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: Verify before sharing info on COVID-19

As the virus spreads, so are wrong and misleading…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Fighting ‘infodemic'- as vicious as the COVID-19

On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video of Chinese police ‘shooting’ 25k COVID-19 patients UNTRUE

This post is false. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB post claiming Chinese people eat babies for ‘good skin’ and caused COVID-19 FALSE and BASELESS, uses old photos OUT OF CONTEXT

The photos are all over a decade old.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB post claiming man infected with COVID-19 ‘spitting’ on grocery items LACKS PROOF

There's no proof to confirm whether or not the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB posts claiming 2019-nCoV only survives in ‘cold weather,’ salabat a cure NOT TRUE

This post is false. Don't believe it.