COVID-19 Claims and Facts

What have you heard about COVID-19? See if the information you have heard is fact or where the claims might have come from. To learn more about each claim and access credible sources for verifying the information, click the (+) in the bottom right corner. 

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Common Acronyms Used

Abbreviation     Definition or Full Name of Organization
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDPH California Department of Public Health
CMV Cytomegalovirus
EUA Emergency Use Authorization
FDA Food and Drug Administration
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
J&J Johnson & Johnson
MERS Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
MIS-A MIS-A Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults
MIS-C Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
mRNA Messenger ribonucleic acid PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction 
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
TTS Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome
VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System