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Pfizer’s CEO said he will get Covid-19 jab – when it’s his rightful turn
An extract from a TV interview with Pfizer's chief executive Albert Bourla is being shared online alongside the claim that the head of the pharmaceutical giant refused to take the Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by his company because “my type is not recommended”. This is misleading; Bourla only said he will not jump the queue to get the shot. He will wait until his age group is eligible; current government guidelines prioritize high-risk individuals and seniors.
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There’s no scientific proof that a tonic of onions, ginger, garlic and lemon can cure Covid-19
A video shared thousands of times on Facebook claims that a tonic made of onions, ginger, garlic, lemon and hot water can cure Covid-19. This is false; health professionals, including those at the World Health Organization (WHO), have repeatedly refuted these claims.
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Warren Buffett did not donate $58 million to Joe Biden’s campaign
Social media posts claim billionaire investor Warren Buffett donated $58 million to Joe Biden’s campaign, linking this to the Democratic president’s decision to revoke the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit. But US Federal Election Commission records do not show direct contributions by Buffett to Biden’s 2020 campaign, and his assistant said he did not make any.
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‘Radioactive’ vaccine was not stolen from a German medical institute
Facebook posts claim tests on a stolen sample of an unspecified vaccine showed it is radioactive enough to cause “disease and genetic damage,” and speculates that it could contain radium. This is false; the German institute from which the sample was purportedly stolen said it does not store vaccines, and medical experts said radium is not an ingredient in any approved shots.
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Viral Posts Distort WHO Guidance on COVID-19 Tests
Dubious websites and viral posts falsely claim that the World Health Organization changed COVID-19 testing protocols for political reasons following Joe Biden’s inauguration and admitted that false-positive cases had been inflating the case count. The WHO’s guidance merely reminded labs to follow instructions provided by each test’s manufacturer.
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Posts mischaracterize WHO advice on coronavirus testing equipment
Social media posts and online articles claim the World Health Organization admitted that PCR tests are resulting in widespread false positives for the virus that causes Covid-19, and asked laboratories to change the way they are conducted. But a January 2021 WHO notice only reminded labs to ensure testing equipment is properly calibrated, following reports of a small number of both false positive and negative results.
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