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The Infodemic: Remdesivir Isn't a Vaccine; Wasn't Designed to 'Wipe Out Africa'


FILE - Vials of the drug remdesivir are seen at a hospital in Germany, April 8, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: “The killer [Remdesivir] vaccine designed to wipe out Africa.”

Remdesivir is not a vaccine, it is an anti-viral drug used to manage severe COVID-19. It has been distributed both inside and outside of Africa.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: A video has been posted on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube claiming to show a man explaining how world leaders have used retractable syringes to stage their Covid-19 vaccinations.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check

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