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