The Coronavirus Collection: Prevention and Treatments II

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Snopes investigates rumors and misinformation surrounding the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, cont.

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Like many health concerns, the novel coronavirus outbreak in 2020 that has infected people around the world with COVID-19 has drawn its fair share of snake oil and bunk cures. Snopes investigates those claims here.

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Are COVID-19 Tracing Apps Secretly Tracking Your Facebook and Phone Contacts? Two smartphone apps tracking the transmission of COVID-19 raised privacy questions ⁠— and where there...
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‘Good Read From An Immunologist’ Post Misstates Reasons for COVID-19’s Virulence A viral Facebook post argues the mutation rate of the coronavirus is responsible for its...
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Will Eating Bananas Prevent Coronavirus Infection? Bananas are a good source of various nutrients, but eating them doesn't offer solid protection...
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Are People With Type-A Blood More Susceptible to COVID-19? Such an observation would have an impact on how medical professionals identify those most at...
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Is the Loss of Your Sense of Smell and Taste an Early Sign of COVID-19? Doctors from around the world are reporting cases of COVID-19 patients who have lost their...
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Can People Who Recover from COVID-19 Become Reinfected? Medical professionals believe positive coronavirus retests are more likely the result of errors in testing...
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Can You Get a Free Coronavirus Test by Donating Blood? Some blood banks have begun routinely conducting COVID-19 antibody tests on donors' blood, though this...
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No, Red Cross Is Not Offering Coronavirus Home Tests Scams involving the disaster relief organization are unfortunately not new.
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Coronavirus: It’s Time to Debunk Claims That Vitamin C Could Cure It In the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak, some “influencers” are claiming that taking mega-doses...
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Has Dr. Zelenko Successfully Treated 669 Coronavirus Patients? A blog post asserting that people responded well to an experimental COVID-19 treatment is in...
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Did Johns Hopkins Publish This ‘Excellent Summary’ of COVID-19 Advice? If you're looking for reliable COVID-19 information from Johns Hopkins University, please check the university's...
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Did a Coronavirus Bulletin Warn Against Unprotected Sex with Farm Animals? You can take the virus out of the farm, but you can't ...
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Stopping Coronavirus — What Does the Evidence Say Is Best? A variety of emergency responses and policy strategies have been implemented with different outcomes so...
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Did Trump Suggest Injecting Disinfectants as COVID-19 Treatment? The U.S. president's comments prompted doctors and the makers of household disinfectants to issue statements...
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Is Canine Coronavirus Vaccine Proof that COVID-19 Vaccine Should Exist? The misunderstanding seems to stem from the word "coronavirus" and how it pertains to a...
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Is a Global Conspiracy Promoting Remdesivir Over Hydroxychloroquine for Treating COVID-19? A sprawling conspiracy theory holds that numerous individuals and organizations schemed to promote Remdesivir over...
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Is Hand Sanitizer Effective After Its Expiration Date? Questions about the longevity of hand sanitizers arose after the product started flying off store...
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Are Non-Respirator Masks Ineffective at Protecting Against COVID-19? The CDC recommends that members of the public use simple cloth face coverings in public...
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Did 59 People Die After Pastor Gave Them Dettol To Drink To Prevent Coronavirus? An old story was given a coronavirus twist and recirculated on social media.
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