17th Mar 2020

That ‘medical alert’ about severe Covid-19 cases in Cork due to anti-inflammatories is fake

These claims appear to have originated from a fake message circulating in Ireland said to be from “Dr Tim”.

16th Mar 2020

Ask Full Fact: your new coronavirus questions answered

We asked readers to send in their questions about the new coronavirus to help sort the good information from the bad.

16th Mar 2020

There’s mixed evidence on whether people with Covid-19 should avoid ibuprofen

The French health minister warned people with the new coronavirus against taking ibuprofen.

16th Mar 2020

Got a question about the new coronavirus? Ask Full Fact

If you’ve seen some advice on how to deal with the new coronavirus that you’re unsure of—this is your chance to get your questions answered.

16th Mar 2020

Drinking and gargling water will not cure the new coronavirus

The NHS advises people to stay hydrated when they are ill, but this is not a treatment for the disease.

16th Mar 2020

Could the new coronavirus outbreak be stopped by warmer weather?

Not enough is known about the new coronavirus to say that it will disappear, or even have its spread reduced, in the UK as the temperature increases.

13th Mar 2020

The WHO has clarified that they aren't warning people against using paper money due to coronavirus

WHO advise the public to wash their hands after handling money, especially if handling or eating food.

13th Mar 2020

These claims about the new coronavirus and 5G are unfounded

There is no evidence of a link between the new coronavirus and 5G.

13th Mar 2020

The government’s “£1.8 billion pay rise” from a US trade deal doesn’t outweigh the impacts of Brexit on wages

Analysis from the government estimates real wages after 15 years to be 6.4% less than had we stayed in the EU, but a US deal could counterbalance wages by 0.2%.

13th Mar 2020

What to do if you think you have the new coronavirus

If you think you may have the new coronavirus, the NHS advice for people throughout the UK is to call 111. Do not visit your GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

13th Mar 2020

What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus?

The symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, include a cough, high temperature and shortness of breath.

11th Mar 2020

Coronavirus graphics you may have been sent on WhatsApp are not actually from Unicef

The pictures make a number of claims about the virus that causes Covid-19, most of which are unevidenced or false.

11th Mar 2020

A study has not claimed the new coronavirus was ‘genetically engineered for efficient spread in humans’

The Daily Express has wrongly reported the findings of new research which compared SARS-CoV-2 with other coronaviruses.

11th Mar 2020

How does the new coronavirus compare to influenza?

We’ve been asked to look into how the Covid-19 coronavirus compares to influenza.