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Claim: The COVID-19 vaccine does not prevent transmission of the disease, meaning vaccinated people will effectively become “silent spreaders.”
Verdict: Missing Context
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Posts claiming the South Korean government will provide all citizens with a free Covid-19 vaccine made by pharmaceutical giant Celltrion.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
What we now know — and don’t know — about the coronavirus variants
The coronavirus variants are, in a word, confusing.
— Stat, January 19
Voice of America – English