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The Infodemic: COVID-19 Vaccine Can't 'Manipulate' Human Genes

European director of the World Health Organization called on nations to have plans in place and take immediate stock of their preparedness.

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Daily Debunk

Claim: A vaccine “stored at -80 degrees isn’t a vaccine” and is instead a “living transfection agent” that will cause “genetic manipulation.”

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

Social Media Disinfo


Circulating on social media: Claim that the name of British research company Ipsos MORI is derived from the Latin “they die”, and that this is evidence of a depopulation agenda during the coronavirus pandemic.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

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-- Nature, November 25