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:
- Origins and Spread
- Prevention & Treatments
- Prevention & Treatments II
- International Response
- U.S. Government Response
- Trump & the Pandemic
- Trump & the Pandemic II
- Conspiracy Theories
- Prophecies & Predictions
- Memes & Misinformation
- Memes & Misinformation II
- Viral Videos
- Business & Industry
- Entertainment & Media
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The Coronavirus Collection: Memes and Misinformation
Snopes investigates the memes, rumors, jokes, and misinformation spreading on social media in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Coronavirus Collection: Origins and Spread
Snopes investigates rumors and memes about the and origins and spread of COVID-19.
The Coronavirus Collection: US Government Response
Snopes investigates rumors about how the United States government and other organizations have responded to the coronavirus crisis.