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: Duterte repeats false claim that PH was 'first' to impose COVID lockdown in Asia

President Rodrigo Duterte repeated his erroneous…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Salt water steam DOES NOT kill coronavirus

Inhaling extremely hot steam has a risk of burn…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Electricity from Meralco NOT FREE for March, April

Meralco customers will still pay for their March…

The science behind COVID-19 testing

Many have grown to see testing as a panacea: roll…

‘You cannot fight a fire blindfolded:’What Covid-19 testing requires

For a couple of weeks two months ago, even as…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Posts claiming PH has ‘approved’ COVID-19 cure FALSE

The FDA debunked the claim. Its chief also said…