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Claim: Scientists discussed SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, in a 2008 study.
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Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Posts linking to a website that invites Nigerians to apply for financial help from a Covid-19 survival fund provided by the government of Africa’s most populous country.
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Factual Reads on Coronavirus
COVID vaccines and safety: what the research says
It is clear that coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective, but as more are rolled out, researchers are learning about the extent and nature of side effects.
-- Nature, February 16