Fact-checked by: Science Feedback

2020/05/05 | United States

Misleading: “Plandemic” vignette featuring Judy Mikovits claims that coronavirus is manmade; that flu vaccine increases risk of COVID-19; that hydroxychloroquine is effective for treating COVID-19.

Explanation: Mikovits makes numerous inaccurate and unsupported claims about the origins of the 2019 novel coronavirus, vaccines, and the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. Genomic analyses of the virus indicates it arose naturally; studies have not found that the flu vaccine increases risk of developing COVID-19; hydroxychloroquine has not demonstrated a clear benefit in COVID-19 patients

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This false claim originated from: Judy Mikovits

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