The Infodemic: Wearing a Facemask Isn’t Harmful to Health

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.Daily DebunkClaim: “Posts based on a video by a German neurologist have been shared thousands of times on Facebook making several claims about the alleged dangers of wearing face masks, notably that rebreathing oxygen in the mask leads to neurological damage. According to experts, this is false, since these masks allow fresh air to pass through and oxygen to be inhaled.” — AFP Fact CheckVerdict: FalseRead the full story at: AFP Fact CheckSocial Media DisinfoFootball star Tom Brady. (AP Photo/David Becker)Circulating on social media: “Super Bowl champion Tom Brady told his Instagram followers that suicide accounts for more death than COVID-19.” — PolitifactVerdict: FalseRead the full story at: Politifact Factual Reads on CoronavirusHealth Experts’ Thanksgiving Advice In The Time of COVID-19
While Thanksgiving is still weeks away, people hoping to connect with distant family members are already making anxious plans — and if they aren’t, they should be, public health experts say.
— STAT News, October 16

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