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Fact Check: WHO Has Not Given This Statement Regarding Coronavirus Treatment, Viral Claim Is Fake

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: December 27, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A post going viral on social media claims that WHO has said that the cure for coronavirus can never be found. During Vishvas News investigation, it was found that the viral claim is false. WHO did not make any such statement.

Claim

Vishvas News received a tweet for Fact Check on its Fact Checking WhatsApp chatbot (+91 95992 99372). The user named Zainab wrote in the tweet, ‘WHO is saying that the exact treatment of corona is never possible. Cough, cold had started since quite a long time and will last till the last morning of doom. Still some people are waiting for the vaccine. The Chief Justice of South Africa Justice Sahiyya says that the vaccine will replace the DNA.”

The archived version of the post can be viewed by clicking here.

Investigation

Vishvas News searched this claim on the Internet with the help of appropriate keywords (Corona treatment, WHO etc). We wanted to know whether the WHO actually said that coronavirus treatment is never possible. We did not find any authentic report confirming this claim.

We found a page on the WHO official website providing information about running a Solidarity trial to find COVID-19 treatment. According to the report, it is an international clinical trial which is launched by WHO and its partners. Under this, around 12000 patients are involved in this trial in 500 hospitals in 30 countries all over the world. The link to this page can be seen by clicking here.

Vishvas News also found a response related to the treatment of Coronavirus in the question-and-answer section on the WHO website. WHO reported here that scientists around the world are looking for the COVID-19 cure. We did not find any mention as claimed in the viral post. The WHO report can be viewed by clicking here.

Vishvas News spoke to the technical officer WHO Health Emergency, SEARO in this regard. She refuted the claim stating that the WHO has never said that the cure for coronavirus cannot be found.

Vishvas News scanned the profile of the Twitter user Zainab who tweeted the claim. We found that his profile has been created in September 2019. This profile had 1538 followers till date.


Conclusion: During Vishvas News investigation, it was found that the viral claim is false. WHO did not make any such statement claiming that the COVID-19 cure isn’t possible.

  • Claim Review : Cure for coronavirus can never be found: WHO
  • Claimed By : Twitter user Zainab
  • Fact Check : False
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