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FACTizenship Newsletter | Volume #7

The month of September typically means “back to school”. But in 2020, there’s nothing typical about “back to school”. Some schools have re-opened their doors to offer in-person classes, following measures developed by health authorities, others choose to offer online courses still.

In this week's newsletter we share our latest fact-check which explores the implications of a COVID-19 back to school approach for students, parents and the community at large. And for additional background, we include links to previous fact-checks on COVID-19 and children.

New fact-checks

Schools have resumed in New Brunswick despite the COVID-19 pandemic
On September 8, 2020, a Global News article headlined that schools have resumed in New Brunswick despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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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