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Claim: U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has worked in stopping the progression of COVID-19 in "middle-age and younger veterans" who have the disease.
Read the full story: "AP FACT CHECK: Veterans Affairs chief plugs unproven drug," Associated Press.
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: The claim that COVID-19 stands for Certification of Vaccination Identification by Artificial Intelligence.
Read the full story at: Reuters
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Did the COVID-19 virus originate from a lab or nature? Examining the evidence for different hypotheses of the novel coronavirus’ origins
Taken together, the information presented here suggests that it is much more likely that SARS-CoV-2 was generated naturally and transmitted zoonotically, without any engineering or lab growth.
-- Health Feedback, April 24