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Have chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine already been prescribed to billions of people?

I read on https://techstartups.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-cure-new-results-french-study-shows-combination-hydroxychloroquine-plaquenil-azithromycin-successfully-treated-80-coronavirus-patients-...
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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 have 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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Did the demonstrations for the “International Women's Day” in Spain provoke wide spread out of COVID-19? [closed]

In Spain there are some shy discussions whether it was a mistake to organize the demonstrations for the "International Women's day" (march 8) at a time where the Covid-19 pandemic was already ...
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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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Can Tesla (or other plants) make Medical ventilator? [closed]

In the media Elon Musk says it is easy for Tesla to make medical ventilator since Tesla has experience to make car air conditioning system and SpaceX has experience to make life support system for ...
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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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Did Brian Kemp engage in voter suppression? [closed]

Brian Kemp, who is currently the governor of the US state of Georgia, was accused of suppressing the votes of African-Americans by deleting their names from voter rolls in the process of "purging". ...
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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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Do Lysol wipes kill the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus? [closed]

I'm really really confused what product to buy to clean my laptop body to disinfect it from coronavirus. Like most doctors say use 60-70% alcohol based sanitizers to clean your hands. So does it ...
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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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Can iron/press kill covid virus? [closed]

Lets say, if a person wear face mask made of cloth, he gets covid virus onto his mask when he went outdoor So when he return indoor, he removes his face mask places it under iron/press for 1 or 2 ...
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If COVID-19 is spread by cough droplets, why is social distancing necessary? [closed]

I've seen a lot of skepticism/denial online regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and even though I live in the UK, where the Conservative government has stopped just short of a full lockdown, ...
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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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Were 830,000 protective masks destined for Italy first blocked in Germany and then “disappeared”?

The website of a manufacturer of (among other things) surgical masks contains a blogpost dated March 13, 2020 (written in Italian). In it, it is claimed that a shipment of 830,000 surgical masks ...
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Does dry air promote the spreading of respiratory viruses better than wet air, ceteris paribus?

A DW article states that Air humidity also influences the transmissibility of respiratory viruses. Once the pathogens have been expelled from the respiratory tract with a strong sneeze, they ...
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Are all French citizens who go outside their home legally required to carry official papers with a reason why they are out (Covid-19 lockdown)?

The BBC states rather briefly that France began its lockdown on Tuesday morning, requiring citizens to carry official paperwork stating why they were not at home. French Interior Minister ...
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Do air-conditioning systems help to spread SARS-CoV-2?

Newshub in New Zealand reported on March 9, 2020: Scientists in Singapore may have found a clue as to how so many people aboard cruise ship the Diamond Princess ended up getting infected with COVID-...
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Could COVID-19 infect ~78 million Mexicans?

This Imagen TV video (posted 27 February) (Spanish) reports a claim by Mexico's Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, that approximately 78 million Mexicans could end up with COVID-19, ~8 to ...
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Are New Yorkers lining up in front of gun shops?

Clio Zammatteo is an Italian-American blogger who lives in New York. She recently posted a video (in Italian, as reported by la Repubblica) saying she had left New York because she was scared that ...
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Are the songs on “Rote Lieder (Die Besten politischen Lieder aus der DDR)” from the German Democratic Republic?

Today, a friend sent me a link to the cheery song "Lied vom Volkspolizist" by Blascore on the compilation "Rote Lieder (Die Besten politischen Lieder aus der DDR)", but listening to the song lyrics ("...
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Is Russia spreading fake news about some countries' management of COVID-19?

According to a Financial Times article, an EU report warns about the diffusion of fake news by Russian media, in an attempt to discredit involved governments and aggravate the ongoing crisis. Can ...
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Is SARS-CoV-2 a biological weapon released by the US military?

SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus that is the cause of the disease COVID-19. Some people have questioned the origins of the virus. RadioFreeEurope reported on March 5, 2020 on a claim by an Iranian ...
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Did the mayor of Florence ask people to hug Asians during the COVID-19 outbreak?

According to multiple questionable news sources: The Mayor of Florence is facing fresh criticism after he encouraged Italians to “Hug a Chinese” as a stand against racism before Italy was later ...
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Valves sold for 11k$ to hospital in italy?

Currently there are big news about some guys that printed some valves for a hospital in need as the supplier wasnt able to provide the needed parts fast enough. The media says that the supply company ...
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Have COVID-19 vaccination trials started in Seattle?

I am reading conflicting information on this. In a supposed Associated Press Exclusive, a report went out March 16th saying: U.S. researchers gave the first shots in a first test of an ...
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Is obesity causing diabetes and other illness, and not just correlated with?

According to the World Health Organisation website: (emphasis mine) What are common health consequences of overweight and obesity? Raised BMI is a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases ...

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