Articles tagged with: COVID-19


People who do not show symptoms can contribute to significant COVID-19 transmission, contrary to CNBC report

in CNBC, by William Feuer, Noah Higgins-Dunn

— 10 Jun 2020

there is already “abundant data” showing that people who are not showing symptoms—which could include asymptomatic, presymptomatic, and paucisymptomatic individuals—compris...

COVID-19 vaccine candidate by Pittsburgh scientists show promising results in animal studies, but clinical trials still needed before efficacy in humans is known

in Pittsburgh Magazine, by Garret Roberts

— 11 Abr 2020

Scientists who reviewed this article’s scientific credibility found that the reporting was generally accurate. However, they also highlighted a missed opportunity to provide read...

Viral New York Post article perpetuates the unfounded claim that the virus that causes COVID-19 is manmade

in New York Post, by Steven W. Mosher

— 02 Mar 2020

Overall, Mosher’s argument is based on unfounded speculation and scientific inaccuracies. Such claims, which continue to be perpetuated even by public officials, have real-world ...


Nasal swab used for COVID-19 testing does not reach the brain

Nasal swabs used for COVID-19 tests reach the blood-brain barrier and may damage it.

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 10 Jul 2020


The June 2020 spike in U.S. COVID-19 cases indicates a rising percentage of infections and is not simply an artifact of more testing

“There's a ‘spike’ in [COVID-19] cases because there's a spike in testing.”

SOURCE: Facebook User, Facebook

Published: 08 Jul 2020


COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are mainly detected by highly specific molecular testing, not antibody testing

Antibodies for the common cold produce a positive COVID-19 test; false-positive results from COVID-19 antibody testing are behind the COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S.

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 06 Jul 2020


Internet memes based on hearsay claim that hospital laboratories falsify COVID-19 tests to inflate numbers without evidence

Hospital laboratories falsify positive COVID-19 results

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 04 Jul 2020


Contrary to popular claim on social media, RNA vaccines do not alter our DNA

“Bill Gates explains that the COVID vaccine will use experimental technology and permanently alter your DNA”

SOURCE: Alex Pietrowski, Facebook users, Waking Times

Published: 30 Jun 2020


COVID-19 is among the leading causes of death worldwide so far in 2020, but beware of incomplete graphs

COVID-19 became a leading cause of death globally by the end of May 2020.

SOURCE: Gavin Wood, Flourish

Published: 27 Jun 2020


OSHA recommends using cloth face coverings at the workplace, contrary to claim by Peggy Hall

“OSHA says masks don't work and violate OSHA oxygen levels”

SOURCE: Peggy Hall,, GreenMedInfo

Published: 24 Jun 2020


People should take precautions against COVID-19 regardless of their blood type

“People with blood type O [are] more protected against COVID-19”

SOURCE: Celia Jean, Jerusalem Post

Published: 22 Jun 2020


Brussels halted 5G rollout in 2019 to study its radiation emissions, not because any negative health effects had been demonstrated

“Brussels is halting their 5G plans due to the negative health effects”; “Evidence ... overwhelmingly suggest[s] that, yes, 5G does pose a major threat.”

SOURCE: Anonymous,

Published: 11 Jun 2020


Facebook posts misinterpret a study of 455 contacts of an asymptomatic COVID-19 carrier to claim that asymptomatic spread does not occur

Asymptomatic carriers cannot spread COVID-19; COVID-19 is not contagious; masks are not needed to reduce COVID-19 transmission from asymptomatic carriers

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 28 May 2020