Fact-checked by: Newschecker

2020/03/23 | India

Misleading: A WhatsApp forward has gone viral which claimed that a vaccine for coronavirus has been discovered. The viral forward also claims that the treatment for coronavirus is mentioned in India’s Intermediate Zoology book.

Explanation: The viral forward reads, “It is not a new disease as it is already mentioned in the Intermediate Zoology book along with its treatment. It happens sometimes that many great scientists and doctors do not focus on lesser-known books as they are mostly busy with famous books. (Book name: Zoology, Writer: Dr. Ramesh Gupta, Page No. 1072.) Friends, this is not fake news so I request you to kindly share it maximum so all coronavirus patients are treated in time.” The virus in the viral claim is not the novel coronavirus but SARS. The WHO has clearly negated the discovery of any vaccine that can cure COVID-19. In an answer to the question, “Are there any medicines or therapies that can prevent or cure COVID-19?”, the WHO replies, “While some Western, traditional or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of COVID-19, there is no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease."

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This false claim originated from: WhatsApp

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