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No, Clorox and Lysol Didn’t Already ‘Know’ About New Coronavirus

No, Clorox and Lysol Didn’t Already ‘Know’ About New Coronavirus

Numerous social media posts falsely suggest that because Clorox and Lysol products list “Human Coronavirus” on their bottles, the new coronavirus driving the outbreak in China was already known. It wasn’t. There are many human coronaviruses, and these products were tested against a strain that causes the common cold.