A general view taken from a wheel shows people gathering during a protest against the government's restrictions, amid the…
A general view taken from a wheel shows people gathering during a protest against the government's restrictions, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Konstanz, Germany Oct. 4, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution says Russian news services have promoted protests against COVID-19 restrictions and then exaggerated them afterwards.

Verdict: Uncheckable

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Social Media Disinfo

 

FILE PHOTO: A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine" sticker is held near a medical syringe in front of displayed "Coronavirus COVID-19" words in this illustration taken April 10, 2020.

FILE PHOTO: A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine" sticker is held near a medical syringe in front of displayed "Coronavirus COVID-19" words in this illustration taken April 10, 2020.

Circulating on social media: Claim that new Covid-19 vaccines contain levels of mercury that cause brain damage.

Verdict: False

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Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is strongly effective, early look at data show
The news comes exactly a week after results from Pfizer and BioNTech, which announced broadly similar results.
-- Stat, November 16