Rumors and Misinformation

This is a curated collection of tools and materials that can guide and provide examples on how to understand, track, address rumors and misinformation around COVID-19.

August 30, 2021

Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

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This news article by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains that you should not use the livestock dewormer drug called ivermectin to treat COVID-19. The FDA published the article in response to a rumor that the medicine is a miracle cure but has since resulted in increased calls to poison control centers across the US.

August 26, 2021

Coronavirus doesn’t care about position, caste or designation

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This poster explains that the coronavirus doesn’t care about position, caste or designation. It is a highly infectious virus and does not discriminate in terms of whom it infects.

Can people not infected with coronavirus black fungus

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This poster explains whether or not someone not infected with the coronavirus can get infected with black fungus.

Be aware of misleading device like corona guards advertised in the market

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This poster warns the public of a misleading device called a “corona guard” which has been marketed in Nepal to protect someone from COVID-19. It explains that the device does not work; if someone wanted to be protected, they should get vaccinated and wear a mask.

The coronavirus doesn’t spread from air

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This poster dispels the myth that the coronavirus spreads from open air and explains that it spreads when people are in close contact with each other, thus allowing respiratory droplets to spread to someone else.

July 27, 2021

What type of vaccine is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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This video explain what type of vaccine is the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Physically disabled person sharing his experience of receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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This is a video of a physically disabled person sharing his experience of receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

July 22, 2021

Is it necessary to have a negative COVID-19 test result once infected?

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This video explains if it is necessary to have a negative COVID-19 test result once infected to prove that you have recovered from the virus.

July 19, 2021

Is it ok to take the second dose of Verocel if the first dose is Covishield?

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This poster answers the question if it is possible to receive the second dose of the Verocel COVID-19 vaccine if your first dose was the Covishield vaccine.

Should people currently infected with COVID-19 take the vaccine or not?

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This poster explains whether or not people currently infected with COVID-19 should take the vaccine.

It is your turn to get vaccinated, free of cost

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This poster explains that you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge when it is your turn.

Rumors that vaccine is spreading new variants

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This poster dispels the rumor that the COVID-19 vaccine is spreading new variants.

July 16, 2021

Do not be in dilemma for vaccination

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This poster asks the public to not be in dilemma for vaccination against COVID-19.

Government issued ID required for vaccination

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This poster reminds the public to take their government issued ID in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

July 7, 2021

COVID-19-Related Misinformation on Social Media: A Systematic Review

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This review focuses on misinformation that appeared early in the pandemic. During this phase, little was known about the virus, such as how it spread or how infected people could be treated most effectively.

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