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The Infodemic: Public Isn't Getting COVID-19 Vaccines as Part of Ongoing Clinical Trial


Vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sit in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution, March 6, 2021, in east Denver.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: Every person who has received a COVID-19 vaccine has unwittingly become part of an ongoing clinical trial.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: An image purportedly showing a front page of the British newspaper The Times with the headline: “Doctors and experts advise against taking experimental jab.”

Verdict: Fake

Read the full story at: Check Your Fact

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Five-Day Course of Oral Antiviral Appears to Stop SARS-CoV-2 in Its Tracks
A single pill of the investigational drug molnupiravir taken twice a day for 5 days eliminated SARS-CoV-2 from the nasopharynx of 49 participants.
-- Medscape, March 8

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