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What happens if social distancing and self isolation are abandoned to tackled COVID19?

Knut Wittkowski, an epidemiologist from Rockefeller University Hospital says “All respiratory epidemics end when 80 percent of all people have become immune, Then if a new person gets infected, ...
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Did Trump vote by mail in the last two elections?

In a recent controversy it was claimed that “Mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country because they’re cheaters,” [Trump] said. “They go and collect them, they’re fraudulent in many ...
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Has the number of pneumonia deaths in the US dramatically dropped in 2020?

A widely-commented upon post on reddit claims that pneumonia deaths in the US have "fallen off a cliff this year": In the conversation I saw several links to CDC data, but they are unclear ...
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Did a psychic, Pat Price, correctly predict one of Patty Hearst's kidnappers?

Patty Hearst was kidnapped in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army. One of the founding members was Donald DeFreeze. According to the Amazon Store description of Russell Targ's book "The Reality of ...
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Which data are correct for the number of SARS-CoV2 positive tests in France on April 4?

The data published by the John Hopkins University report a sharp spike in new detected cases of SARS-CoV2 infections in France for two days ago (April 4), with 25000 new people tested positive in one ...
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Is participating in a campaign advert a fireable offence for US journalists?

Quoting the left-wing news outlet Vox: In 2016, Hannity appeared in a bananas pro-Trump campaign ad. Sean Hannity: ...and of course he's gonna build that wall. He says he's going to have ...
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Why Isn't America Respecting Social Distancing Rules [closed]

Why is it that a country that believes it is the best in the world is leading the most carona virus cases in the world and NOT doing much to flatten the curve and stop the death rate?
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Did the US confiscate 200,000 masks from a delivery to Berlin?

According to several news reports (SPIEGEL, RBB24, BBC) the Berlin police bought face masks of which 200,000 were confiscated in Bangkok. BBC, 4 April, 2020: The US has been accused of redirecting ...
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Did China steal technology from the USA to make their J-20?

The Chengdu J-20 is a Chinese fighter aircraft. Wikipedia reports that The combination of an integrated targeting pod with spherically situated passive-optical tracking system is reported similar ...
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Why did the value for “average surface temperature of Earth” change from 15°C to 14°C in some scientific literature concerning climate change?

I recently stumbled across an article from a global warming skeptic stating that the "average surface temperature of Earth" changed from 15°C to 14°C in some scientific literature concerning climate ...
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Does this video show a UFO vehicle being shot at from Earth?

This 2017 YouTube video claims to be footage taken from the Space Shuttle Discovery, during the STS-48 mission. It purports to show a UFO that is fired at from Earth, and suddenly changes direction ...
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Did Donald Trump fire the entire pandemic response team in 2018?

This tweet claims Trump "fired the entire pandemic response team in 2018": Text: Just a reminder: it’s okay to blame the president for how bad things get with COVID-19 because he fired the ...
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Did China import 2 billion masks earlier this year to control Covid-19?

I'm wondering if there's not a typo in a recent paper that says that to control the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chinese government imported more than 2.0 billion facemasks between 24 Jan 2020 and 29 Feb ...
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Does using yellow paper hide the yellow tracking dots that commercial printers put on anything you print? [closed]

I just learned about those yellow dots printers put on paper that the government uses to track you in case it doesn't like what you're printing. Does anyone know if using yellow paper like this in ...
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are ayurvedic rooth cleaning methods beneficial relative to flouride based toothpaste [closed]

I am reading about ayuveda and interested by the tooth and rongue cleaning approachm
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When is it appropriate to end a lockdown during covid pandemic? [closed]

Politicians say the lockdown will gradually end when the infected people are "very few", but how "few" should they be in order to make this choice reasonable? And even if they are actually less than ...
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Is the spread of COVID-19 in the US exponential? [closed]

Claim: The number of positively for COVID-19 tested individuals reflects the exponential growth of the number of people infected in the US. Source: The Conversations Blog. Let’s look at how the ...
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Is wearing facemasks the reason South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong have more control of Covid-19

There is a graph being shared around on the internet that implies that the reason that South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong have better control of Covid-19 is that the people wear masks as a ...
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Are Chinese wet markets selling bat again?

I read that China banned consumption of wild life a few weeks ago. A strict ban on the consumption and farming of wild animals is being rolled out across China in the wake of the deadly coronavirus ...
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Have chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine already been prescribed to billions of people?

In a March 27, 2020 Tech Startups article about a controversial study about the treatement of COVID-19 with the drugs Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine they quote a paper as saying: Chloroquine ...
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Does the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 decrease by washing hands?

Ever since the coronavirus epidemic started, we've been bombarded with messages on how important washing hands is: Respiratory viruses like coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread when mucus or ...
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Did Derren Brown use subliminal messages in this trick? [duplicate]

The trick I'm talking about is on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZS85ipnQzw It is approximately 7 minutes long. In this, he shows two tricks, purportedly he achieves them using ...
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Is this video authentic footage from 1952 Washington DC?

https://alien-ufo-research.com/ufos-over-dc/ This is one of the research sites claiming its real, its also been included in many documentaries, lates of which The Phenomenon Without any bias, ...
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Was the 1952 Washington DC UFO wave caused by temperature inversions?

The 1952 Washington, D.C. UFO incident, a.k.a. the "Invasion of Washington", was a series of UFO reports from the 12th to the 29th July 1952 over Washington DC. At 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, ...
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Do prescription-only cough suppressants work for adults?

Evidence Against No evidence cough medicines work with one in seven patients experiencing negative side effects, study finds | The Independent “This review indicates that, despite being one of the ...
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Have over 1 million people in the US been tested for the coronavirus as of March 30th?

