People queue for COVID-19 testing at a mass screening center at Charlton Athletic Football Club, London.
People queue for COVID-19 testing at a mass screening centre at Charlton Athletic Football Club as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in London, Britain, Jan. 3, 2021.

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.

Daily Debunk

Claim: A testing method for COVID-19 was patented in 2015 and 2017.

Verdict: False

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Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Posts claiming that the COVID-19 vaccine is changing people into man-eaters.

Verdict: False

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Factual Reads on Coronavirus

COVID-19 Scams: How They Work and How to Avoid Them
While some people are focused on COVID-19 and ways to get through the pandemic, scammers are looking for new ways to profit.
-- Trend Micro Check, December 30