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Has the likelihood of surviving COVID-19 increased over time?

by Grailing Anthonisen - August 19, 2020   6 min
Has the likelihood of surviving COVID-19 increased over time?

Claims suggesting that, as healthcare professionals learn more about COVID-19, people’s chances of survival increase. 

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COVID-19 is a respiratory disease with complications that can affect the whole body

by Grailing Anthonisen - August 12, 2020   6 min
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease with complications that can affect the whole body

Canada’s CTV News reported in May 2020 that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease because it can affect the entire body.

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Caution is advised for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Maxime Dubé - July 31, 2020   5 min
Caution is advised for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic

The headline of an article published on June 18, 2020, in the American media ABC News states that pregnant women are not more susceptible to COVID-19.

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It’s inaccurate to say that wearing a face mask poses serious health risks

by Grailing Anthonisen - July 22, 2020   6 min
It’s inaccurate to say that wearing a face mask poses serious health risks

Russell Blaylock, a retired doctor claims that wearing face masks creates serious health risks for healthy people. This claim has no factual basis.

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen disinformation on an unprecedented scale

by Cédric Ayisa - July 17, 2020   7 min
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen disinformation on an unprecedented scale

The Journal de Québec states that disinformation is "of an unprecedented scale since the beginning of the health crisis" caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Emergence of an inflammatory disease potentially related to COVID-19

by Maxime Dubé - August 13, 2020   4 min
Emergence of an inflammatory disease potentially related to COVID-19

An article on Yahoo News reports a potential link between a childhood inflammatory disease and COVID-19.

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More and more evidence that hydroxychloroquine is not effective against COVID-19

by Cédric Ayisa - August 07, 2020   6 min
More and more evidence that hydroxychloroquine is not effective against  COVID-19

Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have been alternatively praised and rejected.

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Is Bill Gates using microchip implants to fight the coronavirus?

by Grailing Anthonisen - July 27, 2020   4 min
Is Bill Gates using microchip implants to fight the coronavirus?

In March 2020, the website Biohackinfo claimed that Bill Gates would use microchip implants to fight the coronavirus. Biohackinfo’s claim is inaccurate.

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Canada vaccine research on COVID-19 targeted by a cyber-attack from Russia

by Cédric Ayisa - July 17, 2020   3 min
Canada vaccine research on COVID-19 targeted by a cyber-attack from Russia

On July 16, 2020, the CBC news service announced that scientific research on COVID-19 in Canada had been targeted by a cyber-attack.

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UV light could be used as a disinfectant against COVID-19 but only in specific contexts and not on human skin

by Grailing Anthonisen - July 10, 2020   5 min
UV light could be used as a disinfectant against COVID-19 but only in specific contexts and not on human skin

Health Europa published an article on 2 June 2020 suggesting that Ultraviolet light (UV light) could kill the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 

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Has the likelihood of surviving COVID-19 increased over time?

by Grailing Anthonisen - August 19, 2020   6 min
Has the likelihood of surviving COVID-19 increased over time?

Claims suggesting that, as healthcare professionals learn more about COVID-19, people’s chances of survival increase. 

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Emergence of an inflammatory disease potentially related to COVID-19

by Maxime Dubé - August 13, 2020   4 min
Emergence of an inflammatory disease potentially related to COVID-19

An article on Yahoo News reports a potential link between a childhood inflammatory disease and COVID-19.

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COVID-19 is a respiratory disease with complications that can affect the whole body

by Grailing Anthonisen - August 12, 2020   6 min
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease with complications that can affect the whole body

Canada’s CTV News reported in May 2020 that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease because it can affect the entire body.

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More and more evidence that hydroxychloroquine is not effective against COVID-19

by Cédric Ayisa - August 07, 2020   6 min
More and more evidence that hydroxychloroquine is not effective against  COVID-19

Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have been alternatively praised and rejected.

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Caution is advised for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Maxime Dubé - July 31, 2020   5 min
Caution is advised for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic

The headline of an article published on June 18, 2020, in the American media ABC News states that pregnant women are not more susceptible to COVID-19.

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Is Bill Gates using microchip implants to fight the coronavirus?

by Grailing Anthonisen - July 27, 2020   4 min
Is Bill Gates using microchip implants to fight the coronavirus?

In March 2020, the website Biohackinfo claimed that Bill Gates would use microchip implants to fight the coronavirus. Biohackinfo’s claim is inaccurate.

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It’s inaccurate to say that wearing a face mask poses serious health risks

by Grailing Anthonisen - July 22, 2020   6 min
It’s inaccurate to say that wearing a face mask poses serious health risks

Russell Blaylock, a retired doctor claims that wearing face masks creates serious health risks for healthy people. This claim has no factual basis.

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Canada vaccine research on COVID-19 targeted by a cyber-attack from Russia

by Cédric Ayisa - July 17, 2020   3 min
Canada vaccine research on COVID-19 targeted by a cyber-attack from Russia

On July 16, 2020, the CBC news service announced that scientific research on COVID-19 in Canada had been targeted by a cyber-attack.

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen disinformation on an unprecedented scale

by Cédric Ayisa - July 17, 2020   7 min
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen disinformation on an unprecedented scale

The Journal de Québec states that disinformation is "of an unprecedented scale since the beginning of the health crisis" caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UV light could be used as a disinfectant against COVID-19 but only in specific contexts and not on human skin

by Grailing Anthonisen - July 10, 2020   5 min
UV light could be used as a disinfectant against COVID-19 but only in specific contexts and not on human skin

Health Europa published an article on 2 June 2020 suggesting that Ultraviolet light (UV light) could kill the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 

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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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