The Coronavirus Collection: Origins and Spread

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Snopes investigates rumors and memes about the origins and spread of COVID-19.

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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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Are Vegetarians Safe from COVID-19? A claim alleges the World Health Organization found that vegetarians are unaffected by COVID-19 because...
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Are Vegetarians Safe from COVID-19?