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FACTizenship Newsletter | Volume #4

This week we introduce you to our Facebook comment policy and why it is important to us.

We will talk about the developments on COVID-19. With the start of the school year, it is important for parents to focus on how they can protect themselves and their children from spreading the disease.

We will have more details on the scale of the spread of the virus by children in the coming weeks, so stay tuned !

News and announcements

We continue to promote our collaborative spirit and an open debate environment, we have established a policy we encourage the public to follow while commenting on our publications. More details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/faitscovid19facts/about

In case you missed it

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. 

The claim that children cannot catch or transmit the COVID-19 virus is inaccurate
Switzerland's head of infectious diseases, Dr. Daniel Koch, stated that healthy children up to 10 years of age would not be at risk of contracting 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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