COVID-19 Watch

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


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…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Tingog party-list group shares outdated, falsely captioned ‘live’ video of Duterte

The video in Trending Lahat’s live stream is…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Demo video FALSELY claims rum, bleach mix makes ‘rubbing alcohol’

It's an unsafe concoction.