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Voice of America – English: The Infodemic: Was Regeneron COVID-19 Treatment Developed Using Stem Cells and Fetal Tissue?

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Claim: The development of REGN-COV2, the experimental “anti-viral antibody cocktail” given to U.S. President Donald Trump to treat COVID-19, involved the use of human fetal tissues and embryonic stem cells.

Verdict: Mixture

Read the full story at: Snopes

Social Media Disinfo



Circulating on social media: An article claiming to give “ultimate proof” that the novel coronavirus pandemic was planned to create a new world order.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters


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