FACT-CHECK: Bill Gates Not Caught On Video Saying COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Will Change Our DNA Forever’

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: A news report published by Principia Scientific in December 2020, claimed that US billionaire Bill Gates was caught on camera admitting that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine ‘he’ is developing will permanently alter human genetic makeup – DNA. The video has been seen by thousands of viewers and shared widely online. Principia Scientific …

FACT-CHECK: Did WHO Disqualify Nigeria From Global Vaccine Bid?

VERDICT: Misleading On February 6, 2021, the Punch Newspaper published a report online with the headline, “WHO disqualifies Nigeria, eight others from global vaccine bid.”  The report claimed that the World Health Organisation-led COVAX global initiative has disqualified Nigeria and eight other countries for bidding for the Pfizer vaccines. According to the report, WHO’s decision …

Shin An Samu Rudani a Garin Legos Sakamakon Raba Rigakafin Cutar Korona?

Gaskiyar Al’amari: Karya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Ladi, 31 ga watan Janairun shekara ta 2021, masu bin diddigin labarai dan gano gaskiyar su na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wata murya mai tsawon dakika 51 da aka nada cikin harshen Hausa kuma ake yadawa ta manhajar WhatsApp. Muryar na cewa an …

FACT-CHECK: Is There Tension in Lagos over COVID-19 Vaccine Administration?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Sunday, January 31, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) received a 51 seconds audio message composed in Hausa. The message circulated on various WhatsApp groups claimed that there is panic in Lagos State and that people are running away from health personnel who have been mandated to …

Can The Right Information Convince You To Take The Covid-19 Vaccine?

Last week, we conducted a fact-check on a claim that Remdesivir, an investigational antiviral drug previously used for the treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a vaccine with distribution targeted at only African nations. Most of the social media posts either suggested that Africans are going to be ‘used as guinea pigs’ to test the vaccine …

Ba a Nahiyar Afirka Kawai Ake Raba Rigakafin Cutar Corona Mai Suna “Remdesivir” Ba

Tushen Magana: Tun watan Satunban shekara ta 2020 majiyoyi da masu anfani da kafafen sadarwa na zamani suka yi ta wallafa hoton kwalin wani magani mai suna “Cipremi” wanda ake yiwa lakabi da allurar “Remdesivir”. Hoton kwalin maganin yana dauke da wani bayani da ke cewa maganin cutar Corona da za a yi gwajin sa …

FACT-CHECK: Remdesivir Not COVID-19 Vaccine Only Distributed In Africa

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM: Since September 2020, multiple users on Social media have shared an image that shows a picture of a medicine box for “Cipremi”, which is described as “Remdesivir for Injection”. The image is accompanied by a claim that it is a COVID-19 vaccine to be tested on only Africans. With the role out …