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Daily Debunk

Claim: German newspaper claims “people are hoarding cash” in the coronavirus crisis.

Verdict: Mostly True

Read the full story at: EUfactcheck​

Social Media Disinfo

VERA Files

VERA Files

Circulating on social media: Fabricated email supposedly from the Liberal Party of Canada detailing Canada’s next steps to address the pandemic—including a “debt relief” program for people who agree to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and a “disease” it called COVID-21.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: VERA Files​

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

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