COVID-19 Watch

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


VERA FILES FACT CHECK: This boy died of leukemia; NOT a COVID-19 case

His photo had been used in multiple posts on…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Dexamethasone is ‘life-saving’ only for some SEVERE COVID-19 cases

The study on the drug is also yet to be…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Salty and sour foods DO NOT cause SARS-CoV-2 to ‘explode and dissolve’

It does not protect one from or kill the virus…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: These burials happened in Sri Lanka, NOT Italy

It was also unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Another MISLEADING post claims bacteria, not virus, causes COVID-19

COVID-19 is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral posts FALSELY claim COVID-19 is thrombosis, bacterial in nature

The posts also make several other inaccurate…