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No, the antidote to “fake facts” is not “real facts”

by Cédric Ayisa - December 31, 2020   7 min
No, the antidote to “fake facts” is not “real facts”

In times of pandemic, disinformation and misinformation are among the challenges in managing the situation. But what is the answer to these problems?

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Fact-checking whether professional athletes will receive the COVID-19 before others

by Cédric Ayisa - December 18, 2020   4 min
Fact-checking whether professional athletes will receive the COVID-19 before others

According to a sports media Danslescoulisses.com article from 6 December, "professional athletes will receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the [...]

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One year later, do we really know the origin of COVID-19?

by Cédric Ayisa - December 04, 2020   4 min
One year later, do we really know the origin of COVID-19?

On November 25, 2020, Canadian media outlet Global News published an article suggesting that the origin of the coronavirus is a mystery [...]

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Several First Nations communities in Canada have closed their borders to avoid COVID-19

by Cédric Ayisa - November 20, 2020   4 min
Several First Nations communities in Canada have closed their borders to avoid COVID-19

Since the beginning of the pandemic, several media outlets have periodically reported the border closures of indigenous communities in Canada to prevent [...]

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Yes, Facebook has banned Alexis Cossette-Trudel's Radio-Québec conspiracy network

by Cédric Ayisa - November 06, 2020   4 min
Yes, Facebook has banned Alexis Cossette-Trudel's Radio-Québec conspiracy network

In an article dated October 7, Radio-Canada reports that Facebook had "banned the content of conspiracy network Radio-Québec". This information is accurate.

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Not enough data to know if Vitamin D should be used to treat or prevent COVID-19

by Cédric Ayisa - December 25, 2020   6 min
Not enough data to know if Vitamin D should be used to treat or prevent COVID-19

The University of Alberta published an article claiming that there is not enough evidence to warrant using vitamin D to treat COVID-19 [...]

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Will the biggest challenge of vaccinating against COVID-19 really be logistical in nature?

by Cédric Ayisa - December 11, 2020   6 min
Will the biggest challenge of vaccinating against COVID-19 really be logistical in nature?

A December 3, 2020 NBC News article states that the biggest challenge the authorities will face, after vaccine production, will be the logistics of [...]

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North Denmark has been placed under lockdown following the discovery of a SARS-CoV-2 mutation in mink farms

by Cédric Ayisa - November 27, 2020   5 min
North Denmark has been placed under lockdown following the discovery of a SARS-CoV-2 mutation in mink farms

On 6 November 2020, the Associated Press (AP) agency reported in an article that northern Denmark is under lockdown due to a mutation of the virus [...]

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What WHO says about lockdown measures

by Cédric Ayisa - November 13, 2020   5 min
What WHO says about lockdown measures

The British tabloid Daily Express reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its stance on lockdown measures. This statement is inaccurate.

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Achieving natural herd immunity against COVID-19 cannot be safely or easily done

by Grailing Anthonisen - October 29, 2020   9 min
Achieving natural herd immunity against COVID-19 cannot be safely or easily done

A Daily Mail article from 23 October 2020 reported that Cambridge University Professor Paul Lehner claimed that deliberately infecting children [...]

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No, the antidote to “fake facts” is not “real facts”

by Cédric Ayisa - December 31, 2020   7 min
No, the antidote to “fake facts” is not “real facts”

In times of pandemic, disinformation and misinformation are among the challenges in managing the situation. But what is the answer to these problems?

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Not enough data to know if Vitamin D should be used to treat or prevent COVID-19

by Cédric Ayisa - December 25, 2020   6 min
Not enough data to know if Vitamin D should be used to treat or prevent COVID-19

The University of Alberta published an article claiming that there is not enough evidence to warrant using vitamin D to treat COVID-19 [...]

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Fact-checking whether professional athletes will receive the COVID-19 before others

by Cédric Ayisa - December 18, 2020   4 min
Fact-checking whether professional athletes will receive the COVID-19 before others

According to a sports media Danslescoulisses.com article from 6 December, "professional athletes will receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the [...]

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Will the biggest challenge of vaccinating against COVID-19 really be logistical in nature?

by Cédric Ayisa - December 11, 2020   6 min
Will the biggest challenge of vaccinating against COVID-19 really be logistical in nature?

A December 3, 2020 NBC News article states that the biggest challenge the authorities will face, after vaccine production, will be the logistics of [...]

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One year later, do we really know the origin of COVID-19?

by Cédric Ayisa - December 04, 2020   4 min
One year later, do we really know the origin of COVID-19?

On November 25, 2020, Canadian media outlet Global News published an article suggesting that the origin of the coronavirus is a mystery [...]

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North Denmark has been placed under lockdown following the discovery of a SARS-CoV-2 mutation in mink farms

by Cédric Ayisa - November 27, 2020   5 min
North Denmark has been placed under lockdown following the discovery of a SARS-CoV-2 mutation in mink farms

On 6 November 2020, the Associated Press (AP) agency reported in an article that northern Denmark is under lockdown due to a mutation of the virus [...]

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Several First Nations communities in Canada have closed their borders to avoid COVID-19

by Cédric Ayisa - November 20, 2020   4 min
Several First Nations communities in Canada have closed their borders to avoid COVID-19

Since the beginning of the pandemic, several media outlets have periodically reported the border closures of indigenous communities in Canada to prevent [...]

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What WHO says about lockdown measures

by Cédric Ayisa - November 13, 2020   5 min
What WHO says about lockdown measures

The British tabloid Daily Express reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its stance on lockdown measures. This statement is inaccurate.

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Yes, Facebook has banned Alexis Cossette-Trudel's Radio-Québec conspiracy network

by Cédric Ayisa - November 06, 2020   4 min
Yes, Facebook has banned Alexis Cossette-Trudel's Radio-Québec conspiracy network

In an article dated October 7, Radio-Canada reports that Facebook had "banned the content of conspiracy network Radio-Québec". This information is accurate.

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Achieving natural herd immunity against COVID-19 cannot be safely or easily done

by Grailing Anthonisen - October 29, 2020   9 min
Achieving natural herd immunity against COVID-19 cannot be safely or easily done

A Daily Mail article from 23 October 2020 reported that Cambridge University Professor Paul Lehner claimed that deliberately infecting children [...]

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Not enough data to know if Vitamin D should be used to treat or prevent COVID-19

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