A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this…
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken Oct. 19, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: COVID-19 is a hoax, it cannot cause pneumonia and the vaccine will contain a microchip.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

 

Social Media Disinfo

 

South Korean President Moon Jae-in wearing a mask salutes to a national flag at an emergency meeting on economic response to the coronavirus outbreak at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, March 30, 2020

South Korean President Moon Jae-in wearing a mask salutes to a national flag at an emergency meeting on economic response to the coronavirus outbreak at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, March 30, 2020

Circulating on social media: Claim that South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced the country had procured enough doses of China-made Covid-19 vaccines to vaccinate 45 million people.

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse