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Quick Fact Check: Fake Post On Coronavirus Symptoms Falsely Attributed To AIIMS Resurfaces

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: January 13, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News): Vishvas News received a post on its Whatsapp Chatbot for fact checking. The post claims that AIIMS has released a statement regarding the symptoms and causes of coronavirus and other respiratory diseases. Vishvas News also found this post on Facebook in the month of December 2020 and had debunked it. We found that the viral post is fake and is falsely attributed to AIIMS. The post has now resurfaced and is now being circulated on Whatsapp.

Claim

Vishvas News received a post on Whatsapp Chatbot that reads: “Please note the differences: (1) dry cough + sneeze = air pollution (2) cough + mucus + sneeze + runny nose = common cold (3) Cough + mucus + sneeze + runny nose + body ache + weakness + light fever = flu (4) Dry cough + sneeze + body pain + weakness + high fever + difficulty breathing = coronavirus. Pathology department AIIMS, Delhi. Make this message available to as many people as possible!”

Investigation

At the bottom of the viral post, we could see the attributed in the post. The post stating the symptoms of coronavirus is attributed to AIIMS. Vishvas News had earlier investigated by contacting Dr. BR Mirdha of the Microbiology department, AIIMS. He said: This statement is not issued by AIIMS.

We also searched the claim on social media handles and the website of AIIMS but did not find any such mention.

The complete fact check can be read here.

Conclusion

No, AIIMS has not released a statement explaining symptoms of coronavirus or other diseases. Also, COVID-19 affects different people differently. The viral post is fake.

Disclaimer: The #CoronavirusFacts database records fact-checks published since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic and its consequences are constantly evolving and data that was accurate weeks or even days ago might have changed. Remember to check the date when the fact-check you are reading was published before sharing it.

  • Claim Review : Please note the differences: (1) dry cough + sneeze = air pollution (2) cough + mucus + sneeze + runny nose = common cold (3) Cough + mucus + sneeze + runny nose + body ache + weakness + light fever = flu (4) Dry cough + sneeze + body pain + weakness + high fever + difficulty breathing = coronavirus. Pathology department AIIMS, Delhi. Make this message available to as many people as possible!
  • Claimed By : Whatsapp user
  • Fact Check : False
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