FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference in Geneva…
FILE PHOTO: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020.

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here?.

Daily Debunk

Claim:?WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus announced that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Verdict:?False

Read the full story at:?The Centre for Democracy and Development?

Social Media Disinfo

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Circulating on social media:?Video making multiple false claims about COVID-19, for instance that Bill Gates planned the pandemic and 5G technology was involved in its spread.

Verdict:?False

Read the full story at:?Reuters

Factual Reads on Coronavirus


A minority of people with covid-19 account for the bulk of transmission
In two Indian states 10% of people caused 60% of subsequent infections.
-- The Economist, November 7

COVID research updates: A vaccine that mimics the coronavirus prompts potent antibodies
Nature?wades through the literature on the new coronavirus — and summarizes key papers as they appear.
-- Nature, November 6