Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths and Why People Believe Them — Just Sayin’

Credit: Hanna Barczyk Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths and Why People Believe Them From a human-made virus to vaccine conspiracy theories, we rounded up the most insidious false claims about the pandemic Tanya Lewis ○ 1 The virus was engineered in a laboratory in China. Because the pathogen first emerged in Wuhan, China, President Donald Trump […]

Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths and Why People Believe Them — Just Sayin’

 U.S. intelligence agencies have categorically denied the possibility that the virus was engineered in a lab, stating that “the Intelligence Community … concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not man-made or genetically modified.” Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli—who studies bat coronaviruses and whose lab Trump and others have suggested was the source of COVID-19—compared the pathogen’s sequence with those of other coronaviruses her team had sampled from bat caves and found that it did not match any of them.