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|TRUE||Claim by Ro Khanna (D): The U.S. “trade deficit with China has gone from about $80 billion a year in the 1990s to $400 billion a year.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True (The United States imports much more in goods and services from China than it exports. Its annual trade deficit with China has risen from $67 billion in 1999 to being on track for about $400 billion in 2022.)
|Claim via Social media: COVID-19 PCR tests are human cloning technology.
USA Today rating: False (really???)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Kari Lake’s lawsuit “exposes Arizona used no signature verification.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Maricopa officials disputed the allegations in her lawsuit. Lake’s complaint echoed allegations from the 2020 presidential election. A judge rejected a 2020 lawsuit that alleged Maricopa improperly verified signatures.)
|FALSE||Claim by various sheriff’s departments nationwide: Brief exposure to fentanyl can cause an overdose.
VERIFYThis.com rating: False (medical experts say brief fentanyl exposure can’t cause an overdose.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: There were zero influenza cases worldwide in 2021 because flu cases were recorded as COVID-19.
Lead Stories rating: False (2021 had Cases)
|FALSE||(International: Germany): Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: COVID-19 vaccine rollouts increased “sudden deaths” in Germany by four times.
Lead Stories rating: False (Unfounded)
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