Coronavirus in France - Sarah ALCALAY / SIPA
You may have seen them on a friend's Facebook wall or in your mailbox. Because poisons are becoming more and more common with news, writing 20 Minutes helps you sort out the true from the false.
1. Does the digital travel certificate constitute a risk for personal data?
Internet users fear that this certificate could allow access to "bank data" or "photos" saved on the phone. When the certificate is generated, the data is not sent to the Ministry of the Interior's server, explain three specialists to 20 Minutes .
2. No, a government decree has not "legalized euthanasia"
Critics flare up against a decree accused of "legalizing euthanasia" by allowing doctors to prescribe Rivotril to certain patients with Covid-19. Far from authorizing the euthanasia of these patients, the decree actually plans to alleviate the suffering of those who will not be resuscitated after a collegial decision.
3. Friable overcoats like paper distributed to caregivers of the AP-HM?
In a video posted on social networks, Marseille nurses who work in the fight against the coronavirus at the AP-HM deplore having defective coats that tear at the slightest movement.
4. No, this map does not show the timetable for deconfinement in France
A map that is widely relayed on social networks claims to show the dates of deconfinement by geographic area, but it is false.
5. After the controversy, the group in charge of the Rungis morgue announces that it will bear the costs
Since the beginning of April, a morgue has been installed in a hall in the Rungis market. Its management has been delegated to a private funeral operator. The start of a controversy over the prices charged forced the Minister of the Interior to request a check.
6. Has La Poste hidden more than 24 million masks during the epidemic?
If a document consulted by 20 Minutes indicates a stock of more than 24 million at the end of January, La Poste claims not to have hidden this information from its employees and to have started the distribution of the stock as early as March.
7. How to read a scientific study?
It is sometimes difficult to sort through the flow of studies published by scientists and taken up in the media. 20 Minutes asked a researcher for some advice on how to navigate it.
8. No, this Italian television news from 2015 does not prove that the Covid-19 was created in the laboratory
In 2015, an Italian program devoted a report to an experiment carried out in a laboratory. The experiments focused on a virus different from Covid-19.
9. No, 5G does not promote the coronavirus epidemic
Some accuse electromagnetic radiation of being at the origin of the pandemic and share this concern on social networks. The specialists deny.
10. Beware of the Boston Consulting Group's alleged deconfinement “forecasts”
A document shared on social networks mentions the months of June and July as potential dates of deconfinement in France. But the advisory group from which he emanates emphasizes that it has no value as "forecasts".
11. Beware of the shots of these crowds of joggers that do not date from Thursday
Since the hours of jogging restriction set up in the capital, photos of very many Parisians running in a group suggest that social distancing has not been respected.
12. Euthanasia, personal data and certificate… False information about the Covid-19
Fact-checking is also in audio! Find our podcast dedicated to false information circulating on the Covid-19 pandemic.
13. Do these humorous highway tweets taken by assault echo a real relaxation?
Twitter users have posted images of monster traffic jams to joke about the breach of containment measures at the start of the school holidays.
14. What is the problem with chloroquine? We explain it to you in "Oh My Fake"
Find the explanations in our video format "Oh My Fake".
Bonus: A fact-checking by our colleagues
Our Quebec colleagues from the Agence science presse return to a video that wrongly compares Covid-19 to the flu.
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