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COVID-19 is nothing new and the US has known about it for years.
False. COVID-19 is a kind of coronavirus that was not known before the 2019 outbreak.
The video shows a Lysol disinfectant spray made in the USA. It is claimed that since ‘human coronavirus’ is included on the list of what the spray allegedly prevents, the USA must have known about the virus for years. Therefore, coronavirus is simply a hype that no one should believe in.
This is false. Coronaviruses are an established family of viruses that can cause illnesses in humans and animals. However, the most recently discovered coronavirus, called COVID-19, was not known before the outbreak in Wuhan, China, resulting in the current worldwide pandemic.
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“This hype about coronavirus, like it’s something new that we’ve never heard of before, that was just created in China and it’s coming to America – no. America, the USA, ok, was fully aware of this virus years ago ok. So, don’t believe the hype, ok.”