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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



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