A documentary-style video called 'Plandemic' has been removed by social media platforms after peddling potentially dangerous conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic, including that it was engineered in a lab and that wearing a face mask is actually harmful.
Despite new reports that U.S. officials are investigating the possibility the coronavirus was secretly manufactured in a Chinese lab, there is no scientific evidence to support those theories.
The latest COVID-19 conspiracy theory gaining traction is the false claim that links the disease with 5G wireless technology. Scientists say the claim is not supported by scientific evidence and international bodies have also disputed the claims.
Preliminary research has suggested warmer temperatures may help to slow the spread of COVID-19, but experts warn that doesn’t reduce the need for physical distancing measures.
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Experts say defining the end of the COVID-19 pandemic will be a long and difficult process, one that will vary largely by country. But most agree we will remain in pandemic territory until there are only occasional traces of localized cases that are quickly contained.
The chances of contracting COVID-19 through the ventilation in your home appear extremely slim, but there is still enough uncertainty around the virus that some scientists recommend being as proactive as possible in minimizing potential risks.