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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FACT CHECK- This video does not show oxygen tankers from Pakistan coming to India

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, India has been one of the worst hit countries, where thousands of people are testing positive each day and are struggling to get oxygen supplies for covid patients . India is currently going through a massive shortage of hospital beds, oxygen cylinders and medicinal drugs used in the treatment of COVID-19. […]

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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!! Remdesivir has NOT been named after Indian scientist Ramesh Desigan

The antiviral drug Remdesivir has been under the spotlight as it is currently being used in the treatment of COVID-19. Several posts associated with the shortage of the drug, duplication of the drug and the price or black marketing of the drug is doing rounds on social media. One such message claiming that Remdesivir has […]

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Video showing nurse administering empty syringe is NOT from India

A video of a ‘volunteer vaccinator’ administering an injection using an empty syringe into the shoulder of an elderly adult has gone viral claiming that the video is from India where vaccines are being sold in the black market and citizens are being fooled by the hospital administrations.  Fact Crescendo received many requests for verification […]

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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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Times Now misreports visuals from Andhra Pradesh as Kerala’s.

A news report published by Times Now on their official Twitter handle is doing rounds on social media. The caption of the news report says “Large gatherings seen in Kerala despite skyrocketing of COVID-19 cases. Details by Vivek K.” The broadcast was on Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja’s statement that the annual festival of Thrissur […]

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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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