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Claim: The mRNA vaccines used against COVID-19 target a protein called syncytin-1, which is needed for placental formation and successful pregnancies.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Claim that U.S. President Joe Biden rolled out a plan to administer COVID-19 immunizations to detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba before many Americans had received their first dose.
Read the full story at: Snopes
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
‘A question of choices.’ Pfizer vaccine leader on confronting new coronavirus variants
[Philip] Dormitzer spoke with ScienceInsider about how the company is responding to the new variants and what challenges it foresees as SARS-CoV-2 continues to evolve in unpredictable ways.
-- Science, February 3