Did Bill Gates-funded Pirbright Institute patent coronavirus? Fact Check

Bill Gates funded Pirbright Institute applied for a patent on coronavirus in 2015, claimed a Facebook post fuelling wild conspiracy theories behind the ongoing pandemic. It said the Event 201 by Bill Gates was a coronavirus simulation that starts in Wuhan, China and that ID 2020 injects toxic vaccine and monitors the movement via 5G. Here is a list of ...

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Can inhalation of steam for a week eliminate coronavirus? Fact Check

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A pandemic is also time ripe for the spread of misinformation. The slew of misinformation can range from the speculations of its origin, its effects, and most importantly its cure. With COVID-19, we saw a range of home remedies claiming that they could cure COVID-19 but they were not backed by any concrete scientific evidence. Digiteye received one such claim ...

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Trump’s claim on his body DNA wrongly attributed; Fact Check

A viral image on social media is going viral with a quote attributed to US President Donald Trump. The image has a message below the President’s photo and reads: “The doctors said they’ve never seen a body kill the Coronavirus like my body. They tested my DNA and it wasn’t DNA, it was USA.” The context for the message is ...

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‘The Truth Behind COVID-19’ Pamphlet is Spreading Bizarre Rumours; Fact Check

Ever since COVID-19 took over our lives, there has been a barrage of information regarding the virus, its origin, the effect it has on people, among others. While some of the information is useful, most of them are pieces of misinformation and disinformation. Recently, several social media users shared a picture of a four-column pamphlet which allegedly debunks “the truth ...

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Did Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) issue a home quarantine schedule? Fact Check

A poster that is appearing on social media platforms allegedly by the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) has laid home quarantine schedule for people.  It has laid down meticulously the timings, dose and details of what one should do while in home isolation. The itinerary suggests doses of Vitamin B, C, E along with hot lemon water, kadha, tea, steam, and ...

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Does the Sun rise inside the Konark Temple in Orissa? Fact Check

Social media users are sharing a picture of a temple, allegedly the Konark Temple in Odisha, in which one can see the rising sun in the door archway. The architecture of the temple is such that it looks as the sun is rising from inside the temple. In the picture which is shared alongside, there is a huge crowd to ...

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Does Mahameru Flower bloom in every 400 years? Fact Check

A picture of a giant yellow flower with leaves resembling a cabbage is going viral on social media. The caption accompanying the image says “Tibet’s unique ‘Pagoda Flower’ is auspicious. This is the Mahameru flower that blooms once every 400 years in the Himalayas. Even in photos, our generation is lucky to see it. Please share so others can see ...

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