Fact-checked by: Animal Político

2020/08/22 | Mexico

False: German physician Klaus Püschel declared: “There is no killer virus.”

Explanation: Püschel did not say that "there is no killer virus." What he said was "The fear that this is a killer virus and that many will die from it is completely superfluous." The phrase "This is not a killer virus" is the interpretation given by a press release and captioned. But it is not a verbatim quote from Püschel nor does it deny the existence of the virus.

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