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Fairfax County: COVID-19 Myth and Rumor Control [direct response to persistent Chinese conspiracies]

Hamartia Antidote

Nov 17, 2013
United States
United States
COVID-19 Myth and Rumor Control

Facts matter.

The information below helps distinguish between some common rumors and facts regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Do your part to the stop the spread of coronavirus, as well as the spread of disinformation, by doing three easy things:
  1. Don’t believe the rumors.
  2. Don’t pass them along, especially on social media.
  3. Go to trusted sources of information like Fairfax County Government, the Virginia Department of Heath and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get the facts about (COVID-19) response.


MYTH: COVID-19 was circulating last summer at Greenspring, an assisted living facility in Springfield.

Fact: Testing of specimens collected during the outbreak of respiratory illness at Greenspring in July 2019 showed several bacteria, including Haemophilus influenzae (H. flu) and rhinovirus, the cause of the common cold. There is no need to re-investigate the outbreak. At the time, the Virginia Department of Health put out an alert about an increase in respiratory illnesses in long-term care facilities .

The first human cases of COVID-19 were identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. At this stage, it is not possible to determine precisely how humans in China were initially infected.. WHO Source , VDH Source
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