A man receives a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a hospital in Idlib, Syria, May 1, 2021. REUTERS/Khalil…
A man receives a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at a hospital in Idlib, Syria, May 1, 2021.

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

Daily Debunk

Claim: COVID-19 vaccines have been designed so that recipients can transmit their inoculations.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

 

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Circulating on social media: Video featuring a purported doctor claiming that gargling with an antiseptic prevents COVID-19 infection.

Verdict: False

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