Reviews of articles from: Twitter

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Mortality in the U.S. noticeably increased during the first months of 2020 compared to previous years

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The U.S. is not losing “tons more lives in 2020” compared to 2019 (18,433) ... the increase is virtually non-existent

SOURCE: Candace Owens, Twitter, Facebook

Published: 22 May 2020

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Contrary to claims in viral social media posts, the novel coronavirus was not man-made nor patented before outbreak

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The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was lab-created and patented; SARS-CoV-2 is not a new virus; COVID-19 pandemic was man-made and planned

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 15 May 2020

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Contrary to claims in viral social media posts, 2019 coronavirus was not lab-created nor was it patented years before outbreak

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[The coronavirus is] “new” yet it was lab-created and patented in 2015

SOURCE: Chris Kirckof, Jordan Sather, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 24 Jan 2020

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