President Donald Trump touted a new coronavirus test that produces results in minutes as opposed to days and announced Monday that more than 1 million Americans have been tested for the disease. ...
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Does this photo depict a human flesh market during the Russian famine?

This distressing photo has circulated around the internet including Daily Mail or The Sun as the depiction of people selling human flesh during The Russian famine of 1921–22. However, the source cited ...
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Are the only remaining polio cases in Africa vaccine-derived?

World Polio Day: Wild poliovirus type 3 declared eradicated: Salisbury also said no WPV1 has been detected anywhere on the African continent since 2016. Several African nations, however, are still ...
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Were millions of people infected by SARS?

There's an article circulating on Czech social media that makes the following interesting claim, among others (translation mine): Data that we currently have available say that in areas where SARS ...
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Are there only 1,200-1,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India and Japan, as of March 30, 2020?

According to Coronavirus (COVID-19) map, as of March 30th there are only 1,263 confirmed cases in India and 1,866 in Japan. Meanwhile, there are already 142,000 in US, 9,661 in South Korea, and 41,...
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After 2 years in office, had Obama kept more promises than Trump?

This chart has been shared around social media. It is from a January 2019 BBC News article, and cites a Politifact article as the source for the data. Are these figures accurate?
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Is SARS-CoV-2 spread on newspapers?

There are folks in India who are cancelling their subscriptions to newspapers for fear of catching COVID-19 from them. A doctor on an NDTV COVID-19 Q&A Show dismissed the risk: So far, it has ...
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Does consuming the sports drink “Oxigen” boost recovery after exercise?

There is a sports drink firm called Oxigen that purports to have a scientifically-proven product that boosts recovery after exercise. Their web site claims the following: What if the water you put ...
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Is the loss of (15-21) million mobile users in China in part or partly linked to cover up of COVID-19 numbers? [closed]

OP Update: Directionality of skepticism Is the loss of (15-21) million mobile users in China in part or partly linked to cover up of COVID-19 numbers? I am not saying all these are COVID deaths. ...
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Did Roman jurists rule that “to learn the art of geometry and to take part in public exercises, an art as damnable as mathematics, are forbidden”?

According to Morris Kline (Mathematics for the Nonmathematician, 1967): Roman jurists ruled, under the Code of Mathematicians and Evil-Doers, that "to learn the art of geometry and to take part in ...
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What happenned at Ripon - Weston Elementary School [closed]

Links / news Did the radio tower cause the cancer? - There is little evidence that radio towers in general cause cancer. Tests reveal carcinogen (TCE) in tap water but carcinogen is 10x lower than ...
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Is it probable that the UK COVID-19 death count will eclipse China's?

The BBC News on March 25 cited a "best case" projected death-count for COVID-19 as 20,000: it is hoped the steps which have been taken, which are essentially about suppressing the virus, will limit ...
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Side Effects: Male vs Female Birth Control

Occasionally in the news or related information outlets one sees information about a male pill, eg (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). One claim which I have heard/read on multiple occasions is the following: ...
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Is thyme antiviral?

I have seen lots of sources claiming that thyme has antiviral properties, kills off viruses, "should be taken at first sign of a cough or cold" etc. How supported by evidence are these claims? I ...
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Are flight attendants exempt from COVID-19 quarantine restrictions when leaving New York or entering Canada?

Are the posts below true? fathrowaway7. 2020 Mar 27 23:54 GMT. I’m a flight attendant. We are still flying because we are considered “essential.” You heard about those orders to quarantine ...
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Did Trump call Putin a great leader?

I came across this allegation in multiple places, including the New York Times. However, I couldn't find the quote anywhere. Supporters of Mrs. Clinton have argued that Mr. Trump’s evident affinity ...
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Do young people with no previous pathologies, end up admitted with bilateral pneumonia and serious breathing difficulties due Covid-19?

In this link https://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/347806-fuese-segunda-guerra-mundial-doctora (Spanish) which also contains the YouTube video (where she says basically all of the text mentioned in the ...
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Can the SARS-CoV-2 virus float in the air for up to 3 hours?

This doctor on YouTube claims that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can float in the air for up to 3 hours. If it lands in the air, the virus can land on a particle and stay floating there for up to 3 hours. ...
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Did COVID-19 originate in the US Army and brought to China in the Military World Games? [duplicate]

In the past weeks theories about the US Army creating and bringing COVID-19 to China during the Military World Games (Wuhan, October 2019) have arisen. This is not the first time claims that the virus ...
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Did Confucius say 'If rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it'? [closed]

I can variously find references to this, e.g. on Tex Antoine's Wikipedia page, this article on Salon. However, I've not been able to verify this directly, with all the sources seemingly second-hand. ...
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Did Russia release lions onto the streets to keep people in isolation?

I've seen the below image circulating on Facebook: They are claiming lions are being used to keep Russians indoors during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Did French police fine homeless persons for not being confined at home?

As mentioned in this question, in France, people need to stay at home, and carry the paper if not. The paper will basically explain why we are briefly outside home and that should avoid us being fined....
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Have 'a lot' of New Yorkers 'fled the city' to Florida?

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has thus far resisted calls for heavier restrictions in the state, and part of his argument for not going further appears to be that stay-at-home orders elsewhere have had ...
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Was there “excess mortality” in Italy due to COVID-19 in March 2020?

The European Mortality Monitoring Project (Euromomo) tracks on a real-time basis, excess number of deaths related to influenza and other possible public health threats across participating European ...
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Can surgical masks be sanitized and safely reused?

I ask about only surgical masks, not respirators. I know that Pres. Trump has no medical degree, but on Mar 21 2020 he proclaimed "We have very good liquids for doing this, sanitizing the masks, ...

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