A Trump supporter at his North Carolina rally questioned the legitimacy of the deadly coronavirus and said it doesn't exist.
At President Donald Trump's rally in Charlotte ahead of Super Tuesday,
Monica Alba took to the bustling crowd ardent Republicans to ask them their thoughts on coronavirus.
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So far, the coronavirus has killed 3,000 people and infected at least 90,000 people worldwide.
The United States confirmed two coronavirus-related deaths in King County, Washington, this weekend.
A Trump supporter (right) attending the president's North Carolina rally Monday night said she does not believe coronavirus is real
A total of six Americans have died so far and there are at least 91 cases across the country.
One woman told Alba that she does not believe coronavirus is real or that it was the reason two patients died in Washington.
'I don't trust anything that Democrats do or say,' the woman said, rationalizing that coronavirus is simply a liberal-based hoax.
Alba points out that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, as well as bipartisan agencies and lawmakers on both sides have recognized the validity of COVID-19. Still, she did not sway from her opinion.
A second woman revealed she isn't at all worried about the coronavirus because she is divinely protected.
'We're under protection,' the woman told Alba reassuringly. 'We're under protection from Psalms 91 and God is out protector.'
She added that she's happy with Trump's response thus far and blames the media for supposedly inflating the situation.
'I'm very pleased without president's response so far. I think the media made it a larger thing than what it should be and I think they're trying to incite fear and panic in the public,' she said.
One man said that he does believe coronavirus is credible and that actions must be taken to ensure it's overcome.
He said: 'I believe this is a valid virus that's spreading around the world and we've got to do something to protect ourselves.'
The man also admitted that while he did not feel comfortable being in the crowd of 9,000 rally attendees, he arrived to show support for Trump.
On Monday, President Trump (pictured) told reporters that it is 'very safe' for people to attend rallies amid the coronavirus outbreak
The man may have been confident in attending the rally in part by Trump's assertion that attending rallies was 'very safe' at this time.
Since the coronavirus popped up in the Hubei province of Wuhan, China, in late December, health officials have been scrambling to put a lid on its rapid spread and determine what caused the sudden outbreak.
While the source of coronavirus is still being determined, lawmakers like Republican Sen. Cotton are pushing conspiracy theories despite repeated rebukes from officials.
On Fox News, Cotton suggested coronavirus originated from a a biological warfare laboratory in Wuhan.
'This virus did not originate in the Wuhan market,' Cotton said, referring to a belief that it may have spawned from a live animal market.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton has accused China of lying and refusing to hand over all the information they have about the origins of the coronavirus outbreak as he suggested it could be linked to a laboratory
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'We don't know where it originated and we have to get to the bottom of that.'
He acknowledged there was no evidence of links between the lab and the outbreak but Cotton went on to reference the close proximity of the market.
'We also know that just a few miles away from that food market is China's only biosafety level 4 super laboratory that researches human infectious diseases,' he said.
'Now, we don't have evidence that this disease originated there, but because of China's duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question to see what the evidence says.
'And China right now is not giving any evidence on that question at all.'
Cotton took to Twitter on Sunday to address claims he was peddling conspiracy theories by linking the lab and outbreak. He listed several hypotheses about the coronavirus outbreak, including natural, deliberate and scientific causes
Cotton also accused China of lying about the outbreak.
'The situation is very grave in part because... China was lying from the beginning, and they're still lying today.'
Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai called out Cotton for trying to draw a connection between coronavirus and a laboratory.
Tiankai told CBS' Face the Nation: 'I think it's true that a lot is still unknown and our scientists, Chinese scientists, American scientists, scientists of other countries, are doing their best to learn more about the virus, but it's very harmful, it's very dangerous, to stir up suspicion, rumors and spread them among the people.'
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Cotton later went on Twitter to share several hypothesis on how coronavirus began, including bad science, natural and deliberate release as reasons.
California Congress candidate Joanna Wright also shared an unsubstantiated claim that the coronavirus is