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FACTizenship Newsletter | Volume #5

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live. For many of us, working from home and limited outdoor activities are now part of daily life. But it’s also important to keep healthy through physical activities. In this week's newsletter we address the question of how we can be physically active while still protecting ourselves and others. We also share with you a fact-check that shows how a country’s leader is exploiting people’s beliefs instead of supporting basic public health duties. 

New fact-checks

Is it risky to jog in the context of COVID-19?
An article published in April 2020 on the Yahoo news site states that jogging presents significant risks of COVID-19 contagion.

According to the President of Tanzania, the country has "been freed from COVID-19 thanks to God"
These were the words of Tanzania's president, John Magufuli, in June 2020, before a congregation of believers in a church in Dodoma, the capital city. 

In case you missed it

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

FACTS Framework for Fighting Misinformation and Disinformation

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