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Claim: Some mouthwashes could help curb coronavirus.
Verdict: Lacks Context
Read the full story at: Health Feedback
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Claim that not a single Covid-19 patient died solely because of the novel coronavirus but instead due to complications of other diseases.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Is it safe to lick the ballot envelope? Public health officials take on the new challenge of making voting safe amid a pandemic
In their efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus, public health departments are taking on a new responsibility: helping make voting as safe as possible.
— Stat, October 29