Debunking the Myths Surrounding COVID-19

Over the past few months, countless myths, conspiracy theories and untruths have spread along with the novel coronavirus itself. This video identifies and corrects some of the most dangerous and damaging coronavirus claims. PHOTO SOURCES: Unsplash.com U.S. Department of Health…

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Over the past few months, countless myths, conspiracy theories and untruths have spread along with the novel coronavirus itself.

This video identifies and corrects some of the most dangerous and damaging coronavirus claims.

PHOTO SOURCES:

Unsplash.com

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website

DATA SOURCES:

USA Today – Des Moines Register: Fact check: Obama administration did not send $3.7 million to Wuhan lab, May 4, 2020
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/04/fact-check-obama-administration-did-not-send-3-7-m-wuhan-lab/3077196001/

Medical Express: Hamster tests show masks reduce coronavirus spread: scientists, May 17, 2020
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-hamster-masks-coronavirus-scientists.html

Mayo Clinic: COVID-19: How much protection do face masks , May 28, 2020
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449

Analysis of hospital traffic and search engine data in Wuhan China indicates early disease activity in the Fall of 2019 https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/42669767

Science News: New data suggest people aren’t getting reinfected with the coronavirus, May 19, 2020
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-covid19-reinfection-immune-response

New York Times: Explainer: What We Know About the Origins of the Coronavirus Pandemic, June 10, 2020
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/06/10/world/asia/10reuters-health-coronavirus-china-origins-explainer.html

FactCheck.org: Trump Spreads Distorted Claim on Wuhan Lab Funding, May 15, 2020
https://www.factcheck.org/2020/05/trump-spreads-distorted-claim-on-wuhan-lab-funding/

FactCheck.org: Video: The Science Behind Shifting COVID-19 Face Mask Advice, April 9, 2020
https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/video-the-science-behind-shifting-covid-19-face-mask-advice/

Associated Press: What is herd immunity and could it work with COVID-19?, June 9, 2020
https://apnews.com/6e30b7dd0b8c3fcfd6ca63e1e46d69e0

Chicago Sun-Times: The false promise of ‘herd immunity’ to beat COVID-19, May 12, 2020
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/12/21250721/herd-immunity-anthony-fauci-covid-19-coronavirus-vaccine-senate-committee-hearing-editorial

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