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Claim: “We do not have a medical pandemic or epidemic,” COVID-19 is a “normal flu virus” and other false or misleading claims relating to the coronavirus pandemic.
Verdict: False and misleading
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: An image suggesting that scientists’ failure to make an effective vaccine for the common cold or flu means the COVID-19 vaccine cannot be believed.
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