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: FB post saying Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is ‘100% effective’ FALSE

A Nov. 30 post by India-based Facebook (FB) page…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Satire on Pope Francis saying COVID-19 vaccine needed to enter heaven FALSELY posted as real news

The story came from a website that describes…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Getting to know the COVID-19 vaccine prospects in the Philippines

Ten months into the coronavirus disease 2019…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The vaccine czar, explained

As the country prepares for late-stage clinical…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Filipina vlogger abroad amplifies FAKE Canada COVID-19 ‘roadmap’ and FALSE vaccine claims

The "leaked email" that was the source of the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Wearing masks daily DOES NOT cause carbon dioxide toxicity, oxygen deficiency

The false claim has circulated online since May,…