Chance of an asteroid hitting Earth on Nov. 2 is not higher than dying of COVID-19
The claim: There's a higher chance of an asteroid hitting Earth than of a person dying from COVID-19.
It has been shared in various iterations thousands of times on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to downplay the severity and risk of COVID-19, a global pandemic.
"So NASA says there is a .042% chance of an asteroid hitting earth on 11/02/2020. The chance of dying from Covid 19 is .026%. I'm going to trade my mask in for a helmet," states one version, posted on Sept....