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Claim: Clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccines did not take place.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Posts claiming a video shows Thailand’s health minister crying in fear as a nurse attempts to give him the Covid-19 vaccine.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson
In an ideal world, a pandemic vaccine could be delivered in a single shot, so supplies could be stretched to cover a lot of people. It would trigger no side effect more significant than a sore arm. And it would be easy to ship and store. Soon, it seems, this ideal of a Covid-19 vaccine will be within reach.
— Stat, February 2
Voice of America – English