COVID-19 Watch

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

IN THIS COLLECTION

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says he’s been warning of ‘deadly’ COVID-19 from the beginning. Not quite.

President Duterte downplayed the gravity of the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral FB post claiming Canada is now “COVID-19 free” FALSE

As of April 8, Canada is reported to have 17, 897…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizen MISLEADS with claim that contaminated COVID-19 test kits in UK are from China

Reports on the matter do not say the kits are…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Queen Elizabeth DID NOT praise Duterte, lambast Filipinos in recent speech

The Queen's address was primarily one of gratitude…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video claiming Japan’s PM announced COVID-19 ‘medicine’ MISLEADING

The netizen inaccurately interprets a statement by…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Pacquiao is wrong; PH has been dealing with ‘coronavirus issue’ since January

Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s claim that the…