Coronavirus: The Infodemic - October 29


  Daily Debunk Claim: "The West has waged a vaccine war over the COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccine. It is a geopolitical confrontation that really has nothing to do with the vaccine. Clinical trials are ongoing and the results are positive." -- Russian defeners of the country's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine Verdict: False Read the full story at: EUvsDiSiNFO Social Media Disinfo Circulating on social media: Video filmed at UK hospital claims that COVID-19 is a hoax. Verdict: False Read the full story at: Reuters Fact Check  Factual Reads on Coronavirus The 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 28 Confronting Misinformation How to protect society from fear, lies and division. -- Scientific American, November 1 issue Improving pandemic preparedness: Lessons from COVID-19 The United States and the world were caught unprepared by the COVID-19 pandemic despite decades of warnings of the threat of global pandemics and years of international planning. -- Council on Foreign Relations, October 2020 The 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 Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths and Why People Believe Them From a human-made virus to vaccine conspiracy theories, we rounded up the most insidious false claims about the pandemic -- Scientific American, October 12 5 Things to Know About a COVID Vaccine: It Won’t Be a ‘Magic Wand’ President Donald Trump makes no secret he would like a COVID-19 vaccine to be available before the election. But it’s doubtful that will happen. -- Kaiser Health News, October 5 Watch: Antibodies, immunity, and what they mean for Covid-19, explained The immune system is no wimp. When pathogens cause illness, it kicks into high gear. Cells work together to tag, kill and gobble up invaders as they fight the infection. -- Stat, May 5 The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide Eight ways in which scientists hope to provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2.  -- Nature, April 28   The Best Coronavirus Myth-Busting Collections COVID19 Infodemics Observatory Agence France Presse Snopes BuzzFeed Associated Press Washington Post TruthOrFiction Mapping COVID-19 Casualties   Reliable Coronavirus Information World Health Organization U.S. Centers for Disease Control Federation of American Scientists Emergency Physicians Johns Hopkins University & Medicine​ Pan American Health Organization Google COVID‑19 Information & Resources

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