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False claim: Photo shows Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates not wearing masks and ignoring social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic

Correction: A previous version of this check stated, "The Reuters Fact Check team has debunked multiple false claims circulating on social media about Bill Gates, whose foundation has donated $250 million in pandemic funds to the World Health Organization (WHO)". This has been updated to “The Reuters Fact Check team has debunked multiple false claims circulating on social media about Bill Gates, whose foundation has donated over $300 million to the global COVID-19 response.”

Partly false claim: Hospitals get compensated 15% more when they admit, discharge, or lose a patient to COVID-19; New York City hospitals are inflating their case numbers to take advantage

Shared hundreds of times on Facebook, posts claim: “Every time a hospital admits, discharges, or loses a patient to Covid-19, they are compensated 15% more according to the CARES ACT, SEC 4409”. The posts also say that New York City hospitals are “inflating all of their #coronavirus numbers” to take advantage of this section of the act. The claims made in these posts are partly false.