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Claim: COVID-19 vaccines have been designed so that recipients can transmit their inoculations.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Video featuring a purported doctor claiming that gargling with an antiseptic prevents COVID-19 infection.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
India accounts for 46% of world's new COVID-19 cases, quarter of deaths
The surge of the coronavirus in India, including of a highly infectious new variant first identified there, has seen hospitals runs out of beds and oxygen, and morgues and crematoriums overflowing.
-- Reuters, May 5