A vial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is seen at an ambulance company in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP…
A vial of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is seen at an ambulance company in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., an. 9, 2021.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: The COVID-19 vaccine does not prevent transmission of the disease, meaning vaccinated people will effectively become “silent spreaders.”

Verdict: Missing Context

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Posts claiming the South Korean government will provide all citizens with a free Covid-19 vaccine made by pharmaceutical giant Celltrion.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

What we now know — and don’t know — about the coronavirus variants
The coronavirus variants are, in a word, confusing.
-- Stat, January 19