The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt)
|Claim by Veronica Escobar: Says Texas “either is near the bottom or at the very bottom when it comes to testing per capita.”
Politifact rating: True
|Claim by Social media posts: A viral image suggests a “Canine Coronavirus Vaccine” means a vaccine for the novel coronavirus already exists.
FactCheck.org rating: False
|Claim via Social Media: “The pH for the coronavirus varies from 5.5 to 8.5. What we need to do to defeat the coronavirus is to consume more alkaline foods above the virus’ pH level.”
Health Feedback rating: Incorrect
|Claim via Social Media: Posts on social media make the claim that the government of Minnesota is allowing mosques to remain open amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak, while Christian churches are closed
Reuters Fact Check rating: False
|The claim: Revenue from gun sales went up while crime declined amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the US
USA Today Fact Check rating: True
|(International: Italy) Claim: Non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Italy are committing suicide.
BOOM rating: False
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