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: 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.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: No novel coronavirus in PH; YouTube channel publishes report with FALSE HEADLINE

There is still no confirmed case of 2019 nCoV in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Online posts claiming novel coronavirus already in Cebu, Boracay NOT TRUE

There is no confirmed positive case of the 2019…