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Since its outbreak in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, the virus officially known as SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19 have spread rapidly — and so has misinformation.​ PolitiFact has fact-checked a lot of popular social media posts about the virus, including fake coronavirus curesfalse news reports and conspiracy theories about the spread. Have a question about COVID-19 that we haven’t answered yet? Send it to [email protected].


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Did the White House say the pandemic is over?

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COVID-19 by the numbers: A status report

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What we know about COVID-19 and immunity

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