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Coronavirus: Fact from Fiction

Coronavirus has nothing to do with beer. And drinking bleach not only won't cure coronavirus, it could do some serious damage. Yet these are just a couple of the types of false and misleading ideas spreading on social media related to the virus that the World Health Organization has declared a "public health emergency of international concern."

It's a good reminder to get your information from trusted sites, including government health agencies and sources, like these:


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers detailed updates on its site, including maps and information for travelers, health officials and the general public.


The World Health Organization offers what it calls a "one-stop shop for all information and guidance" about the current outbreak.


Factcheck.org, a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate," published a Q&A on the virus.




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