Explainer: Is NeoCov A New variant of Coronavirus like Omicron?

Chinese researchers have said that they have found a type of coronavirus that spreads among bats in South Africa. It is called NeoCov.  With the emergence of their findings, News articles mentioned NeoCov as the new deadly variant of Coronavirus which causes Covid-19 disease.  Users have been claiming NeoCov is going to be the next […]

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EXPLAINER: Has Europe Proposed To Relax Mask And Vaccine Mandate?

Caption – Source: Susana Vera/Reuters The Omicron variant of coronavirus is spreading fast with massive spikes in daily cases in various nations. World Health Organization has even warned that half of Europe to be infected with Omicron within the next six to eight weeks. In India alone, 268,833 new Covid-19 cases and 402 deaths in […]

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EXPLAINER: How accurate are Rapid Antigen Tests or Self-Tests in detecting Covid-19?

Anyone who has been following the latest developments in managing Covid-19, has surely come across the term self-testing kits or Rapid at-home Antigen testing kits recently. If someone has been experiencing symptoms or has just been to a Covid-19 hotspot, rapid at-home antigen testing kits are very good way to check if they should be […]

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Does inhaling camphor, clove, ajwain and eucalyptus oil help increase the oxygen level?

With the second wave of Covid-19 creating havoc in the country, social media is flooded with unverified and unscientific home remedies.  In one such viral message, it is being claimed that to increase the oxygen level one should inhale camphor, clove, ajwain and eucalyptus oil.  Fact Crescendo received many requests about this message on our […]

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Dr. Fauci has NOT been sacked by the US Government nor have they admitted that COVID-19 is a man-made virus

A video is going viral on social media claiming that the U.S. government has sacked Dr. Fauci. The post further goes on to claim that the U.S government has finally admitted that the COVID-19 virus is man-made. Dr. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Chief Medical Advisor […]

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FactCheck:- Have Indians Abandoned their Gods as They Failed To save them from Covid-19?

Several users and media outlets, especially outside India, have been claiming that people in India are angry with their gods and are smashing their idols because they failed to protect them from Covid-19.  In viral post, visuals of thousands of idols are seen lying on the street and people seemingly throwing Ganesh idols off the […]

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Coronavirus Conspiracy: No Connection between GlaxoSmithKline and Wuhan Lab

A viral message propagates a false conspiracy theory suggesting a nexus between Wuhan lab and major global pharmaceutical companies that caused in the Covid-19 pandemic.  The message ultimately puts forward a convoluted claim that the coronavirus was created in China with the help of vaccine makers with the intension to make profits.  Fact Crescendo received […]

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No, Neem Leaves and Ginger Steam Cannot Cure Coronavirus

Social media is replete with various unscientific and clearly bogus cures of coronavirus. A case in point is steam and a decoction of Neem leaves and Ginger that is going viral as a cure for coronavirus.  In a video shared on social media, a woman claims that she was cured of Covid-19 by only having […]

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FALSE: Don’t Believe the Video Showing Germs Coming out of Masks

Amidst the second wave of coronavirus in India, a deluge of online misinformation is causing extra damage to the efforts towards combating the pandemic.  In a recent addition to such misinformation is a video in which an unidentified man apparently shows how masks are contaminated with germs and worms and warns people not to wear […]

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Should Women Not Take Covid-19 Vaccine 5 Days Before and After their Periods? Here’s the truth

Starting from 1 May, everyone above 18 years of age will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in India. But a viral message on social media may put off many from taking the vaccine.  Cautioning about the potential vaccine complications, the message warns women not to take the vaccine five days before and after their […]

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