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Claim: Vietnam has recorded no deaths from Covid-19 due to widespread consumption of hot lemon tea in the population.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
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Circulating on social media: Claim that most COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the U.K. will be lifted on March 8.
Read the full story at: Reuters
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‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer plays hardball in Covid-19 vaccine negotiations with Latin American countries
Pfizer has been accused of “bullying” Latin American governments during negotiations to acquire its Covid-19 vaccine, and the company has asked some countries to put up sovereign assets, such as embassy buildings and military bases, as a guarantee against the cost of any future legal cases, according to an investigation by the U.K.-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
-- Stat, February 23