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Claim: 19 million people in the United Kingdom have already been infected with the new coronavirus.
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Circulating on social media: Claim that a herbal concoction manufactured in Lesotho is a COVID-19 remedy.
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Factual Reads on Coronavirus
New research rewrites history of when Covid-19 took off in the U.S. — and points to missed chances to stop it
The work adds to evidence that the United States missed opportunities to stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus from taking root in this country — and that those opportunities persisted for longer than has been recognized up until now.
-- Stat, May 26