The Infodemic: Production, Distribution of Pfizer Vaccine Will Be Funded by ‘Warp Speed’

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here​.​Daily DebunkClaim: “Thanks to the public-private partnership forged by President @realDonaldTrump, @pfizer announced its Coronavirus Vaccine trial is EFFECTIVE, preventing infection in 90% of its volunteers.” U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Twitter, November 9.Verdict: Mostly AccurateRead the full story at: Health Feedback Social Media DisinfoScreenshotCirculating on social media: An image of two lorries transporting coffins has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts which claim it shows preparations for Sri Lanka’s second wave of coronavirus cases in November 2020.Verdict: MisleadingRead the full story at: Agence France-PresseFactual Reads on CoronavirusModerna’s Covid-19 vaccine is strongly effective, early look at data show
The news comes exactly a week after results from Pfizer and BioNTech, which announced broadly similar results.
— Stat, November 16For COVID Drugs, Months of Frantic Development Lead to Few Outright Successes
There have been mixed results as researchers try to stop a disease they are still trying to understand.
— Scientific American, November 13


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