The Infodemic: Claim About Philippines Testing Policy Is Incorrect

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.Daily DebunkClaim: Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque claimed that the Philippines has the “best” COVID-19 testing policy in Asia and “probably in the whole world.”Verdict: FalseRead the full story at: FactRakersSocial Media DisinfoCirculating on social media: “A video shared on Twitter claims to show President Uhuru Kenyatta dancing in a crowd without a face mask in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.”Verdict: FalseRead the full story at: PesaCheckFactual Reads on CoronavirusThe race to make COVID antibody therapies cheaper and more potent
Injections of antibodies might prevent mild COVID-19 from becoming severe, but the treatments are expensive and difficult to make.
— Nature, October 28Confronting Misinformation
How to protect society from fear, lies and division.
— Scientific American, November 1 issue

October 30th, 2020 by
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