COVID-19 Watch

Our coverage of mis- and disinformation about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, including fact checks and fact sheets.

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizen says COVID-19 ‘isn’t real,’ recites string of FALSE claims

The netizen repeatedly mentioned conspiracy…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Pneumonic plague, not bubonic, can spread via droplets

Unless it has reached a person’s lungs, the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: WhatsApp message on COVID-19 symptoms MISLEADING

The advisory is not found anywhere on AIIMS’…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: A high-alkaline diet DOES NOT ‘defeat’ COVID-19

Viruses do not have pH levels. Alkalizing food…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Roque makes false claim to justify swimming with dolphins

In justifying his recent “side trip” to the Ocean…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Google and Apple’s COVID-19 notifications system is OPTIONAL

It does not track or “sense” potential COVID-19…