The Infodemic: Coronavirus Isn’t Listed as Cause of Death for Every Person Who Dies in the UK

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.Daily DebunkClaim: Coronavirus is being recorded as the cause of death for every person who dies in the United Kingdom.Verdict: FalseRead the full story at: ReutersSocial Media DisinfoScreenshot Circulating on social media: Sri Lankan social media users share the claim that California’s Los Angeles County suspended cremations for people who died after contracting Covid-19.Verdict: MisleadingRead the full story at: Agence France-Presse Factual Reads on CoronavirusWhy Even Presidential Pressure Might Not Get More Vaccine to Market Faster
Americans are dying of covid-19 by the thousands, but efforts to ramp up production of potentially lifesaving vaccines are hitting a brick wall.
— Kaiser Health News, January 26Monoclonal antibodies can prevent COVID-19—but successful vaccines complicate their future
[G]iven the success of COVID-19 vaccines and their increasing availability, it’s not clear that the expensive and somewhat cumbersome intervention will be widely used.
— Science, January 22

January 27th, 2021 by
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