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Claim: Moderna’s chief medical officer said mRNA vaccines alter DNA.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: A video claiming Italian doctors discovered that Covid-19 is caused by a bacteria which is spread through "poisonous waves of 5G" and which causes an infection curable by taking paracetamol or aspirin.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
In rare instances, AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine linked to blood clots, regulators say
The European Medicines Agency has concluded there is a link between AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine and “very rare” but dangerous clotting events reported in a number of countries where the vaccine has been used, events which in some cases have been fatal.
-- Stat, April 7