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|FALSE||Claim by Tomi Lahren: “Biden wants to give illegals ID cards so they can start collecting American benefits.”
Politifact rating: False (Although the program is under development, there is no evidence that it is being created to allow immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to access benefits.)
|Claim via Social Media: Disposable COVID-19 testing swabs that have been sterilized using ethylene oxide gas are carcinogenic and considered dangerous when used daily.
Lead Stories rating: False (No Danger)
|FALSE||Claim by Meme: “CDC has now classified this Monkeypox as airborne and anybody within 15 ft can catch it.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (monkeypox can spread through respiratory droplets, probably because lesions in the mouth infect saliva. But those larger droplets only travel a few feet — far short of the 15 feet claimed in the meme. So this type of infection would require extended face-to-face contact.)
|Claim by CBN News: Carbon dioxide is not a climate heat driver; we had an ice age when the Earth had extraordinarily larger amounts of carbon dioxide; in the 1970s scientists thought we were going to have a new ice age.
Climate Feedback rating: Incorrect (As a greenhouse gas, additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, driven by human emissions, exerts a warming effect on the planet and has been demonstrated to be the dominant driver of modern global warming and climate change.)
|Claim via Social Media: Suggests root canals are linked to breast cancer.
Politifact rating: False (Crackpot Pseudoscience)
|FALSE||(International: Australia): Virus variants become less severe over time.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (Mutations are chance events and there is no innate trend for virulence.)
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