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CNN has wrapped up its coronavirus town hall

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah Birx.

CNN’s “Coronavirus: Facts and Fears” global town hall has ended.

Vice President Joe Biden, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, were among the guests to join CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Scroll through our posts below to catch up on what was discussed.

Dr. Priscilla Chan on how the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is helping the fight against coronavirus

Dr. Priscilla Chan told CNN’s town hall that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative revamped one of its labs in March to serve as a certified coronavirus testing facility.

“Within eight days we got up to a capacity of 1,000 tests a day. So that was really awesome to be able to serve our community that way,” she said. “As of today, we’ve now made testing free to all departments of public health in California.”

Chan and her husband, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, founded CZI in 2015 to “find new ways to leverage technology, community-driven solutions, and collaboration to accelerate progress in science, education and within our justice and opportunity work.”

Facebook is working with independent fact-checkers to combat coronavirus misinformation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan

One of Facebook’s most important functions during the pandemic is to connect users with “authoritative health information and experts,” the social media giant’s founder Mark Zuckerberg told CNN’s coronavirus town hall.