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COVID-19 is a hoax.

The COVID-19 being fake is one of the many conspiracy theories and disinformation that have flooded the internet since the outbreak.

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the coronavirus discovered in late 2019. People infected with COVID-19 would experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic on March 11, 2020. It spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. There are common human coronaviruses; alpha(229E), beta(NL63), gamma(OC43), and delta(HKU1). Usually, those viruses would cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold.

There is a brief history of the coronavirus, which states that the first human coronavirus was identified in the 1960s. There are seven coronaviruses, which could cause disease in humans, among which four are endemic that cause mild to moderate conditions in humans. These viruses are found worldwide and are responsible for about 10-15% of common colds.

Logically has debunked many such claims related to pandemic being fake, face masks being ineffective, unsubstantiated virus cure numerous times.

As of February 14, 2021, there have been 108,153,741 confirmed cases, including 2,381,295 deaths in the world, according to the WHO's COVID-19 dashboard.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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