Fact-checked by: Newtral.es

2021/03/11 | Spain, United States

Missing Context: U.S. Institutes of Health report blames facemasks for bacterial pneumonia deaths in 1918 flu pandemic

Explanation: At no time does the study allude to the use of facemasks and their supposed relationship with bacterial pneumonia. This possibility is also ruled out by the specialists.

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