A waiter, wearing a mask for COVID-19 protection, holds a tray of drinks on the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in Civitavecchia, near Rome, March 31, 2021.
FILE - A waiter, wearing a mask for COVID-19 protection, holds a tray of drinks on the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in Civitavecchia, near Rome, March 31, 2021.

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

Daily Debunk

Claim: Vaccinated passengers testing positive for the COVID-19 virus on a cruise ship is an indication that COVID-19 vaccines do not work.

Verdict: Missing context

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: A list of “reasons” not to get COVID-19 vaccine, including claims that the vaccines have not been tested on animals and that their ingredients have not been published by pharmaceutical companies.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Former CDC director Redfield explains why he believes COVID-19 emerged from lab, WHO 'compromised'
Redfield argued COVID-19's efficient human-to-human spread contradicted behavior of other deadly coronaviruses with similar profiles.
-- Fox News, June 15

A Top Virologist in China, at Center of a Pandemic Storm, Speaks Out
The virologist, Shi Zhengli, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China’s habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.
-- New York Times (via Todayonline.com), June 14