No, not every U.S. election year has had a disease outbreak and COVID-19 transmissibility is unconfirmed

CLAIM
Every election year has a disease; coronavirus has a contagion factor of 2

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 07 Mar 2020

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Scientific evidence indicates virus that causes COVID-19 infection is of natural origin, not the result of human engineering

CLAIM
evidence points to SARS-CoV-2 research being carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology

SOURCE: Steven W. Mosher, New York Post, Daily Wire, InfoWars

Published: 05 Mar 2020

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Cancer is composed of mutated body cells, not Candida fungi

CLAIM
Cancer is Candida/Fungus and can be cured

SOURCE: Anonymous, Healing Oracle

Published: 25 Feb 2020

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Vitamin C supplementation does not prevent viral respiratory infections, such as those caused by coronaviruses, in the general population

CLAIM
The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C

SOURCE: Andrew W. Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Health Impact News

Published: 20 Feb 2020

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Chemical in garlic eliminates certain bacterial cells faster than two common antibiotics, but not by 100 times

CLAIM
Garlic proven 100 times more effective than antibiotics

SOURCE: Anonymous, Why Don't You Try This

Published: 17 Feb 2020

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Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that smoking causes lung cancer, instead of protecting against it

CLAIM
Smoking may protect lungs from cancer

SOURCE: Grayson Black, NewsPunch

Published: 12 Feb 2020

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2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) does not contain “pShuttle-SN” sequence; no evidence that virus is man-made

CLAIM
2019 novel coronavirus contains "pShuttle-SN" sequence proving laboratory origin

SOURCE: Alex Jones, Mike Adams, InfoWars, Natural News

Published: 10 Feb 2020

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No causal association between the DTaP vaccine and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

CLAIM
The DTaP vaccine causes SIDS

SOURCE: Dawn Lorenz, Raising Natural Children

Published: 07 Feb 2020

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No, “HIV insertions” were not identified in the 2019 coronavirus, contrary to claims based on questionable bioinformatics study

CLAIM
Coronavirus contains 'HIV insertions'

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge, InfoWars

Published: 04 Feb 2020

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The 2019 coronavirus outbreak is caused by a novel virus, past mentions of coronaviruses refer to different strains

CLAIM
coronavirus is not a new virus

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 04 Feb 2020

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