The novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China in 2019 and quickly spread throughout that country and beyond. Its origins and development into a pandemic prompted rumors and misinformation, and these investigations by Snopes.
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The Origins and Scientific Failings of the COVID-19 'Bioweapon' Conspiracy TheoryApr 1, 2020
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