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The Infodemic: Biden COVID Advisor Didn't Call for Denying Assistance to Those Who Decline Vaccine


FILE - Dr. Luciana Borio, assistant commissioner for counterterrorism policy at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testifies on Capitol Hill , Oct. 16, 2014.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: Luciana Borio, recently named a member of the Biden/Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, says people who refuse coronavirus vaccines should be deprived of food stamps and rent assistance.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: FactChecker.com​

Social Media Disinfo

Circulating on social media: Claim that COVID-19 vaccines “will remove parts of your DNA and replace it with GENETIC CODING (TECHNOLOGY)” that will “cause people to HAVE to cooperate with the New World Order.”

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: PolitiFact

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