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: This girl was a 2014 victim of domestic abuse, NOT COVID-19

The uncensored image was taken in the United…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Motorcycle back riding still NOT ALLOWED in places under quarantine

The circulating graphic is from a now-deleted May…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Three things you should know about COVID-19 ventilators

Although no cure has yet been proven to contain…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: This boy died of leukemia; NOT a COVID-19 case

His photo had been used in multiple posts on…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Dexamethasone is ‘life-saving’ only for some SEVERE COVID-19 cases

The study on the drug is also yet to be…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Salty and sour foods DO NOT cause SARS-CoV-2 to ‘explode and dissolve’

It does not protect one from or kill the virus…