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The Infodemic: Moderna Official Didn't Say Vaccine Alters DNA

A nurse holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen, Wales, Britain, April 7, 2021. (Jacob King/Pool via Reuters)

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Daily Debunk

Claim: Moderna’s chief medical officer said mRNA vaccines alter DNA.

Verdict: False

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.

Verdict: False

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