Reviews of articles by: Facebook users

CLAIM REVIEWS

Claim that flu vaccine increases coronavirus infection is unsupported, misinterprets scientific studies

CLAIM
"flu vaccine increases risk of coronavirus infection"

SOURCE: Benjamin Krause, Facebook users, DisabledVeterans.org, GreenMedInfo

Published: 30 Mar 2020

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Gargling salt water or vinegar may soothe a sore throat, but it will not eliminate COVID-19

CLAIM
"Gargling with warm water and salt or vinegar eliminates the virus [SARS-CoV-2]"

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 27 Mar 2020

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The virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on solid surfaces for days, but infection risk from contaminated objects is unknown

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"[SARS-CoV-2] is spreading quickly from gas pumps. Shopping carts as well."

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 26 Mar 2020

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The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is real; the story that claims otherwise is a work of fiction

CLAIM
"There is no ‘coronavirus’"

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 25 Mar 2020

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