, Stanley Johnson, is about “a government releasing a deadly virus into the population as cover for population control through a forced vaccine.”

Verdict:?Misleading

Read the full story at:?Agence France-Presse

Factual Reads on Coronavirus


Fighting COVID-19 with herd immunity?
Herd immunity is usually achieved with a vaccine. In the fight against COVID, some countries gambled on natural herd immunity, allowing infection to spread. But most scientists say it's dangerous and may not even work.
-- Deutsche Welle, November 2