Fact-checked by: Full Fact

2020/01/28 | United Kingdom

FALSE: A vaccine for the coronavirus was being trialled in January 2020 days before the outbreak.

Explanation: Incorrect. The trial referenced was for a different type of coronavirus—Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

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This false claim originated from: Facebook

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