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: Post on Duterte talking about Fabunan drug in speech NOT TRUE

He made no mention of it in his hour-long address.

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Are PH health workers adequately protected during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has admitted…

Bats, Snakes, and Pangolins: The COVID-19 Suspects

Various studies support the theory that COVID-19…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video claiming drinking water with salt kills novel coronavirus NOT TRUE

There's no evidence that current medicine can…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video of FBI confiscating ‘COVID-positive’ masks NOT TRUE

This post is false. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: This is NOT a photo of a COVID-19 patient’s throat

It was taken in May 2018, months before the…