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Claim: U.S. taxpayers spent $70,000,000 to develop the antiviral drug Remdesivir.
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"False list of 'home treatments' for COVID-19 circulates online," Agence France-Presse, July 22.
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Cracking the secrets of how bats survive viruses
Their codes of life contain genetic clues to their "exceptional immunity", which protects them against deadly viruses.
-- BBC, July 22
Contact Tracing, a Key Way to Slow COVID-19, Is Badly Underused by the U.S.
Despite tracing’s success in other countries, the U.S. government has failed to adequately fund or apply the tool
-- Scientific American, July 21