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The Infodemic: President Biden's Misleading Vaccine Claims

Voice of America
25 Feb 2021, 07:35 GMT+10

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.

Daily Debunk

Claim: The Trump administration "failed to order enough vaccines" against COVID-19.

Verdict: Misleading

Read the full story at: FactCheck.org

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Claim that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Covid-19 vaccination -- broadcast live on national television on February 21, 2021 -- was faked.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Unraveling the Complex Link Between COVID and Diabetes

The pandemic infection seems to trigger diabetes in some patients. Here are five plausible explanations as to why.

-- Scientific American, February 24

'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

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