The Infodemic: Maddow’s Math on COVID-19 Herd Immunity Deaths is Wrong
Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.Daily DebunkClaim: “Math on Trump Covid strategy has millions dying before it works.” — “The Rachel Maddow Show”/MSNBCVerdict: FalseRead the full story at: CHECKYOURFACT.COM Social Media Disinfo Circulating on social media: A publication that maintains that the World Health Organization (WHO) “was wrong” and called “now” to avoid quarantine “as the main method to control the advance of the coronavirus.”Verdict: FalseRead the full story at: Poynter.org Factual Reads on CoronavirusThe coronavirus test results that predict an outbreak’s course
Viral levels in people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in a specific town or city could be used to assess whether the epidemic there has passed its peak.
— Nature, October 19