Resurfaced misinterpretation of CDC report

A news article is being shared within conspiracy groups on Facebook, claiming the CDC has admitted that COVID-19 does not exist. The story misrepresents the scientific process described in a July 2020 report from the CDC, in which the health agency describes how they created tests to detect the virus. The article alleges that the virus causing COVID-19 has not been isolated in a lab, and therefore cannot be proven to exist. The story circulated widely last fall, when it was first debunked, and has recently resurfaced.

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