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: Demo video FALSELY claims rum, bleach mix makes ‘rubbing alcohol’

It's an unsafe concoction.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Hantavirus is NOT a ‘new’ virus from China

It was given a name about 40 years ago. It wasn't…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Aid worth P3k ONLY FOR INDIGENT senior citizens

The aid is a six-month advance of their social…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Post on PH having ‘fewer’ COVID-19 cases vs Italy MISLEADING

Comparing countries that have a disparity in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Online post on arrest of ‘man behind COVID-19’ NOT TRUE

The report makes no mention of the disease.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FAKE ‘WHO protocol’ on lockdown in India reaches PH

The WHO has called the viral post “baseless and…