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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No, Holding Your Breath for 20 Seconds will not help you determine if you have a Covid-19 infection

Amidst the vast misinformation online, a self-check method to know if you have Covid-19 is going viral on various social media platforms. According to this viral simple self-monitoring test, people can determine whether they have Covid-19 by holding their breath for more than 20 seconds. Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this test on […]

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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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No, Nebulizer Should Not Be Used As a Substitute for an Oxygen Cylinder

In the background of countrywide shortage of oxygen supply, a video is going viral propagating a scientifically unproven solution for patients suffering from low levels of oxygen. The man in the viral video, one Dr. Alok from Sarvodaya Hospital, claims that nebulizers can be used for oxygen supply if an oxygen cylinder is not available.  […]

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

Starting from May 1, 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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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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Clipped video viral as Uddhav Thackeray making light of Coronavirus

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray addressed the state Friday night amid a fresh COVID-19 wave in the state. He briefed about the worrisome situation and growing cases of coronavirus. He also warned about the possibility of a lockdown in Maharashtra.  After his address, a clip of him saying “Corona, Corona kya cheez hai” (What […]

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