A woman draws on the National Covid Memorial Wall on the embankment on the south side of the River Thames in London on April 30…
A woman draws on the National Covid Memorial Wall on the embankment on the south side of the River Thames in London.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: UK government data disproves the existence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Claim that If you get the COVID-19 vaccine, you can't donate blood or plasma "because it's completely tainted."

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: PolitiFact

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?
Neither the natural emergence nor the lab escape hypothesis can yet be ruled out. There is still no direct evidence for either. So no definitive conclusion can be reached. That said, the available evidence leans more strongly in one direction than the other.
-- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 5