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The misinformation circulating in Africa about Covid-19

Students at a Madagascar school down Covid-Organics before classes begin As coronavirus cases spread through African countries, misleading information continues to be shared on social media and online. Here are some of the stories that have been widely shared recently. 1. The ‘plot’ to stop Africa developing its own curesScreen grab of article about Madagascar president We start with a baseless conspiracy revolving around Madagascar’s…

Coronavirus casts cloud over D-Day commemoration in Normandy

The men stood by themselves on Omaha Beach in the early hours of Saturday, dressed in vintage battle fatigues — with 6 feet between them. They looked out across the water where hundreds of thousands of soldiers — Americans, Brits and Canadians — came ashore on June 6, 1944, to launch the battle that changed the course of World War II. The gathering to mark…

Almost 600 US healthcare workers have died of COVID-19 and the majority of them are people of color

Nurses protest against the lack of personal protection equipment amid the covid-19 pandemic in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 21, 2020. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Almost 600 US healthcare workers died of COVID-19 during the pandemic, according to a new database published by the Guardian and Kaiser Health News.  According to the project, called “Lost on the Frontline,” people…

Huntington Beach photos comparing coronavirus protest, BLM protest are real

The claim: A Black Lives Matter protest at Huntington Beach had heavy police presence with smaller crowds while a coronavirus protest in the same area had a larger crowd with light police presence A recent Facebook post compares two photos allegedly from recent protests in Huntington Beach, California. The first photo that claims to come from a beach closure protest appears to have larger crowds with no police,…

Coronavirus cases in Latin America top 100,000 | DW News

Newest video release about Coronavirus. Watch this “Coronavirus cases in Latin America top 100,000 | DW News” video below: Coronavirus cases in Central and South America have now exceeded 100000. But Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro joined crowds at a public rally in Brasilia …..(read more)

CDC’s estimates COVID-19 death rate around 0.26%, doesn’t confirm it

The claim: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a 0.2% death rate for COVID-19 Commentary on the severity and death toll of the coronavirus has been constant on social media throughout the pandemic. Recent claims have cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s release of a guidance document that included new estimates about the virus, including the death rate. “The CDC just confirmed…

Trump praises success against coronavirus in states that are seeing cases spike

WASHINGTON — In a White House Rose Garden press conference meant to highlight the gain of 2.5 million jobs in May after two months of devastating job losses, President Trump lamented that “many of our states are closed or almost closed” because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly 110,000 Americans. He urged those states to hasten their reopening plans, even though states that…

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