WHO Did Not Declare Corona a Seasonal Virus; A False Claim Goes Viral!

The world braced for a new possible wave of Covid-19, and misinformation regarding it also revived with the deadly virus. An old video of a group of doctors falsely claiming coronavirus is nothing but the seasonal flu virus is doing rounds on social media.  The viral video has now been attributed to World Health Organization […]

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While some of these habits can impact brain activity; This is a list Falsely attributed to WHO!

Human brain is arguably the most complex organ in the human body and recognized as the body’s command center, influencing every aspect of life. There are thousands of social media posts related to the human brain, its structure, and functional details. This is our investigation related to a viral social media post attributing to WHO and claiming to be seven […]

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EXPLAINER: What Is Monkeypox And How It Spreads?

With the first case of Monkeypox reported in India, the alarm bells have been started to ring. A 35-year-old man from Kerala returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) three days ago where he contracted the disease. The Monkeypox outbreak began in May when suspected cases were reported in Europe. Around 60 countries have reported […]

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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: Ivermectin as a Cure for COVID-19? Find out the Facts…

In the battle against deadly COVID-19 pandemic, health experts continuously stress upon the importance of getting vaccinated and creating herd immunity. However, many types of drugs have been discussed at the same time, among public and on social media, as measures to treat the deadly COVID19 virus at various stages of infection.  This is our […]

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FACT CHECK: Misleading claims on Sinopharm Vaccine having 73 side effects!

As the deadly Covid19 pandemic has continue to create havoc in many parts of the world with multiple variants, health authorities has stressed the importance of vaccination drive while following health guidelines to be the best known way to combat the disease so far. A number of vaccines have been listed in its Emergency User […]

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Fact Check: Is it life threatening to use anesthetics after getting vaccinated for COVID-19? Here are the facts…

At a time where only a small percentage of total population has been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, a viral WhatsApp forward which claimed the life threatening risk of anesthetics after vaccination, has caused further agitation in the community. Fact Crescendo Sri Lanka’s investigation into this viral claim proved this was yet another claim […]

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FACT CHECK: Don’t Fall for This Spam Message in Name of WHO…

Many online hoaxes and scams spreading through social media platforms, especially through WhatsApp are always at Fact Crescendo’s watch. We have debunked several spam messages circulating on WhatsApp.  Few days back, we came across a WhatsApp message, which claimed that World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to provide 500-dollar benefit. However, our investigations revealed that […]

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WHO has NOT removed Cannabis from “Drugs” Category!

Cannabis is a plant that has uses as a recreational and medicinal drug.  Cannabis plants produce a group of chemicals called cannabinoids, which is considered to have mental and physical effects when consumed. Cannabis has been used as a medicine in Eastern as well as Western medical practices over the years. Yet its use as […]

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WHO Director General’s Old Statement on SL Health Services shared out of context; Read the truth here….

As Covid-19 patients were being detected from different regions of Sri Lanka towards end of March 2020, health officials urged the government to take firm action to combat the spread of the virus. The government acted swiftly by addressing infrastructure issues as well as safety and medical equipment requirements to minimize the spread of the […]

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