FILE - Trial kits for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination study are seen at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida, Sept. 24, 2020.
FILE - Trial kits for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination study are seen at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida, Sept. 24, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: The research and development of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which was proven to be 90% effective against SARS-CoV-2 in November 2020, was funded by U.S. President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.

Verdict: False

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The Paris Peace Forum at The Elysee Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, France November 12, 2020. Ludovic Marin/ Pool via REUTERS

The Paris Peace Forum at The Elysee Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, France November 12, 2020. Ludovic Marin/ Pool via REUTERS

"The CoronaVirusFacts Alliance gets a global showcase at the Paris Peace Forum," Poynter, November 13

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

For COVID Drugs, Months of Frantic Development Lead to Few Outright Successes
There have been mixed results as researchers try to stop a disease they are still trying to understand.
-- Scientific American, November 13

New Type of Test May Better Discern Immunity to the Coronavirus​
The test detects the response of T cells to the virus — an arm of the immune system that may be just as important as antibodies to preventing reinfection.
-- New York Times, November 10