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: These burials happened in Sri Lanka, NOT Italy

It was also unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Another MISLEADING post claims bacteria, not virus, causes COVID-19

COVID-19 is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral posts FALSELY claim COVID-19 is thrombosis, bacterial in nature

The posts also make several other inaccurate…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Robredo DID NOT question Duterte's curfew order amid COVID-19

There are no official records or media stories on…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Kennedy scion falsely claims US-made dengue vaccine wrongly used on Filipino children, worsening their conditions

Lawyer and environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr.,…

Smoke-free environment is the new normal, say health advocates

A smoke-free environment will improve people’s…