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 SHEET: The COVID-19 vaccine from Russia, in context

President Rodrigo Duterte’s wish that, by…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Post claiming vaccine killed five people in Tarlac FAKE

The post has prompted local officials to issue a…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: COVID-19 numbers used in measuring success of gov't response explained

There's more to the coronavirus disease 2019…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: ‘Spike’ in UP’s COVID-19 cases ‘due to SONA protest’ NO BASIS

That the rallyists immediately got tested for…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Robredo did not say motorcycle riders should sit back-to-back

She in fact disowned the quote in a post on Aug.…

How a volcanic eruption frames the pandemic in the Philippines

Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in…