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: Duque’s statement that ‘moist throat’ can prevent COVID-19 contradicts WHO advisory

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III inaccurately…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB posts saying novel coronavirus is from bats bear FALSE HEADLINE

The animal source of the 2019-nCoV has not yet…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video of bats, snakes, other animals sold at ‘Wuhan’ wet market NOT TRUE; it’s in Indonesia

It's two different clips, both showing Indonesian…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Story on Jack Ma giving US5M to ‘Pinoy student’ who invented ‘coronavirus vaccine’ NOT TRUE

This post is false. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Manila Vice Mayor Lacuna demos wrong way to wear surgical masks, calls it the 'proper' way

Manila Vice Mayor Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan, a…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB posts MISLEAD with claims of ‘positive’ novel coronavirus case in Cebu

This is misleading.