No, marijuana and ginger have not been shown to cure COVID-19

CLAIM
"Boil weed and ginger for Covid-19 victims, the virus will vanish"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Nsemwoha.com

Published: 31 Mar 2020

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Infectious diseases are caused by pathogens, not an unbalanced, acidic cellular environment

CLAIM
"it is not the pathogens themselves which initiate disease, they only show up because of an acidic, compromised, cell terrain"

SOURCE: Facebook user, Facebook

Published: 31 Mar 2020

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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

CLAIM
"[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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Global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic are unrelated issues: one will not protect us from the other

CLAIM
"If we want to protect ourselves from the coronavirus, we must back away from all the climate change efforts we've been making"

SOURCE: Andrea Widberg, LifeSite News

Published: 25 Mar 2020

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Vaccines do not cause neurological damage, aluminum levels in vaccines are safe

CLAIM
"Aluminum in vaccines causes neurological damage and autism"

SOURCE: Arjun Walia, Facebook users, Collective Evolution

Published: 24 Mar 2020

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No, the Shanghai government has not recommended intravenous vitamin C as a treatment for COVID-19

CLAIM
"The government of Shanghai, China has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C"

SOURCE: Andrew W. Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

Published: 20 Mar 2020

VERDICT

Long-term remission of an HIV patient who received a stem cell transplant is the closest so far to a full HIV cure

CLAIM
"The second person ever has been cured from HIV"

SOURCE: Michelle Roberts, Tom Hale, BBC, IFLScience

Published: 19 Mar 2020

VERDICT