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|FALSE||Claim by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (D): “They had to destroy ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine and discredit it, and they had to tell everybody it’s not effective because if they had acknowledged that it’s effective … the whole $200 billion vaccine enterprise would have collapsed.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine were never proven effective.)
|Claim via Social media: COVID-19 lockdowns caused ‘major brain fog’ for more than 100M Americans.
USA Today rating: False (The study referenced tracked some chemical markers of brain inflammation in several dozen volunteers before and after stay-at-home orders were enacted. Nowhere does it say those COVID-19 mitigation measures caused brain fog in any of the study’s participants, let alone millions of people across the U.S.)
|FALSE||Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Atlanta violence: Nearly 60% more murders so far this year.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Cherry picks time period.)
|FALSE||(International: India): Ex-DGP of Maharashtra Julius Rebiero spoke about the police’s and the state’s complicity in communal violence.
The Quint rating: False
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