Fact-checked by: Science Feedback

2020/01/23 | United States

Misleading: “[The coronavirus is] ‘new’ yet it was lab-created and patented in 2015”.

Explanation: The post references the Wuhan coronavirus, but the patent filed is clearly stated to be for the SARS coronavirus, which caused the 2003 outbreak. Neither the SARS nor Wuhan coronavirus is lab-created; evidence points to an animal reservoir as the source of infection.

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This false claim originated from: Chris Kirckof and Jordan Sather on Facebook and Twitter

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