Claim: Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, cures the coronavirus.
Read the full story: "False belief poison cures virus kills over 700 in Iran," Associated Press.
Social Media Disinfo
Circulating on social media: The claim that one of Britain’s first volunteers to be injected with a trial coronavirus vaccine has died.
Factual Reads on Coronavirus
Hello, social distancing. Goodbye, handshakes?
Our hands can carry Salmonella, E. coli, norovirus and respiratory infections like adenovirus and hand-foot-mouth disease.
-- Reuters, April 28
Did the COVID-19 virus originate from a lab or nature? Examining the evidence for different hypotheses of the novel coronavirus’ origins
Taken together, the information presented here suggests that it is much more likely that SARS-CoV-2 was generated naturally and transmitted zoonotically, without any engineering or lab growth.
-- Health Feedback, April 24
Pick of the coronavirus papers: Intensive testing finds a small town’s many silent infections
A large proportion of people with COVID-19 have no symptoms, according to research in a small Italian town.
-- Nature, April 23
Why the World Bank ex-chief is on a mission to end coronavirus transmission
Fearing an economic crisis of unprecedented proportions, Jim Yong Kim is rolling out a plan to halt the pandemic rather than weather it out.
-- Nature, April 22, 2020
A New Doctor Faces the Coronavirus in Queens
A front-line physician at Elmhurst Hospital sees how closely socioeconomic status is tied to the disease, and tries to help patients who are dying without their families.
-- The New Yorker, April 20
The Best Coronavirus Myth-Busting Collections