The Coronavirus Collection: Fact-Checking COVID-19

As the potentially deadly virus spread from Wuhan, China, to the rest of the world, misinformation tagged along.

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  • Published 28 February 2020
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In late December 2019, a new coronavirus was discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan. As the disease eventually dubbed COVID-19 spread from that region to the rest of the world, something else came with it — an “infodemic” of rumors and misinformation.

Here’s a compilation of claims we’ve fact-checked so far, separated by category:

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