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Video of former China CDC director criticising China-made vaccines in 2010 is recirculated in misleading social media posts
A news clip has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Twitter in December 2020 alongside a claim it shows the former Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) criticising the quality of China-made vaccines. The video circulated online shortly after China agreed to export its homegrown Covid-19 vaccines to countries including Malaysia and the Philippines. The video has been shared in a misleading context: the clip, which does not mention coronavirus vaccines, has circulated in media reports since March 2010. Former China CDC director Wang Yu left his position in August 2017.

Canada PM did not go to Barbados in violation of Covid-19 guidelines
Tweets and an article claim that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent the end of the year vacationing in Barbados despite government recommendations to avoid unnecessary travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. The claim is false; Trudeau spent Christmas and New Years “at home” in Canada with his family, according to his office.

Korean social media posts falsely claim that hydroxychloroquine cures Covid-19 after South Korea sees surge in confirmed cases
Multiple posts shared repeatedly on Facebook in Korean language claim the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine cures Covid-19. The posts, which began circulating in December 2020, downplay the seriousness of contracting the virus despite a surge in confirmed cases in South Korea. The claim is false: the Korean Pharmacists for Democratic Society told AFP that hydroxychloroquine cannot cure Covid-19. As of January 5, 2021, multiple international studies have found the antimalarial drug to be ineffective against the virus.