Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.Daily DebunkClaim: Adm. Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said COVID-19 vaccines have tracking mechanisms.Verdict: Missing ContextRead the full story at: USA TodaySocial Media DisinfoScreenshot Circulating on social media: Video claiming COVID-19 vaccines will make people test positive for the disease.Verdict: FalseRead the full story at: Reuters Factual Reads on CoronavirusCovid Vaccine Rollout Leaves Most Older Adults Confused Where to Get Shots
Over a month into a massive vaccination program, most older Americans report they don’t know where or when they can get inoculated for covid-19, according to a poll released Friday.
— Kaiser Health News, January 22COVID Can Cause Forgetfulness, Psychosis, Mania or a Stutter
The virus induces neurological symptoms that persist long after the pandemic ends.
— Scientific American, January 21