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    Virus Researcher's Murder Sparks Speculation

    Police couldn't be clearer: There's "zero evidence" the violent death of a University of Pittsburgh assistant professor was related to his work on the coronavirus. Pennsylvania authorities believe Chinese-born Bing Liu, 37, was fatally shot Saturday as a result of a "lengthy dispute regarding an intimate partner." Hao Gu, a software architect whose body was found in a nearby car, is suspected in the murder-suicide. But with fellow scientists saying Liu was "just starting to obtain interesting results" — combined with presidential speculation regarding the pandemic's origin — conspiracy theories and misinformation are rampant online.

    OZY examines the Lenin/Earth Day conspiracy theory.

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