Given the recent news that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be released around the world, in the coming weeks, we will begin to remove false claims about these vaccines that have been discredited by public health experts on Facebook and Instagram. This is another way we apply our policy to remove misinformation about the virus that could cause imminent physical harm. This could include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients, or side effects of vaccines.
The company says it is an extension of an existing policy to remove false claims about Covid-19, which has been applied to 12 million pieces of content since March.
Since it is early days, and the data on Covid-19 vaccines will continue to evolve, we will periodically update the claims we remove based on guidance from public health authorities as they learn more. Facebook has taken other steps to try to stop the spread of vaccine and coronavirus-related misinformation on its platform.
But apart from this, thousands of COVID-19 samples, which need to be tracked, tested, and recorded, are generated daily. Propharma UK is a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) authorized wholesaler and distributor for the following diagnostic test kits, used to test for the presence of novel coronavirus. Here are the test kits- Innovita COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit SARS-CoV-2 IgM/IgG Antibody Assay Kit, VivaDiag SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test, and SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test.
The antibody, antigen, and PCR tests have been shown in clinical studies to detect the COVID-19 pathogen with a high degree of accuracy. Propharma UK is now authorized to distribute these tests to healthcare providers in the United Kingdom to support ongoing management of the virus, which continues to cripple the nation.
Innovita’s antibody test, which works by identifying antibodies that determine if a person has – or has had – COVID-19, performed reliably well in the independently-run COVID-19 Testing Project.
VivaChek launched the VivaDiag antigen test in October. The RT-PCR test, which works by detecting SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid, is considered 100% accurate in laboratory conditions. The antibody test is recommended for those wanting to know if they have been infected with COVID-19, such as healthcare workers or contacts of confirmed cases.