Claim: "If you just count all the deaths in the red states, we are number two in the world in deaths, just behind Brazil.” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, September 21.
Verdict: Mostly True
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Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Claim that chewing betel quids can prevent infection from the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease Covid-19.
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Factual Reads on Coronavirus
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
Trump joins Johnson, Bolsonaro in club of leaders diagnosed with Covid
Britain's Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro are among the figures to have tested positive.
-- NBC News, October 2
Inside the Coronavirus
What scientists know about the inner workings of the pathogen that has infected the world.
-- Scientific American, October 1
COVID research updates: Tests reveal silent reinfections in hospital workers
Nature wades through the literature on the new coronavirus — and summarizes key papers as they appear.
-- Nature, September 28
A layperson’s guide to how — and when — a Covid-19 vaccine could be authorized
This story is based on interviews as well as on documents the drug makers have released detailing their clinical trial plans.
-- Stat, September 28
'Close to 100% accuracy': Helsinki airport uses sniffer dogs to detect Covid
Researchers running Helsinki pilot scheme say dogs can identify virus in seconds.
-- The Guardian, September 24
The Road Ahead: Charting the coronavirus pandemic over the next 12 months — and beyond
In this project, STAT describes 30 key moments, possible turning points that could steer the pandemic onto a different course or barometers for how the virus is reshaping our lives.
-- Stat, September 22
U.S. Public Now Divided Over Whether To Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Concerns about the safety and effectiveness of possible vaccine, pace of approval process.
--Pew Research Center, September 17
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
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