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Daily Debunk

Claim: Simple cola produced a positive result in the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, proving mass testing worthless.

Verdict: Incorrect

Read the full story at: Health Feedback

Social Media Disinfo

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Circulating on social media: Posts claiming that drinking tea made with pepper stems is effective in preventing or curing Covid-19.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

‘It’s crazy.’ Upbeat COVID-19 vaccine news from China and U.K. leaves scientists wanting more details

In what has become a familiar pattern, the COVID-19 vaccine landscape has changed overnight, simultaneously raising hopes that more people may soon get vaccinated and triggering confusion.

— Science, December 30

Source:
https://www.chinanationalnews.com/news/267453851/the-infodemic-cola-doesnt-cause-positive-covid-19-test

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