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Claim: Simple cola produced a positive result in the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, proving mass testing worthless.
Read the full story at: Health Feedback
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Posts claiming that drinking tea made with pepper stems is effective in preventing or curing Covid-19.
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
- The Infodemic: CDC Hasn’t Issued COVID-19 ‘Survival Rates’ [https://www.chinanationalnews.com/news/267453786/the-infodemic-cdc-hasnt-issued-covid-19-survival-rates]