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The Infodemic: Should Airlines Leave the Middle Seat Empty

Voice of America
11 Jul 2020, 00:35 GMT+10

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.

Daily Debunk

Claim: Leaving the middle seat empty on a plane prevents the spread of COVID-19.

Verdict: Unclear

Read the full story at: The Walrus Fact-Checking

Social Media Disinfo

"ANALYSIS: 'Close to a million' smokers quit under South Africa's Covid-19 rules? Limits to lockdown research," Africa Check, July 10.

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

How Coronavirus Cases Have Risen Since States Reopened

The current surge in coronavirus cases in the United States is being driven by states that were among the first to reopen their economies, decisions that epidemiologists warned could lead to a wave of infections.

-- New York Times, July 9

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