Marc Lipsitch

Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Expertise: Epidemiology, Infectious diseases

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

Viral New York Post article perpetuates the unfounded claim that the virus that causes COVID-19 is manmade

in New York Post, by Steven W. Mosher

— 02 Mar 2020

Overall, Mosher’s argument is based on unfounded speculation and scientific inaccuracies. Such claims, which continue to be perpetuated even by public officials, have real-world ...

CLAIMS REVIEWED

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

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"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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