Facebook has banned ads with false claims about coronavirus. Ads for products that imply a limited supply of protective equipment or that guarantee a cure or prevention of the virus will be removed. (Associated Press)

Vice President Mike Pence will lead the government response to coronavirus. Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar previously led the effort with a team of 12 officials. (STAT)

See the Grand Prize winner of our #YouAreNotAlone rare disease initiative. MM&M also compiled a list of staff picks from the submitted creative. Please continue to share this work and to spread the word ahead of Rare Disease Day on Saturday. (MM&M)

A study has found that 42% of U.S. adults are obese. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the obesity rate rose slightly, up from 40% in a 2016 study. (Associated Press)

California is monitoring more than 8,000 people for coronavirus. The health department is on high alert after the first possible community transmission of the virus was reported in a Solano County resident. (CNBC)