Myth: Covid-19 vaccine will be rushed and approved even before it has been thoroughly tested for safety
This rumor is fueled by the news that the Russian government approved a vaccine in August even before testing was complete. However, most countries in the world have strict rules about vaccine testing and these rules mean that a vaccine has to first be checked in thousands of people for safety and it has to be checked to make sure that it works – before it is approved. So although there is a need to discover a vaccine as quickly as possible, scientists in most countries are working to make sure that any Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective.
For readers in the United States: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2020/08/11/worried-about-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-the-covid-19-vaccine-the-save-act-aims-to-make-transparency-a-priority/#63a85fa5210b
To read more about the vaccines being developed around the world and the phases that trials go through in order to ensure safety: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/science/coronavirus-vaccine-tracker.html