Facebook posts claim that the coronavirus spreading in China was created by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, offering a real patent as proof. This is false; the CDC did register a patent, but in an effort to combat a different strain than the one that caused the outbreak that started in the city of Wuhan.

Fake news claim: Numerous Social Media post claimed that the coronavirus virus was created in US by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, 

“So let me get this straight about this virus

It’s “new” yet it was lab-created and patented in 2015 (in development since 03’)

The patent expired (today) on the day the first case is announced in the US

The patent also tells us the CDC helped make this! “This invention was made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the United States Government. Therefore, the U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.”

And now magically a vaccine is in the works for it already? Yet the patent in 2015 already references a vaccine for it.

But what do I know I’m just a conspiracy theorist.” - Chris Kirckof

It’s time to SEEK information - eyes wide open over here 

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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