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The Infodemic: Is COVID-19 Testing Equipment Sterilized With a Chemical Linked to Cancer?

FILE - A girl reacts while having a nasal swab sample taken by a health worker at a COVID-19 testing facility in a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, March 18, 2021.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: COVID-19 diagnostic tests are sterilized with a substance called ethylene oxide (EtO), which has been linked to cancer.

Verdict: Mixture

Read the full story at: Snopes

Social Media Disinfo


Circulating on social media: Claim that Pfizer has announced an “upgrade” to its Covid-19 vaccine that includes a “Microsoft chip for reduced symptoms.”

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse