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Claim: “The killer [Remdesivir] vaccine designed to wipe out Africa.”
Remdesivir is not a vaccine, it is an anti-viral drug used to manage severe COVID-19. It has been distributed both inside and outside of Africa.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: A video has been posted on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube claiming to show a man explaining how world leaders have used retractable syringes to stage their Covid-19 vaccinations.
Read the full story at: AFP Fact Check
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
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