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Coronavirus losing potency: WHO didn’t say it but some other scientist did

We received a WhatsApp forward in our helpline about a particular facebook post claiming that World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a circular saying Coronavirus is becoming less potent.

FabiFlu vs Livfavir: The price difference message is fake

A viral message on facebook claims that while FabiFlu, the recently launched medicine by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals for treatment of COVID-19, is priced at Rs. 103 per tablet; Livfavir, manufactured by Livealth Biopharma, is a drug of similar composition and is much cheaper. We investigated and found that message is mostly false.

This viral audio about coronavirus testing is fake and dangerous

Quick Take A audio clip is going viral on social media platforms. The audio explains...

Has Israel already discovered a COVID-19 vaccine?

Quick Take A post claiming that scientists in Israel have discovered vaccine of novel coronavirus...

Should you stay at home if you get vaccinated against flu?

Quick Take A viral post doing rounds on social media claims that if people getting...
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Masks can cause fungal infection in lungs?

A Facebook user has published a message claiming that usage of masks is causing fungal lung infections in people. We have fact check on the possibility of the same and found that masks can cause fungal infections only if they are unclean or stored in unhygienic conditions. We find the message as Mostly False.

TATA Health WhatsApp advisory about Covid-19 home treatment is fake and dangerous

A whatsapp message in circulation carries the link of TATA Health and carries a series of advisory for COVID-19. The message talks about three stages of COVID-19 and suggests various self medication treatments. We investigated and found the message is false.

Fact Check: Is holding my breath for 10 seconds to 1 minute a self-test for COVID-19?

Multiple posts have come up on social media claims that there is a ‘self test’ to see whether you got COVID-19. The post claims that if you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, you do not have COVID-19. We investigated and found the claim to be false.

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