A claim that the US government is going to stop tracking daily COVID-19 deaths is misleading, despite the fact that it's been reshared thousands of times on Twitter.
"BREAKING," one viral tweet said. "US Government to end daily COVID death reporting."
The tweet then said the US Department of
Nearly 3,000 people had retweeted the tweet as of Friday evening. The tweet also racked up concerned replies, including one that said, "The US government doesn't want us to know how many of us are dying," which received more than 1,500 likes.
Experts chimed in to counter the idea that the US was no longer tracking COVID-19 deaths.