Fact-checked by: Check Your Fact

2021/07/29 | United States

FALSE: the Delta variant is the common cold.

Explanation: The Delta variant is a strain of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is distinct from coronaviruses that cause the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Read the Full Article (Check Your Fact)

This false claim originated from: Facebook

The #CoronavirusFacts database records fact-checks published since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic and its consequences are constantly evolving and data that was accurate weeks or even days ago might have changed. Remember to check the date when the fact-check you are reading was published before sharing it.