Articles tagged with: SARS-CoV-2

ARTICLE REVIEWS

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...

CLAIM REVIEWS

Still no evidence that hydroxychloroquine can cure or prevent COVID-19

CLAIM
“You don’t need masks, there is a cure [for COVID-19] ... It is called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax”

SOURCE: America’s Frontline Doctors , Breitbart

Published: 31 Jul 2020

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Sexual transmission of SARS-CoV-2 currently unconfirmed as studies produce conflicting evidence of its presence in the reproductive system

CLAIM
“Coronavirus may be sexually transmitted and cause male infertility”

SOURCE: Paula Froelich, New York Post

Published: 27 Jul 2020

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A trypsin-based oral spray reportedly deactivates SARS-CoV-2 in a liquid suspension but has not yet been tested in the mouth

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New oral spray “deactivates 98% of the coronavirus” in the mouth

SOURCE: Hashem Al-Ghaili, Facebook

Published: 27 Jul 2020

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Primary COVID-19 transmission is by close contact with infected people; nasopharyngeal swab-based testing provides the highest diagnostic accuracy

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“Ever wonder why they have to stick a Q-tip through your nose to the back of your head to swab a sample of covid but a droplet of saliva will infect a whole village at one time”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 23 Jul 2020

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A proportion of COVID-19 survivors are likely to suffer from long-term health problems, but the actual risks are still unknown

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“For every one person who dies: 19 more require hospitalization; 18 of those will have permanent heart damage for the rest of their lives”

SOURCE: Franklin Veaux, Quora

Published: 22 Jul 2020

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Nasopharyngeal swabs more effective than saliva samples for COVID-19 diagnostic testing according to current evidence

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There is no need to use nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing, mouth swabs can be used instead

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 14 Jul 2020

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

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

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 10 Jul 2020

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People who do not show COVID-19 symptoms can and do transmit it to others; physical distancing and face masks effectively reduce the risk of transmission

CLAIM
The WHO stated that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is “very rare”, therefore physical distancing and face masks are not necessary

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 14 Jun 2020

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German Ministry employee makes unsupported claim that COVID-19 pandemic is a global false alarm in widely circulated yet unsolicited opinion article

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German government leaked document declares COVID-19 is “a global false alarm”

SOURCE: Baxter Dmitry, NewsPunch

Published: 10 Jun 2020

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The spread of COVID-19 is not related in any way to the deployment of 5G

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“5G plays a part in this ‘plandemic’” ... The cases of COVID-19 are “directly related to electromagnetic radiation exposure by 5G”

SOURCE: Dee McLachlan, Gumshoe News

Published: 29 May 2020

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