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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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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Does this video show a nurse in Malaysia entertaining people at the COVID-19 vaccination centre?

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 patients in India, social media is filled with misinformation related to the disease. Fact Crescendo has fact-checked many such videos and images earlier. Amidst this a video of a woman dressed in white scarf singing a Bollywood song is being shared claiming that the nurse is singing hindi […]

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Bihar Education Project Council has not issued an order to close down schools

False and misleading reports of school and college closures are being shared on social media platforms due to the increasing coronavirus infection in the country. Fact Crescendo has fact-checked many such viral posts. The picture of one such circular is going viral on social media with the claim that in view of the coronavirus infection […]

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No, a Mob Did Not Thrash the Police in Beed, Maharashtra in Protest Against the Lockdown

A video clip showing a mob raining blows on a police officer is doing rounds on social media with a claim that it is from Beed district of Maharashtra. The viral message accompanying this video states that the incident took place when people in Beed vehemently opposed the lockdown imposed in the district.  Fact Crescendo […]

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Old news bulletin stating that passenger trains have been cancelled is going viral

With the rise in the number of COVID-19 patients in the country social media is filled with misinformation related to the virus and vaccine. Amidst this, social media users are sharing a news bulletin run byABP News which claims that the Indian Railways has cancelled all passenger train’s till 31st March. The six minute-long breaking […]

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