Early Monday, an Instagram user shared a post containing the 2019 video and falsely claimed that “a special medical team reportedly entered the White House” and that there was a “news team on the way to the White House.” The video was also shared on Twitter with the same false claims.
Biden returned to Washington via Marine One around noon on Monday, according to reporting by The Associated Press, and appeared with the first lady and a masked Easter Bunny. Biden spoke about the holiday and how the virus is still a part of people’s lives. The AP reached out to the White House, which declined to comment.
Doctors didn’t find COVID-19 to be caused by bacteria
CLAIM: Doctors in Russia violated a World Health Organization rule by performing autopsies on deceased COVID-19 patients. They determined the illness is caused by bacteria — not a virus — and can be treated with antibiotics and aspirin.
THE FACTS: Popular posts on Instagram made multiple false claims about the coronavirus and autopsies of COVID-19 patients. WHO does not prohibit COVID-19 autopsies, which have been performed since the early months of the pandemic.
“Russia is the first country in the world to dissect Covid-19 corpses, and after a thorough investigation, it was determined that COVID-does NOT EXIST AS A VIRUS,” reads the erroneous post. The post’s caption further claims that “Doctors in Russia are violating the World Health Organization (WHO) law that does not allow autopsies of people with Covid-19,” which is also false. The WHO does not discourage autopsies of deceased COVID-19 patients. In fact, the organization issued guidance on how to handle such autopsies in March 2020. The first published full autopsy of a deceased COVID-19 patient with photographs appeared in a Chinese journal in February 2020, according to a German study of COVID-19 autopsies.