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: Claim that semen kills and prevents COVID-19 FALSE

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VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Five things you need to know about COVID-19 antibodies

As the pharmaceutical industry races to find…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Post on Italy ‘throwing money in streets’ amid COVID crisis NOT TRUE

The photos were taken in Venezuela over a year…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video of ‘P120B’ aid for ‘no work, no pay’ workers MISLEADING

The amount is meant for loans to small businesses.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Story claiming Filipino scientist has produced COVID-19 vaccine FALSE

The drug remains to be unregistered at the FDA as…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Japanese Nobel laureate DID NOT say coronavirus was made in Wuhan lab

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