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PolitiFact | 7 ways to avoid misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic
Heuristics for evaluating the integrity of information purporting to be about the SARS-CoV-2 virus or the COVID-19 pandemic, in a downloadable image: relatively bulky file size, but easy to post to e.g. Facebook, Twitter; and it makes third party edits a little harder to do without leaving obvious traces. From the website:

PolitiFact has fact-checked a lot of popular social media posts about the 2019 coronavirus, COVID-19.

We’ve debunked fake coronavirus cures, false news reports and conspiracy theories about the spread, as well as out-of-context images, bogus maps and even a fabricated reference from "The Simpsons."

PolitiFact will keep fact-checking these hoaxes as they surface — but we want our readers to be prepared, too.

So we’ve created a guide with seven ways to avoid falling for some of the most common falsehoods about epidemics like the coronavirus. Have a tip you want us to add or a post you want us to fact-check? Email
media  news  COVID-19  SARS-CoV-2 
3 hours ago by JJLDickinson
SARS-CoV-2 detection in patients with influenza-like illness | Nature Microbiology
"We re-analysed 640 throat swabs collected from patients in Wuhan with influenza-like-illness from 6 October 2019 to 21 January 2020 and found that 9 of the 640 throat swabs were positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA by quantitative PCR, suggesting community transmission of SARS-CoV2 in Wuhan in early January 2020."
COVID19  SARS-CoV-2  Wuhan  community-transmission 
4 hours ago by jschneider
A pneumonia outbreak associated with a new coronavirus of probable bat origin | Nature
Since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) 18 years ago, a large number of SARS-related coronaviruses (SARSr-CoVs) have been discovered in their natural reservoir host, bats1–4. Previous studies have shown that some bat SARSr-CoVs have the potential to infect humans5–7. Here we report the identification and characterization of a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which caused an epidemic of acute respiratory syndrome in humans in Wuhan, China. The epidemic, which starte...
zhengli  sars-cov-2 
5 hours ago by sabacco
24 Hours in Post-Lockdown Shanghai
Businesses have reopened. Traffic chokes the streets. But for many families, the COVID-19 crisis feels far from over.
sars-cov-2  lockdown 
23 hours ago by traggett
Americans Are Paying the Price for Trump’s Failures - The Atlantic
Yet responsibility falls upon Trump, whether he takes it or not. No matter how much he deflects and insults and snivels and whines, this American catastrophe is on his hands and on his head.
trumpxit  sars-cov-2 
23 hours ago by traggett
Ren Zhiqiang's essay
Here is the essay by Ren Zhiqiang, the piece which he shared with friends a few weeks ago, and which has him detained. It is smart, outspoken and plainspoken...
sars-cov-2  china  xi 
23 hours ago by traggett
covid-19 charts
Nice tool for feeling one's way through some data. "Per 100k people" and "days to double" are interesting options.
COVID-19  SARS-CoV-2  disease  health  data  visualization 
yesterday by JJLDickinson
COVID-19 3D Visualisation
3d visualisation of the spread of COVID-19 around the globe.
pandemic  SARS-CoV-2  covid-19 
yesterday by davep

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