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Claim: Vaccines caused COVID-19 outbreak in New York nursing home.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: Posts claiming that Polysorbate 80, a synthetic compound used to help keep ingredients together in vaccines, suppresses the immune system and can cross the blood-brain barrier.
Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
What we know about the new COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy
As the United States continues to set daily record highs for COVID-19 cases and deaths, the Trump administration is embracing a new vaccine distribution strategy: Give states all available doses instead of holding back supply reserved for second doses.
— PolitiFact, January 13
How COVID unlocked the power of RNA vaccines
The technology could revolutionize efforts to immunize against HIV, malaria, influenza and more.
— Nature, January 12