A healthcare worker draws the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a vial at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital…
FILE - A healthcare worker draws the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a vial at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center in Glendale, California, Dec. 17, 2020.

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

Daily Debunk

Claim: "A nurse fainted after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine." Many interpreted as a cause of the vaccine, but the nurse has an underlying health condition that causes her to faint when she experiences pain.

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: USA Today

 

Social Media Disinfo

 

 

Circulating on social media: Facebook posts claim U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pretended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine using a syringe that had a cap over the needle.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

How gendered disinformation adapts to the context of Covid-19
-- European Federation of Journalists, December 21

EXPLAINER: Are new coronavirus strains cause for concern?​
-- The Associated Press, December 20

COVID vaccine race leaders likely won’t be only ones to reap huge payday
Therapeutics and law expert lays out the economics of this drug development.
-- The Harvard Gazette, December 17