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The Infodemic: Is COVID-19 Only Dangerous for Older People?

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.Daily DebunkWorld Health Organization COVID-19 PosterClaim: COVID-19 is only dangerous for older people.Verdict: FalseThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data showing 47% of all COVID-19 hospitalizations were for those aged 20 to 54.Read the full story at: Poynter.orgSocial Media Disinfo​Circulating on social media:The US constructed the virus; the Pentagon did it; the ruling elites… On the one hand, pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets claim that the outbreak is a hoax. On the other, they indulge apocalyptic scenarios, suggesting that due to the pandemic …read more

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