6 months into COVID-19
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FACTizenship Newsletter | Volume #2
Now that we're 6 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, do we know more about what exactly is COVID-19? Is it a respiratory illness, or something more? And can it be treated with hydroxychloroquine or not?

This week’s fact-checked articles address some hot COVID-19 topics and provide some answers based on the current status of scientific studies and consensuses.

Because the situation and the science around the situation continue to evolve, we will update you as things change.

Enjoy your reading !

New fact-checks

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.

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.

In case you missed it

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.

Tools and resources

How we fact-checked this claim: "Pandemics are cyclical and occur every 100 years"
It takes about one week to produce a fact-checked article when we’re not dealing with an urgent topic. This is because we have a strict workflow with several stop gaps, to ensure a high-quality and accurate text in French and in English. 

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