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The Infodemic: Claim that US Engineered Coronavirus Debunked

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before a House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 23, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: The novel coronavirus was intentionally engineered by the U.S. government in research overseen by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: USA Today

Social Media Disinfo


Claim: COVID-19 became a leading cause of death globally by the end of May 2020.

Verdict: Mostly Accurate

Read the full story at: Health Feedback