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: Murder hornets are NOT ‘worse’ than COVID-19

They often attack only when people seriously…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Robredo DID NOT say basketball allowed if players are ‘3 meters apart’

It contradicts a statement she made recently.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video of ‘killer insect’ attack in China, India, and Iran NOT TRUE

Three of the four clips were from a gas leak in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: MISLEADING video claims Poe ‘criticized Duterte’s COVID-19 response’

She did not discredit the government’s efforts.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: ‘ECQ’ extension to June 15 NOT TRUE

On the contrary, quarantine restrictions will be…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Photo of MMDA enforcers breaking rules is 3 YEARS AGO

It was taken in 2017.