World Health Organization (WHO) has finally seen a potential Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 vaccine that may cure a thousand numbers of confirmed victims of the said disease. With that, Facebook, Google, and other tech giants will be banning other misleading news that will mention different Coronavirus cure-- that are not WHO-approved. 

Don't look for other Coronavirus cure on Facebook; WHO already found one!

WHO Promotes This Medicine for Coronavirus Cure; Other Claims Will Be Banned by Facebook and Other Tech Giants
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WHO Promotes This Medicine for Coronavirus Cure; Other Claims Will Be Banned by Facebook and Other Tech Giants

As reported via ABC News, Nebraska in the United States of America has launched the first clinical trial of the country that used a possible Coronavirus vaccine. Led by Dr. Andre Kalil of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the team uses the WHO-approved antiviral medicine called remdesivir, made and developed by the American biotech firm Gilead Sciences.

"There is only one drug right now that we think may have real efficacy and that's remdesivir," Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said at a press conference in Beijing.

As of now, WHO clarified that the medicine remdesivir is still unofficially identified as the leading Coronavirus vaccine. However, it was said by the agency that the medicine is currently the "most promising candidate" so far.

According to CNN, Gilead Sciences found the cure since remdesivir had already shown success in treating other various viral diseases from before, like SARS, MERS, and even Ebola.

ABC News also reported that remdesivir was already used by a small number of confirmed Coronavirus patients in Wuhan, China. After the patients took medicine, the patients were discharged out of the hospital-- thinking that remdesivir might be the COVID-19 solution, everyone has been waiting for.

So far, the viral disease has already killed more than 2,000 people around the world, and an increasing number of over 80,000 people were previously diagnosed with COVID-19.

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other media websites will soon ban other fake claims of Coronavirus vaccine

WHO Promotes This Medicine for Coronavirus Cure; Other Claims Will Be Banned by Facebook and Other Tech Giants
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WHO Promotes This Medicine for Coronavirus Cure; Other Claims Will Be Banned by Facebook and Other Tech Giants

The world now panics with this viral disease, and social media contributed to this a lot. Tons of news was shared online in reference to the numbers of victims or even the Coronavirus vaccine itself. Some are trustworthy, but most of them bring fake news around the internet, which makes people more paranoid about COVID-19.

Due to this, as reported via Tech Times, Facebook, Twitter, and even Google have now joined in one to curb the continuous rise of fake news being spread out in the internet about the viral disease.

As said, the said social media websites will no longer entertain and allow various accounts to post anything about Coronavirus that may look like fake news or misleading ones. This counter-action must be implemented in order to protect users on reading and believing information that is not reliable and approved by experts.

"We recently implemented a policy to prohibit ads that refer to the coronavirus and create a sense of urgency, like implying a limited supply, or guaranteeing a cure or prevention," a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider. "We also have policies for surfaces like Marketplace that prohibit similar behavior."

Google, last month, also said that they'd be more careful about approving Coronavirus articles on their website using the SOS alert approved by WHO.

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